Celebrating the accomplishments of others isn’t a natural tendency; it’s a learned skill. Helping your kid during this phase learn how to celebrate the gifts and talents in others will help them be more comfortable with who they are.
Part of avoiding the comparison trap is celebrating the abilities and things that others have. One day this week, choose with your student someone that each of you will make a point of celebrating by paying that person a compliment, writing them a thank you note, or posting about their awesomeness on social media.
Sunday Evening Dinner Hosts Needed!
Please consider providing a Sunday evening dinner for our youth and leaders. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4cadaa29aafc1-januarymarch
Thank you to the Dana Tyson UMW circle for the delicious dinner last Sunday!
High School Mission Trip
For our High School Mission Trip this summer, we have the opportunity to serve as mentors at All God’s Children Camp – Camp Chanco on the James (Richmond area).
Two date choices – please vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN7WXRG if you are interested in attending. This trip is open to youth (age 15 and up) and adults. Please contact Ashley Johnson for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The week receiving the most votes will be the one we attend. Voting will end January 26.
What’s Coming Up?
This Sunday, January 26th:
DEADLINE to register: Middle School Mission Trip
Sunday School (9:45 – 10:45am)
Acolyte Training (Noon)
Youth Group @HUMC (5-7)
Next Sunday, February 2nd:
Youth Super Bowl Party @HUMC (6:15 – end of game approx. 9:30pm)
Whether you’re into football or not – you’ll want to come to our Super Bowl Party! All are invited to come to the church to watch the game, enjoy lots of food, participate in other games and activities and have lots of fun! The party will be potluck style. Please bring something to share (NO nut products, including butters or oils, please). Drinks will be provided.
Sign up here so other’s know what food or game you’re bringing
Sunday, February 9th:
Youth Mission: TOP Berryville (12:15 – 3:30pm)
Join us for our visit with the residents of Johnson Williams Apartment in Berryville. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. During our visit, we will be playing games, making a Valentine’s craft and sharing in conversation while enjoying refreshments.
If you plan to attend and would like to carpool from the church, please contact Ashley Johnson, Youth Director at email@example.com by February 5th. We will meet at the church at 12:15pm in anticipation of leaving at 12:30 and plan to return to the church at 3:30pm. If you can’t attend for the entire time or would just like to drive yourself, just meet us there and spend as much time as you can.
Address: 301 Josephine St., Berryville, VA 22611
WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:
5:00-6:00pm: Dinner and Service Project for both Middle and High School
6:00pm-7:00pm: Middle and High School Youth Group (meet separately)
Youth Group Leaders:
Adventure UMYF 6-8 grade
Steve and Sharon Evick
Adventure UMYF 9-12 grade:
Aaron and Tiffany Hetherington, Dan Ensor
Harmony Girls Group, Grades 9-12, meet at Sweet Rose Bakeshop, 201 N. 23rd in Purcellville on Tuesday mornings from 7:50am to 8:40am. Contact Patti Barnes at
Patti@the-barnesgroup.com for more information.
Our High School Boys Group, 9th – 12th grade, meets every Tuesday morning from 7:50am to 8:40am at Chick-fil-A in Purcellville. All high school boys are welcome to attend for fellowship and bible study. Contact Matt Forys at 703-283-9406 or John Myers at 703-887-4661 for more information.
The purpose of HUMC youth ministry is very simple; Make Disciples. When our youth graduate we want them to leave equipped with the necessary tools to be world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ. We have weekly programs, yearly retreats, summer mission trips, special events, and many other opportunities for youth to come together.
Thanks for taking a moment to check out all that we offer here at Harmony UMC for Middle School and High School students. We are excited about the future of Youth Ministry at HUMC and we look forward to your active participation in our youth programs. If you would like to receive additional information about our youth programs, please be sure to contact Ashley Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org