Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring & Summer Line Up

We have a full schedule of lots of fun activities and mission projects lined up for this Spring and Summer with FUSION Youth Ministries!  Check out the schedule below and let Lyndsie know what you'd like to be involved with!

Sunday Mornings throughout the Spring & Summer: Sunday School
Join us each Sunday morning from 9:45am-10:45am in the youth room for Sunday school.  We will be focusing on various mission activities throughout the summer.

Saturday, May 2: Heart of Virginia Mission Fundraiser
The youth will be selling their handmade necklaces during the Heart of Virginia festival (9am-3:30pm) to raise money for Imagine No Malaria- our conference wide mission project to help eradicate malaria around the world! We need your help!!! Email Lyndsie to sign up for a 30 minute shift to help sell these necklaces during the festival.  Please consider giving a half an hour to help with this amazing mission project!  Check out more information about Imagine No Malaria here:

Sunday, May 3: FUSION Gathering GAME NIGHT
This is our last regular FUSION Gathering meeting before we break for the summer!  Come out from 5:45-7:30pm for pizza, snacks & games.

Sunday, May 10th: Youth Usher
Make your momma proud by helping to usher during the 11am worship service!  Please let me know if you are available to serve in this way.  Don't forget, there is no FUSION Gathering this evening.

Sunday, May 17th: STOP HUNGER NOW Mission Event
Right after the 11am worship service, we will have a potluck lunch and then help pack 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now!  You can register to participate here:  We need lots of hands to help pack all 10,000 meals and all ages can participate!  Join us for this wonderful mission event!

Sunday, May 24th: Pentecost Sunday
Come and help us celebrate as our confirmation class joins the church at the 11am worship service.

Friday-Saturday, June 5-6: Youth Lock-in
You've been asking for it, so here it is!!!  Join me from 8pm on Friday to 8:30am on Saturday for our youth lock-in at church!  Food, games, and fun all night long. RSVP by June 2nd so I know how many to plan for.

Sunday, June 7th: Graduate Recognition
We will be honoring all our high school and college graduates during both worship services!  Come and be a part of the celebration of their accomplishments!

Saturday, June 13th: Summer Kickoff Festival
Join us for this family fun and mission event!  We need all the hands we can get to help bag up 42,000 POUNDS of potatoes from the Society of St. Andrew Potato Drop!  We'll have music and other family fun activities going on as we work on this mission project.  Come and help feed the hungry in our community!

Sunday, June 28: Youth Usher & VBS Decorating
The youth are scheduled to usher at the 11am worship service.  Please let me know if you are available to help.  Also, we will be having a quick lunch right after the worship service and then we need lots of help to decorate the whole church for VBS!!  

June 29-July 3: Vacation Bible School
Yes, you are now too old to be a participant. BUT, we need your help volunteering!  Let me know if you are available to help that week from 9am-12pm each day.  You can also register as a volunteer here:

Saturday, July 4th: Fourth of July Cookout & Pool Party
Come celebrate the 4th of July at our youth cookout & pool party at the Fillman's House from 6:30-8:30pm! RSVP by June 29th so we can make sure to have enough food available, and plan to bring a side item to share.  The Fillmans live at 41 Fletcher Drive, Farmville, VA 23901

Wednesday, July 15th: OCC Christmas in July
Join us at 7pm in the social hall as Operation Christmas Child kicks off their 2015 mission year.  Help us fold shoe boxes and make craft items to be packed in the boxes for children all over the world…all while eating delicious ice cream and desserts!

Saturday, July 18th: The Adventure Park at Sandy River
Join us for 3 hours of fun in the trees!! Cost is $25.  We will meet at church at 5pm and climb and zip line through the trees from 5:30-8:30pm for their new evening climb session!  Afterwards we will relax by the campfire for some s'mores before heading home.  RSVP by July 10th to reserve your spot!! There are limited spaces available.

July 25-31: Project SPY Youth Mission Trip
Our team of 21 will be headed to Christiansburg, VA to do a week long mission of home repairs in the New River Valley.  If you are not a part of this team, please pray for those of us who are!

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to RSVP for any of the above events.  I hope to see you a lot this spring and summer!