Summertime 2014

Join Advent Youth for summer activities.

FroYo on the 10s
June 10, 7:10pm, Eagan Yogurt Lab
July 10, 7:10pm, Eagan Cherry Berry
Aug. 10, 7:10 pm, Rita’s Italian Ice, new shop on Diffley

PB&J night -June 25, 6:30pm at Advent. Bring peanut butter and jelly for the food shelf. Be prepared to get messy!

Service Project – July 2, 6:30pm, Feed My Starving Children

July Fun Night – July 30, 6:30pm, details TBD

August Fun Night – Aug. 6, 6:30pm, details TBD


Summertime 2013

Summer is here!  Take a look at the cool things we have coming up!  And bring your friends!

Taco Tuesday: Every Tuesday except July 16, we are meeting from 4-6pm at the Taco Bell at Town Centre.  First three people each week get one free taco.  Come on in, have a taco and chat with some super cool peeps.  Parents, please note: Lindsey will not be at Taco Tuesday June 4 or 18.

Middle School Bowling-Monday, June 10 6-7:30pm.  It’s a chance to meet the new 5th graders and show off your mad bowling skills.  No need to sign up or pre-pay, just show up at Cedarvale Lanes at 6pm and look for Lindsey.  Cost is $10 and includes all rentals and pop.  Bring your friends!

Senior High Jello Night-Wednesday, June 12 6:30-8:30pm.  It’s like nothing you have seen before and will see again!  There will be games with Jello, gross stuff with Jello and at the end will be the biggest slip and slide you have ever seen at church!  Dress for a mess and bring your friends!  This could be one of the coolest nights at Advent ever!

Senior High Mission Trip Meeting-Thursday, June 20 6:30-8:30pm.  For participants and parents.  Pick up forms, ask any questions you might have and watch a video to help us understand what kind of culture we will be experiencing July 14-19!

Big Games-Wednesday, July 10 for all ages! 6:30-8:30pm.  Is it cool or freaky when your favorite board games become life size?  Find out at Advent!

Senior High Mission Trip July 14-19  Arrive at church on Sunday at 7am, load up your things and say good bye to your families, it’s time for an adventure!  We will be returning late on Friday, July 19.   Sign ups are closed for this event.

Advent Survivor/Amazing Race-Wednesday, August 7- all ages!  6-9pm.  Sign up your own team of 4, or sign up and get placed in a team.  Each team will have to complete various physical and mental challenges.  The team with the most event wins at the end of the night is the winner, and their name goes on the brand new Survivor/Amazing Race board in Lindsey’s office!  Sign ups begin June 10th!

Camp MSP-August 13-15 for Middle School.  3 days of serving the Twin Cities and having a ridiculous amount of fun.  If you haven’t yet, sign up today!

Advent Cares-Saturday, August 24 from 8:30am-3:30pm.  Help Advent show how much we care about Eagan by being one of at least 100 people to go out and serve our communities on this one day!  Sign ups begin June 1st, just click here!

*This summer, you are in whatever grade you will be in next year.  So, 5th graders are 6th graders and 8th graders are 9th graders.  And 12th graders are still 12 graders.

**Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter or text your cell number to Lindsey to find out about secret hangouts at Cherry Berry and Feed My Starving Children and to get reminders about all of these great events!

***Unless otherwise noted, there is no need to sign up for these events, just show up!

Any questions or concerns, please email me at lindsey@advent-umc.com!


30 Hour Famine Sign Ups are here!

Check out the registration form here.  Or look under the tab for Forms!  Sign up by February 6th to make sure you get the t-shirt!  

We are so stinking excited!


For Parents…

Parents,

Social Media is part of the culture of our teenagers.  I don’t think we can stop them for using them (and frankly, I wouldn’t want to), but I think we need to be aware of what our teens are doing online.  I am a huge fan and user of social media.  Please know I would never tell you not to let your student use any of these sites, but we also have an obligation to help our students navigate this crazy new world.

Take a look at this blog post from a great Youth Ministry thinker, Adam Mclane, about Snapchat.  Also, Adam has written a book for parents about teenagers and social media that I haven’t read yet, but I trust his stuff.  You can buy the book here.

Again, please don’t instantly ban your student from using social media, because this is one of the key ways that they interact with their world.  It is actually a large part of life now,  just like having a phone became almost a century ago.  But I am always a fan of having healthy conversations about what is and is not appropriate to be posting online!  Take a look, I would love to know what you think in the comments below!

Lindsey


Forms and Sign Ups…

Today is a big day for sign ups for Advent Youth.  We would LOVE to have you join us for the Magical Mystery Tour (Senior High Lock In) on Jan. 18-19, the Ski Trip, Jan. 26 and the Senior High Mission Trip to Rosebud Reservation July 14-19.  You can find out more info about all of these events here:   Newsletter 

The registration stuff is available for the Lock In and Ski Trip on that link.  But to sign up for the mission trip, please fill out this form and get it in to the office today!  Registration Form

Also, if you can’t get the forms in today, you can always email Lindsey at lindsey@advent-umc.com with the information required on the form and that will register you for any of these events!


I’m Thankful for Frozen Yogurt!

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Just a reminder that we are NOT having regular youth group the next two weekends!
-Sunday, November 18-Sunday Morning Insight is happening.
-Sunday November 18-Sunday Night Youth is headed to Cherry Berry in Eagan for some great times and fro yo!  Meet at Cherry Berry at 4:30pm!
-Sunday, November 25-No Youth Programming
 
We are back to normal on December 2!

Upcoming Events!

Hmm, it is almost time for the holidays and that means so pretty awesome
things coming up in the youth ministry at Advent!  (Who are we kidding, we
always think there is awesome stuff coming up!)Please note the upcoming schedule:
– November 11-Regular Sunday Night Youth
   – November 18-Fro Yo at Cherry Berry from 4:30-5:30pm!  Please come directly to Cherry Berry with some money to get frozen yogurt with some of the awesomest leaders ever!  (You pay by weight, so if you are super hungry or you like fro yo, bring lots of money!) This is in place of Sunday Night Youth!
   – November 25-No Sunday Morning Insight or Sunday Night Youth-recover from your turkey eating!
   – December 1-Sunday Night Youth
   – December 7 6pm- 4th Annual Middle School Lock In!!  Meet at church at 6pm!  We’ll head over to Sky Zone, then back to church for games and food!  We’ll be ready for home at 7am on Saturday, December 8!  Cost is $20!  Please sign up by Monday, December 3!  Bring your friends!
   – December 9-Sunday Night Youth
   – December 16-Sunday Night Youth
   – December 23-No Sunday Night Youth
   – December 30-No Sunday Morning Insight or Sunday Night Youth
   – January 6-Sunday Night Youth Returns!
Check back for more details and email me at lindsey@advent-umc.com with any questions!

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