CFYouth is meeting in person in the Gathering Place on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Students who will be entering 6th through 12th grade this school year are welcome to join us. If we don't already have one from you, we will need a signed permission slip before you attend. We will have copies available in the Gathering Place (gym) if your family needs to fill one out on Wednesday.
Here is our Calendar of events for February:
2/4 - Youth Sunday school
2/7 - Youth Group 6:30 - 8:00
2/11- Youth Sunday School
2/14 - Youth Group 6:30-8:00
2/18 - Youth Sunday School
2/21 - Youth Group 6:30-8:00
2/23-2/25 - Winter National
2/25 - Youth Sunday School
2/28 - Youth Group 6:30-8:00
As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you to all of the CFYouth families for sharing your children with us. We are really enjoying getting to know this amazing group better!
The youth group would like to give a big THANK YOU to our loving church family for supporting our Christmas ornament fundraiser! Your generosity has helped the youth collect $638 in donations that will help fund the Youth's mission trip this summer to Beloved & Beyond camp in Texas. The camp is specifically set up for youth with special needs and our youth will help serve the special need campers. Our very own Pastor Mike attended this camp as a youth and said it had lasting impacts on him and we are excited for our youth to have the same opportunity.
King Soopers/City Market Fundraiser Update: From October 1st through December 31st , 21 households have contributed $118.44 to our CFYouth. Thank you for participating! If you would like more information, please contact Adam or Laura Copper
Dear CFF Family, We really enjoyed being able to share on Sunday about our mission trip to Nepal! Thank you so much for all your support! And, here is everyone's lesson learned/ favorite part: Danica: I learned quite a lot on the mission trip, but something that really stuck out to me was learning that all Christians are connected by the love of Jesus. Feeling connected to someone who you have never met before through Jesus was such a crazy, but amazing thing. My favorite part was definitely getting to spend time with the kids and see Jesus shine through them. Rachel: Learned- I learned that God's people have a special connection with each other, even through a language barrier. Favorite Part- Doing things with the kids was amazing and so fun. Grace: Learned- God helped me through whatever I needed each day. Favorite Part- Hanging out and making friends with the kids. I still talk to some of them on Instagram. Joel: What I learned was that even though the living conditions were not fun, they lived with a certain joy that you can't find in the States. My favorite part of the trip was hanging out with the kids. Brendon: I learned some things that it took a long time to realize, because early on in the mission trip I felt as if I wasn't having a big enough impact on the people I was with and the world I was exploring. But on the last few days as we were saying goodbye to the orphans, I realized that I had been having an impact. I had been changing the world, just not in a way I realized-being a light in someone else's life. I hadn't changed my own world, but I had changed someone else's. And that's when I realized that I won't be able to change the world by making big and grand gestures. I change the world one person at a time, by being the light in someone else's life. My favorite part of Nepal was without a doubt spending time with the orphans… the rock, paper, scissors game was so fun. Getting to learn more about the orphans and their personalities was such an experience.
Adam: I learned that we don't always have to plan out every detail because God has His own plan that is much better. My favorite part was watching the orphans be one big happy family. They were so joyful and stepped in to care for others’ needs. The caretakers are so loving!
Laura: I was reminded that God's timing is always best! My favorite thing was watching the kids (on both ends) light up and make such amazing connections. It was also great to see our youth step out of their comfort zones and try new things.
CF Youth is looking for a few volunteers to help during Youth Group on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-8:00. There are several tasks that you can help with from being more in the background or working directly with the Youth. CF Youth has a great group of teens that are very respectful and would welcome your encouragement. Please contact Adam Copper or Laura Copper to speak about how you can help CF Youth!