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Weekly Youth Activities

CFYouth Sunday Classes

Meet Starting September 9th at 10:45 am

  • Junior High/ High School Discipleship- Led by Pastor Shawn in the Gathering Place Youth Lounge
  • Kidz Zone for K-5th Grade--GP Kidz Zone Room-SarahComstock
  • Kidz Zone Junior for Infants-Pre-School in the CFF Nursery


CFYouth

Meets on Wednesdays for 7th – 12th Grade

Youth Events


  • Monday Night Mayhem will be moving to Sunday Nights beginning Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. We will still watch Sunday Night Football, play video games, have open gym and the snack bar will be open.
    8th - 12th Grade welcome.
  • December 16 - CFYouth Christmas Party
  • December 23, 30, Jan.6 - No "Sunday Night Mayhem"
  • Dec. 27th  - YOUTH ICE SKATING AND DINNER
    This will be a fun afternoon of fun, ice-skating, and a meal. We will leave the CFF parking lot at 2 pm sharp, will skate until 5:15, and then go have supper at Pizza Ranch in Pueblo. Cost for the day will be $12, which will include skating (including skates), supper, and gas. Open to all 6th thru 12th grade students.
  • January 4-6, 2019 - WinterNational 2019 (See Ad below for details!)

Youth ministry is an exciting ministry of which to be a part. One of the main reasons is the fact that just about the time you get comfortable with the way things are going, a new generation of students comes up and everything has to change. In this age of social media and smart phones, the style of ministry to which I have been accustomed is no longer enticing students to join, so this year we are attempting to make adjustments to our ministry that will be inviting to students without compromising our message.
            With that in mind, this year we will be splitting middle school from high school during the teaching and recreational portion of our Wednesday night meetings. The plan is to allow the middle schoolers some time to be themselves and learn and socialize at their own pace, while allowing the high schoolers the same. We plan to have a combined time of worship and connection at a couple of points during our meetings, but this change will attempt to address one of our biggest challenges in youth ministry, namely, the broad age range of those we desire to reach. The plan seems to work out on paper and makes sense in our collective noggins, but if it becomes impractical or doesn’t work in real time, we will adjust on the fly, so to speak.
            I think our students will enjoy this new format and I look forward to its implementation. Along with this change, however, comes the need for more help in youth ministry. If you would like more information or would like to join this exciting ministry, please contact me.

All Volunteers –
            We are in need of up to date background checks from all individuals who currently work with children or plan to in the upcoming year. Information will be sent via email and everything will be done online through ProtectMyMinistry.com with their secure servers. This will hopefully eliminate the need for paper copies of potentially sensitive information, and will further safeguard our children as well as our volunteers. Also included will be a link to a short training video that points out some of the risks, responsibilities and red flags to be aware of in working with children. If you are a current children’s worker or desire to be one, but have not received your email invitation and link by August 24th, please contact the church office, Pastor Shawn or Sarah Comstock so we can send it your way. Thank you.

Pastor Shawn Johnston
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Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/shawnjohn71/videos/10155610042075687/?t=0

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The Land of the Midnight Sun is gorgeous in July! The sun is up 20 hours a day and the temperature runs in the very comfortable 60’s and 70’s most days. What a great time of year and wonderful place to be in July! As of July 22nd, we have returned home and are presently catching up on lost sleep and long days of hard work. We joined a group of over 70 and spread out across the community and surrounding areas of Big Lake to show the love of Jesus through service to the community. We served a Bird Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Central Landfill, The Valley Community Recycling Center, Onward and Upward
(a center for at-risk teens), Frontline (an organization that helps the less-fortunate), and a young man named Austin who happens to be a quadriplegic.

Accomplishments for the week:
1. Start to finish construction of a 12’ x 20’ bird enclosure for a bird sanctuary and rehabilitation center
2. Start to finish construction of a 6’ x 14’ covered deck
3. Picked up 2400 lbs. of windblown rubbish, plastics, and Styrofoam from a forest area adjacent to a landfill and recycling plant
4. Sorted, tore, and prepared countless books, magazines, etc. to be bundled and baled for recycling
5. Cleared recycling education path of
overgrowth and trimmed trees along the way
6. Cleaned 2 large busses
7. Painted one bus
8. Painted a shed
9. Helped beautify the trail with some inspirational artwork
10. Water sealed a climbing wall
11. Unloaded a food truck for a place that provides food, clothing and laundry/shower facilities for the less fortunate
12. Unloaded a food truck for a food “store” that gives food to the less fortunate of the community
13. Sorted medical supplies for Austin
14. Emptied, inventoried, organized and reloaded several Con-nex Containers
15. Helped Camp Maranatha with a $2500 monetary donation to help them obtain some needed items for the camp we inhabited for the week
16. Many other “little” projects that took place at the various jobsites

The above were hands-on projects that our group took part in, but there were several other projects going on at the same time that were being handled by our new friends from New Jersey, Ohio and California.
Thank you again for making this trip possible and allowing us to go serve the Big Lake area for a week. Our hope is that there will be untold fruit for the labor of our students and your generosity.   ~ Pastor Shawn

Video and lots of pics on CFF's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CFFCanonCity

Thanks to everyone who helped out with our Fundraising Luncheon and Auction. The outpouring of support was amazing and we couldn't have succeeded without it. Thanks also to the businesses and individuals who contributed auction items and supplies.

Sincerely,
Pastor Shawn & CFYouth