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NEWS








Weekly Youth Activities

CFYouth

Meets on Wednesdays for 6th – 12th Grade



  • 5:45-6:15 pm: Dinner Connect with Shawn in the Fellowship Hall
  • 6:15-8:30 pm: Youth Meeting & Rec / Hang-time in the Gathering Place Youth Lounge & Gym

CFYouth

Meets on Sundays for 6th – 12th Grade

  • Sunday's at 10:30 am, EXCEL: Live Your Life. Be Free. HS Students ONLY in the Youth Lounge (Gathering Place)
  • Sundays at 10:30 am, TREK for MS students in Room 201 (Gathering Place)

March...

2nd - CCHS Marching Band Celebration Party sponsored by CFYouth (7-10 PM)
4th - No Sunday School due to Business meeting
Week of 18th thru 25th - Canon City RE-1 Spring Break
18th - Financial Peace University class ends


April...

1st - Easter Sunday (no Sunday School)- CFYouth Annual Easter Breakfast - 7:30 to 8:30 AM
15th - No Sunday School due to Red, White & Blue service
29th - End of Winter Sunday School Semester

This year, CFYouth has a very different feel from previous years. We have a great group coming on Wednesdays and we are excited about that. We have discontinued our Sunday Evening 'High School ONLY' discipleship group partly due to lack of interest and partly due to scheduling. We have moved the 'High School ONLY' group to Sunday mornings during the Sunday school hour. We will see if this is a better time slot for the students.

One event we are looking forward to is our CCHS Marching Band Celebration Party sponsored by CFYouth. This is a unique opportunity to show appreciation and love to many of the High School aged students of our community by throwing them a huge party to celebrate their 3A Marching Band State Championship which they were awarded in the Fall. This was a huge accomplishment and with 120 or so students in the band. What a great opportunity to show the love of Christ while helping them feel great about their achievement.  I'm so proud of our group's  5 marching band members and look forward to celebrating them as well as the rest of the band and instructors. If you would like to volunteer to help with the evening, please talk to me. We will need food servers, runners, room captains and chaperones, help with setup, tear-down and clean-up. It will be a great time and I think our congregation can make a very positive impact on this special group of students and teachers.

Finally, our CFYouth Annual Easter Breakfast will take place Easter Morning. The youth group has been so blessed over the past year financially and you all have helped us take a mission trip, join WinterNational 2018, and do so many other things. CFYouth wo uld like to provide breakfast for whoever comes this Easter Sunday free of charge, no request for donations, just and come eat. We are so thankful for the overwhelming support shown and would love the opportunity to give back. Please plan to join us for a hearty breakfast and a joyous celebration of our Savior's resurrection.

Again, thanks for you support and prayers for youth ministry and our ability to reach the teens of the area with the love of Christ. Be well and be blessed

Pastor Shawn Johnston

WinterNational 2018 is in the books. What a great camp. Brandon Booth did a great job, Felling Giants were amazing, and all the students who attended... well, what can I say... they were about as good a group of students as you could ask for. What a fun weekend!

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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