- 9:00 a.m.: Youth Handbell Choir, Bell Room
- 9:15 a.m.: Children’s Choirs Makeup Rehearsal, Choir Room
- 9:45 a.m.: Sunday School
- 11:00 a.m.: Worship, Sanctuary
- Children’s Worship for grades 1 & 2
- 5:00 p.m.: Youth Choir, Youth Choir Room
- 5:15 p.m.: Children’s Handbell Choir, Bell Room
- 6:00 p.m.: Youth Snack Supper, Fellowship Hall
- 6:30 p.m.: Youth Gathering, Youth Area
- 4:30 p.m.: River Road Camerata, Choir Room
- 5:30 p.m.: Wednesday Night Dinner, Fellowship Hall
- 6:00 p.m.: Children’s Choirs
- 6:00 p.m.: Youth On the Road Again or Time of Prayer for Youth
High School Overnighter
April 15-16 at Camp Piankatank
Cost – $25; Deadline to sign up is April 3.
High schoolers will have 24 hours together to grow and learn and fellowship and pray and connect. If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please contact Michael Kellett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Youth Sunday, April 24
Youth will lead us in worship through music, the spoken word, prayer, and the reading of Scripture. For most churches, youth Sunday is a Sunday to “sleep in” because the normal preacher isn’t in the pulpit. Those of you who have been here to worship on Youth Sunday know that this isn’t a “cute” service or one which we feel all warm and fuzzy because the youth are leading but they have little to offer to us. I encourage you to be a part of worship – to support our youth and, more importantly, to worship God as we do each week. After worship, the youth will go to the U of R dining hall for lunch together (bring $10).
April 29 – May 1
Cost – $100; Deadline to sign up is April 10.
We will travel to the YMCA camp at Silver Beach for an opportunity to reconnect and be re-created through fellowship, fun, food, prayer, study, rest, and conversation. A $50 deposit is due by the deadline. If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please contact Michael Kellett (email@example.com).
Worship Education for Kindergarteners
Sundays, May 15 – June 12, 10:00 a.m.
It’s important that we provide our kindergartners – those who will be coming to worship in the fall – some educational opportunities to learn about worship (why do we worship, what kinds of things do we do in worship, etc.). Each minister will take 15 minutes of the Sunday school hour to go to the Sanctuary to speak about different parts of worship: prayer, music, communion, baptism. We will also provide educational resources for parents about what we talked about so they can follow up. Children will meet in their classroom and be brought to the Sanctuary.
Family Mission Connections
Family Mission Connections is a monthly educational and missional activity for children and families to engage with each other and our local community. The dates below will help prepare for the Hands and Hearts Family Mission Trip in June, but all families are encouraged to come and learn each month.
Family Mission Connections: Assisted Living Do’s and Don’ts
Wednesday, April 13
6:45 p.m., Chapel Hall
How to visit in an assisted living facility.
We will role play with wheelchairs and walkers, and practice what to say to residents. Additionally we’ll discuss what residents like, what they like to do, and talk about.
Saturday, April 30
This is a very fun event with several different races to match whatever your fitness level is! There is a 15K run (9.3 miles), a 5K run/ walk (3.1 miles), a one-mile walk, and a one-mile kids run.
Hands & Hearts: A Family Mission Experience
Family Mission Trip
Deadline: May 8 with $50 deposit
The Hands and Hearts Family Mission Trip will serve those in need in the area of Nickelsville, and the projects will be determined by the skills and passions of those who sign up. It may range from home repairs and light construction, to assisted living home visitation and food pantry assistance.
If money is a concern for any of the trips, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Kellett. Scholarships are available for those in need. Money should not be a reason your child can’t attend.
Youth PASSPORT Camp
June 26—July 1
This trip is open to all middle and high school students. There are only nine spaces remaining. A $50 deposit will reserve your space. Please contact Chester Phelps (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Youth Mission Tour
July 3-9 at Westover Baptist in Richmond
Open to all youth – Register with Michael Kellett or Chester Phelps (email@example.com).
Converse College in Spartanburg, SC
Open to all current 3rd-5th graders – Register with Michael Kellett with a $50 deposit by April 24 (total cost $225).
University of Tennessee
Open to all youth – Register with Michael Kellett by June 5. A $50 deposit will reserve your space.