Our congregation is dedicated to serving young people and their families. Our youth program provides a wide variety of activities for children of all ages with the purpose of helping students grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially, just as the Bible teaches that Jesus grew in Luke 2:52. It is our intent to help young people and families feel encouraged and equipped to live a life faithfully serving the Lord.

Our Youth Ministry is divided up into four natural dividing groups. Our Sparks (2nd grade and under) & Intermediates (3rd-5th), Junior High (6th-8th Grades), and our Senior High (9th-12th Grades). It is our goal with each group to provide specifically tailored classes, events, and opportunities for children to grow while placing importance on family, community, and discipleship.

October 5, 2021
Carter's Corner

IT HAS BEEN A BUSY last several weeks for our church family here in Centerville. It has been several weeks since you all have heard from me following our week off from the Messenger following our wonderful 150th Celebration and then the pictorial edition of the Messenger last week. Rest assured, however, that the youth group has still been staying active over the past few weeks. We have had both a Jr. & Sr. High Fireside, two Lighthouses, and two 5th Quarters since my last article. There are many people to thank this week for hosting, preparing meals, chaperoning, and otherwise helping our youth program stay running on track that I simply cannot list them all. Let me simply and humbly say "thank you" to everyone who has helped us in the past few days. We have such a dedicated and talented group of volunteers that make our youth program run smoothly. Our congregation is blessed to have such a strong group of youth-minded individuals. This is an excellent time to be a part of our youth group here in Centerville for both students and adults!

OCTOBER IS FINALLY HEREwhich means that several big events are coming up for our youth group. I hope that you are making plans to be a part of our upcoming Haunted Hayride (Jr. & Sr. High Students) and Halloween Under the Hill (entire congregation). More details for each of these activities will be in next week's Messenger but for now, mark your calendar, start planning your decorations, buy some Halloween candy before it's gone, and invite your neighbors to be a part of our Fall activities!!

"CALL ON GOD, BUT ROW AWAY FROM THE ROCKS."Ralph Waldo Emerson made this statement years ago that still rings true today. It is important that as Christians, we rely on God to help us see our way through life, but we too must put forth an effort to stay the course. In the river of life, we must put our trust in God to guide and protects us, but we must remember to do our part as well. "And we desire that each of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Hebrews 6:11-12

In Him, Carter

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