Remaining MYF Fall Schedule
MYF Bowling Christmas Party
Our date for the MYF bowling Christmas Party is Monday, December 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. We will head up to Leland and have lunch at P.T.’s Grill. P.T.’s is just a simple burger/sandwich joint, click here to see the menu. After lunch we will go to Thunder Alley for two hours of bowling. We will arrive back at Seaside around 4:30 p.m. and spend the last hour playing games and eating some Christmas goodies. Be sure to wear your best ugly Christmas sweater, too! Pick up time is 5:30 from Seaside. Please bring money for lunch and $6 for bowling. Let Stefanie know no later than Monday, December 14th if your student will be going so that I can ensure that adequate transportation is available. Also, friends are definitely welcome but if you would like to bring a friend please let me know so that we can get the proper paperwork filled out from their parents. Thank you!
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
The Youth Fellowship of Seaside invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 12th! Come to the fellowship hall and enjoy some delicious pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice after the 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. worship services. Donations will be accepted to help fund the upcoming events, retreats and trips for our 6th-12th grade students. Plan to come and be a part of the faith formation of our teens. We look forward to your smiles and appetites on Sunday, October 12th!
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
The Seaside United Methodist Youth Fellowship sponsored Seaside’s annual “Shrove Tuesday” celebration with a pancake supper. Approximately 150 people came out on a cold, late winter evening to share freshly made pancakes, bacon, sausage and a time of wonderful fellowship. Shrove Tuesday is also known as “Fat” Tuesday (Mardi Gras, in French) and is always celebrated on the last day before the season of Lent. Since Lent is traditionally a season of preparation for Easter and was originally a time when new converts would be prepared for baptism or confirmation. Thus, Lent is also a time for fasting and reflection upon our lives as sinful creatures who are being redeemed by a gracious God. Consequently, the Tuesday meal was a time to consume all the left-over “fat” in the house–hence the traditional menu of pancakes, bacon, sausage, butter, etc.
Youth Christmas Party
The Seaside Youth group gathered on December 22 for a Christmas Party at the church. A wonderful dinner was provided by Mrs. Nancy and other parents and leaders. The youth played games and exchanged Christmas greetings and small gifts (after the requisite gift-exchange game, of course). There was a great Christmas spirit and lots of fun. check out our pictures below.
Youth Schedule for September
At “Fun Night” on August 23, the youth decided they wanted to do hand bells this year. If you are interested in participating, the first meeting with Ms. Kathy will be this Sunday, September 8th from 5:00 to 5:30. All others are invited to come to youth at 5:30.
Our youth meetings will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:00 p.m. Invite a friend and come join us. You won’t want to miss this week because we have a big surprise for you!
We will be meeting every Sunday in September and hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Camino at 540-0003
The Seaside Youth group welcomed some new members as we shared in a lock-in on Friday, August 23. We ate Pizza, planned a little for the fall, decided to re-create a youth Handbell choir with Ms. Kathy, played, had a talent show and watched a movie. One of the evening highlights was opening the “Letters to God” that were written by youth three years ago and writing new ones to go in a “Time-capsule” to open at a future lock-in. It was a great evening and thanks to Ms. Nancy, Ms. Kitty, Ms. Kathryn, Ms. Gene, Mr. Tim, Ms. Meg and Mr. Bill (who provided the Pizza) and everyone who helped!
Youth in Mission
On June 24th and 26th the youth group from St. Paul’s UMC in Spartanburg, SC, joined up with youth from Seaside UMC for two days of missions and service in our community. Twenty youth and nine adults broke up into three groups and completed service work ranging from raking and mulching yards, to moving furniture at a domestic violence shelter, and constructing and installing two wheelchair ramps. Monday morning’s thunderstorm did not dampen the youths’ desire to serve! To help with the post-VBS clean up the youth disinfected all of the tables in the fellowship hall, as well as the desks, chairs, and toys in the pre-school. We started off both mornings with warm-up games and a devotional at SUMC. We had a wonderful time getting to know each other and learning what it means to serve God while serving our neighbors. Special thanks to Guy and Nancy Camino, Kitty White, Scott and Mary Jane Wilson-Parsons, and Elizabeth Queen for giving up part of their week to work with our young people!