Every Thursday, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
There are lots of things going on in the of 2018 especially now that our Forward in Faith Campaign is in full swing. Check out the calendar for dates of key events and trips for WPC Youth.
We will continue to send out the details of each event or trip as the time approaches but after hearing some feedback from you over the past year we thought it would be helpful you to at least have the dates. In the meantime, feel free to email/call/text/etc, as you always have with any questions or comments about any of the youth ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church. My cell is 415.744.4683.
We know that the biggest indicator for your child’s future spiritual vitality is relationships, in particular intergenerational relationships. Opportunities like this give our leaders a chance to build trusting relationships with your high schoolers so we can be a part of the team that’s helping to spur your child onto a life of gratitude, service, kindness, confidence, love, and grace.
What: HS Lunch Club
When: THIS Sunday, 4/22 at 11:15am (after church)
Where: Depart/Arrive WPC (we will vote)
Who: All High Schoolers (parents help us out by driving)
This Sunday after church our high schoolers will gather in the youth room and vote on a place to have lunch. We’ll give them a few options that are close by. They’ve been requesting to do something like this for a while so if you happen to be here this Sunday or just want to come grab lunch with your best friends then we look forward to seeing you!
**PARENTS** – Can you help us carpool from place to place and join us for lunch? If we can get 2-3 parents willing to drive that would be perfect! Please let me know!
What: Project Open Hand Volunteer Opportunity
When: Saturday, 4/28 at 8:00am - 12:30pm
Where: 730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA (carpool leaving WPC at 8:00am)
Who: Ages 15 and up
Waiver: PROJECT OPEN HAND RELEASE WAIVER
One of the things I admire about this organization is how it teaches us that we shouldn’t just give people junk when they’re in need. People who are less fortunate deserve a nice meal just as much as we do. Sometimes they need it far more than we do. The people here will do a great job of opening our eyes to this issue. When people suffer from a serious illness, isolation, or difficult health challenges of aging a delicious healthy meal isn’t just a nicety. It’s a necessity. We will be there to do whatever Project Open Hand needs us to help further their mission to serve those whose suffering has become so difficult.
From Project Open Hand...
WPC Youth Takeover of Children’s Ministry
What: Moving Forward in Faith Through the Bible (for Kids!)
When: Training and Planning: 4/22, 4/29
Teaching and Facilitating: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, /5/27
Where: WPC Sunday School
Who: Middle and High School students and leaders
Our current campaign to raise much needed renovations and expansions, Westminster 2020: Forward in Faith, has not only garnered the excited interest of our adults but also our young people who would be those most affected by a fulfilled campaign. Opportunities like this don’t come around very often so we wanted to be sure our youth were given an opportunity to take some ownership over a campaign that affects them greatly.
The church as a whole (Including you!) are invited to a series of 4 Bible studies to explore together what happens when communities move “Forward in Faith.” We will journey with those before us in The Exodus, Nehemiah, Acts/Early Church, and Hebrews 11 during the month of May. Over the month of May the youth will be leading our children’s Sunday School through those same faith movements of those in the Bible being studied by the church as a whole. The youth will facilitate different stations that will immerse our K-5 children in their stories as our youth and children explore what happens when groups move “Forward in Faith.”
Its an exciting opportunity for our high schooler and middle schoolers to grow in their faith and understanding by teaching others. For those of you looking for community service hours this is a great place to start.
|DATE||MIDDLE SCHOOL||HIGH SCHOOL|
|April 22, 2018||Servant Leadership||Curriculum Planning|
|April 29, 2018||Curriculum Planning||Servant Leadership|
|May 6, 2018||The Exodus||The Exodus|
|May 13, 2018||Nehemiah and The Rebuild||Nehemiah and The Rebuild|
|May 20, 2018||Acts and The Early Church||Acts and The Early Church|
|May 27, 2018||Hebrews 11 and The promise of Faith||Hebrews 11 and The Promise of Faith|
High School Mission Trip, July 22 - 28, 2018
Cost: $550; All 9th – 12th graders
It’s never too early to sign up and turn in your payments for the best week of your child’s year! We will be serving the community of San Diego in a variety of ways alongside a few other youth groups from around the country. When not serving others, we’ll be visiting the border wall with Border Angels, enjoying the boardwalk, checking out Balboa Park, and experiencing a bi-lingual worship service. It is certainly an immersive experience. If we lived like Jesus for a week how would our spirit grow? If you’d like more info please let me know at: ! For more info on our host, Youthworks check out: https://vimeo.com/183061507
Zephyr Point Family Camp, July 1 - 6, 2018
Join our very own Rob McClellan at Summer Family Camp Tahoe and start a new Christ-Centered summer tradition. Zephyr Point Family Camp is about recreation, relaxation, fellowship with other families of faith. We do this by providing a stress-free environment, giving the freedom to embrace time set apart for the purpose of regrouping the family unit and enjoying a purpose-filled vacation with one another. Rob will be the chaplain at this year’s camp and hopes to see you there. Price varies; for all ages. For more information visit: http://www.zephyrpoint.org/programs/family/summer-family-camp/
High School Mission Trip 2017
Check out our video of our 2017 trip to San Diego.