Message from Jeff:
Fall 2017 Study Focus
Kids are back in school and are finding their routines again. What if prayer were a regular part of that routine for our 6th-8th grade cohort? Wouldn't it help them in some way during the turbulent years of middle school? For the next 10 weeks, we'll be thinking, discussing, and experimenting with prayer during our Sunday School hour in hopes that they will be given the tools to have an even more vibrant prayer life than we can imagine. All are welcome.
Middle School Mission Trip 2017
Each spring we encourage our middle schoolers to participate in a group service project. This year's trip is highlighted here for you to give you a sense of what it's all about. We'll be providing more information about our 2018 project in the coming weeks.
It's hard to put into written words our experience, if for no other reason that we did different things. While some of us were serving around 100 meals to the homeless alongside our Catholic sisters and brothers, others were working a farm which was run by homeless folks at the Homeless Garden Project. We also worked with seniors and children at other times.
But sometimes our yearning to provide for others lavishly can take on the comical. When the other half of our group arrived at the Boys and Girls Club with 30 pizzas measuring 22" apiece, people asked why so much? Well, if you went to a pizza party in heaven, they're not going to cut you off at one slice?
So while we can't be there everyday for the people we met, we can provide a little slice of abundant life. We live humbly and give lavishly because that's the example Christ left for us. Special thanks to Sharon Terrill and Judi and Mark Sachs for living that life with us for the week. Their example and witness to Santa Cruz and our young people are what make it all possible. Our church is truly grateful for them.
Check out our video from our trip!