**NEW for YOU**
RECLAIM All Youth Weekend SIGN-UPS HAVE BEGUN! RECLAIM STUDENT FLYER
The first weekend of May will be the first of yearly RECLAIM All Youth Weekends. We recognize, as I’m sure you do daily, how our youth can get bogged down under the weight of their busy lives and the distractions that consume throughout the year. It is hard living a life following the life and teachings of Christ. What was a blooming spirit of joy, openness, and love after the summer can turn into frustration and stress by spring. The way we look at our youth ministry calendar, we’ve carved out a weekend to RECLAIM all that’s good in this life.
What: RECLAIM All Youth Weekend
Where: WPC Tiburon, 240 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon
Who: All middle and high school students
When: Friday, May 3rd, 6:00pm – Sunday, May 5th, 11:30am
How: RSVP with an email to Jeff or complete the full form at https://forms.gle/Xt816fpV5ch7dxkR9
Here's how we do it...
+ worship with live music (Thanks to our own Bethany Nelson!)
+ inspired by touching messages (Thanks to the well-known Justin McRoberts)
+ time to process through conversation with peers and our amazing adult leaders
+ playing games with one another…
- like a HUGE game of Nerf with 100 other Marin area youth groups
+ service through local community partnerships
+ having meals with fellow WPC members who generously opened their home to us
+ taking over the 10:00am worship service
FAQs - Since this is the first time we’re doing this, I’m sure you have some questions. Hopefully we’ll answer some of them below:
1. Does my child know about this already?
We’ve been talking about it with them for a couple months and they should all get a text message about it.
2. What are the sleeping arrangements like?
Several WPC families have been kind enough to open their homes to us. We will assign 4-8 youth along with 1-2 adult leaders to a house. There will be a combination of beds, couches, floorspace. You will also have the chance to write out the names of people you would like to room with.
3. Do we need to be an active part of the youth group?
No. For many of our youth experiences like this one becomes the launching point for their getting to know each other.
4. What if my child has an appointment and needs to leave?
Please fill out the Permission to Leave Form and we will coordinate with you.
5. We have plans that weekend. Should we cancel them?
Absolutely. When you pick up your kid on Sunday afternoon full of joy and life with more tools to deal with this crazy life you’ll be glad you did.
6. Are scholarships available?
Always. Please contact Jeff for a request form.
7. What should we bring?
You will get a packing list emailed to you after registration.
8. Who will feed my child? (Have you seen them eat?)
Our host homes, along with some other groups at the church, will be taking care of breakfast. All other meals will be provided by the youth ministry.
9. Who is Justin McRoberts?
An East Bay native with over 20 years’ experience in youth ministry. Currently Justin travels as a speaker, musician (8 albums), author (3 books), and podcaster (@Sea Pod). Find out more about him at www.JustinMcRoberts on most social media.
10. Will the middle and high school students be together the whole time?
Only during our worship time and when we join the other youth groups for the Nerf Wars
11. Will my child be safe?
We do a thorough vetting of all our adult leaders as part of WPC’s Safe Church Policy. A lot goes into so if you would like more information about what that entails we are delighted to discuss it with you. The physical and emotional safety of our youth is a top priority.
12. I love it! Is there some way we can help?
We will need some help transporting students from place to place. Also, we are happy to accept any help with food prep to lighten the load on everyone.
13. What if I have more questions?
Contact Jeff anytime! (415)-383-5272 x218 |
RECLAIM 2019 - Basic Schedule (tentative)