Youth Ministries News and Notes



OUR MISSION
To develop faithful and active disciples of Jesus Christ through ministries of discipleship, service, fellowship, outreach, and worship that are for, with and by youth. Kim Gold, Director of Youth Ministries

GOT QUESTIONS?
See the bulletins board. EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS THERE!

Worship Bulletin - Each week youth activities are listed there.

Read your email - Constant contact newsletters are sent several times a month with all youth info.
Not getting them? Check your spam folder please. Especially if group emails tend to go there. Still not getting them? Email wilmingtonumcyouth@gmail.com so we can fix that.

Facebook - Stuff gets put there too. Wumcyouth check it out. Send me Pic's of our youth in action. Love to get those on facebook too.

Twitter - WUMC Tweets are sent out too. If you get them please retweet 'em.

Regular old email & Phone calls – Kim is greatly outnumbered check out the other communications first. We are trying to keep with the scheduled events so there should be no surprises. Spread the word, Share the info with your friends.
Famine 2020 is just around the corner!
If you haven't heard the Youth from Wilmington, North Andover, North Reading, Acton, South Boston and Taunton will be joining with friends to take part in this favorite annual event.

30 Hour Famine has for 20 + years been part of the life of WUMC and has worked to feed children living in extreme poverty. More than 500 kids and 30 different programs serving those in need around us have been impacted by the work and love shared by our Youth, the adult volunteers who make the program happen and the faith communities that support them.

This year we will be sharing that love in more exciting ways and again making the lives of children who are hungry better through the fundraising efforts or our participants.

Everyone may make a contribution to World Vision through any of our Youth. They even have a web page devoted to that effort. Ask them … or go to the Church's Famine page through our Church Website or this link: https://www.30hourfamine.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=22899. But is you wish to make donations to this event please make your check payable to WUMC and write Famine in the Memo line. (If you are going to donate cash please label the envelope FAMINE DONATION) and write the Youth's name on the envelope too. (We track those donations)

While you are there you can see just how World Vision is making an impact on the world through the work of our Youth

IT IS NOT TOO LATE!
If you haven't registered yet there is still time. All are welcome to attend the 30 Hour Famine. Register on-line at http://tinyurl.com/30hourfamine2020 But do it soon so we can be sure we have what we need for you to participate easily in all activities.

Special New Programming Happening
Part of our event this year we will be remote for a portion of the program. At 4 pm on Saturday March 7 we will take the Famine on the road and go to another church that is going to facilitate part of the event. Register now to be sure you don't miss the fun and new famine program experience.

Reverend Peter Will Be Joining the Fun
While some of the old favorite events are still part of Famine, we need to initiate Rev. Peter into our ranks and, get him in the mix of all that is famine. Don't miss out on what he will be bringing to the weekend and how we are going to continue to be Jesus' Hands and Feet with him walking and working alongside us.

Some Details!
Register -That goes without saying.
Pay for your T-Shirt. See the Packing List (You will receive an email and texted copy)
Show up at 7am on March 7
And be ready to Have Fun! Change some lives and Share in Jesus Love.

SOCK IT TO HUNGER!
We are making efforts to relieve Hunger and provide comfort. Donations of New Socks may be put into the bin in the lower lobby. These will be distributed to local organizations that serve the homeless.

Famine Set up
If you would like to be part of making Famine special but can't be present as a participant or volunteer, meet with us as we prepare the building on March 6 beginning at 5pm, folks will be setting up supplies and preparing the building for the event that will begin on Saturday morning and conclude on Sunday at 3pm. Kim will be there and have a wide range of needs and to do tasks. Many Hands make light work! All are welcome in the work.

From photo copying, bringing supplies to the various areas of the building to setting up name tags on the check in table, everyone can help make this event special and run smoothly.

MINI METHODISTS - March Activity
As part of the 30 Hour Famine, kids in Grade 4 & 5 have been invited to attend the afternoon portion of the Famine. 11 am after worship kids come with a parent approved grown up and join in part of the fun and games. And a small mission project. Then we will conclude the afternoon and break our fast with our favorite tradition of rice and beans at 3pm. Please inform the WUMC church Youth office that you will be attending. It is an awesome way to see what fun Famine weekend is and how we make the world a better place for Jesus.

April Activity – April 5 Watch for Details. We will be doing some mission project of our own.

Youth Group
High School April 5, 4pm
Middle School April 5, 2 pm

CONFIRMATION INFORMATION
Reminder that Youth in confirmation are to attend the Ash Wednesday Service on Feb 26 at 7pm And the Maundy Thursday Holy Week Worship service at 7pm on April 9 and of course an Easter Service. Confirmation with Peter & Kim March 15 4:30pm April 19 4:30pm Confirmation Day is Pentecost! May 31 Watch for retreat information to come...

WE LOVE A PARADE!
On Memorial Day We are planning on participating in the Wilmington Parade. If you have a creative Vision for what our 2020 Parade Float can be and would like to assist in making it special please contact the Church office. A planning session will be scheduled for late April.

Being in the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade lets the community know we are present, active and part of their lives too. It is a wonderful time to celebrate that God has placed us together in this town we call home.

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