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A Ministry of Cook's United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Youth: Wednesday September 29th

Youth: Wednesday Sept. 29th

Tonight the youth selected a name for the Youth Ministry at Cook's. All month, we have talked about identity and how we identify ourselves as individuals as well as how we identify ourselves in groups.

This month-long journey led us to a point tonight where we were ready to discuss and vote on a name for the youth group. Each name that we voted on was chosen by the youth.

S.W.A.T. Youth Ministries (Serving, Worshiping and Teaching) was the name chosen by the youth, and I am excited that they took these three aspects of ministry seriously enough to include them in their new name.

Go S.W.A.T. Youth Ministries!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Night Youth - September 26th

This Sunday, the youth were led in worship by the Perfect Peace Band.

We also took on more of the Dear God questions turned in by the youth. Questions covered this week were, "How can I be the Christian God wants me to be," and "Why do bad things happen to good people."

Although this was the final night of our Dear God series, I want to encourage the youth to continue to come to me with any questions you may have about God, your faith, or life in general. 

Be the Change! Jordan

Monday, September 20, 2010

Project Serve: September

On Sunday, we spent the afternoon completing some projects for two families within the church who were in need of some assistance due to poor health. Although I do not have pictures yet from the Sharp family work site, much painting was completed inside and some much needed yard work was done outside. Amanda (Sharp) passes along their gratitude for all of the work that was completed.

The Gordon family home also needed some attention to the landscaped area outside. Here are two before and after pictures taken from one side of the house...

I am so thankful for all the parents that came and allowed us to go out into the community to serve others, and for all of the youth who were able to come and spend their Sunday afternoon putting other's needs above their own. 

Remember to Keep Being the Change. Jordan

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday September 15th

Fellowship Night!

After six weeks of Wednesday night lessons, we took a break tonight and played a couple of VERY interactive games and simply enjoyed being with one another. 
 It's pretty safe to say "Zombie Tag" was a big hit. 

This Sunday is our Project Serve day. We will be serving two families within our congregation and hope to have great attendance by all the youth so that we can complete all the projects we have been asked to do. 

Be the Change! Jordan

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday Night Youth - September 12th

Here's what we covered this Sunday night at youth in case you weren't able to be there...

Cook's Youth Dear God Series

Be the Change! Jordan

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday September 8th

Identity Theft
Losing ourselves for social acceptance.

After discussing our personal identity last week, we looked at and discussed our tendency to change who we are based on who we're with and the setting we are in. Not only is it important to know who we are, but it is equally important that we are the same person no matter where we are or who we're with. 

Be the Change! Jordan

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We Survived!

Thank you once again to everyone who made the youth Survivor weekend such a success!

Biggest thanks goes out to Debbie Childs and Monica Cox for the planning and leading of such a fun-filled weekend for our youth! Please know that you are both greatly appreciated!

Here are some photos from the weekend:

Thank you again to everyone who put in so much time and energy into helping the youth have a fun-filled weekend!

Be the Change! Jordan

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MiniGate 2010 Photos

MiniGate was absolutely amazing! Thank you to everyone for helping to make it such a huge success. 

Our next worship event as a group will be September 26th with the Perfect Peace Band. 

Be the Change! Jordan