📣 Youth Update - January 14, 2021
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Weekly Update

Hey gang,

A late welcome to 2021 to you all! We will return to some in-person gatherings and virtual events in the next week or so. Please, please, please register on Realm for events listed there and complete the Health Form for ANY in-person gatherings. For virtual events or activities you plan to complete at home on your own, please email me that you plan to participate. For any gathering, event, or activity that you need help getting resources for (e.g. crafting supplies for Valentine's) I am happy to source and deliver those to your door!

As I send this today, I have a heavy heart remembering the life of our friend Carson Brewer. All those who knew him were blessed by his kindness and the joy of knowing just a respectful and gentle soul. We have experienced many griefs in the past year, and maybe even some already in 2021. My prayer for you is that you can find joy in the challenges; you can have peace in your heart and mind about your individual, unique situation; you can have courage and strength to follow where God is calling you; and you have compassion for your neighbor. 

I am meeting outdoors one-on-one with youth and parents to talk about how some of the big and little things in life are going. I'm delivering birthday lunches to virtual school students. I'm praying for specific shared needs and also unspoken needs on the hearts and minds of this group. If there is any way I can support your youth or you as a parent, please let me know. 

Lauren Adkins
Director of Youth Ministry at SGUMC - Short Pump
Small Groups and Devo's Before School
Important Changes in 2021

Both our Middle and High School Small Groups will move to Friday's at SGUMC.

We will meet/eat in the PICNIC TABLE AREA between the Church Office and Fellowship Hall. Please park, drop-off and pick-up in the area closest to the Church Office. 

It is essential for planning that you register in advance and complete SGUMC's Health Acknowledgement Form. When registering, please include the best number to receive a text with updates in the event there is a cancellation or other changes. 
In-Person Sunday Morning Small Group
No Small Group this Sunday, 1/17/21; see you in-person on Sunday, 1/24/21!

Let’s get together to catch-up with friends, share highs and lows, and hear a short devotional from 9:30-10:15 am. We will sit 6 feet apart in camp chairs in the picnic area between the Fellowship Hall and Church Office; please plan to drop-off and pick-up from the front parking lot spaces closest to the Church Office. Drive-in and in-person worship starts at 10:30am; come to small group and stay for worship!


Regarding Plans and Programs:

These plans have been made with various parents and youth volunteers based on what we have done in the past and anticipating needs in the future, which is amazing. However, if these plans don't work with the reality of what shape the present/near future is taking, that's ok too; we will just need to adjust. Your feedback is key to making those adjustments possible. Please reach out to me directly or use this SGUMC Youth Feedback Form to provide feedback at anytime... about anything!

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