This evening we had a lot of fun with many of our friends who are members of our Adult Leadership Team as we got together for our annual Christmas Party. Our party was scheduled before Christmas, but we got whacked by a snow storm and had to postpone it. We enjoyed lots of food, a white elephant gift exchange, and at the end we presented them all with a small gift as a token of our appreciation for their partnership in youth ministry. It was a wonderful time of celebration, laughter, and friendship. Thank You Jesus for being able to do ministry with friends!
Questions for discussion: What do you do in terms of purity programs/pledges? How do you involve parents and families? What curriculum do you use? Do you like it? If so, why? If not, why not? What have you found to be helpful in your program? What would you not do if you could do your program over again? How do you measure the success of your program? Would you say your program has been successful? Why or why not?
Merry Christmas Everyone! We have had a wonderful morning. The girls woke up at about 7:30 and came down stairs to discover that Santa Clause did indeed make it last night! We then went downstairs and opened our two big family gifts – a ping pong table and an air hockey table. The girls enjoyed playing with their new games and watching Prince Caspian. I then went to the church and played drums for our Christmas service while Ady got some more sleep. When I returned home we opened the rest of our presents. We are now hanging out together, eating brunch, and enjoying our gifts.