We are having a church lock-in! All youth, 7-12th grade are invited Friday, October 6-Saturday, October 7th for a good ol’ fashioned church lock-in. You all love to get together and this is a great way to do so! Meet at church at around 6 pm on Friday. We will provide dinner and snacks. You’ll be able to play on our new, real ping pong table that allows the ping pong balls to bounce! Fun, games, and more fun will be had Friday night. Saturday morning you’ll enjoy breakfast, clean up from Friday night, and then it’s pumpkin unloading time! Parent pickup will be around noon, depending on how unloading and patch setup goes. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m. for pumpkin unloading, a community service opportunity. The pumpkin patch will be open October 8-31st. Shifts are available daily and will count towards your community service hours requirement at school. Please consider volunteering your time. You will also earn credits towards upcoming youth events such as the National Youth Gathering, Confirmation Camp, and Rock the Universe. 

October 21 is our first-ever Party in the Patch! Similar in nature to our Fall Festival last year, we are inviting our church families and community to come out to the Pumpkin Patch dressed up for Halloween. There will be games, food, photo ops, and of course, pumpkins. The event is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Please consider volunteering your time to help out. 

November 19 is our next Sandwich Sunday community service event. We will make bagged lunches for our friends in St. Augustine who are food-challenged. This is a fun event and a wonderful way to help out those in need. This date is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, as a way to offer thanks by the giving of your time to feed the hungry. 

The NALC National Youth Gathering is happening next July 1-4, 2024 in Boerne, Texas. Fundraising opportunities start with the Pumpkin Patch. Many more are planned. Cost and logistics are TBD. This event is open to 7th-12th grade youth, older youth are also invited to attend. 

Dates for Confirmation Camp 2024 have been announced! Mark your calendars for July 21-25, 2024. Cost and location TBD. 

The 2023-2024 schedule for Youth Life can be found below. We have lots of study, community service, fellowship, and fundraisers planned!