Youth Visit Pottstown Salvation Army

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The Grace & Peace youth brought a whole bin of socks to the Pottstown Salvation Army on Sunday evening.

Janet Clarke of the Salvation Army provided a tour of the facilities and an explanation of the Salvation Army’s history. The youth brought their sock collection to their shelter. One lady who was there came and received socks for herself and her two girls. The 13 students left the socks for those who could use a new pair in the future.
It was a blessing to the residents and will continue to be as more can receive socks as they need.
Thank you to all you donated socks to the youth group’s socktober collection.

Kids Club and Youth Group Kick Off Night: September 14th

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Kids Club and Youth Group are back!

After breaking for summer, this Sunday night, September 14th, we launch a new season of Kids Club and Youth Group at Grace & Peace Church!

It is our desire for all children to know that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation – and at the center of their story, too. All children ages Pre-K through high school, are invited to participate and bring their friends. 

We meet in the back building at Westmont Christian School in Pottstown at 5:30. There is also a Bible Study available for adults while the kids have their activities. All kids and adults meet together in the Piano Room for a brief time of singing and prayer before we split into our respective groups.

Kids Club

Kids Club is for children in pre-school through grade 5. Through memory verses, fun and engaging activities, and the stories within the Jesus Storybook Bible, your children will discover that Jesus loves them and that he is the Great Rescuer!

Here is the lesson line-up for the Fall 2014 term.

Sept 14: A new beginning
Noah’s ark, from Genesis 6–9: The human race was sinning all the time. God sends a flood to put a stop to sin. God sent a flood, but God rescued Noah and his family.

Sept 28: A giant staircase to heaven
The tower of Babel, from Genesis 11: People thought they could live without God and could get to heaven without God. The way they tried to do it was to build a very tall tower. Trying to live without God is called sin.

Oct 10: Son of laughter
God’s special promise to Abraham, from Genesis 12–21: The promises God made to Abraham. God promised Abraham that he would give him a very big family and that God would rescue his people through Abraham’s family. Abraham believed God and God kept his promise to Abraham. Abraham had a son, Isaac.

Oct 26: The present
The story of Abraham and Isaac, from Genesis 22: God kept his promise to Abraham and he had a son, Isaac. Abraham loved God more than anything else.

Nov 9: The girl no one wanted
The story of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah, from Genesis 29–30: Abraham’s son Isaac also had sons. Their names were Jacob and Esau. Abraham’s family was growing
just as God had promised. Jacob married Rachel and Leah. God can bring good out of things that seem to us very bad.

Nov 23: The forgiving prince
Joseph and his brothers, from Genesis 37–50: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” Joseph was one of the sons of Jacob. God had great plans for Joseph.

Dec 14: God to the rescue!
Moses and the Great Escape from Egypt, from Exodus 3–13: As we join God’s people in the book of Exodus, they are in Egypt. Egypt is where Joseph (Abraham’s great grandson) was living in our last story.

Youth Group

Youth Group is for kids in grades 6-12. In addition to learning about how to develop a deeper relationship with Christ, the Youth Group will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects as well as fun activities to build relationships with one another throughout the year.

We encourage you to invite your kid’s friends and neighbors to join us on Sunday nights at 5:30. While the children are having their activities, adults are invited to attend the adult Bible study taught by our pastor, Bill Mayk.

Youth Service Ian’s Boots

ianboot1In their most recent service project, several members of the Grace & Peace youth group spent their summer vacation working at Ian’s Boots, an organization that provides shoes to those in need. The youth group has served several times at this ministry and it was good to get back to start off the Summer season on June 24.

The youth tagged, sorted and scanned shoes into the computer system to prepare the shoes for future shipment.

The purpose of Ian’s Boots is to spread the faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need. For more information see the Ian’s boots website.

Car Wash for Missions

car washThe youth group of Grace and Peace Church will be participating in a car wash located at West-Mont Christian Academy on Saturday July 19. Proceeds from the car wash will be used for a Summer missions trip to Jamaica in 2015. Please come out to get some of that grim off of your car and help the youth group in the process.

Time for wash is 8:30AM-11:30AM

 

Summer 2014 Youth Group Schedule

Keep up with the Youth Group!

Tuesdagrace peace sunsety, June 17 6:30-8:  Bible Study at the Walsh’s. We will have food, possibly play a game and then spend time in Bible study. Don’t forget your Bibles.
June 24 Ian’s Boot Outreach-11am-4pm. Don’t forget a packed lunch and meet at the church at 11 sharp. Looking forward to having all of you join us!
July 15– Pool Party and Bible Study
July 19– Car Wash Mission Fundraiser – 8am-12noon
 July 22– Bible Study

Youth Group: Ice Skating January 26th

youth group skatingIce Skating is THIS Sunday- January 26thWe will meet at church at1:30pm and will now be going to Center Ice in Oaks. This gives us more skate time and it costs less. The new cost is $10 (includes rentals) plus money for dinner. We will be stopping at a pizza place for dinner giving students a wide range of options and cost. We will arrive back at church by 7pm. 

Junior High Fall Retreat

 

The annual fall retreat for the Junior High youth group is coming up on October 28th through 30th at Camp Sankanac.  We will be staying at the Parker house again and will be studying what the Bible teaches about prayer.

How to Register

To register for the Fall Junior High Retreat please click here.

Kids Club & Youth Group

Kids club is for children K-5th grade while the Youth Group includes children in 6th-12th grade.  We meet in the Middle School/High School building on West-Mont Christian Academy’s campus located in North Coventry, PA.

When: 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
Time:
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where:
Middle School/High School building on West-Mont Christian Academy’s campus

If you need more information please use our contact form.

What did you learn at the fall 2010 retreat?

Here are some reactions we got on this year’s retreat.