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July 5, 2011

If you want to help us build a volcano for the Luau on Saturday, please let me know IMMEDIATELY! We need to get cracking on this. I contacted Richard Thomas, who is going to help us plan and build it. As soon as he lets me know when we can build it. I am thinking that Saturday is the best time. We can put it together and then it will be ready for the Luau that night.

Please contact me IMMEDIATELY to let me know!



MessFest Is Coming!

June 20, 2011

This Wednesday, 6/22, from 6-8pm. It’s going to be awesome! I’m working on the plans right now, getting everything finalized and prepared so we can set everything up on Wednesday.

This year, we are going to do things a little differently, in part to just change things up, but also to help everything flow better. Before we have had everyone at the same challenge/activity, competing together. This time around, we will have multiple challenges going on at once, and you will rotate from station to station as a team to complete each one!

Now, obviously, I can’t tell you what these challenges are. It’s a supersecret. But I can give you a few hints. Would you like that?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s 5000 words worth of hints…
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This Wednesday: “Dutch Auction”

June 6, 2011

So, this Wednesday, Jess (with some help from Andy K.!) has something strange and wonderful planned for you all. Here’s what we need you to do:

Grab a pillowcase.

Fill that pillowcase with random stuff from your house. This can be pretty much anything as long as it is not alive or disgusting. Just random stuff. As an example (and I have no idea what they are planning, so I’m not trying to give you any hints here), you could bring a comb, a shoe, a CD, an empty Mountain Dew can, a piece of paper, a trophy and a stuffed animal. Just grab a  variety of things.

Bring that pillowcase full of things to youth on Wednesday.


I’m not sure just what all is in store, but Jess is describing it as a “Dutch Auction,” where you can trade the things you bring for mysterious prizes that Jess will have (and don’t worry, you will get all your stuff back at the end so you won’t have to give up Mr. Buttons, your teddy bear you’ve had for 14 years). Spread the word to as many youth as you can, so that we get the word out to people! Sadly, I will not be there, as I have to go to Annual Conference. But I’ll be back on Sunday!



Summer Approaches!

June 2, 2011

Counting today, just 4 days of school left for (most of) you all. A break from homework, tests, occasionally terrible food and all that fun stuff. 4 days until freedom. A chance to maybe sleep in, relax, and hang out.

So, what are your plans for summer? Getting a job? Being a bum? Visiting family? Hanging out at the pool? Sitting on the couch playing video games? Leave a comment below and share.

Speaking of summer plans- FRISBEE FRIDAY starts soon! It’s gonna be awesome.



Who wants to help build a volcano?

May 16, 2011

That’s right. Who wants to help me build a volcano?

Preferably a real, working, exploding one. Not quite life-size, but still pretty big. Think about taking that science experiment you did in school and blowing it up (no pun intended) to, say, the size of a grown man? Does that idea appeal to you?

The volcano is for an upcoming church-wide event in July, a Luau to celebrate paying off the debt to build the big sanctuary about 10 years ago. God’s been awesome and led many people to help pay this debt off, and now we want to celebrate! So we’re going to throw a luau and burn the mortgage, which is where the volcano comes in.

I’m looking for 4-6 volunteers who would be willing to work with some other adults and myself on this project. Instead of sitting around the house, sleeping until noon, waking up, and eating an entire bag of cheetos while watching SpongeBob, you can come hang out and work on this service project and have way more fun. So, let me know if you’re interested!



Youth 2011 – Last Call for Sign Ups

May 12, 2011

If you are interested in going to Youth 2011, then you need to talk to me before May 18th. I have to know our final number of attendees so that I can get all the paperwork finalized.

If, somehow, you still don’t know what Youth 2011 is… It’s an incredible opportunity on July 13-17 to gather with United Methodist Youth from around the world, right here in our backyard (well, West Lafayette, IN… so pretty close) for worship, Bible study, small group, interesting workshops and breakout sessions, concerts, mission/service opportunities and fellowship. Every four years, the youth of the UMC get together for this meeting, and I don’t think it has ever been as close to us as it is now, and probably won’t be this close again while any of you are youth aged.

Here’s the cost info: you can go for $100! We have some youth scholarship money available to cover most of the cost (which at this point is $425 per person). You come up with $100, and if that is a problem, please talk to me, because we can probably work something out to help. I REALLY want as many of us to go as possible. It will be an incredible experience, I promise you. I know that it is during the middle of the fair, so that means a lot of you can’t go. That stinks, but I didn’t have any say in the dates for this event. But for the rest of you, you should definitely go. It’s going to be one of the coolest things, maybe even the coolest thing, that we have done as a group.

So, let me know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, and no later than next Wednesday, if you would like to go. Wednesday is the FINAL deadline. No last minute additions. It’s going to rock your face off.



David Crowder Band Concert in Indy, 10/26

April 28, 2011

Speaking of concerts, with Sidewalk Prophets coming up tomorrow, 4/29, I wanted to let you all know that David Crowder Band is coming to Indianapolis, at the Egyptian Room in the Murat Theatre, on Wednesday 10/26. I know it’s a long way off but I’m telling you know because if you buy your tickets today, you can get them for $27, and you get to have early admission, meaning you get to get the best seats because you get to go in first (it’s general admission). So, if you like rocking out and dudes with weird hair/beards, this is your chance.

Go to:  to order your tickets. The presale ends today, so I’m not sure when you will be able to get them after today, or if the price goes up, or what. Just wanted to get the info out there in case you were interested.

David Crowder is awesome. Go see it. Even if it means missing youth one time. I mean, I might even be going. I’m probably going. Yeah, I really want to go.



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