December 7, 2017
It’s pretty hard to believe that we’re coming into the final stretch of 2017. That said, next Wednesday will be our Last Youth Group of 2017, and it’ll be a little bit different than our norm. Instead of meeting at 6:30 for Youth Group, we will meet at 6:00 pm to carpool over to The Cascade Inn where we will be singing some Christmas Hymns for the residents there. Our group will sing a couple of songs (hopefully the residents will join in as well), and then we will bring everyone back to enjoy some holiday cheer with Hot Cocoa and Cider.
The hope in Caroling is not to show off our singing skills, or to simply get us doing something different than the norm, but it’s really to share the hope of Christ with those at the Cascade Inn. We’ll be singing songs such as “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel” and “Joy to the World,” because these songs clearly communicate that Jesus set’s captives free and gives new life. In saying all of that, last night we spent some time singing through those hymns, talking about them, and preparing our hearts to go and serve next week. Then, we broke into our small groups and spent time praying for each other individually. It was different than what’s normal for us, but it was a night well spent with one and other, and it really got me looking forward to next week.
If your student was not at youth group last night, no problem! We’d still love for them to come and join in on the Caroling! It’ll be low pressure, low stakes, and a lot of fun!