Rachel’s News

Youth in Action and Advocacy

On October 12, the youth who participated in our summer 2014 mission trips shared their experiences in worship. If you missed it, here’s a brief recap:
• Abbie shared that the theme for both trips was “Being Human”, and both groups explored this theme by considering the many ways humankind are created in God’s image, and likewise, what the diversity of humankind tells us about the nature of God.
• Brooke and Kate shared about our high school trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Service projects included handing out water on the street downtown, sorting food items at a food bank distribution center, weeding community gardens and learning about a program designed to provide healthy alternatives to gang membership, sorting food and cleaning at a food bank, and painting, cleaning and serving meals at a homeless shelter, amongst other odd jobs.
• Tyner and Tadan shared about our middle school trip to Alamosa, Colorado, serving LaPuente Home. Projects included planning, cooking, and serving meals at the shelter, working in the community garden, mentoring preschool age children who have been exposed to violence and/or abuse, and cleaning and painting long term volunteer houses.
• Both groups worked hard and learned about issues of poverty and homelessness. All group members had memorable experiences and lessons learned, and are grateful for the congregation’s support that allows these experiences to happen!

2014FCCCropWalkAlso, on October 4, a few of our youth and adults participated in the Loveland CROP Hunger Walk, raising funds for our local food bank and for Church World Service’s global hunger – fighting efforts. We had a great time walking together while supporting an important ministry of caring for our hungry neighbors everywhere.

With hope and gratitude,
Rachel

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IMPORTANT INFO AND UPCOMING DATES

FOR YOUTH:
including grades 6 – 12

Youth Group
Join us on Sundays from 4:30-6:30. Our youth group is a welcoming group of youth who love to spend time together sharing their lives, talking about God, worshipping God, serving others, and of course having fun!

NoCO Gathering
Nov 23
This youth group meeting will be held in partnership with our friends from Fort Collins and Greeley.

There will be NO youth group on Nov. 30 due to the holiday weekend. We will resume meeting for at least the first half of December!

Hands to Heaven
(sign language set to music)
If you are interested in being a part of the this traditional offering in Christmas Eve worship, please let Rachel know by Dec. 1.

FOR YOUNG ADULTS:

College Aged YA Gathering
This fellowship group for anyone ages 18-23ish meets twice a month for dinner, conversation, and camaraderie – Email Rachel@lovelanddisciples.org for more information.