Yesterday at church, the youth did the entire service and it was great. Several of them prepared special music – a few songs on the piano, “Canon in D” played by a violin trio, a children’s choir, and a young man singing “Mary, Did You Know?”
They also read scripture, led us in a moving prayer, and videotaped the sermon message of a skit about who stole the church. The skit was the Grinch story told if a church had been robbed. It was really cute and meaningful.
This great service was followed by a lunch and a visit with Santa in the fellowship hall of the church. A great time was had by all. This photo is from the tree in the fellowship hall.
This service made me appreciate the youth groups that I was involved in as a child. I went to two different churches – one while in junior high, and then I switched to another while in high school. I went on several great trips — to a youth gathering in San Antonio, Texas, that I will never forget, and to a youth camp.
Thanks to my parents for allowing me to have these adventures and be so active with these groups. Some of the people I became friends with at church are still my dearest friends.
Today I am thankful for:
- Children using their talents
- A funny skit as the sermon
- Eating lunch with friends from church
- Ian being excited about meeting Santa
- Enjoying lunch in the room where Kirk and I had our first dance as husband and wife
- Santa’s gift being just right for Ian
- Checking out Christmas books from the church library
- An active youth program at our church
- Memories of my youth group days
- Pictures of youth then and now
I wonder what Ian will think of the youth group when he gets older? I imagine he will like it as much as I do. Hope you have a great week!