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July~August 2018

From Our Youth Director

             Ch-ch-ch-Changes! David Bowie sang it best, “watch out you rock and rollers!”  Google: Changes by David Bowie (pick the 2011 version).  You might recognize the song from Shrek 2!  Over the past year I have been making changes to encourage inclusivity in our events – particularly with our parents.  By doing this, I have been slowly preparing for what will be a large life changing event in our family.  We are finally finishing the long awaited facial reconstructive jaw surgery for my daughter.  Due to her continued growth, we had to delay her surgery one more year.  We are expecting for the procedure to happen the week after graduation (June 7) in order to maximize the healing time before we send her off to college (around September 20).  So many dates are uncertain, yet we must start preparing now to avoid conflict with her Senior year.  This year I will be depending on parental help like I never have before.  I will be asking for one or two parents to help with activities this upcoming year into the next.  I want to thank everyone in advance for the support and understanding through the journey that lies ahead for my family.  I have picked Deuteronomy 31:6 as comfort.  “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you”.

                Another change you will notice happens right away in August. Traditionally I avoid planning events at the end of August out of consideration for 4-H, Rodeo, and Marching Band participants.  In order to accommodate my father’s medical schedule, we need to take our family vacation at the beginning of the month of August instead of the end.  apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.  We are keeping the main events (River Floating and Water Balloon Fight) on the weekends and the final hike during the day in hopes to not interfere with other activities.

                With that being said, we are finally going to float down the Yakima River!  Chuck Boss will be leading the youth group on the river for a day of relaxing, fun, and amazing memories!!!  Thank you Mr. Boss!!









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                             July Youth Events

July 7 – FLC Youth Swim!  Meet at Memorial Pool at 7 pm.  Swim until 9 pm (or 10 pm if you are 13 or older).  $3 admission.


July 12 – Cooling off at the church!  5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Badminton, Homemade Ice Cream, Art, Movie, etc.


July 25 – Hike to Boulder Cave! Leave the church at 10 a.m. Bring a sack lunch, water, sunscreen, and money for the fruit stand.


July 31 – Trip to Moses Lake!  Leave at 9 a.m.  Bring sunscreen, a towel, water, a sack lunch, and a change of clothes.



August Youth Events


August 18 – Youth River Floating! Meet at the church at 9 a.m.,  Bring a lunch (we will pack it in a cooler, sunscreen, clothes that can get wet with swimsuit underneath, and water.


August 23 – Hike the Tunnel!  Meet at the church at 9 a.m. Bring a sack lunch, water, flashlight (glow sticks, etc) and wear good shoes.


August 26 – End of Summer Bash.  5 – 8 p.m. at the church.  Water balloon battle, water wobble balls, food, music, and more!


Summer collections/drives:


We are still actively collecting soup cans and have started our Back to School Supply Drive!




*Dates are subject to change.