Below is an excerpt from my bulletin article dated 8/11/2013. The planning meeting described within has been scheduled for 8/28/2013 at 7:00pm. Please let me know if you are interested in attending!
Why volunteer with Middle School Youth Ministry?
There is not a shortage of activities for our young people to get involved in. We live in a community that is blessed to have an active school district, a wonderful parks program, numerous athletic leagues, scouting organizations, community service groups and civic organizations. This means that there is not a shortage of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Volunteering with Youth Ministry is a unique way to do this!
We all know that there are fewer and fewer places of unconditional acceptance in our world, and ensuring that St. John Neumann remains one of those places for our young people is the task of ALL OF US-- but youth ministry volunteers take special charge of this task. They drive, they cook, they plan activities, they facilitate meetings, but most of all they build relationships. These relationships are the foundation upon which they share their faith and introduce young people to Jesus Christ and His Church.
This month I have been recruiting a Middle School Youth Group Adult Team—a mix of diverse individuals who will support one another and unite their talents in service to our middle school students. A handful of volunteers have already stepped forward and I am really excited to witness alongside them! The ideal team size would be 7-8 volunteers, and I am looking for a few more (volunteers must be at least 16)! If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please contact me. I will invite all interested volunteers together at the end of the month to discuss the program and brainstorm a way forward, no commitments need be made before that meeting.
Please spend some time in prayer as you consider becoming a Youth Ministry volunteer. Together we have a lot to offer our young people, and TOGETHER we will ensure that our parish remains a place of unconditional acceptance where they can fall in love with Jesus Christ and His Church. I look forward to hearing from some of you! God bless us all!
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