August 20 was the Youth Ministry’s first Sunday of programming for the new school year and 46 students participated in our activities! On Sunday we kicked-off the fall with our Grand Gathering “Back to the 80s” night! Students dressed up in their favorite 80s fashion and we had an amazing evening of food, games, and worship. To end the night our students wrote their prayers for the school year on balloons and released them as one community. We are excited to have the opportunity to minister to a fantastic group of students this year and we hope that you will keep us all in your prayers. We also ask that you be in prayer for our 17 eighth grade students who will be in our 2017-2018 Confirmation program. They will be diving deeper into their faith and learning more about what it means to be a member of the United Methodist Church throughout the school year.