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Director of CE & Youth Programs – November 2019

Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs  —  Amy Grella —

November Youth Calendar

Sunday, November 3 – SNL (Sunday Night Live)  Youth in 8th grade and up are invited to meet in Fellowship Hall from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with youth from Sunset Hills.  Join us for games, small group discussion, and snacks.

Tuesday, November 5 – Most schools are off for election day.  Sleep in and then join us as we head to World Vision in Sewickley with SHUP youth.  Meet at the church at 12:30 p.m., and we will return by 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17 – We are heading to Sunset Hills Church for a night of games, small group breakouts and fun.  Meet at Sunset Hills Church at 6:30 p.m. and return home at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 22-24 Join us for the Crestfield youth retreat:  Stand Strong.  The keynote speaker is Chet Fuhrman: father, teacher, and former conditioning coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He will speak to our youth about finding strength in the context of school, sports, relationships, and God.  Cost is $105 per person.  See the email from Amy for forms and full details.  Registration deadline is October 29.  We will leave the church at 5:45 p.m. on Friday and return Sunday around noon.

Special Tweener Event

All 3rd-6th grade youth are invited to Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 16, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  We will have a pizza dinner and then participate in our first annual Scavenger Hunt!  Tweens from Sunset Hills have been invited to join us as well, and feel free to invite your friends to this event.

New Christmas Eve Worship Service for Children

Based on the feedback from our families, Bower Hill is excited to offer a children’s worship service at

11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24.  This service will be for children and not by children; we will not be performing a children’s pageant during Advent this year, so please consider participating in a children’s choir.  There are now two choir options: the Cherub (for preschool thru second grade) and the Chorister (for 3rd grade and up).  Cherubs perform in worship on December 22, and the Chorister choir performs on December 1 and again with the Cherubs on December 22.

New Parent Ministry Small Group

Parents are the most powerful influence in a young person’s faith development.  A new small group for parents meets on Sunday mornings during second hour to give parents easy and practical ways to infuse faith into their children’s lives.  Led by Amy Grella, these stand-alone classes will provide parents a safe space to discuss, learn, share and support one another in raising faith-filled and caring children.  The group meets in room 105 from 11:00 a.m. until noon.  Upcoming topics include the power of an apology and planning “on purpose” time with your teenager.

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