Can you believe it is already February? January 2019 flew by down on the bottom floor of the Activities and Youth Ministries Center. A lot of planning and dreaming took place! We are excited to announce that Youth Sunday will take place on February 24th this year. By now you have probably heard that this year’s Youth Family theme is “Rooted.” This theme sprung out of three ideas: Being Rooted in Our Stories, Being Rooted in Each Other, and Being Rooted in God. Youth Sunday worship will incorporate each of these ideas, and our incredible youth will show each of us how their stories, friends, families, and God keep them Rooted.
Our recent adventure into North Carolina brought about all sorts of fun. Our Youth Family spent that Saturday enjoying Cataloochee and all the thrills that come with a snow-covered mountain. Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing were just a part of the fun. Our youth also got to spend quality time with one another and take their minds off school for a much needed weekend. But the excitement did not end there! Just as the youth began their journey home, First Greenville’s college students arrived at Montreat for their 24-hour retreat. This year’s theme was “The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships.” The Enneagram is an ancient spiritual and personality tool useful for self-discovery. We spent several sessions discussing our different types on the Enneagram and how we perceive and interact with the world and others. It was a refreshing time of spiritual growth away from all the chaos of college life.
A lot has happened! However, planning and dreaming have not stopped. Western North Carolina has not seen the last of First Baptist Greenville yet! The Middle School Mission Blitz will once again take us to Asheville, NC. We will be staying at Blue Ridge Assembly and be serving in several different locations ranging from a garden to a rescue mission. There is even a rumor that a “return” visit to the Pinball Museum is in store. We hope your middle schooler will join us! We will depart on Friday, April 5th, and return on Sunday, April 7th. Mark your calendars! Registration will open soon.