Next week we will be giving out double the amount of bags since it is the week before Thanksgiving break and the kids won’t be in school for a whole week. We are in need of the following items if you have not had a chance to make a donation.
- Cold Cereal – Individual pkgs. (5/8 oz. – 1 oz. bowl size)
- Tuna Meals w/Crackers (3.5 oz foil cup)
- Pop Tarts
- Mac & Cheese – microwave safe (2.05 oz.)
- Pop Top Meals – microwave safe (2.05 oz.)
Donations may be dropped off at the administration building or any school office, or here at church Mon – Thurs. 8am – 12noon.
Applications for our Christmas Assistance program are coming in! So be on the look out for the email to Adopt a Cougar for Christmas soon.
In an effort to best accommodate our middle and high school students while maintaining proper health protocols this Fall semester, CSUMC youth will be divided into two groups on Wednesday nights: middle school and high school.
Wednesday Night Programming
With respect to CSISD’s start date, Wednesday youth services at CSUMC will resume on September 2, 2020. Programming will look much different this Fall. No longer will youth services be a combined middle and high school service. Instead, middle school will meet from 5:00PM-6:30PM while high school will meet from 6:30PM-8:00PM. We will no longer be serving dinner to students and families but students can expect to have light, prepackaged refreshments.
Students in middle school will meet from 5:00PM-6:30PM. Similar to our regular programming, there will be time for refreshments, indoor and outdoor games, worship, and small groups led by our student leaders. In an effort to maintain proper health protocols, middle school students should not meet at or around CSUMC until 5:00PM. Parents can count on picking their students up from service no later than 6:30PM. In the event a middle school student has a sibling in high school, they may not stay through the high school service.
Students in high school will meet from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Similar to our regular programming, there will be time for refreshments, indoor and outdoor games, worship, and small groups led by our student leaders. In an effort to maintain proper health protocols, high school students should not meet at or around CSUMC until 6:30PM. High school students should remain in their vehicles or properly distanced until all middle school students are dismissed. High school students should not gather outside the youth building before or after service. Parents can count on picking their students up from service no later than 8:00PM.
Middle school students will be dismissed from youth service at 6:30PM. In an effort to accommodate a smooth transition between middle and high school students, no high school student will enter the youth building until all middle school students are dismissed. It is encouraged for high school students to remain in their vehicles until the youth building is open to receive them rather than gathering outside the church.
Face coverings are required at CSUMC. If students are enjoying refreshments, they may remove their face covering but must keep a healthy distance from others. Refreshments will have a designated time at the beginning of each service so that we might minimize the risk associated with not wearing a face covering.
The youth of CSUMC have many holiday traditions such as Trunk n’ Treat, Santa’s Workshop, an annual progressive dinner, and fall and winter fundraising. It is not clear at the moment how we might continue these valued traditions but be assured we will keep the health and safety of our students our top priority. We pray that we might be able to continue these traditions in 2020 and we will announce our intentions for these events as soon as possible to best accommodate our students and families.
June 2020 Youth Events
Below is a list of our youth events for 2020. Please contact Matt if you intend on attending an event. Visit the Band App for more information. Note that a waiver form for our kayaking trip is due June 17. You can find the form on the Band App or in the church office and it can be submitted through email or in person in the church office.
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing our scheduled June CTCYM mission trip will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the attached letter for more information from our conference office.
>> CTCYM 2020 Letter to participants
Youth and Parents,
Though our church is unable to meet in person, I would like to share with you a few ways you can stay connected to our youth ministry programming. We are still able to come together as a community and a church family through our online media outlets.
The absolute best way you can stay connected is through the Band app.
The Band app is a safe and secure app that we rolled out early January 2020 to help share in Bible study, worship, picture sharing, and calendaring. I cannot stress enough the importance of downloading the Band App if you have a student in youth ministries. In downloading Band, you will be in touch with all of the annual and seasonal youth ministry events as well as be connected to the primary source of communications to parents and students during this time of social distancing.
CSUMC is actively looking to engage its members, both adult and student. We are making many efforts to meet you where you are. Below are a few of the ways we are reaching out to your students at this time.