Saint Andrew Youth

Seeking God, Creating Community, Practicing Justice

Who Are We September 23, 2008

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We are the Saint Andrew Youth Group from Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Olathe Kansas. We are committed to coming together to seek God, build community, practice justice, and have fun. Read more on the blog about what we do and who we are. We would love for you to come join us. We meet most Sunday’s from 5-7 at the church. For the complete calendar click on the calendar link. For more information email allison@sacchome.org2007-st-andrew-logo1

SAY (Saint Andrew Youth) is our group for 9th-12th graders, Chi-Rho is for 6th-8th graders, and Angels is for 4th-5th graders.

Come be a part of our community.

 

Sign Up for Camp March 16, 2010

 

It’s Summer Camp Time!

 

tall oaks kids at camp

Make your plans to attend church camp at Tall Oaks NOW!  Go to www.talloaks.org for camp schedules and their new online registration.  (You’ll still have to print out a health form to have notarized, and pay your fees through Saint Andrew.) 

 
   
Saint Andrew Christian Church
913.764.5888

 

 

Chi Rho Lock In March 10, 2010

We will have a night of adventures, campfires, nerf gun battles, serving others, seeking God and more!  Hope to see you there.  Let Allison know if you are coming and what questions you have

 
 

Key in lockChi Rho Lock In!
Friday, March 19,
8:00 pm
to
Saturday, March 20,
4:00 pm

 

 
Dr. Seuss

 

Our theme for the lock in is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. We will discover together where we have been and where we might be going on the journey!  
 
We will meet at the church 8:00 pm, Friday, for a night of fun, games, worship, and hopefully a little sleep!
Saturday, we will spend at Metro Lutheran Ministries helping fix up houses of our elderly neighbors in Kansas City, MO. 

What to bring:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • toiletries
  • clothes to work in (that can get messy) for Saturday
  • close-toed shoes for Saturday
  • clothes to sleep in
  • a snack to share
  • a smiling face!
Please RSVP to allison@sacchome.org by Wednesday, March 17, if you plan to attend. Parents, we still need one or two more adults to stay with us Friday night. Let me know if you can help!

 

 

Mission Trip Time!

This year our youth groups will head out again to do justice, seek God, share love, and have fun on mission trips!

SAY will be going to Denver Colorado to work at the Tennyson Center for Children with abused and neglected kids. Mark Anderson will be leading this trip

Chi Rho will go to St. Louis Missouri to work and stay and the Urban Mission Inn and help those living in the inner city of St. Louis. Linda Reynolds will be leading this trip.

We need you to make these trips happen!

Here is how you can be a part

* If you are a youth and want to go on the trip turn in a commitment form to the chuch by March 28th.  Forms can be found on the youth bulletin board.  You will also need to turn in payment for the trip which is $100.  Make out the check to Saint Andrew and in the memo write mission trip.

*If you are an adult and want to go on these trips please contact Allison, Mark, or Linda

* If you want to help but can’t go we still need financial support.  Make out a check to Saint Andrew, put youth mission trip in the memo, and turn it in during the offering.

*Need another way to get involved, we need your prayers before and during the trip!

Thanks for your support of the youth of Saint Andrew

 

February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month January 29, 2010

This month SAY has been engaging in hot topics. 

The first week we talked about the war in Afghanistan and how our faith informs the questions we ask and the prayers we pray about war, soldiers, and the people of Afghanistan.

Last week we talked about the earthquake in Haiti.  Brandon Gilvin from Week of Compassion came and shared with us.  We discused the future for Haiti and how and where our faith calls us to respond and stand with the Haitians.

This week we are talking about dating.

I am sure we will ask the common dating questions….

           ….how do you know if your in love

           ….how do you break up with someone without breaking their heart

           ….what do you do if the person your dating wants to physically go further than you do

But I wonder if we will ask questions about dating violence?

       ….what do you do if your girlfriend is controlling and texts you every moment

       ….what do you do if your boyfriend hits you and then tells you he loves you and apologizes

       ….what if your friend is dating someone who puts her down all the time

       ….what about sexting

February is the month to ask these kinds of questions.  It is teen dating violence awareness month.  To learn more check out the website for breaking the cycle of dating violence. http://www.breakthecycle.org/ See what you can do if you find yourself in a situation like this or how you can help your friends.

Say a prayer that one day all people will be in loving relationships that are about real love…love with respect, kindness, and care.  The kind of forgiving, graceful, beautiful love that comes from God.

 

Applebee’s Fundraiser

Applebee’s Mission Trip Fundraiser

 

This summer SAY will be going to Denver Colorado to spend a week working with children who have been abused or neglected at the Tennyson Center for Children.  CHI RHO will spend a week serving the inner city of St. Louis at the Urban Mission Inn.

To get there we need your help!

We hope to see you at Applebees on 135th in Olathe on Saturday Jan. 30th for our fundraiser. 

Tickets are 7$.  You will recieve a fabulous pancake breakfast served to you by our own youth!  See you then

 

 

Kids helping Kids

 

Last Sunday Chi Rho (our middle schoolers) spent the day delivering blankets they had made to Ronald McDonald House and then helping out at the house. 

Over 40,000 people come through the doors of Ronald McDonald House each year.  While children are paitients at Children’s Mercy Hospital their families can find a place to rest, shower, do laundry, and play at Ronald McDonald House.

We were amazed at all the incredible work done  by the house. 

You can find pictures of our day there on the blog.  You also can help out yourself.  Volunteer to bring dinner to the house, to help clean up around the facilities, give money at McDonalds Restaurants or drop you pop tabs in Ronald McDonald cardboard houses found all throughout the city.

Having a sick kid is scary.  Lets all do our part to make it a little eaiser on the families.

 

Advent Service December 7, 2009

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The youth Advent service is almost here

December 13th 7PM

Resist the Rush, Embrace the Hush, Celebrate Advent Peace

 

The youth have been working hard to prepare a meanigful and rich service.  Come rest for a while with us in the sanctuary as we search for God’s peace.

 

 
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