Every year we put on our nice clothes and celebrate the year. 2016 was no different! We had what is fast becoming a tradition – a chocolate fountain, with amazingly good Belgian milk chocolate! With more dessert than we could possibly consume we were ready for a great night. Some of the awards were serious, and quite a few were just outright ridiculous.
Every year we get dressed up and have a great night celebrating the year. This year we jumped on board a double decker bus and headed for a restaurant. The youth community has never looked so fine! Young men and women dressed for a night of celebration, great food and great company. Throughout the night we remembered some of the lighter moments of the year – from drinking too much milk (Nick) or trying to explain a complex situation by including chocolate (A.J.). There were the more serious moments recognising God’s work among the youth community throughout the year.
It seemed like a good idea to get 30+ young people together and ask then to take a series of rather random photos! It wasn’t quite chaos, but it was chaotic. Check out a few of the images below. Well done ACTIV8 – it’s always a blast when we get together!
Youth Ministry doesn’t just happen! It takes a whole team… not just our awesome leaders but people who pray, feed, drive and do all manner of things to help make Youth Ministry happen. Annette and I have always counted it a privilege to work with such an awesome team. So to say thank you we put on an Afternoon Tea. Twenty years of working in her parents restaurant, has meant Annette loves hospitality and knows how to make some pretty awesome food! It was great to able to host the wider Youth Ministry team and enjoy good food and good company. Thanks again for all the many things that you guys do in helping make the Youth Ministry at Parklands Baptist…
At the start of every term the Youth Ministry team gets together. We debrief the term that’s gone and get ready for the one to come. It always involve food, laughter, fun and prayer. This year our theme has been taken form the Hobbit books (and movie) “An Unexpected Journey”
Last year we had our first ever Unplugged Camp – a chance to get away and spend some time getting to know God – using different Spiritual Disciplines. This year we didn’t get away, but stayed put at church and committed to digging deeper into the riches of God. It is always amazing and encouraging to see young people seeking God an in such ways as stillness, confession, solitude and silence.
PIZZA Night…..over 30 young people making pizzas and of course eating them. Great work team and great patience as we rotated in and out of the kitchen. I never knew that Baked Beans was an option for a pizza topping!
Ok ACTIV8 peeps…..AMPED Camp is happening at the end of the term.
It’s crazy to think we are already three events into the term!! Friday night was a blast with 36 young people cramming into cars and racing around the neighbourhood to see who made the best hot chips!! That’s right it was our infamous “HOT CHIP HUNT”, it’s amazing how much salt and grease a young person can eat!! By the time we returned to church some were already done and had chips to spare!!
ACTIV8 is back this week! We are starting with what is a simple night of ‘Hide n Seek’…except we will do it in the dark!! So if your are Year 7 or 8 come on down to 180 Queenspark Drive this Friday at 7:00pm and be ready to have some fun.