•June 1, 2017 • Comments Off on Summer…

summer sandSchool is out. Temps are up. Early morning alarms are off. Shades are on. Summer is here folks. It happens every year, but it feels like each year it sneaks up on you before you’re 100% ready. Nevertheless, we’ve come to those three months in the calendar where we alter our pattern and do some different things than we typically do during the other nine months.
. of us welcome the change in schedule. For others, it creates anxiety. Either way, it takes some adjusting and we all deal with that in radically different ways. But, regardless, here we are… summer has arrived!

We switch things up here at The STYG at this time of year. Several things change a bit but we’re still the same kind of community: One that gathers together in order to practice a Way of Life so that it can be lived for the benefit of those around us and thereby partner with God’s restorative mission for the world. But during the summer, we get a little funky!

film-school-logoFilm School takes a break for the summer but will kick back up on September 17.

I Tree CampSunday Youth Group happens when it can, depending on various summer events like Summer Camp, The Euch Fest, Lifest, Mexico Mission Trip, and more.

D-Groups turn into Summer D-Groups and we gather at peoples’ homes rather than at St. Thomas.

Plus, there are TONS of opportunities to Sign Up For Stuff both during the summer and beyond.  Things like Camp, Six Flags, VBS, Fellowship Camp, etc.  And ALL of those things to sign up for are things you can invite friends and family and neighbors to, or you can come “by yourself” but of course, you WON’T be by yourself ‘cuz you’ll have a whole community of people around you!

styg handRegardless, our goal here at The STYG (st thomas youth group) has always been and will always be to invite 6th – 12th grade students to come together as a community, to trust their lives to God, to learn about and live out the teachings and Way of Jesus, and to be empowered by God’s Spirit to participate in God’s restorative mission for the world.

peace to you

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