Church "Christ" Centered
Youth Activities Clubs and Groups
Our youth activities promote our values and help build lifelong friendships. Joining a club or group is a great way to
meet new people and get involved in an activity you enjoy. Clubs we offer include are childern activities, teen
talk, new mother's, shut in, Bible study. Contact us for more information and meeting times
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DIRECTIONS TO OUR FATHER'S
Make a Right onto Believeth
Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.
There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith,
which is over troubled water.
When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep Straight.
You are on the
King's Highway - Heaven-bound.
Keep going for three miles:
One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for the Holy
Then exit off
onto Grace Blvd.
From there, make a Right turn on
Keep Straight and then make another Right on Prayer Road.
As you go on your way,
Yield Not to the traffic on Temptation Ave.
Also, avoid SIN STREET because it is a DEAD END.
Pass up Envy Drive, and Hate Avenue.
Also, pass Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane, and Backbiting Blvd.
you have to go down Long-suffering Lane,
and Trials and Tribulations Ave.
But that's all right,
because VICTORY Street is straight ahead!
SEND THESE DIRECTIONS
TO EVERYONE SO THEY WILL NOT GET LOST.
Prayer works...Group prayers work miracles
Sparks Ministries Puppets
A unique family ministry, using upbeat music, ventriloquism, drama, and the uncompromised Word of God,
to bring a special message in churches, schools and campgrounds.
Bratton Specialties Children's Ministry Links
Links to children's ministries.
Showing God's magnificent love through our hands using moving mouth (hand) puppets. Come see our puppet
family, serving the Tampa Bay area for Christ. Need some free patterns?
Resources site parents, teacher, youth leaders and sunday school teachers. Also there are lot of fun puzzles,
jigsaws, colouring pages, quiz and lots of other fun things to do. How about send someone a postcard or shop at the christian
Geddy the Gecko
Christian Children's Entertainer & Evangelist, Geddy the Gecko, the gecko lizard missionary mascot,
with 10 different shows filled with high energy tropical songs, skits, and lots of audience participation
Bratton Specialties Chrisian Resources
Offering flannel backgrounds, visualized songs, Folkmanis puppets, and web design.
Christian Service Brigade
CSB operates in over 1000 evangelical churches across North America. We celebrate 60 years of ministry,
winning and training boys for Christ.
Power Tips for Sunday School Teachers
Power tips for Sunday School Teachers, lots of ideas.
Ministry Source is where it is our ministry to equip yours. Great deals on supplies and equipment for churches,
camps and parachurch ministries. Also has several christian community options available.
Kids and Stuff!
This page is full of ideas including costumes, characters, puppets, games, crafts, and free curriculum!
Ryan's Designs & Photography
Christian Web & Graphic Design & Photography Services. Offering Christian Links for children &
Christian Crafting is a site dedicated to the Christian Crafter. Here you will find resources for creating
crafts with a definite Christian theme. VBS and Sunday School ideas abound. A forum of question and answers exists for your
Kaota's Christian Web Page
Family orientated homepage something for everyone. Games music puzzles and much more. Also life's lessons
that bring us closer to God's Truth.
Children's Ministry Today
Many helps for childrens workers here.
Otie and Tanya's Home Page
The ministries of Otie and Tanya Vititoe. Puppetry, ventriloquism, radio show, jokes, games, pictures,
karaoke fun and more.
Songs of Praise for Children
Original Christian childrens music by Elton Smith, Gilberto Barreto and other Christian songwriters.
Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers
Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers
|Be a light unto the world
and promoting youth activities are an important part of our church. Here we will discuss what we are doing to assist in the
growth of our youth.
This site offers several ideas and activities for our younger members. Some of the more
popular activities are:
what you want, paste it on a Word Document.
* Self paced
"Read the Bible"
for a Neighbor
Baby Sitters Help List
Date of Birth:______________Allergies_______________
Snacks for you are (circle answer) in the fridge/cupboard/counter
Kids may not eat______________________________
Food allergies are____________________________
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS- BEDTIME is _______PM
Kids may not_________________(example: go to
neighbors, ride bikes, make phone calls)at all
or after _____PM
(example: have gluestick for scrapbook, pop popcorn
Child Should: (circle one)
Pick up toys: yes /no
Do Home work: yes /no
BATH: yes /no
Set out clothes for tomorrow: yes/no
Time out for wrong behavior should be for _______minutes:
in the chair/ against wall /in bedroom (circle one)
Emergency phone numbers are: on fridge/wall/calendar
Directions to our home:_______________________________
Home Phone:________________Work Phone:________________
Medical Emergency Contact(s):_________________________
Police Department:___________Fire Department:_________
Doctor name:_____________Doctor Phone:________________
Company:____________ Group #:___________ID #:__________
NEIGHBOR / GRANDPARENT INFO
Names & phone #s:______________________________________
someone ready to start school
Get all recommended immunizations
Determine the school dress code
Request a list of necessary supplies from the school
Meet the teacher
Tour the school
Help your child memorize your home phone, work phone, and home address
Arrange transportation, designate a safe meeting spot, and practice the routine
If walking, walk your child to and from school a few times
If carpooling, introduce your child to all carpool drivers
If riding the bus, determine times and bus stops
Arrange for daycare
Plan a menu for breakfasts, packed lunches, and after-school snacks
Establish a homework location and schedule
Prepare a school calendar of all important events
Slip a note or photo into your child’s bag, for reassurance on their first
Clothing and shoes
Pens, pencils, crayons, markers
* Yard sale, your trash someone else’s treasure or Wash that car
Tips for Fundraising
The most important thing when fundraising for any parish event is to set
a realistic goal. Fundraising isn’t always about raising X amount of dollars. Sometimes fundraisers are the best way
for youth to get to know one another or make themselves a presence in the parish community .
While asking people for money isn’t the easiest
thing to do, people feel good about giving to those they know. When your Youth Ministry program is active and alive in your
parish, it will be easier to approach parishioners with fundraisers. While some of these fundraisers are geared specifically
for WYD 2005, feel free to adapt any or all to fit your parish youth ministry needs.
Some quick tips to consider when
it comes to fundraising:
- Presentation to
pastoral/finance council, get on the radar screen early.
- Don’t leave
fundraising until last minute and expect everyone to jump on board.
- Ask for tips from
those in your community who have fundraising experience. They can share their do’s and don’ts, saving you time
now and later.
- Get those who are benefiting involved!
- Have young people,
wherever possible, ask directly – pulpit presentations, present at back of Church, reflection in parish bulletin, etc.
- Look at the big
picture and what’s “do-able” – set a goal, be realistic about the goal. What are the expectations?
Will fundraising cover all costs?
- Determine criteria
for who will receive funds ie. anyone or only those who commit to formation/fundraising/overall program. Be clear at the start
to avoid conflict later on.
- Look at the number of projects you will take on
– find out what other fundraising projects are going on in the parish and schedule accordingly. You don’t want
to have to compete with other projects like building fund, ShareLife collection, etc.
- Be sure to thank
donors – personal thank you cards or notes from young people are most effective. If it’s regarding an event that
you’re asking for money, after the event, have a display of photos, reception in hall, pulpit presentation so that people
know how their money was used.
- Make sure more
than one person is in charge of fundraising “accounting”. To be transparent and accountable, have a team count
funds, deposit in bank, etc. Never deposit funds into your personal bank account. Set up finances through parish ie. Parish
Youth Ministry Fund, St. John’s Parish WYD Bank Account, etc.
- Consider the amount
of labour and planning that goes into your events and what the end yield will be. Putting on a “talent night”
fundraiser may sound like a great idea but if it costs $1000 to rent equipment, staging, etc. and only brings in $1200 it
may not be the best use of time and resources.
- When setting prices
for things like “bake sales” or “car washes”, consider asking for a "donation". You’ll end up
getting more than you would if you had a set price. Also be sure to distribute information at these events about what you’re
doing. People want to know where their money is going.
- Consider the involvement of service clubs –
ie. Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women's League, etc. but also be aware of the numerous requests they receive.
Consider opportunities for them to receive recognition or partner with your events. What ways could you work together?
- Make sure your
youth ministry team knows about programs, new initiatives and is well-informed. You don’t want a potential donor asking
about a new program only to receive the response, “I don’t know. I’m just doing my shift at the table.”
Those “selling” your program need to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
- Have fun –
people want to be part of fun activities. Do what you can to ensure you get the job done but have a great time doing it!
* Visit your
me your pictures doing one of the many chores Christ has called us to do. Have you helped raise money for the less fortunate?
Have you hugged a child today? Have you done all that you can do to lift up the Lord?
|Just as Jesus did, we also must be subservient