“I’ll push you.” These were the words that Patrick Grey spoke to his best friend Justin Skeesuck when Justin, who is wheel chair-bound, said he wanted to hike the El Camino Trail in Spain. The El Camino traverses 500 miles of rough terrain, mountain ranges and deserts and has been used by spiritual pilgrims for hundreds of years. In order to succeed, both men had to be willing to ask for and receive help from total strangers. This vulnerability, the ability to say, “I can’t do this on my own, I need help,” became an incredible strength and asset. In Youth Group we have been talking about this book and their journey as we talk about supporting and pushing each other and being willing to be supported in turn by both their friends AND by God. Vulnerability is tough, but it can lead to great strength and growth when we allow it. As the psalmist says in Psalm 23:1-2, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.” Like sheep who allow themselves to be led by their shepherd, we must, at times, allow ourselves to be led by God.
Some of the videos we watched include (click on the title to follow the link):
500 miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair (Ted Talk)
Switchfoot: Live It Well
2nd: Yard Sale Pickup PARENTS: If you have access to a truck or van, I could use help picking up a few larger items in the evening. YOUTH: I need your muscle!
3rd: 6:00-9:00 p.m. inthe Gathering Area Yard sale setup! Be at the church at 6:00 to help get everything ready for our Mission Trip Yard Sale. We hope to be finished by 9:00 p.m.
4th: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Yard Sale All hands on deck. Whether you are going on the mission trip or not, please stop by for a few hours to help. We will need folks holding signs, collecting money, setting and cleaning up.
5th: 11:30-1:30 Regular Youth Group. Youth Sunday planning!
11th: 7:00 p.m. ...
12th: 11:30 a.m.
19th: 11:30-1:30 Game day at the Youth House! Bring your favorite board game and let’s just chill and have fun.
26th: 11:30-1:30 Miniature Golf at Wahooz! $8 per person for golf. Drivers are needed.
4th Yard Sale!!!
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
To raise money for our July Mission Trip to Eugene, OR. Donate May 3 from 6-8 pm. Contact Claire for pickup of larger items at
*Please contact Claire if you would like to help set up or provide food for lunches for our Youth Group!