Here you see some of the youth wearing their festive Christmas sweaters. Some of them, mine chiefly, seem to be as messy as 2020. In December, Journey Youth Group continued to build Christian community with youth who need connection more than ever. We have been celebrating Christmas most of the month with special events. We sang Christmas carols outside The Views assisted living facility. This was a fantastic opportunity for our teens to share the joy of the season by caring for others well.

Next, we laughed together during a Christmas movie night complete with Christmas PJ’s dress-up. Finally, we celebrated with a Christmas party including a Christmas escape room, Christmas games, small group discussions about the real meaning of the season, and a white elephant gift exchange. Our students have been challenged to invite others to join us in Christian fellowship, experience the gospel in community, and hear the gospel. God has blessed their efforts with many new faces joining us.

Our God, the triune God, is a God of community. It is part of His identity. He has created us in His own image. Therefore, Joy has been overflowing to see students who have been quarantined with their families for months experience the community they have been missing. The laughter and smiles are contagious. This is the Christmas present Journey youth group is celebrating this December!

Steve Poole
Director of Youth & Young Adults




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