Fall 2016 has been a great time of overnights, games, faith formation and service opportunities for Organic Youth! Read on and be sure to check out the many pictures from our fall adventures with some amazing youth…
Organic Youth at Lasertron
While we were limited in picture opportunities, we were most certainly not limited on the fun and faith that was had by all 125 participants at this popular overnight on October 7-8! All-night laser tag, arcade and other games, along with some great devotions to start off the night, were had by all!
1st-5th Grade Fall, Faith & Fun Day
14 elementary youth came together on October 22 for a great afternoon of indoor games (it was a bit wet and cold outside), devotions and decorating Christmas gift bags for Peaceprints Prison Ministry!
Music & Memory Ministry
This new service and relationship-building activity got rolling this fall with occasional sessions that brought youth together for one-on-one sessions with elderly residents of Greenfields Continuing Care Community. See more about this program and sign up for our other sessions happening throughout the year!
Organic Youth at Harvest House
One of our more involved overnights of the year saw 88 participants come to Harvest House for a great night of games, worship, service activities and much more the night of November 11-12! We raised $1,079 to support the ministries of Harvest House among young families in need in the city of Buffalo. We also assembled and personalized 100 personal care Christmas care gift bags for clients of Harvest House’s thrift store, and completed the decorating of over 100 Christmas gift bags for Peaceprints Prison Ministry.
Leadership Team Retreat
What brings many aspects of these events together are the spiritual gifts, dedication and energy of Organic Youth’s senior high Leadership Team. They meet monthly to plan, pray and prepare for these events. And each fall, they also head to Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center for team building, training and more!
Winter is Coming, and so are more events
As we head through the holidays and into 2017, Organic Youth continues with a great lineup of activities, including the Buffalo Mission Trip, Winter on the Town, the 1st-5th Grade Christmas Party, and much more! Be sure to check out what is to come!
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