Our group has 12 members in it, ranging in age from 13-18. Our members learn about their faith, how their faith affects their daily lives and how to help others less fortunate than themselves. We have donated items to those in need at Christmas by working with Operation Christmas Child, fed the hungry at the Salvation Army, volunteered at the Northampton Food Bank and Parkland Cares Food Pantry, held clothing drives, and volunteered at the Miracle League. Youth Group members become leaders and teachers at our Vacation Bible School. Over the last 9 years, we have attended the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, Detroit, and most recently Houston. We look forward to traveling to Minneapolis in 2022.
Our fundraiser at the Egypt Shine Car Wash ended in April. We had 97 washes and made a profit of $194. Thank you to everyone who got their car washed!
We went to the Salvation Army on April 25 to serve lunch. Because of the pandemic, we were not allowed to make and serve a hot meal to those in need. Instead, we made 80 bagged lunches that we handed out to those that showed up. While we made far more bags than there were people in attendance, we were told that the leftover food would be handed out during the week.
On May 8, three youth members went to Parkland Cares Food Pantry to help with their monthly distribution. We helped set up, packed bags of canned goods and other foods, unloaded cars filled with bags of food and frozen turkeys and spent some time with the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs. Thank you to everyone who donated peanut butter and jelly! The Food Pantry was very grateful for the large donation we gave them.
On May 16, we were finally able to have our Penny Party. We had almost 60 people in attendance and made a profit of $1,930! Thank you to everyone who donated food, money or items for the game. And a special thank you to those who came to play! We hope you had a great time!
We are resuming the youth group’s clothing drive! We are collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens, stuffed animals and bikes in working condition. All items should be bagged or boxed and brought to the church. Please put any shoes in separate bags! The bags and boxes will be stored in the Sunday School room next to the garage.
SAVE THE DATE!! We will be having a Designer Purse Bingo and Basket Auction on October 17, 2021. Tickets will go on sale at the end of September. More information will be in the next newsletter.
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