Bright and early Easter morning, the youth group and sponsors woke up to get ready for the annual Easter breakfast. The group went to church early in the morning to finish preparing a delicious Easter breakfast for the congregation. They served egg casserole, coffee cake, muffins, bananas, apples, grapes, and orange juice. The congregation arrived and sat down to eat while visiting with each other. Donations were given to help fund the youth group trip to Mennonite Convention USA in Phoenix, Arizona this summer.
The Zion Youth Group will be traveling to Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 2013 for the Mennonite USA Convention. The group will be participating at the convention in activities throughout the first week of July. They have been busy raising money for their trip. On Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, the group will be hosting an Easter Breakfast fundraiser. Look for more information in the coming weeks about the breakfast and their trip.
The youth group camped out at East Lake on July 25-26 in anticipation of the Church wide Sunday School picnic on Sunday the 26th at East Lake. It was a fun evening of storytelling, creativity, laughing, bonding and sleeping under the stars.
Jen, Amy, Kaitlyn, and Kendra spell LOVE in front of a lovely Kansas sunset!
Here are some of our youth selling some delicious baked goods at this
years "Taste of Newton" in downtown Newton, KS. Thanks to everyone
who helped provide baked goods and also those of you who came out
and supported us! We greatly appreciate your support!
From July 31-August 6, 17 youth and 5 sponsors from Zion Mennonite Church served, learned and fellowshipped in Texas. The first weekend was spent in Dallas with our sister church, House of Healing Mennonite Church. They planned a wonderful weekend for us with lots of great food, fun games (including a bouncy water slide), meaningful worship and delightful fellowship. What a joy to spend time with, learn from and grow with House of Healing Mennonite church.
Throughout the rest of the week our group participated in DOOR in San Antonio Texas. During the daytime we served at different locations throughout the city of San Antonio. Some of the service locations included: Catholic Worker House, Food Bank, Developmental Centers, Children's Homes, Retirement Centers and Homeless Shelters. During the eveings we relaxed, and were led by the DOOR staff in worship, reflection and learning opportunities.
We had a great time in Texas as we served with one another and interacted with the many new people we encountered. It was also a time of growth as we talked about difficult issues such as immigration and how social structures in our world treat people. Our group shared many meaningful conversations and were challenged to think beyond ourselves. Thanks again to everyone who supported our efforts to take this trip!
Posts from various members of the congregation.