Youth Ministries

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Saint Andrew Youth (SAY)
and Chi Rho

Sunday School
Youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 meet every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in Room 103. Grades 9 through 12 meet in the Youth Room, located on the lower level. Youth Sunday School teachers approach lessons with the goal of relating Biblical lessons to daily life.
In Sunday School our Chi Rho kids (6th-8th grades) came up with the following acrostic poem to describe what it means to live their lives with Integrity. It's a good recipe for all of us to follow!

INTEGRITY MEANS:
I
nterest in Others
Not hurting People
Trustworthy
Encouraging
Gratitude
Right Thing
I
nsightful
Thoughtful
Your Faith (as in it takes faith to act with Integrity; and having Integrity is a way to show your faith)

Sunday Evening Fellowship
SAY (9-12) and Chi Rho (6-8) gather (almost) every Sunday from 4:00-6:00 pm in Friends Hall. There’s something for everyone — fun & games, singing & supper, and lively discussion.

Upcoming Special Events
• Sunday, July 22 - Chi Rho Mission Trip Presentation in Adult Ed: 9:30-10:30 am; SAY Mission Trip Commissioning in 10:45 worship; Chi Rho and SAY: 4:00-6:00 pm; SAY Mission Trip Meeting for youth and parents: 6:00 pm
• July 29 – August 4 - SAY Mission Trip!
• Sunday, July 29 - Intergenerational Book Club: 3:00 pm in the Youth Room
SACC folks, we're doing it again! We're offering another book discussion for ANYONE in the church. The book is again a young adult book with the theme of redemption. It's called The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall. The story starts with the main character, Arthur T. Owens, throwing a brick at an old "junk man." Luckily, the man survives and his arm is only broken. Instead of pressing charges, the junk man asks for Arthur to work for him. And so begins a story of redemption and transformation for Arthur. If you're a person who believes in second chances, then this is a great book for you. In addition, this book has some surprising twists and turns. Please join us on Sunday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the youth room to discuss this. Tell your kids that this time SNACKS will be available. Come and discuss this book with us. All are welcome. Contact Crysta Baier at cnbaier@gmail.com if you're planning on coming. We have 4 copies of the book available to purchase, for $5 each. They can be paid for and picked up in the office on Patty’s desk on Sundays or during office hours.
Chi Rho: Pool Party @ Black Bob Bay, 4:00-6:00pm
• Monday, August 6 - Migrant Farmworker Service Project: We’re headed to Lexington, MO for the first night of their season! We’ll deliver backpacks filled with school supplies and sort and distribute food bags and children’s books. Meet at 2:30pm in the SACC parking lot. We’ll have an orientation and sandwiches when we arrive at 4:00pm. We need your rsvp’s to make sure we have enough drivers for everyone. We’ll be working outside, so dress accordingly, and closed toe shoes are suggested as there are lots of pallets with rough edges. We’ll serve clients from 5:00-7:00, and then head home. We should be home close to 9:00pm.

Leadership in the Congregation
Youth are active in church leadership: providing musical leadership, serving in worship, teaching younger children in the nursery and Children’s Church. The youth prepare and lead both an evening worship service to celebrate the Advent season and a Sunday morning worship service every spring.

Connections to the Larger Church
Youth participate in the life of our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), through leadership on the regional youth cabinet, regional youth retreats and Tall Oaks Camp experiences.

Missions
Our youth are active with mission projects each year. Local efforts include support for the Migrant Farmworker Project, Temporary Lodging for Children and Families (TLC), and the Micah Ministry of Independence Boulevard Christian Church. In addition, each summer SAY embarks on a week-long mission trip to offer helping hands to sister churches or charitable organizations. Chi Rho also takes a summer mission trip of three to four days, for service and fun!
2018 Mission Trips:
• Chi Rho - June 6-9 to Perryville, AR (Heifer Ranch)
• SAY - July 29-Aug 4 to Denver, CO (Tenneyson Center)

Summer Camp
Our children and youth attend camp at Tall Oaks Conference Center, a short 30 minute drive from Saint Andrew. Saint Andrew’s mission committee offers scholarship funds to all Saint Andrew children and youth.