by Katie Johnson
Youth ministry and outreach coordinator
On a chilly winter evening as the sun was setting, an intergenerational group of FHCers and friends traveled on foot through ice and snow to sing Christmas carols and bring good cheer to the neighborhood. The air was filled with energy and joyous music as we greeted our neighbors in song.
For a few youth and adults alike, this was their first time caroling. What a wonderful shared experience! It is a reminder of how youth, children, and adults learn together.
The Christmas pageant, game night, blanket making, and card making were other great examples of shared learning, gathering and being in community together.
As we begin a new year, there is so much to look forward to!
–The emerge program (formerly known as confirmation) will begin on Jan. 5! Emerge will include additional intergenerational opportunities through mentorship, service projects and worship.
–On Jan. 9, the children will meet in the gathering room at 9:45 a.m. to learn about the journey the Wise Men made to visit Jesus, on a day we now call Epiphany.
–That evening at 5 p.m. there will be an Epiphany party where all will be invited to write their hopes for the new year. This will be a time of looking forward with hope.
–On Jan. 12 our youth group will meet for ice skating. Please stay tuned for the time and place.
–On Jan. 26 the youth group will meet for trivia night, games, and crafts from 7 to 8 p.m.
Let us continue to look toward the new year with hope as we gather together, learn from one another, and see God’s presence moving in our midst.