Dear Church Family,
It’s been a big week for the youth of our church!
Our middle school students returned from their summer mission trip last Saturday after an exhausting but rewarding five days of serving the people of Austin. They worked at the Mitscoots Headquarters where they put together kits for the homeless community. Mitscoots is a great company that manufactures socks (some very cool ones, I might add) by employing homeless individuals. For every pair of socks sold, the company gives a pair to a person in need as well. The company was so impressed with our students they wrote a blog about them. You can read it and see them in action here.
Another mission project the kids completed was work at Austin’s Community First Village, a master planned community that provides affordable housing options and cooperative living for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.
The students also had two different opportunities to prepare and serve meals for the homeless. It was truly a life changing trip for the kids and youth investors who were able to participate.
Also this week, the church was filled with squeals and laughter as hundreds of kids participated in Cave Quest Vacation Bible School. Pulling off a successful VBS experience requires tons of planning, dozens of dedicated volunteers and the open hearts of all the participating children. I can tell you with certainty we had all the right ingredients, and it was an incredible week for the kids we were trying to reach.
You’ll be able to see some of those children as they sing this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with our Sr. High Revelation Choir who is returning for their home performance after a week of traveling the country sharing the love of Jesus through song.
During choir tour, they had a few hours to take in the Grand Canyon and recorded this clip of them singing. When I heard it, it gave me goose bumps. It’s that good. Take a listen.
And make sure to be here Sunday for their performances. I know you’ll be blessed by it.
After service, we’ll all head down to the 17 acre parking lot at the corner of Custer and Legacy for a VBS celebration including bounce houses, games and food trucks with food for purchase. Everyone is welcome to attend!
We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
Reverend Kory Knott
Senior Minister, Custer Road United Methodist Church
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