Posts with the category “youth”

Where were you on Memorial Weekend in 1979?
May 18th, 2023
By Stacy Kutz, Families and Youth Director Where were you on Memorial Day Weekend, 1979? For many of our longtime members they were attending West Side’s first MDR at Ramblewood Retreat Center in Sequ...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
Confirmation Class is Back!
February 24th, 2023
By Stacy KutzFamilies and Youth Director Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, March 1 through April 12Confirmation Sunday, May 21 After a COVID hiatus, we are excited to offer a Confirmation Class for youth once...  Read More
by Noël Foulk
A Prayer for Tired Moms
December 1st, 2020
Why didn’t anyone warn us that parenting was so tough before we had children?It can be downright exhausting. All stages of motherhood bring their own level of weariness.The infant and toddler stage is...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
What are my kids learning anyways?!
November 3rd, 2020
I wanted to give you an update as to what your students are learning during our small group meetings. I currently have four girl’s groups that are following a seven-week overview of Scripture; two gro...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
A Fall to Look Forward To
November 3rd, 2020
Ah, fall... A season of football, crisp air, and pumpkin-flavored everything. This season always brings a feeling of togetherness and warmth, but like so many things this year, November may be a littl...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
One Thing I Used to Say to My Kids All the Time
October 1st, 2020
(Okay…as I’m sure you can imagine, I used to say a lot of things… and I still do! As I look back, I realize that I think I often added onto the stress my kids felt rather than helping them navigate th...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
What I've Learned Over the Past Six Months
October 1st, 2020
For months I have been receiving phone calls, emails, and texts from parents and youth inquiring about what our youth ministry might look like in the upcoming fall season. All are asking important que...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Red Light, Green Light
September 3rd, 2020
Have you ever played red light, green light with a group of kids? I love playing this game! During COVID-19 however, I feel like somebody keeps shouting “red light”, “red light”, “red light!”I’m ready...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Where were you when?
July 7th, 2020
There are moments in our lives that mark our place in history, and we ask ourselves this question – where were you when? Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell? Or when Mt. St. Helens erupted? Or wh...  Read More
by Stacy Kutz
Devotions for March 31
March 31st, 2020
Today's devotion is written by Stacy Kutz, who sent it to our High School and College Students and shares it today with all of us:March Madness: CancelledDisneyland: ClosedClasses: Online or cancelled...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!
March 1st, 2020
By Stacy KutzYouth and Young Adult Minister For many years my son Joshua swam on a club swim team. His best event was the 100 yard (or meter) backstroke. This was a sprint. He would jump in the water,...  Read More
by Laurie Brenner