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J.O.Y.

(Jesus, Other, And You)

The J.O.Y. Program is open to all 5th Grade youth and will meet every Sunday throughout the school year at 10:00 am in Room 106. Join your 5th Grade friends, old and new, to learn about how to connect with Jesus, Others, and You! 

 

The J.O.Y. Program is meant to connect scripture and service in the hearts of our young people. Sunday sessions this year will focus on service learning, social justice, building leadership skills, having meaningful conversations, and learning about different ways to pray and connect. We will also have a lot of fun, with games, dramatic play, storytelling, and opportunities for fellowship with other youth. 

 

The J.O.Y. Program will also meet every THIRD WEDNESDAY at 6:45 PM (after Oasis Worship Service) for service-learning projects, prayer, activities, and more! See our full Wednesday Night Service Project schedule below.
 

Wednesday Night Schedule


•    September 13th: Parent Meeting
•    October 18th: Housing/ Homelessness Service Project
•    November 15th: Hunger Service Project
•    December 20th: Spreading Christmas JOY
•    January 24th: Warmth/ Clothing Service Project
•    February 21st: Service Project for Racial Justice (Black History Month) 
•    March 20th: Global Service: Lutheran World Relief
•    April 17th: Global Service: ELCA Good Gifts
•    May 15th: Supporting Mental Health (Mental Health Awareness Month) 
 

*Parents, please note: If you are interested in helping out for Wednesday Night Service Projects, or interested in serving alongside your child during this time, please reach out to Amanda at aburton@stlukes-elca.org!

What IS Service Learning? 

Service Learning is an experiential style of learning that moves youth beyond the classroom (or Sunday School room) to become active participants in their learning and develop civic knowledge and skills. In a faith-based program, service learning is modeled for us in the life of Christ and the disciples. For J.O.Y. in particular, we will use Bible stories and the teachings of Jesus as a foundation for why we ought to engage in service learning, and how exactly to go about loving our neighbors. The common ground between Jesus, Others, and Ourselves is love and grace, and this program aims to put those principles into practice through opportunities to serve our neighbors and listen to the stories of others. 

Register for our J.O.Y. Program to receive updates and scheduling here
 

Amanda Burton - Director of Youth Ministry
Email: aburton@stlukes-elca.org

 

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