DEAR READERS! HAPPY WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE, and WE ARE GETTING OUR MONEY’S WORTH OUT OF OUR GROUP PHOTO!!!! (Special shout out to all the youth pictured who were so patient that day as we took multiple shots with seasonal hats, banners…)
Alex and I were reflecting on this past year and he remembered this time last year when we were uncertain if we would be able to bring CAYG back in person. We did so gradually and kept an ever watchful eye on exposure, health, etc. And at the end of the year, there has been no evidence of COVID spreading at CAYG. Thanks be to God!
But WOW! 2022 tomorrow! So many thoughts to reminisce on! So many possibilities for the future! It is times like this that make me thoughtful, pensive, reflective, and contemplative. Today my spiritual mentor and I were discussing this strange passage of time, and I thought it apropos to pass our musing meditations on to you:
Yes. Very thoughtful. And clearly still obsessing over my (finished) Church History paper. But speaking of thoughts! Thoughts become ideas which become events which become announcement material, which lead to newsletters! (Smooth, I know. Alex has taught me well.)
SO! On the 7th day of Christmas my Youth Group Gave to me…
7 Short announcements! (Actually 3, but you know, the song…)
1. Ski Trip Deadline! January 7!
You have 1 week to sign-up for the ski trip! Remember, the ski lift usually costs $68, but we have a super big discount and for us it’s only $33!!!! SIGN-UP HERE!!!!
2. Leadership Training Moved to Sunday, January 16!
Our training has been moved back ONE WEEK.
Still 5-8:30 at Ascension. RSVP here.
3. CAYG Recommences Sunday, January 23
Details will come, but for now just remember we have 3 weeks until we resume!
With that Dear Reader, I HAVE A FUN CHALLENGE!!!
Next week I want to do a “12 Days of Christmas” parody that puts 2021 in review. If you can think of any of CAYG’s highlights, just respond to this email and I’ll see if it can be incorporated!!! Bonus points if you have an accompanying picture!!!!
And now, I leave you with one last special interchange between me and my mentor that means a lot…
Truly awe-inspiring words. And once again, from our hearts to yours,
See you next year!
Kelsey Nienna ❤