Summer is finally here! You can feel it in the air, you can see it in children’s faces, and you can feel the excitement as schools begin to let out.
At Sardis Presbyterian Church, the Youth Ministry kicks into overdrive with our summer activities! We will start off with The Great Escape Middle School conference where 18 youth and 4 adults will travel to Lee College in Cleveland, TN for a week of spiritual growth, fellowship opportunities, worship and singing, and much more!
Then the High School Youth Ministry will take 20 youth and 6 adults to Peru to work with Rev. Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmundson, the missionaries that Sardis has sponsored for almost eight years. We will work side by side with Peruvians as we share what it means to be a part of the Church universal.
Youth will then serve at Vacation Bible School in various capacities, from helping to lead recreation to shepherding classes to reading Bible stories and much more.
The Middle School Youth will then engage in a three day, two night mission trip here in Charlotte, serving at six different agencies. We will sleep at the Sardis House, serve in the mornings and afternoons, and then play in the evenings!
The High School Youth are traveling back to the Montreat Youth Conference at the end of July for a week of renewal and growth. We will worship, have keynote, play, meet new people in small groups, and grow closer to God in this special place.
Throughout all of this, we will still offer times for students to gather and be in fellowship with one another. We will also host Sunday School on Sunday mornings as we look at major characters from the Old Testament.
The Youth Ministry does not slow down during the summer but we are excited to offer life changing opportunities for our middle and high school students.
This blog will help detail some of those adventures. We aim to share what is happening at The Great Escape, on our Peru mission trip, in Charlotte with the Middle School Mission Adventure, and at Montreat with the Youth Conference.
We hope this blog will bless you as I know the participants on these trips have been blessed. You are free to live vicariously through us using this blog!
This summer, as you relax, please remember in your prayers the youth and adult leaders of Sardis Presbyterian Church who are involved in these life changing opportunities.