Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ignition Youth News 4/12/2011 30 Hour Famine Update!

30 Hour Famine Information!by Wes Olsen
   It's time again for our youth ministry to participate in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine! Last year our youth collected over $1400 for aid and supplies to Haiti! It was awesome!
    Now there are a few changes to this year's 30 Hour Famine. I originally sent out permission slips stating that this weekend was the Famine date, but it turns out that the High School and Junior High both have track meets this weekend and leaving a lot of our youth out of the Famine. So we have gone back to the schedule and have set a new date that will not conflict with the sports schedule. The new dates are May 6th and 7th.
     New permission slips with the new date will be going out tomorrow and I am ordering more collection envelopes.  The fasting information is still the same: We will start the fast at 8:30am Friday, May 6th and end Saturday, May 7th at 2:30pm. We will meet at 6:00pm on Friday evening at Cornerstone, where we will do Famine games, have a time of prayer and worship, and listen to two speakers. Also, with this new date our youth get some extra time collect donations for the 30 Hour Famine too!
     Thanks again for everyone's flexibility with this and if you have any questions please feel free to email me:
Wes Olsen Email
30 Hour Famine Website: 30 Hour Famine

hi Important Information
  • We need help with scheduling parents for snacks. We have a lot of youth coming on Wednesdays and need parents to help us. Your youth can even pick it out to share! Also, if you are unable to help by bringing a snack we will also take donations, and go to the store for snacks ourselves.
  • Please pray for the Mannery's and their current situation. Pray they will receive strength, peace and healing during this season of their lives. 

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         We are so very excited to be serving the youth, sharing time with them and growing together as we hear Gods call in our lives!
        Part of our evening is to provide the youth with a snack. Not only does a snack give them something to munch on, but provides them with valuable time to socialize and build relationships.

To do this, we need your help!   
How can I Help?  
        We need every family to help by providing snack one evening throughout the year. Since we have an average of 50-60 youth, we are asking 2 families to bring snack each night. Your responsibility will be to bring enough snack for 30 youth. We have lots of families so if every family contributes; we should only need your contribution once this year.
What do I need to do?
        Please contact Wes Olsen at 206-353-0164 or He will work with you to set up a date for you to bring snack on a week that will work for your schedule.
What should I bring?
       This can be homemade or store bought. Fruit and vegetables, cheese and crackers or cookies, brownies etc. Shop the sales! What's in the pantry? (Hint: They are teenagers, they love it all!)
Should I bring drinks too?
        You may provide drinks if you like, but we can provide water and that seems to work well.
How would you like the snack to come?
        Please bring the snack prepared and ready to serve. Also, please remind your youth to bring home your containers.
My schedule is crazy and I have a hard time preparing a snack, is there any other way I can help?
        Yes! If you would like to help and just don't have the time to provide a ready to eat snack, you can donate $10 to our snack fund. This fund can be used on days when we don't have anyone scheduled to provide a snack.
Thank you so much for coming along side us to help us love on and serve your kids!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Trina

God Bless You!

Important Dates

4/13/2011 -Youth Group!
4/20/2011 - No Youth Group! - Spring Break
4/27/2011 - Youth Group! Birthday Night!
5/4/2011 - Youth Group!
5/6/2011- 5/7/2011 - 30 Hour Famine!!!
We thank God for each and every one of you,

Shorewood Foursquare Ignition Youth Ministry Staff

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