Growth in Youth Ministry
November 1, 2017
New Youth + New Staff + New Volunteers = An abundance of fun in youth ministry!!
This has been a great fall for our youth ministry at St. Margaret's. With approximately 25 kids in 6th-12th grade participating regularly, we've divided the group into Junior and Senior High sections to provide the teens with more age-appropriate conversations and activities. We've expanded Richard McKay's role as Youth Minister, and added Abby Cross, a student at UALR, as a Youth Ministry Intern. We also have two regular volunteers from the parish, Matthew Stewart and Josh Palmer, as well as many parents, to help promote fun and meaningful relationships among our youth.
Highlights from the past few months include:
- 16 youth + 2 adults from St. Margaret's attended the annual Arkansas Youth Event at Camp Mitchell. This was our largest group ever! Annie Fortune is serving as a member of the Diocesan Youth Council, who helped to plan this event.
- The Senior High Youth offered "Halloween Bingo" (with costumes) for our neighbors at Fox Ridge Assisted Living.
- Several members of the Youth Group did our quarterly Adopt-a-Street service, removing litter from our section of Chenal Parkway.
Read more about our Celebrations:
St. Francis Day Blessings