Affirmation Youth Group
Sixth to Twelfth graders continue their learning in Affirmation. Affirmation is a Sunday morning group for tweens and teens to explore their relationship with God. Our youth leader, Malorie Adair, creates an atmosphere of curiosity and exploration. There are also opportunities for service, like making sandwiches for Common Cathedral, raising funds and awareness for hunger, and writing letters to our elected legislators. There are trips and youth gatherings all intended to strengthen community as we walk together serving God and the world. And when ready, youth affirm their faith publicly during a worship service of their choosing, supported by their Redeemer community.
There will be no affirmation class Sunday, March 19th.
I am going to be submitting our registration for the YouthWorks mission trip today, March 14th. If you are wanting to attend, but have not gotten me your registration, please let me know by 4:00pm TODAY!! I will collect your registration packet and $100 deposit on March 25th. After 4:00pm today, registration will be closed. Registration Form – Youthworks
Youthworks Trip: July 30-Aug 4, 2017
Registration and a $100 deposit are due to Malorie by Sunday, March 12th!
There will be a informational meeting for more in depth detail coming soon, so if you are submitting a registration please be aware of this.
For more information on what Youthworks is please visit https://www.youthworks.com/trips/lynnboston/ and their FAQ page https://www.youthworks.com/trip-info/faq/
BODA BORG – March 2017
What an awesome day!!!! I can’t express how greatful I am that I get to hang out with all these awesome people. When we all gathered together at the beginning of the school year and had a discussion about all the awesome things we wanted to do together this year, it was brought up that an escape room adventure would be awesome. So, ask and you shall receive!
We started off this trip with some food, as all good youth adventures always should! We were on the road by 11:00 am and at our seats in Pisa Pizza of Malden, MA by 11:30 am. It was here where we promptly demolished 3 pizzas and 3 pitchers of soda! Rock on! The food was SO good! We might have to take trips back down to Pisa Pizza just for the food! While we ate, we had some great conversations which surrounded chemistry labs, riding bikes, binge watching Once Upon a Time, snow cones, childhood injuries and much more. To me, as youth leader, this is what these trips are all about! Creating an environment to grow in friendship with each other! Fellowship is SO very important.
About 12:30 we were all done with food, and headed over to BODA BORG!!!! If you are not familiar with what this is I would highly encourage you to check out their website http://bodaborg.com/usa/boston/! Basically, Boda Borg is a real world gaming environment. The building is filled with 20 different challenges and each challenge consists of multiple rooms! To complete a challenge you have to get through all room using either your brains, your body, or both! Let me tell you, this was SO much harder than I had anticipated — but our youth blew my mind with how well they did! We were told that for first-timers, the average number of stamps (when you complete a challenge it unlocks a box with a stamper in it that you stamp on your card to prove you completed the challenge) is 0-3. We quested in groups of 4, I (Malorie) lead one group and Pastor Cindy lead another! Malorie’s group came away with 3 stamps and Pastor Cindy’s group came away with a whooping SIX stamps! Wow! I was so impressed! I was amazed that even though we spent a majority of our time failing room after room after room, that attitudes always stayed positive! Guys, keep up that awesomeness and you will all go far in life!
When it was time to head for home, naturally, NOBODY wanted to leave. But I guess this means we will have to get another Boda Borg adventure in the books!
Thank you SO much for attending this great event, and golly I really am looking forward to the next!
Malorie Adair has been a youth leader for the past 6 years. She believes in having an open, honest, and safe environment where youth can feel comfortable talking about who they are and what matters to them. She promotes an environment where everyone is welcome just as they are. Malorie’s classes use an informal style of teaching that is conducive to great discussions and conversation. She has been called to serve in churches in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. Malorie is a native Minnesotan who enjoys spending time hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire, going to the beach, learning Karate, and spending time with her family. Currently, Malorie is a stay at home mom to her two spunky young children who love to keep her on her toes.
If you are a student or parent who is interested in more information about our youth Affirmation class please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church directly at 781-933-4600.