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30 Hour Famine 2017

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“World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine gives students a chance to help overcome hunger — by going without food so others don’t have to. It’s an unforgettable experience that will rock their world and make an incredible difference around the globe! Then students learn about hunger and fundraise to help feed and care for children living in poverty. On Famine weekend, students get up close and personal with hunger by going 30 hours without food. World Vision provides loads of activities to help make this a totally fun, educational, and life-changing experience.” – World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine FAQs

The goal for each youth is to raise $100 for World Vision through our “30 Hour Famine” on April 28-29, 2017. Once youth have joined the team, they can send a link via email/Facebook to get more donations to reach their donation goal.

More information can be found in the parent and student packs.

Join the team or donate here. (Don’t worry that it says CAYMA Youth that is our group.)

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groupJunior High Mission Trip 2017

Asbury will be partnering with Group Mission Trips for the junior high mission trip. We will be going to Rockford, OH from June 23 – 26. Junior High mission trip is open to current 6th and 7th graders. Total cost will be at most $299 per person, final cost per will be determined after the Spring Garage sale. As always, cost should not be a factor on participation, please let Lisa Earnest know if accommodations need to be made. See groupmissiontrips.com for more information on Group.

$100 deposit is due by February 26, checks can be made out to Asbury UMC with Junior High Mission Trip in the memo. Contact Lisa Earnest at liealearnest88@gmail.com with any questions.

Senior High Mission Trip 2017

Asbury will be partnering with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) for our senior high mission trip. Well be going to one of ASP’s locations in Kentucky June 26-July1, 2017. Senior High mission trip open to current 8th graders and above. Total cost will be at most $325 per person, final cost per will be determined after the Spring Garage sale. As always, cost should not be a factor on participation, please let Lisa Earnest know if accommodations need to be made. See asphome.org for more information on ASP.

$100 deposit is due by February 26, checks can be made out to Asbury UMC with Senior High Mission Trip in the memo. Contact Lisa Earnest at liealearnest88@gmail.com with any questions.

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Boy Scouts

Hoosier Trails – Troop 559 is an active Boy Scout Troop based at Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbus, Indiana. We meet Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, you are welcome to visit a Thursday meeting anytime. Please contact Scout Master Steve Stanton (812) 379-4862 for more information.

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Youth Groups

The Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups learn about God and explore His word in depth. Youth group gives students the opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and voice thoughts and concerns in a safe and accepting social environment. The youth also have the opportunity to get involved in service, go on a youth mission trips, and retreats. Check out the Youth Calendar for details and other events.

Youth Leaders

Lisa Earnest, High School Youth Leader

I was raised in the church and gave my life to Christ the summer before 5th grade. I had a lot of self-image issues in high school and being grounded to my youth group and the close friends I had there, friends who are still my friends today, got me through those difficult times.

High school youth group is the foundation for how students will live their lives in college and beyond. I hope that the Holy Spirit enables Asbury’s youth program to touch the lives of students and lead them to a lifelong commitment to Christ.

I enjoy seeing history through traveling to famous places, buildings, and museums. I work at Cummins as a Six Sigma Black Belt, which means that I fix problems every day and strive to implement and improve processes.

I met my husband, Kevin, at Purdue through a mutual friend who had been telling us about each other for more than a year before giving Kevin my number. We married in October 2012. We have a crazy dog named Spunky and welcomed our first child, Aurora Jane, in July 2015.

Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Music: 1990’s
Favorite TV show or movie: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Quote: “I want to know God’s thoughts – the rest are mere details” – Albert Einstein
Favorite Scripture: King David dancing in the streets as the Arc of the Covenant comes home to the Israelites, says “…I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes…” 2 Samuel 6:21-22

 

 

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