Hello from Wayzata Community Church Middle School Ministry
Hi WCCMS Families,
IT’S RETREAT WEEK!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS WEEKEND! DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLER!
What’s in this newsletter:
- THE SPRING RETREAT IS THIS WEEKEND!
- Away for the Day Initiative- What research is saying…
- Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids
- Are you ready for Summer?
- Last weeks Happenings
- What’s Coming Up?
- Before your calendar fills, Save these Winter & Spring Dates!
- Where’s CBW?
SPRING RETREAT IS THIS WEEKEND!
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (6pm) – SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 (noon)
This April comes the event you’ve been waiting for all year… THE MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT! You don’t want to miss out on this weekend! Join Christa & the Middle School Leaders (& a special guest!) as your newly made up country of new friends competes in the first ever SPRING OLYMPICS IN THE WORLD! (AKA THE SILLIEST GAMES EVER!!)
This will be a super fun weekend with games, friends, small groups, free time & more! All activities, discussions and small groups are planned by WCCMS while we enjoy the space that we rent from Ihduhapi. On Friday, April 13, Retreat check-in begins at 6pm at WCC’s West Entrance, by the Gym. Sunday, April 15, 2e will return by noon.
The cost for the weekend is $125 and includes 2 nights stay at Camp Ihduhapi, 4 meals & lots of snacks, transportation by professional bus drivers, games, all activities, & so much fun! Scholarships are available. For more information about scholarships, please email WCC MS Director, Christa Workmon at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been on a past retreat (or overnights!) with Christa and Nate, you know about all the fun things to expect during this weekend. Invite a friend and register online now! All 6th, 7th & 8th graders are invited!
Any questions can be answered by emailing Christa Bowman Workmon, Middle School Director at email@example.com
Register by Thursday, April 12.
Away for the Day. What Research is saying…
About cell phone use in Middle Schools. Join the creators of Screenagers and learn how cell phones are affecting how your Middle Schooler learns and their emotional wellbeing at school.
Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids with Rev Danielle
Wednesdays, April 11 – May 9 7:15 p.m. in the Chapel
Parenting is hard. Anyone who says it isn’t, hasn’t done it. Take time out this spring to read this parenting book by Michael W. Anderson. We’ll meet to discuss this parenting approach that is effective, efficient and enjoyable- whether you are parenting a toddler child or a college-aged student. Gist is a powerful book that reviews and examines what the journey to adulthood entails, and presents a clear look at those parenting efforts that have proven not to work over the years. ”Many hours and much emotional energy are spent in parenting strategies where nothing positive is produced.” The book’s focus on life-readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions. Anderson’s approach eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy. This is not a class. This is a book group designed for discussion, encouragement and inviting God into the parenting mix with you while gaining some new tools to equip you to raise life-ready kids. $20 class fee
We have a lot of wonderful ministries planned for our WCC Middle Schoolers and their friends this Summer!
MISSION TRIP- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER!
SUMMER STRETCH- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER!
VBS JUNIOR COUNSELOR- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER!
SUMMER CAMP & ALL CHURCH CAMP- CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & TO REGISTER!
New to Middle School Ministry?
Last weeks Happenings:
We enjoyed a little spring break fun and mission project by making dog and cat toys for the Animal Humane Sociaty and baking cookies for Habitat for Humanity volunteers!
We worshipped with our families this week enjoying the Sunday After!
What’s Coming Up?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
- 4-6:15pm InnerChange
- 6:15pm WOW
- 7:15-8:30pm Crossroads
FRIDAY, APRIL 13- SUNDAY, APRIL 15- RETREAT!
- check-in at 6pm on Friday
- pick-up at 12noon on Sunday
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
- 4-6:15pm InnerChange
- 6:15pm WOW
- 7:15-8:30pm Crossroads & 8th Grade Milestone Part 1
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
- 9am Seeds
- 10:45am Project Team
Before your Calendar Fills! Save these Dates!
- FRIDAY, APRIL 13- SUNDAY, APRIL 15- Middle School Retreat
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 & MAY 9 (7:15-8:30PM)- 8th Grade Milestone & Celebration
- SATURDAY, MAY 5 (3 PM) – SUNDAY MAY 6 (NOON)- 8th Graders to High School Retreat
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 (7:15-8:30PM)- 5th Graders at Crossroads
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 16- Last Crossroads of the Year
Ecal Person? ADD ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS to your Google Calendar, Apple iCal or Microsoft Outlook, please copy the following link and find the subscribe area for your calendar:
Paper Person? Pick up a paper calendar by the Middle School Corner.
App Person? You can download the Wayzata Community Church app and get notification and info sent right to your smartphone!
I LOVE SEEING WHAT MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUTSIDE OF WCC but getting their event schedule is pretty challenging sometimes! I need your help, please let me know about your middle schooler’s events (THINK PLAYS, GAMES, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, SHOWS, SCHOLAR COMPETITIONS, ETC!)
Here’s how you can let me know about upcoming dates:
- Put a note in the Where’s CBW Mailbox in the Middle School Corner at WCC OR
- Fill out this quick 5 questions request to let me know when and where to go.
Thanks for letting me know! I try my best to make it to their events when I know about them.
To stay up-to-date with what is going on in the Middle School Program, see photos and video from past events and find out about upcoming events, check out our website or follow us on social media!
Have a beautiful week!
Christa Bowman Workmon
Director of Middle School Ministry
Wayzata Community Church
952-473-8877 ext. 233