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 Fire Force is for all youth in Grades 6-8

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Coming Up!  
December 3, 2017
12:15 pm
Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Our annual Gingerbread House Decorating party is for everyone - bring the entire family for an afternoon of creative fun!
We will enjoy a potluck lunch and decorate gingerbread houses. 
Please share a Potluck Item*:
     Last names A-G:  Dessert
     Last names H-N:  Main Dish
     Last names O-Z:  Salad/Side Dish
* You are welcome to use the kitchen, oven, and stove after 11:00 am.
 
Sign up in the Narthex. If you sign up by November 19, please bring $10 to cover the cost of the gingerbread house. If you sign up after November 19, please bring your own house and candy..

December 17, 2017
during the 11:00 am worship service

Children's Christmas Program
All children through grade 8 are invited to help tell the Christmas story through word, action, and song. 
Rehearsal is Saturday, December 16, at 9:00 am.
 
Sign up in the Narthex or email Sherry Grindeland by November 26 to let her know of your interest. 

December 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christmas Party/White Elephant Gift Exchange 
We will enjoy a White Elephant Gift Exchange to celebrate the Christmas season. So search the depths of your closet, get rid of that Christmas sweater Aunt Sally got you last year, and bring your tacky, silly, ridiculous gift item (wrapped).
Please spend a minimum amount of money on your gift; ideally, it will cost you $0!! We will also celebrate with a variety of fun and silly games.
Sign up by email or in the Narthex.

May 4-6, 2018

Spring Retreat 
Mark your calendar for a weekend away at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington.


Summer Mission Trip
Fire Force goes on a Summer Mission Trip every two years. Our next trip will be Summer 2018.
 
From July 31 - August 5, 2016, we served in Northern Idaho with Idaho Servant Adventures
  
~ Contact Emily Harrow for more information.
 
Visit the Fire Force Mission Trip webpage.
 

 



Ongoing and Recurring Activities! Check back here, and watch the VOICE newsletters, Sunday worship bulletins, and Trendings eNews for notices about these events.

Once or Twice per year

Lock In
Spend the night at church with friends! We play games, eat, talk about God, play Sock Samurai, watch a movie, and even sleep a little!   

Saturday
March 31, 2018

Help with Family Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt 

On the Saturday morning before Easter Sunday, the Sheep and Shepherds have a Family Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt.
Fire Force youth participate in several ways:  they fill the plastic eggs with candy; hide the eggs for the hunt; help guide the Sheep and Shepherds during the hunt; and help with games during the celebration.

Fall

Retreat
Each fall we get away for a weekend to get to know each other better and to laugh, serve, and pray.

A Sunday in December

Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Each year, we join with Sheep and Shepherds for this fun event! The entire family is invited for an afternoon of creative fun! We enjoy a potluck lunch and decorate gingerbread houses. This is a great event for grandparents to bring their grandchildren, and for mentors and mentees to do together! Look for more information in November.

Throughout the year

Service Events
In the past, we've served at Eastside Baby Corner, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Northwest Harvest, participated in Earth Day events, and helped with mid-week Soup Suppers during Advent and Lent. Check back for new opportunities!
 
Summer Mission Trip
Youth in grades 6-8 have served the Yakama Nation through YouthWorks and have served in Idaho with Idaho Servant Adventures.



Who Are We?

Ask Fire Force kids why they come to hang out at church, and you get a bunch of different responses ranging from serious to silly: "God talks." "Games!" "It's better than homework!" "Special worship services." "Fun." "Food." "Music." "Running around." "Jesus, 'cause He rules!" "Squishy couches." "Friends." These are just some of the reasons we gather. If you were to come and hang out with us, you could end up in a serious conversation about heaven, play air hockey, stay up until 2:00 a.m. throwing socks at each other, watch a movie, serving soup at a Lenten soup supper, or all of the above!
 
Fabulous Fall Retreat
On a weekend each October, we go on retreat.  We spend time playing games, studying the Bible, eating, sitting by the campfire, enjoying tasty treats and just hanging out.  Check in September for a permission form, a what to bring list, drop-off and pick-up information, and more.
 
Bible Balance
We do our best to keep some sort of balance between Bible study and playing around, but often these two things are one in the same. We play all sorts of games that have a Bible emphasis, as well as games that don't. We also go to movies, explore Seattle, go out for ice cream, go bowling, and many other fun activities! 




Youth and Family Ministries
Calendar
For more information, contact:
Emily Harrow,
Director of Discipleship Ministries
emily@SALChome.org, 425-746-2529