News and Updates

Check here for Announcements, Updates, and News regarding events for the Youth Group

Week of September 19, 2012

posted Sep 19, 2012, 9:56 AM by Scott Anderson   [ updated Sep 19, 2012, 9:56 AM ]

Today (Wednesday, September 19)
  • Jr. High youth group at JEFC @ 6:30-8pm

Senior High Small Groups (Wednesday)
  • 11th/12th grade boys: small group at the Kaptain;s house from 7-8:30pm (6202 Silver Birch Ct, Johnston)
  • 11th/12th grade girls: small group at the Kramer's house from 7-8:30pm (7630 Ashley Circle, Johnston)
  • 10th grade boys: lesson at the Perman's from 6:30-8pm (9432 Enfield Dr, Johnston)
  • 10th grade girls: lesson at the Robinson's from 6:30-8pm (5509 Kings Row, Johnston)
  • 9th grade boys: no small group this week
  • 9th grade girls: lesson at the Janzen's house from 6:30-8pm (809 SW Kennybrook Dr, Grimes)
Thursday (September 20)
  • Youth leaders meeting at JEFC @ 7-8pm

Sunday (September 23)
  • Sunday school at JEFC @ 9:30am
  • A-Teams at JEFC @ 6:30-8pm (all senior high students are invited to join us for food, games and time connecting with other students)
Future Events:
  • September 28th: Overtime at JEFC following JHS home football game
  • October 5th: Senior High girls hang out night: Pinterest Craft night 7-9pm (location and information on specific crafts to come!)
  • October 12th: Overtime at JEFC following JHS home football game
  • October 19th: Overtime at JEFC following JHS home football game
  • October 28th: Fall Festival Out reach! All jr. high and sr. high students are invited to come and help host this annual outreach event!
  • November 2-3rd: Jr. High Blitz All Nighter (sign ups will be available soon!)
  • November 15th: Youth Leaders Meeting at JEFC

Overtime T-Shirts available! Contact Lori Evans ASAP!

posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:44 AM by Scott Anderson

Lori Evans has ordered t-shirts for all of the adult Overtime volunteers but some students had the idea that if students had the shirts to wear to school, they could help advertise for the Overtime event following the JHS football games on (August 17, Sept. 14 and 28 and October 12 and 19). If you are interested in ordering an Overtime shirt for your student please email Lori Evans ASAP to get one. Cost will be between $12 and 15 depending on how many are ordered.

You can see the T-shirt image at the link below (t-shirts will be V-neck)

Week of August 15

posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:39 AM by Scott Anderson

Today (Wednesday, August 15)
Jr. High youth group at JEFC @ 6:30-8pm

Friday (August 17)
OVERTIME at JEFC following the Johnston home football game! All sr. high students, regardless of school, please feel free to attend this fun time of pizza, prizes and dodgeball! 

Sunday (August 19)
Sunday School @ 9:30am
Sr. High youth group @ JEFC 6:30-8pm

Future Events:
September 5th- official start date for sr. high small groups! some groups may choose to get together before this date. Please check with the small group leader for more info. After September 5th, all small group events will be included in weekly parent email.

Overtime events for this football season: September 14 and 28, October 12 and 19

September 16- Parents meeting during 2nd service! All jr. high and sr. high parents invited!

Week of July 24th, 2012

posted Jul 24, 2012, 9:12 AM by Scott Anderson

Tomorrow (July 25)
-Jr. High youth group @ JEFC 6:30-8pm
-Sr. High small groups will officially begin on September 5th for the 2012-2013 school year, some groups may choose to meet between now and then. For more information on whether or not your 9th-12th grade students group is planning to meet check with your student or their small group leader.

Sunday (July 29th)
-Sunday School @ 9:30am
-Goodbye Lunch for South family after 2nd service. Please plan to stay and attend the lunch! We also need student volunteers to help set up during 2nd service and serve during the lunch. We also need students that would be willing to bake cookies to serve that day. If your student would like to help in this way please contact Hilary VenHuizen.
-Dominican Republic Trip report- 6:30-8pm. We encourage all sr. high students to come and hear about what God did in the DR this week!

Future Events:
August 10-12: JEFC Family Camp at Hidden Acres. Mark your calendar for this fun family event! Sign ups can be found at the welcome center at church!
August 17th: Overtime at JEFC for all sr. high students after the Johnston home football game!
August 26th: JEFC community picnic! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to enjoy this fun outreach event!

Volunteer Application and PowerPoint now available!

posted Jul 19, 2012, 9:34 AM by Scott Anderson

The "Youth Volunteer Application" and "Parent PowerPoint" are now available for download! Just click on the "Forms & Flyers" tab on the left side of the page and select the form you wish to view! Hope this makes it easier for everyone to access the resources handed out at the July 15, 2012 parent meeting!

Week of July 17th, 2012

posted Jul 17, 2012, 11:27 AM by Scott Anderson   [ updated Jul 24, 2012, 9:11 AM ]

Tonight (July 17)

DR meeting for all students going on DR trip tonight at 7pm in JEFC youth room! If you have questions or conflicts please contact Scott Anderson ASAP!


Tomorrow (July 18)

-Jr. High Youth Group at Pastor Scott Anderson's house at 6:30pm!

*2513 Willow St., Granger, IA 50109

** Directions: Highway 141 North, Get off at Exit 146 (Granger Exit, Hwy 17), Take 1st right onto Twin Eagles Dr., Go to the end of the road and turn right, take next left onto Willow St. 


Tomorrow (July 18)

Josh and Leah's small group (2012 graduates) Small group will be at Josh and Leah's apartment at 7pm!


Sunday (July 22)

Sunday School @ 9:30am

Sr. High youth group at JEFC at 6:30-8pm


Future Events:

July 20-28- Sr. High Dominican Republic Trip

July 29- Goodbye pizza lunch for Jeff South. Please be sure to sign up on the back of your friendship card and plan to come to this yummy lunch to honor Jeff and his family!

July 29- DR share night at 6:30pm in youth room, Please plan to come and hear from the students going on the DR trip!

August 17- first OVERTIME of the school year! Sr. High students: Be sure to mark your calendars to come and hang out after the Johnston home football game! 


Updated Website!

posted Jul 17, 2012, 8:40 AM by Scott Anderson

Thank you to all parents that came to the meeting this past Sunday! Your input and support is much appreciated by the youth staff! In an effort to keep the website more up to date for those of you that like to stay connected in this way the website is undergoing some construction! In order to clean up the website and keep it easier to navigate the older posts have been eliminated and a new system for organizing posts is being implemented. Please bear with us as we attempt to get the website up to date and ready to go in the next couple of weeks!

Belize 2011 Video!

posted Jul 26, 2011, 1:58 PM by Kate Mabee   [ updated Jul 17, 2012, 8:43 AM by Scott Anderson ]

We've been working on updating the Photos & Videos section of the website and there are new videos from the Belize trip added! There will be more to come as we get them processed so keep checking back. 


2011 Youth Group Skit

posted Mar 17, 2011, 9:36 AM by Scott Anderson   [ updated Jul 17, 2012, 8:32 AM ]

The youth skit from this year's (2011) mission conference can be seen here and on YouTube!



Welcome!

posted Jan 31, 2011, 2:51 PM by Scott Anderson   [ updated Jan 31, 2011, 3:06 PM ]

Hello everyone to the new site! 

We decided to create a youth website since so many of us struggle with using the CCB. 

It's still a work in progress, but we hope it is a helpful resource for parents and students alike. 

Take a look around and you'll find our calendar, contact information, and even a photo or two from the latest events! 





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