Youth Luncheons 2014
Fellowship and Food
Fun and Fund Raising
What's the best way to enjoy Christian fellowship, eat yummy foods, and help support our youth programs all at the same time? Our Christian Education/Youth Program has figured it out with a series of luncheons that do all of these things, and more!
Our Youth work very hard at planning, decorating, hosting, serving and cleaning up these fantastic events. While all events are free, we encourage our guests to donate the cost of a lunch at a restaurant to our youth, who use these monies to offset the costs of summer programs such as Cedarkirk, and Montreat. These week-long camps can be expensive, but are worth it! Our Youth are immersed in powerful Christian experiences in a beautiful natural setting that can deepen their Christian faith and make life-long friends. Our Forest Hills family can help by enjoying lunch!
We started the year with a celebration of the Chinese New Year in January. We enjoyed authentic Chinese Food, learned how to use chopsticks at our Chopstick station, and learned Fun Facts about the centuries old holiday.
In February, our Souper Bowl Luncheon was a friendly competition among the best cooks in the Presbytery! We voted using dollars, and the chef whose soup won the most votes enjoyed the coveted title of Souper Bowl Champion!! Jim Gregory held onto his title from last year. Congratulations, Jim!
On Sunday, March 16th, will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an incredible baked potato bar! Members of the Forest Hills Choir will sing Irish melodies, we will sing along with a few songs, and laugh at many St. Patrick's Day jokes told by our own punny youth, Ian Rivera. As always, the youth also hold an incredible bake sale for us to finish our meals. There's always room for dessert!
Cinco de Mayo on May 4th with a street party in Larrick Hall with Mexican Food and fellowship. Ole!
We will finish our luncheon series by celebrating our personal spiritual rebirths as well as FHPC's 60th birthday on Pentecost Sunday, June 8th. The Pasta for Pentecost luncheon will kick off the campaign to raise funds for replacing the organ in the sanctuary. The Youth Group will be hosting, helping serve and cleaning up.
We want to thank our Forest Hills Family for the heart-warming support at all of these luncheons. It is very obvious that our youth are loved at Forest Hills! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!