Youth Group active through Advent and Christmas

This last month found our Youth Group busy with both community support and Diocesan Youth activities.

We again supported the Salvation Army by gift wrapping at the mall with a combined volunteer time of over 25 hours! Way to go youth members! We also helped with gift wrapping at Skyline Elementary. The donated gifts were wrapped for Santa to deliver. The local fire department escorted Santa with his gifts to deliver them to the children and their families at an evening event.

Thank you to St. Columba’s for hosting the Advent Party for the youth. Many games were played but teams competing to create the best ‘Christmas tree’ was a fun way to get to know others. Kyle and his team won! In another game Annah was Santa going through a maze (fog) while Rudolph (Zach) had to guide her though – she of course made it. Our next Diocesan even will be held late winter/early spring in Puyallup, so more information later on this.

For January, the Youth will be holding a toy drive. New toys will be accepted, but really we are looking for the used ones. The used toys we gather will go to the Toy Rescue Mission to help replenish their shelves. All used toys donated are sorted, cleaned and packaged for gift giving. Not only does the Toy rescue mission give out toys for Christmas, they offer for birthdays and Easter too. It’s a wonderful program to support children ages birth to 15 and seniors. The Toy Drive will run from Jan 6 to Jan 27. If you would like more information about the toy Rescue Mission check out their web site