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At COTS Youth we aim to be real in our faith, have fun, & meet each person where they are.
Every youth can belong.

God is working through you!


"Everyone Bring $1" bought 6 frozen turkeys for families in need!


And 24 youth & adults raked 9 yards! 

The homeowners are SO, SO grateful. One neighbor was so moved by your act of love that she gave us all the money she had on hand, then went to the bank to get more. (We used some to pay for Mama Santa's, the rest we will put towards the mission trip.)  Praise God!

Acting Justly, Loving Mercy & Walking Humbly with God

Sign up for Advent Festival!


   Who:    You & your friends in grades 6-12, your parents, your siblings, your neighbors.  
 
   When:  THIS Saturday, Dec 7...
       Event (for everyone!): 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
       Kid Crafts (youth help): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
       Donuts & Coffee Sales (mission trip fundraiser):
           8:45 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm  

   What is Advent Festival?   It's the annual alternative gifts market, selling stuff that supports the suppliers in developing nations - and it's good stuff!  The event is complete with donuts and Christmas music and meaningful crafts for the kiddos.  WE get to spend a couple hours helping out the kids - and they love it!
 
*** Please let Curt know when you'd like to help out. ***

   What do the youth do?   From 10a-12p, six youth work with the children doing the craft, which is full of Christmas meaning.  The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE spending the time with you!
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From 8:45-11 and 11-1:15, six youth work with the Mr Sperl's donut machine donuts and coffee fundraiser.  It's great fun serving folks want they so dearly want!
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11:00   Nora Lee R   __________  ____________
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   Where:  Meet and pick up in Room 50 for the kid crafts and the COTS Cafe for the donuts and coffee.

   Why:   As we approach the joyful celebration of Jesus' birth, we will be sharing God's joy with each person we serve.  It's fun and it's fulfilling - a GREAT way to spend your Saturday morning.

   What to wear:  (Optional)  Pull out the Christmas duds!  Curt will have his antlers on.  Santa hats, light-up sweaters, and singing socks highly encouraged.

Christmas Eve 4pm

 

Want to be a shepherd?  We are looking for several grade 6-8 youth shepherds for our Christmas musical.  NO singing, NO lines - do the right things at the right time and look shepherd-y.  Totally cool to be a part of this telling of the Christmas story with songs.  Jenn Call is directing!  Rehearsal info is below.  Let Curt know if you're interested! 
 

Thursday, Dec 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 22, 12:15 - 2:30 pm
(includes lunch)

What's Coming Up?


Serving: Christmas Caroling!


Friday, Dec 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
You know what REALLY brings joy to a person who isn't able to leave their residence often?  VISITORS. Especially those who are singing Christmas songs for you! Experience your new greatest highlight of Christmas. Bring the fam!  And some cookies to share afterward.

Christmas Movie, PJ's, Sleeping Bags, Hot Chocolate!


Friday, Dec 20, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Cozy, comfy Christmas movie time with Hot Cocoa.  Wear your PJs (appropriate, of course), bring your sleeping bag or blanket, and your favorite movies.  We'll vote on which movie to watch.  PRIZES awarded for best jammies!
Online COTS Kids & Youth Registration 2019-2020
A completed COTS Kids & Youth Registration is required for each youth and is valid for the school year.  Please help us by having friends' parents complete the waiver.
Revised 10/17/2019

Save the Date!


April 3-5
Mini Mission Trip to Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland!
July 11-19 (estimate)
Youth Mission Trip
(location TBA)

What is COTS Jr Youth?

COTS Jr Youth is our ministry for youth in grades 6-8. We're at Church of the Saviour United Methodist and meet most weeks for youth group or to serve others.  Learn about all the ways to get involved at cotsumc.org/grow/#youth.























































 
Curt Campbell is the Youth Director at Church of the Saviour.  Please contact him to get involved, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or just want to catch up!
M: 216.903.9610

Something to Think About...


Justice.  It's only 7 letters, but it's a BIG word with lots of different emotions behind it.  For some it means payback.  For others, getting what they deserve.  Or getting what you deserve. Or making things right.  Correcting wrongs.  Uplifting the downtrodden. It's often tied to legal issues.  And civil rights.  So does this fit with Joy and Christmas and Advent?

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
---Micah 6:8 (NIV)


Can we act justly AND be filled with the Joy of Christ - be the light of the world?  Seems like when it comes to issues of justice, often our brows are furrowed in anger.  And for good reason - being with people we care about who are in a place of injustice can make us angry.  Is it even possible to desire better for one person without thinking ill of who's responsible for the injustice?  Can God work in our hearts in such a way that our brows are furrowed in determination AND our hearts filled with hope?

Take a minute to talk with God about how you feel when you witness or experience injustice.  Ask for your eyes to be opened to injustice if you don't see it.  How might God work through you to inject some hope or joy or understanding or care into the situation?
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