Our youth group hosted a party for our Crown Club (older church members) this past Sunday during the Sunday School hour. In November we studied what the Psalms say about Wisdom. We also highlighted the verses in Hebrews 13 that say,” Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” The youth brainstormed questions that they wanted to know about the Crown Club members and each selected one person that he or she would honor in some way at the Christmas party.
That Sunday morning, we had doughnuts and coffee and orange juice for all. We highlighted our verse again and then our youth group started handing out the presents. They spent time with their buddy and served them. One of the questions that the kids wanted to know was what their partners’ favorite verses were. We spent time having the Crown Club share their favorite verses and asked them to explain why it was their favorite. What a rich time hearing them share their lives and love for our Savior!
Afterward, we sang carols and spent time in fellowship.
It is my hope that the youth will continue their relationships that they have started- that they will visit on Sunday mornings, that they will pray for these dear church members, and that they will listen to their stories and learn! It is also my hope that the Crown Club will pursue these young people- that they will write them notes, that they will ask about their lives, and that they will listen to their stories!
What a wonderful morning it was.