Sky Zone for Middle School on Sunday!

Hey Middle Schoolers! We are meeting at Sky Zone (Shawnee Mission Parkway & Quivira) THIS Sunday, September 25th, from 1:00-3:30pm. Parents and can drop off and pick up at Sky Zone.

You don’t need to tell us you’re coming, but don’t forget to fill out a waiver (you can fill one out online here) or have your parent fill one out when you arrive on Sunday.

Cost is $20 – so come on out and enjoy the fun!

Volunteer in the Cup!

Looking for some volunteer hours that also give you a free drink, and allow you to interact with people? Volunteer in the coffee shop at the church, the Village Cup!

We are in need of more people to help behind the counter, and with expanded hours we have more options for when you can volunteer. It’s a great opportunity to learn something new, do something fun, and contribute to the life of the Village community.

If you are interested, click here to email Adam!



Program Break – August Newsletter

With school starting Thursday, Friday, or Monday (depending on your school district and your grade), we take a little bit of a program break. It allows students and families to get back into the swing of school, while also allowing us to do some planning and breathing before kickoff (on September 11 & 14). But, Sunday school continues, so we will always be in the Loft at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.

August 2016 thumb

And don’t forget a couple of special events that happen during the break: the Sporting KC game on August 20, and Youth Sunday on August 28. Fun times!

Program Break


Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters trip returned home last Saturday with lots and lots of stories. One of the reasons I love that trip is because it presents a unique set of challenges to everyone who goes, but it also puts groups in situations to watch out for each other, and to live/survive together away from distractions (including cell service). In that way it is a hybrid of an adventure and a monastic retreat. In that environment a lot of your usual concerns fall away and you can be fully present with each other, in nature, and with God. And it helps to have GORP.

A few photos from the trip last week…

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Montreat Midway

We are about halfway through the week at Montreat, and so far we have been enjoying the people, the talks, the weather, and the opportunities to spend time together.

This morning we had a chance to hike to the top of Lookout Mountain to see the sun rise…

… hiked down to our usual breakfast, and heard a thoughtful student share during keynote about brave voices in the church who are seeking to love and embrace others.

After small group time we are planning for another hike to a waterfall west of Asheville on our free afternoon.

We can’t believe we only have two more days before we head back home, but are excited for the time we still have to talk, learn, relax, and grow!