Centerport United Methodist Church

The Centerport UMC youth fellowship is for young persons in grades 6 - 12.  We have approximately 35 young people actively involved in the group, which meets about twice a month and are doing social distancing service projects.

Youth Group participating in one of our fabulous 30 Hour Famine programs. Great job!!

Youth group has begun!!!!! Thank you to everyone who attended our kick-off bonfire! We shared some great stories and got to know each other a little more. We ate some s'mores. We also talked about the exciting events we have planned in the upcoming months.

 

We are meeting every 1st Friday of the month. We call these Build Your Faith Fridays. We will share a meal or snack and talk about our world and how we can be part of the good! We also meet on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of each month for service. We call these Service Sundays. We will reach out to our church community as well as our surrounding communities in a variety of ways. 

 

Our schedule is....

1st Fridays from 6-7:30 or 8pm, depending on the activity

 

3rd or 4th Sundays-The time varies, depending on service project or outreach 

 

Our next event is Reverse Trick or Treating!!!! On Sunday, October 18th at 6pm we will meet in the church parking lot. We will be dressing up in our costumes to deliver candy to our church families!! 

 

Remember....6th-12th grades are welcome and please bring a friend!!!

 

Stay tuned and connected!!

Gina and Ted

 

HOW COMPLAINING REWIRES YOUR BRAIN FOR NEGATIVITY

 

(AND HOW TO STOP)

 

"Neuroscience teaches us that neurons that fire together, wire together. Donald Hebb, a Canadian neuropsychologist, coined that phrase back in 1949. What this means is that whenever we think a thought or have a feeling or physical sensation, thousands of neurons are triggered and they all get together to form a neural network. With repetitive thinking, the brain learns to trigger the same neurons each time. So, if you keep your mind on looping self-criticism, worries, and how nothing is working out for you, your mind will more easily find that part of your brain and will quickly assist in thinking those thoughts again. This shapes your mind unto greater reactivity, making you more vulnerable to anxiety."


~ Annie Wood via tinybuddha.com


See the full article here: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/complaining-rewires-brain-negativity-how-to-stop/?fbclid=IwAR2C_Jzid4ryGMrW_HtuR1byJfGwtBO--x-TqTh7WmOz-QJi3wmhHLpaL70

HOW THE FUNDS OUR YOUTH GROUP RAISES ACTUALLY FIGHT HUNGER


Over more than six decades we’ve learned that the best way to fight hunger is to give families the tools they need to put food on their own tables year round. Our goal for children and families is food security. That means they can be confident about where their next meal is coming from — and that they get enough nutritious food to live an active, healthy life. Specifically, this means that the funds you donate help World Vision:


¨ Teach parents improved farming techniques.

¨ Equip families to grow healthier, more abundant

crops and livestock.

¨ Provide access to clean water for nutritious

harvests.

¨ Run malnutrition centers when there’s a food

crisis.

¨ Distribute emergency food supplies when

there’s a disaster.