Welcome back youth, I hope this year is a chance for you to grow even more, whether this is spiritually, socially, or intellectually.  I hope we will have the opportunity to get to know each other better as we serve side by side, in ministry, play side by side in games, or learn side by side as we work through the Scriptures.  We will be starting off our youth ministry a little differently this year with a couple of family events.  The first one being our Church in the Park event on September 16, with Worship at 10:00am, then food and baseball to follow; I hope you will all be there.  Our second event will be a Bike Trip from Canmore to Banff; this event is open to the entire family and I hope you will come as we celebrate life together on a short journey, get a chance to hang in Banff a bit and relax.  Hey, keep looking forward to our Fall Youth Retreat at Camp Little Red November 16,17.  A few new things happening this year are more leadership opportunities for youth in our Children’s Ministries, and starting September 19th I will be adding a new Youth Life Group that will meet at my home twice a month.  This will be a time for more of a relaxed fellowship with life and Bible discussion.  Each day will be based around the topics you as youth are dealing with or have questions about.  We will also be pulling together our Backboard Team shortly, which is the underlying support for our youth ministry.  This team is a group consisting of Grade 9-12 who have taken JOLT, who want to learn more about leadership and to use that teaching to help guide their youth group.  Don’t forget, we will be running another JOLT class for those youth who are interested.  JOLT stands for “Jesus on Leadership Training”.  This is a place to take your faith to the next step, as you learn more about your spiritual gifts, aptitudes and how to use those for God.  Once again, I look forward to this year with you as we serve God together.
Pastor Keith Dillabough

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  • September 19 - Youth Small Group - Wednesday, Pastor Keith's House, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Got Questions?  Let's Talk.
  • September 22 - BIKE HIKE CANCELLED - NEW PLAN - September 22, Saturday, Youth Games Night - at the church, 7:00-9:30pm.
  • September 29 - Community Youth Night – Hugh Sutherland Gym, we are hosting a number of other community church youth groups and special guests Refined/Undignified will be sharing their ministry with us.  7:00-9:00pm  Click POSTER for more details
  • November 16,17 - Youth Retreat - at Camp Little Red, $45 each, Friday to Saturday night, more details to follow, register with Mrs. Neufeld This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pastor Keith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Zion's Youth Ministry exists to enable youth to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ by creating a safe and loving place for them to grow.