Not only is February the month of
“love”, this year is a Leap Year. This
year February has 29 days instead of
28. I always felt bad for February, I
never understood why we couldn’t take a day from two
months with 31 days and give them to February. We
have 7 months that have 31 days, 4 months with 30
days and one month, February with 28/29 days. Then
we would have 7 months with 30 days and 5 months
with 31 and we would totally mess with that song to
remember what months had what days and February
wouldn’t have to feel left out anymore. What’s the
point? The point is that it doesn’t matter what month
has what number of days and that one of those days is
to celebrate “love”, every day we should celebrate love
but not romantic love (even though romantic love is
wonderful) but we should celebrate Divine Love,
Agape Love, the love of The Father, the love talked
about in John 3:16 that said that the Father loves us so
much that He gave His only Son so we could have real
life, eternal life, the best life and it was all motivated
by love. The wonderful, awesome, love from heaven.
SC3 Youth Group News
Sunday, February 2
Souper Bowl of Caring Outreach Event
Lunch provided by the teens after church
Donations given to the Daily Bread of Adrian
Sunday, February 9
Youth Group Meeting
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 23
Youth Group Outing
Winter Jam 2020
EMU Convocation Center
Leaving the church at 4 pm.
**Adult chaperones/drivers needed – youth group will
pay admission for chaperones**
Follow us on Facebook for more information.
Contact Sarah Thomas (673-2559) or Emily
Markham (260-0906) with questions or to help with
Sunday School Supt. Report
We continue to collect food and personal items for our
local food pantries.
The Church collected $1008.00 in change during the
Christmas season. It was used to purchase small
animals, bees and fruit trees for international families
through Samaritan's Purse.
We are interested in sending young people to Christian
Retreats this coming winter (Springhill??? or
Michindoh??). See Sarah Thomas or Lori Pawson if
you are interested so we can get registrations sent in.
We will need Adult Chaperones to drive students to
The Robert Schamberger Family agreed to decorate the
Church for 2019 Christmas …thank you for such a
nice job. Teresa Bauer gave leadership to purchasing
memorial poinsettias…thank you! Also thanks to
Robert Hinsdale and Steve Waltz for setting up the
outside manager scene.
Sarah Brown and helpers gave leadership to the
December 22 Children's Christmas Play/Program.
Thanks to all who participated. Our Church Family
helped two local families with gifts during the
Christmas Season…thanks to all who were involved.
We appreciate the children who lead the Advent
devotions during the Christmas Season: Chloe Driskill,
Maddox Wheeler, Nathan Hunt, Josh Thomas, Ellie
Driskill, Owen McMillin, Lillian Donelson, and
The Adult Sunday School Class is making and serving
dinner for Share the Warmth clients January 25. They
are also hosting a breakfast for those 50 and older at
the Family Restaurant (corner of Treat and US 223)
January 24 and February 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Ann Hinsdale-Knisel Deb Gallatin-Hertler
Sunday School Supt. Assistant Supt.
Young person spends one hour or
more per week in religious activities.
The 40 developmental assets, as
documented by Search Institute, are the essential
building blocks that help all youth make positive
choices, and grow into confident, responsible, healthy,
and caring citizens. The more assets young people
have, the less likely they are to engage in risky
behaviors, and the more likely they are to succeed in
Studies by Search Institute show that youth who
participate in religious activities at least one hour per
week, have an average of five more assets than those
who don’t participate. Emerging research shows that
in addition to engaging in religious activity, these
young people experience many other assets as part of
the faith community and their own faith commitment.
As youth are recognized as gifts from God,
congregations strive to nurture all areas of young
persons’ lives in addition to nurturing their faith.
What can you do to increase this Asset?
Attend church as a family.
Pray before your meals.
Encourage your children and their friends to
participate in religious activities.
Volunteer as a family at your church (to read
scripture, light the candles, help at the food pantry,
teach a class, provide special music, mentor
Don’t schedule school activities that conflict
with important religious holidays, and be
sure to consider the many different faiths
and traditions in your school.
In your congregation:
Pray for the youth in your church and in our
Encourage youth leadership and input in the
development of activities for youth. Listen to
what youth say they want.
Create a climate within your youth programming
that is warm, friendly, welcoming, and accepting
of all youth.
In your community:
Include representatives from the faith
community - wide task forces and
Partner with local congregations in
sponsoring events for youth.
What youth can do:
Pray for your friends and other youth in our
Volunteer at your church.
Participate in activities at your church or your
From What Kids Need to Succeed by Peter Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A. and
Deadline for March Newsletter
Information for the March newsletter should be mailed
to Betty Driskell at 633 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI
49221. You can also call her (517-263-1339) or email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday