Youth on a Mission
Our youth are currently working with the Missions department. During this Chrismas period they are very keen to go into Watford to feed the homeless and those in need.
watch this space for further updates on this venture!
The youth are also preparing for the Sanctuary Christmas Carol Service which promises to be an enjoyable and funfilled family event. We look forward to seeing you there, bring your friends and family.
REFLECTION ON OUR PAST YEAR’S ACTIVITIES (2015)
We are the Watford youth and we work with the women’s, Sunday school, missions and the men's departments but we're led by our pastor and youth president sister Yolande also we are led by her assistants sister Theresa and the secretary sister Maureen.
This year the Watford youth decided to meet other youth and invite more people to our church so we went to the conventions of other branches such as the South district, East districts and North. Also this year we stayed at the youth and national convention which was an amazing experience and that was a first time for many of us.
We also had a summer camp this year, at the summer camp we did strawberry picking and the beach, we actually managed to go to two different beaches in that week.
We also had a hallelujah party where children dressed in fancy clothes NOT the scary costumes and ate food and drink and played some partying games.
We also had a movie night where we watch a film called `Heaven is for Real’ which is an outstanding film.We went out with leaflets, giving to homeless, inviting them to one of our church dinners but not only the homeless but other people.
This year we have gotten closer to each other mainly because every Friday meet up and we got to know each other more, we played games, we sit down and talk about life and we encourage each other, we also have debates and find out each others opinions.
We want other youth to come and visit us.. so just come because at Watford you’re always welcomed.
Thank you....from the Youth Department
Evangelist Brown would like to thank the Watford brethren for supporting the Youth Department on their 60th Anniversary Youth Gala Celebration Dinner, on 24th January 2015. A total of 32 attended the dinner from Watford which was a blessing of great food, great entertainment and great fun!
- Also a reminder to tell all your family, friends and neighbours that Youth Meetings for 2015 are in full swing and packed full of activities and places to go.
The Youth meet on Fridays from 7pm to 8.30pm and transport is now available. Please see our Youth President, Evangelist Brown, if you would like to take advantage of the transport service.
Our youth meeting focused on a variety of activities throughout the year. The highlights of the year were:
* Our summer activity workshop in August was run for one fun filled week in the summer holidays. It provided our youths and young children with various activities during the days which included:
Arts and Craft
A picnic at the local park
Football Tournament against the other Cogic Branches. Several hard fought matches were played on the day but once again Watford came through and won the final against Luton. Thank you and well done to all who took part and to those who supported this event. We are look forward to the next tournament!
Fun Day out to Southend
We are happy to say each day was very well attended and will be looking to repeat the workshop next summer.
* In September our Mission Department started their Mission Impossible Outreach in Watford, some of our youths were actively and enthusiastically involved in going into the local town centre and handing out invitations to completed strangers, inviting them to a mission prayer breakfast. Again, later in the year they also help in the mission to give a gift of a Bible to a stranger.
* The Black History Month in October. Our Sister Theresa arranged and coordinated the with the production manager at the Watford Palace Theatre for our youths to be involved in a show for the Black History Month, needless to say this was received with great enthusiasm from our youths and young children.
From the many suggestions and ideas put forward and hard work in rehearsals, our youths and our young children performed a song and dance and the older youths did an interactive dialogue with the audience exploring what Black history month is all about.