Bowling and In-N-Out Party
Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the church, the youth group was able to go to a Concourse bowling/In-N-Out party in Anaheim. Every summer the youth group memorizes the books of the Bible, and we celebrate with an outing. This year we were able to celebrate free of cost to the students who memorized the books. We had such a great time!
In the winter, one of the most persistent difficulties the homeless population endures is protection for their feet. Often they are left barefoot or with torn and ragged socks and shoes. Internet sensation Kid President began a drive for socks for the homeless all throughout October and this year is seeking to report one million pairs of donated socks. The youth at TPC invited the congregation to bring new socks to be collected on Sundays before church with a goal of collecting 200 pairs of socks by the end of October to benefit our local homeless population. We are happy to report that we made it well over our goal. Watch for a report on the final count.
Trunk or Treat
Please join us for Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 30! There will be games, food, a costume contest and, of course, CANDY! We would love to have as many church families involved as possible, so please consider hosting a trunk that evening! Contact Ashley or Lori after the Sunday morning worship services more information.
Thanksgiving Dinner Scavenger Hunt, Thursday, November 16
Itís the time of the year when the youth group goes on their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Scavenger Hunt. Come to the table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship services to pick up a shopping list. This yearís collection will benefit families in Tustin and Santa Ana through the Tustin Family and Youth Center.
TPC Youth Deliver Comfort to Cancer Patients
On August 13, eight TPC youth and friends assembled 24 Chemo Comfort Kits for Breastlink of Orange. Each kit included items to help breast cancer patients cope with the challenges of chemotherapy, such as water bottles and skin lotion for dehydration, antibacterial gel to support a weakened immune system, lemon drops for metallic taste in the mouth, cozy socks for sore foot syndrome, peppermint tea for a sour stomach, etc. Each kit was personalized with a handmade card offering a message of hope, a decorated journal, and a cheerful bag to hold all the contents. Breastlink Volunteer Services Coordinator, Jill Canales reports that TPC's kits are given to patients at their chemotherapy orientation appointment, so that they have a tangible expression of comfort immediately after hearing about the possible side effects of their care. The TPC Youth wish to thank the Deacons for underwriting the costs of this project.
Connections is a program at TPC that is designed to develop relationships between the youth and adults of Tustin Presbyterian Church. Through periodic events, the youth and adults get to know each other on a personal basis, and opportunities are presented for one-on-one relationships between the participants.
The video below shows some scenes from a Crazy Hat Contest that was an event in the Connections program.
Thank you to all who participated in this yearís Souper Bowl of Caring. Though the congregation overwhelmingly donated in favor of the Atlanta Falcons, they were not able to hold their lead in the game. The real winners, though, are our neighbors who will directly benefit from your generosity, so THANK YOU, and remember that together we can tackle hunger in our own community!
The recipients of the food and cash collection were Family Promise, Families Forward and the Santa Ana First Presbyterian Church. They received 300 cans and $150!
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