Youth News – February 2016

Distributing Gifts to Dixon Nursing Home

          Distributing Gifts to Dixon Nursing Home

It has been a wonderful youth ministry year, and I truly have been blessed to work with all of you at Starkdale.  In December, we received by Profession of Faith, four youth into membership. Several youth have joined the Starkdale Youth group for the first time this fall.  We have had our largest turnouts for youth meetings  (25+) since I have been here, which is a great sign for the future of the youth in our community and here at Starkdale.   The youth have several upcoming events:

Feb 7  “Super Bowl Party” – Leave at 6:15  P.M. from church and return when the game is over or sooner if there is a blowout.  There will be tons of food, games,  and a Bible study at halftime,  It will take place at the Bauman home.

Feb 14  “Ice Skating Night” – Leaving Starkdale at 5:00 and return at 9:30. Will take place at PPG place in Pittsburgh.  Cost is $10 each for skates and admission to the skating rink.

Feb. 21 “Brennan The Movie Night! Come out and see this dynamic film chronicling the life story of author Brennan Manning who had a huge influence on the CCM artist Rich Mullins who wrote “Our God Is An Awesome God.” The cost is $10 per ticket.  6:00-7:45 P.M.

With Joy,  Pastor Bobbyjon

Starkdale Youth Ministry Schedule – Winter 2016

sym_logoJanuary 3             No Youth Meeting since the youth are on Christmas Break

January 10           “Never Alone” Anti-Drug night featuring the dynamic testimony of Sean Ganoe who got free from drugs through the Lord.  “Never Alone” is a wonderful organization that is actively fighting the drug problem among youth through the power of Christ!  6:00-7:15 and pizza will be provided.

January 17           “Hip Hop & Hope” night at the Fort Steuben Mall Center Court featuring Jericho (Who opened for Lacrae), Elias the Profhit, Elyse Rainbow and CBE 180.  Invite out your friends to this awesome event!  It is free of charge and will run from 4:30-6:00.

January 24           “Storytellers Night” Come out and hear four dynamic testimonies of how Jesus changed the lives of individuals through His grace and power.  Free pizza and will run from 6:00-7:30.

January 31           “All Valley Youth Rally” at the Big Red Auditorium featuring hip hop artist Jericho who will be rapping and sharing his testimony.  There will be a good number of youth acts performing as well including the Allegheny Angels.  It will run from 6:00-7:30

February 7          “Super Bowl Party” leave at 6:00 from church and will get back when the game gets done or sooner if there is a blowout.  Will be tons of food, games and a bible study at halftime and a lot of fun!  It will take place at the home of Kylee and Michael Paris.

February 14        “Ice Skating Night” We will leave Starkdale at 5:00 and return at 9:30. Will take place at PPG place in Pittsburgh.  Cost is $10 each for skates and admission to the skating rink.  Invite out your friends to this awesome event!

Youth News – December 2015

sym_logoDear Starkdale Youth, Parents & Friends,

It has been a wonderful youth ministry year and I truly have been blessed to work with all of you at Starkdale.  We just had two youth get baptized and two others make profession of faith so we have had four youth join the church in the last two weeks. We have had a number of youth join our group for the first time this fall and have had our largest turnouts for our youth meetings ever (25+) since I have been here which is a great sign for the future of the youth in our community and here at Starkdale.  We had around 500 attend the Valley’s Got Talent Competition and have three new youth group members that come regularly as a result of it (Glory Dami and Paul and Jacqueline Shea).  The Allegheny Angels also sang at the Light Up Night at the Fort which over the four hour period of time had 3000 people there.  The Sonshine Bible Club has had 130 children involved in it as well.  We have some exciting events upcoming in the next few months highlighted by a rap star named “Jericho” who opened for Lacrae coming in for a “Hip Hop & Hope” night at the Fort Steuben Mall on January 18th at 4:30 and much more!  Please see the Winter Schedule for more details.  Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Blessings!
Pastor Bobbyjon

 

Youth News – November 2015

IMG_8470We had 126 children at the Sonshine Bible Club on October 12th! We really could use some volunteers to help. Please pray about it and know that even if you can give just an hour or a half hour that would be helpful. The Sonshine Club meets from 2:30 – 4 P.M. at First Westminster Presbyterian Church on 4th Street every Monday that school is in session. It is a wonderful opportunity to touch the hearts of the children of this city!

Blessings,
Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman

 

 

“Sing for Pink” Benefit Concert Photo

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Allegheny Angels members, Courtnie Bube, Olivia Chanoski, and Gabrielle Peterson with Elisha Fletcher, at the  “Sing for Pink” benefit concert at the Fort Steuben Mall on October 14th.