Aaahhhh . . . September! Of all the months, it’s my absolute favorite. Apples, pumpkins, fall colors, warm days, cool evenings, back into a routine . . . ok, ok, ok, it’s also my birthday month (Sept 24, 1972 for those who are counting). But seriously, there’s so much to love about September that besides the whole “going back to school” thing, it’s just one of those months you gotta celebrate!
And that’s the real trick, isn’t it? There’s so much to love and yet, for many people, school starts and that can be a very stressful and anxious time. How do we deal with that? There’s the awesome stuff in September and then there’s the not-so-great stuff too. If you think about it, that’s not just limited to September, is it? That’s LIFE! We’ve got ups and we’ve got downs and we are left to live in-between those times . . . we live in the tension of being pulled up or dragged down. It’s like tightly folding your hands together and then trying to pull them apart while keeping them tightly folded. (click here to see what we mean)
So, what do we do? How do we handle the tension? We here at the STYG would like to invite you to be a part of a community that seeks to walk with you as you work through the tension times of life. But not just the tension times . . . the happy times, the amazing times, the horrible times, the blah times, the scary times, the joyful times . . . we’d like to walk with you through all of it. Because that’s what a community does. We’re there for each other. And we want to be the kind of community that imitates God. God is always with us (even when we don’t feel it or know it) and we pray that this STYG community can be that way too.
There’s TONS of ways for you to plug in and be a part of this community. We’ve got Film School which is where we watch films and talk about the themes and stories. There’s Youth Group where we gather for game nights, service projects, parties, and more. Don’t forget D-Groups which is pretty much the best thing you can do on Wednesday nights. There’s also our annual Love Journey plus things like The Fall Lock-In . . . Contagion . . . 30 Hour Famine . . . Summer Camp, and so much more.
Check out all the white links above. Check out the menu along the top. Look around. Find the Calendar page so you can see what’s coming up in the weeks and months to come. And step into this community and see what it’s all about. We like it . . . a lot. We think you will too.
peace to you