Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Con-grad-u-lations!

Tonight wraps up the end of our involvement in this year's busy graduation season.

One of the 'features' of our youth ministry is that due to our area, and even more specifically, the location of our church, is that we draw students from numerous schools. (I remember doing the math at one of our high school small groups, and noting that the twelve students present represented nine different high schools. Wow!) This has its pros and cons, obviously. Anyways, in the past two weeks G-Dub and I have attended at least eight graduation events.

While some of you may be groaning at the thought of that much pomp and circumstance, I must say that I've actually really enjoyed being party to so much celebration. Where else do you see a gathering of so many celebrating families?

Also, it's been really cool to see how many of the graduates' church friends, small group leaders, and mentors turned out to support them. It was a vivid example of just how much community has been built throughout this past year.

The girls on the ministry team I led to New Orleans last March (aka Omega Girls, or 'Fab Five') have continued to pray for and encourage one another, and I was thrilled to see the whole group turn out for each of the two girls graduating from their junior highs.

One of our 7th grade gentlemen turned up with flowers at graduations of the 8th grade girls from the JH youth group- he doesn't even go to their schools! How sweet is that!

And finally, as our Sunday night HS group had one graduating senior, we all turned out to cheer for him in big red letters!

Congratulations, grads!

1 comment:

USpace said...

Again, very well done! CONGRATULATIONS to ALL Grads!

Hey young Grads
good show I say
you've done it now
you've showed us how

You've had some good times
You've made some good friends
now some will go off
to do it again

So good luck in college
You can do it
Have a real wild time
but don't over do it

Try to make friends fast
many of the early ones
will be the ones
who last

Unless you love
to get up early
don't schedule your classes
way too early

And try to get to class
as much as you can
you'll be glad you did
then you'll deserve a cold can

But try not to party
too much before class
you'll more likely attend
and you won't be an ass

If you fail the easy Calc
don't take the harder one
just keep your eye on the ball
between all the fun

You'll be entering
sort of a fantasy land
of reading, writing, and thinking
with those who can lend a hand

So, do your best with grades
but at least finish the task
and soon another graduation
will come at last...

So
CONGRATULATIONS
GOOD LUCK
and HAVE FUN!!!


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