Terri has been a servant in our youth ministry team for many years. (Notice I did not say volunteer.) She has shared in planning and coordinating our middle school program called B.L.T. She has been a part of several Senior High Mission trips and has participated in other areas of our youth program.
Terri will serve 12 hours a week working with youth, parents and Pastor Dan. Terri brings a passion for youth and a servant’s heart. She has an energy that is both inspiring and contagious. I believe Terri will continue to be a wonderful role model of faith for our youth.
In a conversation I had recently with Terri, we agreed that one of the important things we will be doing in the next months is growing our youth council. This youth council is made up of youth and adults. It is a way to hear from youth what they believe is important in their spiritual development and to help them be servants of Jesus Christ at EPUMC.
Today I would invite all of you… maybe right now as you are reading this memo….to offer a prayer for Terri and her family as she begins this ministry among us. That prayer doesn’t need to be anything extravagant. The one that immediately comes to my mind and heart is, “God help Terri!” Or “God be with Terri and our youth.” Or if you have a little more time….
God of all time
you reach out to us in all the ages
and stages of our life.
We pray today for the youth of EPUMC
and all youth around your world
who must navigate the times we live in.
We pray today for Terri Meyers
and all those who teach and inspire
and serve those who are no longer children and not yet adults.
May your grace surround all of us
that in all times and phases of our life
we might recognize the love you have sent
in your son Jesus.
Keep the Faith,