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It’s finally time to unveil the latest and greatest news of the Teens of Faith… the 2014 camp t-shirts!
Yes, you read it right. Each person gets 2 t-shirts.
The first shirt is the one you’ve already seen. It’s the charcoal shirt with the palm tree design that you all voted on. This will be our “official” camp shirt that we will wear for the group photo on the Thursday of camp.
One of the coolest and most exciting parts is that we are providing ladies shirts at no additional cost to you. Instead of everyone receiving the unisex t-shirts, the ladies will receive a nice, feminine fitted shirt that you won’t have to tie in the back and roll up the sleeves. It’s just because I love you, ladies. You can thank me later by buying me Cactus Cooler, Blushing Sandbears, and Sour Straws at camp.
Because it’s a junior fit tee, please try on the shirt prior to telling Mrs. Jamie your size. You can try the junior-Large sample shirt before or after class, or during tonight’s skit practice if you’re not needed in the skit. The junior shirt sizes run one or two sizes smaller than previous shirts. If you were typically a Small in the unisex t-shirt, you might be a Medium or Large in the junior tee. Keep in mind we will still be fairly strict on dress code, so it would be best to estimate larger so your shirt is not too tight. Also, the shirt may shrink after it’s washed.
The second shirt, after much discussion, is coming to you straight from the youth staff… because we love you. You will be charged only a few dollars and we will be covering the rest of the cost among the youth budget and our personal donations. If you are going to camp, most of your cost will be lumped into fund-raisers and you won’t notice the difference.
This t-shirt is ALSO split into men’s and ladies’ shirts, and it will be a red-heather look with a white ink “Respect the Hairlines” imprint on the front. I love this shirt. You’d better obey this shirt. Wear it with pride. Wear it with dignity. Flaunt it to the world… respect those receding hairlines!
To keep costs down, we are doing this one-sided, as well. The back will be blank.
We talked through all kinds of options. We kicked around ideas like putting the design on the back of just the adults’ t-shirts, or creating all new t-shirts just for the adults, or letting you sign up if you wanted one, or what colors and what kinds… we just decided to bite the bullet and go for 2 t-shirts for everyone. If you wear this “hairlines” shirt, great. If not, no big deal. You’ll get it anyway.
I think both shirts are pretty awesome. I can’t wait till camp now.
Men, please circle your shirt size on the signup sheet on the table. Ladies, please see Mrs. Jamie to give your shirt size.
If you’re not registered for camp, you will need to sign up on the blanks provided and pay full price (around $8-$10) if you want one (or both).
Enjoy! -Bro. Ryan
GREAT WORK – A lot of good work happened the last couple weeks. Thank you for your good work with the tables and chairs setup. They looked great.
Also, thank you to all you guys who helped with the garage sale donations. They keep coming in, and we always need people to be available to carry items for the church members.
Just about every Friday since the Heartland trip, Ryan’s been out here pulling weeds, trimming trees, mowing (on the riding mower… danger!), washing the building cobwebs and doing a bunch of other stuff. Sam’s down here a lot with him, too. They do a great job.
On Thursday, Evan, Kian, Sean, Hannah and Lexi came and we did a full detail of the big bus. I used to work at a car detail shop, and we did basically a professional job on that bus (probably about a $400 value… seriously.) Each person had their job and we scrubbed the inside and out, from top to bottom.
I never have the time or space to be able to get to ALL the things that you do. Even if I had the space, I would miss someone or I would forget what you did. Some of you type skits, work nurseries, watch crazy kids, do sound, organize music, come to church on your days off, paint handrails, volunteer, volunteer and volunteer more to serve. Great job. I wish I could recognize everyone. Hopefully the nice lawns, beautiful buildings, and sparkling church vehicles show a little of what you do around here. Great work. –Bro. Ryan
BRO. CHRISTIAN – Not only is it weird to call him that because he is from here, but it’s weird to say it because his name itself is like… what WE are… Christians! Anyway, Bro. Christian is arriving this Saturday, but he doesn’t “officially” start work until the night of our camping trip. It will be a weird balance for him and for you as he interns here this summer… on one hand, he’s “the intern;” on the other hand, he’s just “Christian.” I get that. Don’t kill yourself over lifting him up to something he’s not, but also be mindful that he’s here with a purpose and with a new connection to our church, making him responsible for more (to whom much is given, much shall be required.)
CAMPING TRIP – Please sign up at the info table. Cost is $10. May 30-31, Friday – Saturday. 3 meals, gas, and lodging are included. Bro. Si is taking us to KQ Ranch where we camped out 2 years ago. Bring a tent, sleeping bag, and warm clothes. More details coming soon.
CHURCH WORKDAY – Next Saturday, May 24.