4.21.2008

Monday Miscellaneous


Weekend Wrap-Up: This weekend was great. Our attendance was a bit down, but energy was high. Our friends at Elevate, Willow Creek's Junior High ministry, "loaned" us an entire weekend program. I was out there last weekend and really enjoyed the program and asked if they would send us the games, the message, the videos etc. They did, and it was really a good fit for our kids.


Street Kings: Saw it last night. Typical "bad cops" movie but way over the top. Don't think I can recommend it.


Carpet Ball: I saw this game at another youth group and fell in love with it. John Allen, our 78 year old volunteer, built the one pictured above and we unveiled it this weekend. At one point, I counted 27 kids standing around the table.


Birthday Boy: My son, Cole, turned 11 a couple weeks ago but we held his birthday party last night. A crew of his closest buddies went bowling and out to pizza. Sad to see him growing up so fast, but also glad that the days of clowns and balloon animals at parties have passed.


6 comments:

Diana said...

Oh man, the kids in our youth group LOVE carpet ball. It's so well loved that we're going to have to replace parts of it from the beat down they get.

I've learned the safest place to watch is from the sides, the ends are very dangerous. We've filled out a few incident reports for black eyes.

Adam McLane said...

Carpetball is the single best thing you can have in a youth room. Way, way, WAY better than a pool table.

rhonda said...

I'm sad to see the days of Legos pass...

John the Red Wonder said...

I saw carpet ball last summer at Hume SD. I told my kids we'd get one, and then forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder, I already have a guy building one!

Folkestad said...

Carpetball what a great invention. They've had them at camps across minnesota for YEARS! Its the ultimate youth ministry game!

Ken said...

YES! carpet ball! so fun!