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The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
-Away in a Manger
 

Lowing for cows is just the ordinary, quiet sounds they produce when they're hanging out.  No celestial proclamations. No cacophonous celebrations.  No inquisitive shepherds.  The author of the Christmas carol, Away in a Manger, makes a point of nearly silent encounters on the night of Jesus' birth.  

According to acoustic ecologists there are only 10 to 12 square inches of silence in the United States.  Spaces like those located deep in Washington's Olympic National Forest, where distance from noise producers, dense ferns, and tall trees soak up unnatural sounds.  For those who know the benefits of these endangered sound spaces they seek to preserve and protect them.  

In this highly hectic season, I hope you will create space for your own silence.  I pray you spend a few moments listening for a bovine to bellow, or at least an instant with an inaudible infant.  

 

Peace, 
Eddie
 
Ignite is our conference retreat for 7-12th grade students, designed to spark something in their faith.  This years theme is "commencement", as we are ready to start into a new season of our faith!

Perkins School of Youth Ministry is focused on WAYFINDING January 6-9, 2020. If you're going to be in Dallas, make plans to join us as a conference for dinner on Tuesday evening.  

Believing In God and Helping Others Understand Through Service Everywhere.  Mission Work Experience for Jr. & Sr. High Students. 

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

Lakeview's new president/CEO, Josh Pulver, is excited to connect with folks around the conference! They are also looking for a new Assistant Program Director, as Bailey McDonald takes the next steps in her career. 
U.M. ARMY IS PROVIDING CHRIST-CENTERED MISSIONS THAT SERVE PEOPLE IN NEED AND PROMOTE SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS. 

You can find information and register for SUMMIT and JUMMP through U.M. ARMY.
If you're interested in being a part of a cohort during the Spring, email Eddie
 
Growth Opportunities
 
Save the Dates
 
 
  • January 6-9 - Perkins School of Youth Ministry
  • February 21-23 - Ignite - Carolina Creek
  • February 28 - March 1 - Ignite - Lakeview
  • April 17-19 LEAD - Leadership Retreat
  • May 5-15 General Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • May 15 & 16 - Foundations new Youth Worker training
  • May 24-27 Annual Conference (Downtown Houston)
  • June 15-27 Texas Youth Academy
  • July 15-18 Jurisdictional Conference (The Woodlands, Texas)
  • July 31- August 10 Young Adult Taize Trip 
  • September 14-19 - 4th Annual Ministry Retreat Cruise
  • September 26 & 27 - Ichthus 9th grade retreat
  • November 6-8 - The Big Event 6th grade retreat
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