September Letter

Hello all you beautiful mothers! First off, you all are amazing and we are so grateful for your vocations!

Here’s a sneak-peek at what Ascension Youth has coming up in the next couple months…

We’re so excited to be starting youth group back up in the first week of September with our Fall Kickoffs. For our middle schoolers, we are starting the school year off with a massive chalk war on the football field behind Ascension, while for our High schoolers, we are kicking things off with a 100-Foot Slip’N’Slide! More details here!

For our high schoolers, we are starting a new 3-week series titled Love 101. In this series, we will dig deep and respond to the aching desire to love and be loved that is in all of our hearts. At our first night, Date or Wait?,we will talk about the best practices of interacting with the opposite gender in high school, the theology of dating, and lovingly obeying your parents’ wishes. Our second night, Holy Moly Matrimony, will revolve around some Q&A between the teens and a panel of married couples and will focus on what marriage is, how to discern a call to marriage, and what marriage is actually like in the real world. The third night, Supernatural, will similarly revolve around some Q&A between the teens and a panel of priests and religious (sisters, monks, etc.) from the Kansas City area.

For the month of October, we are starting a new 5-week series about apologetics for our high schoolers titled Sorry, Not Sorry. In the coming weeks, we will explore some tough topics in the Church today like the Crusaders, the Spanish Inquisition, indulgences, the sexuality crisis, moral relativism, authority, all while learning how to share the Faith without being a snob. Stay tuned for more info about this awesome series and our October KAIROS retreat!

All youth group meetings, retreats, and special events are available on our Ascension Youth Calendar right here and on our youth website. We could really use your help with food at youth group gatherings, please take a look at our youth group meal train and see if you would be able to help out by dropping off some food for our young church!

May God bless you this day and always!

Through Christ,

Lee McMahon
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Church of the Ascension
9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS 66213
C: (785) 218-2708
O: (913) 681-7683 ext. 119