St. Joan of Arc Teen Group, DYNAMICS (Dedicated Youth Now And Tomorrow In Catholic Service), is devoted to encouraging social activities, spiritual development, and service projects for the teens of the parish. The group is open to all teens and welcomes new members to the group.
The Dynamics Youth Group has been very busy this past year. Some of the highlights include our service trip this fall to Rustic Falls Nature Camp. While spending the day in this beautiful area of Wisconsin the teens helped to clean both houses, organize two storage rooms and a barn, and rake the side yard. We were able to take a nice walk and reflect on the gifts God has given us and talk about our work at the Nature Camp allowed us to share our gifts with others.
While we were at Rustic Falls we learned of an 11 year old cancer patient and his family who would be spending a weekend at Rustic Falls over Christmas vacation. The teens decided that they wanted to hold a bake sale to raise money so that they could by the boy and his family gifts for the holidays.
An enthusiastic group of about 10 teens spent a Friday evening baking and packaging items for the bake sale. With your generous support of our bake sale, the teens were able to raise enough money to buy gifts for the entire family of 5. The teens went shopping and then had a wrapping party. They were so excited to be bringing some joy to a family who could truly use it.
During the snowy winter weather we were able to take a trip up to Heller Nature Center to cross country ski. We quickly learned why snow pants are a must! We finished off the outing with a trip for hot chocolate.
The teens are currently getting ready for their spring service project: fleece blanket tying. The teens have decided to donate the blankets to a children’s hospital to bring some comfort to hospitalized kids.
Along with our service projects and outings the teen group meets every Sunday from 9:15-10:20 in the school and new members are most welcome to join us!
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