September 2014

Changing the Meaning of “Church Service”

Bethel CRC in Brockville, Ontario, has left the building. Rather than seeing a mission trip as a mountaintop experience, they are working to build serving into the DNA of the congregation. Students from Bethel have participated in Youth Unlimited’s Serve many times and have taken it home to help reach their own congregation. Pastor Jack Van de […]

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Changed Lives Changing Lives

“His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.”   Words from Betty Bartlett’s favorite song ring true each and every day in her home. Betty, a 72-year-old, cancer-surviving widow expressed her joy as eight high school students painted the cupboards and walls in her warm, loving home. With appreciation in her […]

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What now?

Love Jesus. Love Others. Like the directions on a shampoo bottle; lather, rinse, repeat. “Repeating” asks us to do it again and again. Maybe you heard something like this in grade two: Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out and who was left? That could go on and on, my friends. Slightly […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited, Fall 2014, Part 2 of 2

Jeff Schipper Q. What’s your favorite place to meet with students, and why? A. My favorite place would be at a local breakfast joint (The Windmill in Holland is tough to beat). Breakfast combines three of my favorite things: coffee, food and conversations in a booth. I also appreciate connecting with students before the pace […]

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Faces of Youth Unlimited, Fall 2014, Part 1 of 2

Ryan Link Q. Where could we find you at 10:00 AM on a Saturday morning? A. Usually, I’d be just beginning some sort of project around our house or yard unless it’s the first Saturday of the month. Then, our family would be at Home Depot with a billion other kids suffering a headache and […]

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