St. Matthew’s Gospel /Tuesday night on the Hill at 7pm

West Hills youth group gathers from Tuesday to Tuesday in community to learn from the scriptures Who God is and what He desires for His people to be. Join us as we go through the book of St. Matthew and look at the life of Jesus. We do believe that when people encounter the real Jesus they are changed forever. Our hope is that our students would feel welcomed and known and see there time at youth group as pivotal in their church experience. There is games, music, teaching and small group for them to get plugged in with. If your child needs a ride we can make arrangements to get them there with one of our trusted leaders or parents.

Winter Snow Retreat was a blast

Hey Team,
We are heading to Tahoe for a Winter Retreat. The event will be January 12-14 of 2018 (MLK weekend). We will be leaving the West Hills parking lot at 4 pm on Friday the 12th and we will be returning to the West Hills parking lot somewhere around 3:30 pm on Monday the 14th. The cost for the trip will be $100.00 per student, this will include the following: Transportation, Food, and Lodging. The costs will not include eating out on the way up, nor will it include snowboarding or other activities the students do during the trip. There will be four 4-5 leaders attending the group along with our students. Sadly, there is only room for 16 students to make the trip so sign up ASAP to ensure your students place.

Below is both the medical release form and permission slip.
ALIVE and CREW Medical Release for 2018
Scholarship Application
https://westhills.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/282/responses/new

HUME LAKE 2017

Hume Lake has announced their summer theme for 2017 and our spots are full, and we are beyond excited to see what God does this summer.

Within a week we will send out an email with some details you’ll need to know for your student so they can be fully prepared to go July 16-22nd.

Please be in prayer for our students. Pray that they’d encounter Jesus Christ Himself and be changed forever.

In Christ,
Xavier

Copy and paste link below. It’s  a teaser of what our students should expect.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=35bcf344d7c73cd2deb6811fa&id=06fafdfc38&e=dab50c4ed1

 

Welcome the JH graduates into High School Pool Party/June 20/2017

Welcome the JH graduates into High School Pool Party/June 20/2017

This is just a reminder that we’re not meeting on the hill this Tuesday. We are having a pool party to welcome in the Junior High grads. We will be providing hotdogs and some burgs, so dinner is provided. Yes, almost forgot, please bring your own towel so Nick’s mom does not have to loan her towels out. Address is 12285 Heritage Way, Gilroy, CA. 95020. The event starts at 6 and should be over around 9:30.

Go Dodgers!!

VILLAGE AVANTE EASTER EGG HUNT March 31, 2018 (Saturday) 9:30-11:30am

We are heading back to Village Avante to serve the kiddos for our easter egg hunt once again. We see this is just a small expression of introducing our students to local missions, and also to open their eyes to what God is doing with many of our Hispanic neighbors. The agenda is: Play games with kids, make bracelets, Easter message, and then we egg hunt outside.

Date: March 31, 2018/ Time 9:30-11:30

Address and meeting place: 16480 Del Monte Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

If you have any questions at all please contact me

In Christ,

Xavier

Hume Lake 2017

Hume Lake has announced their summer theme for 2017 and our spots are full. We are beyond excited to see what God does this summer.

Within a week we will send out an email with some details you’ll need to know for your student so they can be fully prepared to go July 16-22nd.

Below is a teaser video of what they can expect. Please be in prayer for our students. Pray that they’d encounter Jesus Christ Himself and be changed forever.

In Christ,
Xavier

 

 

West Hills Jr High – Summer 2015 Update

What’s happening For Jr High this Summer?

Summer is launching soon, which means students will get promoted to the next grade and we’re getting ready for a fun summer! We had a recent parent meeting discussing jr high ministry and some new features to our program, so here is the recap, plus some information about how it will all unfold (You can find out more detail about this and other news at our Children’s Education webpage: westhillsce.org).

As a church we recently added Leslie Carmichael to our staff to oversee our marketing-communications at West Hills AND to team up with Debbie Kenyon with children’s ministry. One of the great attributes of Leslie is that she has a passion for jr high aged students. This is great, because our Children’s Education department is now going to be overseeing our jr high programs!

Everything kicks off on June 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm for our welcome to jr high pizza and pool party at Debbie Kenyon’s home (980 Maple Ave, Morgan Hill). This will be a chance for our students to hang out, meet our leaders and kick off the summer with a great night.  All the student who will be going into 6th this coming fall are invited to join the students going into 7th and 8th grade in the fall for this great party. It is our way to welcome them to the group and to help connect these students to whats happening in the jr high ministry.

 

What will this look like?
There will be two phases to this re-launch of our jr high ministry.

Phase 1: The Summer

First, the jr high ministry will begin meeting at 9:00 am in Blue 1 on Sunday mornings for our Sunday morning program where there will be worship and teaching in both large and small groups.

Second, the jr high ministry will continue to meet at ALIVE on Tuesday nights throughout the summer, but at our new time of 7:00-9:00pm. Students at ALIVE meet for games, worship, teaching and small groups, as well as events throughout the summer to help students deepen friendships and build community around Jesus.

Finally, the biggest event we have coming up this summer is Hume Lake Summer Camp. Any student going into 6-8th grade this fall is invited to be part of Hume Lake Jr High. It is a fantastic week of camp, and will surely be memorable and impactful in their lives. Hume Lake is not only an excellent week of fun, but there is also a great theme, speaker and band to help students grow deeper in their faith. You can find out more information and register on our westhillsalive.org website. We only have 5 spots left for jr high and will need to give those back to Hume by June 20th. Cost is $585, covering the cost of camp, transportation and leadership. We know that camp can be a lot of money for most of our families, so we have lots of scholarship money available as needed.

Summary of this summer:

  • June 2nd “welcome to jr high” pizza and pool party at Debbie Kenyon’s home
  • Sundays at 9:00 am in Blue 1
  • Tuesdays 7-9pm
  • Hume Lake Summer Camp July 12-18

 

Phase 2: Fall 2015 and Beyond

What’s happening this fall?

Our jr high group will become “CREW”, and move from our midweek program to Friday nights. In my 12 years of youth ministry I have discovered that Friday night is a fantastic night for jr high ministry. Jr high students desire a fun place to go on Fridays, and parents want a safe place to send their kids. It makes for an excellent opportunity for outreach to our community and a great way to encourage students to see and know Jesus.

To help make this happen we will be actively partnering with Wyldlife (notice the spelling with the “YL” in the middle). Wyldlife is Young Life’s (YL) jr high ministry which currently meets every other Friday night in Morgan Hill. CREW will be meeting weekly with either CREW on the Hill or CREW at Wildlife. Our goal for Crew is to encourage our jr high students to outreach and develop as leaders through attending Wyldlife together to help bring unchurched kids into a relationship with Jesus.
This is a really exciting time for our church and for our jr high ministry!
How can you be praying and partnering with the jr high ministry?

Please be praying for: The details of this transition time, the leadership team, and that God would use CREW to reach out to kids in our community who do not know Jesus.

How can you be partnering with us? 

Please be asking questions and spreading the word. Here are some other ways to partner with CREW.

  • Want to be on the leadership team? We already have 5 committed leaders on our team but are specifically looking for at least one more male leader.
  • You can host the group for an event
  • Be part of our driving team for events.
  • We are also planning on redoing the Blue 1 space where our jr high group meets on Sunday mornings, including new paint, apple tv to connect easily to our video screen and new seating to help with the teaching atmosphere. Please talk to Leslie or David if you want to help with any of these projects.

Village Avante Easter Egg Hunt April 8th from 9:30-11:30

We had a great time serving Village Avante last year with our annual Easter Egg hunt. There were about 50 kids who heard about Jesus and the resurrection. And…, we had 500 eggs that were snatched up in about 2 minutes. We are excited to announce that this coming year we will be back at Village Avante again to spend some time with the kiddos. We see this as a tangible way to share Jesus with our little neighbors down the street. We will be meeting at Village Avante at 9:30 am to help set up and pray before the kids show up.  Check out the photos from the event here:

VA easter egg hunt-1 Easter Egg hunt start easter egg sports 2-1

High School Summer Kickoff!

June 2 (Tuesday) 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Schnorr’s House (for directions/address, please refer to the May ALIVE newsletter) 

BBQ, pool party, and ultimate frisbee, oh my! This event is open for all students currently in high school and those who will be going into 9th grade this next fall. It will be a fun time with the intention of welcoming incoming high school students. So current high school students, let’s be really intentional in welcoming our incoming students! Share the love of Christ. Be inclusive, not exclusive. Reminder guys and gals: modest swimwear for all. Men, that means nothing that goes higher than the top of your knee, got it? Ladies, this means no midriff, so wear either a one-piece or a shirt/tank over. Thank you in advance for being cooperative and respectful. In everything we do, let’s honor and glorify God.