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Summer Weekly Schedule:
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Sunday School
Tuesday’s Out – Youth Activities: (Times Vary) see calendar
- June 6 – Pool Party – Mulhearn’s Pool
- June 13- Paintball @ Jack’s Ultra Sports
- June 20 – AR Travelers Game
- June 27 – Paint Party @ the Church
- July 11 – Movie @ Cinemark TBD
- July 18 – Ice Skating [BROOM BALL] – AR Skatium
Thursday YM (Youth Meals): (alternates between breakfast and lunch each week)
- June 15 – Bob’s Grill – 9am
- June 22 – Tacos 4 Life Dave Ward – 12:30pm
- July 6 – Chick Fil A Salem – 9am
- July 13 – Blaze Pizza – 12:30pm
- July 20 – IHOP – 9am
Youth Week Schedule:
Aug. 1 – Murry’s Dinner Theater – Wizard of OZ –
Aug. 2 – Day in Memphis – 8a-10p
Aug. 3 – Altitude Trampoline Park – 6p
Aug. 4 – “Bright Night” Methodist Family Health Event – Big Rock Fun Park
Aug. 5 – Movie Night – 3 Movies – 5p
Aug. 6 – Bowling – 7p
Aug. 7 – Tie-Dye Party @ the Church – 6p
Sign Ups to Help the Youth Ministry
Your youth need you!!
Sign up here to serve in your youth ministry. This is not a parents-only thing. We would love for all of our church family to pitch in. We can’t do it without y’all!
Youth TO Sign Ups for Youth and Chaperones
Youth Week Sign Up for Youth and Chaperones
C1Youth Medical Release form
Conway FUMC Youth Calendar
Safe Sanctuary Certification
In case you missed any of our meetings of the new ParenTeen Ministry.
Session 1: What’s Going on in Their Heads?
Teen Brains and Behavior
Brittney Schrick, Ph.D. and Pebble Sutherland, M.D.
What’s Going On?
- Teen brains aren’t fully developed. Especially the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system.
- This means teens aren’t quite capable of consistent impulse control, they can’t really plan ahead or see long-term consequences of behavior, they may blow small things out of proportion and underestimate the meaning of big things.
- They probably have some noticeable mood swings, some tendency to withdraw from you in favor of peers, some preoccupation with appearance and grooming, and a dip in self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Teens are more susceptible than adults to the development of addictive behaviors because their brains are still developing pathways that tell them what feels good. Couple that with their lack of impulse control and lack of ability to assess long-term consequences, it may lead them to developing problem behaviors.
What Can I Do?
- Be present, and pay attention
- Listen to them (really listen, don’t just sit and wait to talk)
- Encourage them to sleep
- Encourage healthy choices
- Let them mess up
- Allow natural consequences to occur (assuming they won’t cause irreparable harm)
- Set clear, consistent rules
- Offer opportunities for responsibility
- Take their perspective…and let them know it
- Practice mindfulness with your child
Family Parenting Resources
Pbs.org attached families
“Children the Challenge” Rudolf Dreikers
“Beyond Codependency” Melodie Beattie
“What Do You Say After You Say Hello?” Eric Berne
“Adult Children of Alcoholics” Janet Woititz