Hey YOCF Family!
For those of you who might not know me. My name is Ryan Guzman. I'm the Student Ministry Director at OCF. I'm so pumped your student is a part of our ministry, and looking forward to jumping into our Summer routine!! I attached our summer schedule, so make sure you check it out! But, just to remind you, we have Beach Nights every Wednesday night in June and July (except VBS week), from 6-8pm, at 22nd St., Hermosa Beach. All MSM and HSM students are invited! Also, we'll have our Summer Sundays together during our 11:15am service (every week except Communion Sundays).
For our Sunday mornings together, we will start with worship in the auditorium with everyone. Typically, students like to sit together in the front right section of the auditorium, but students are more than welcome to sit anywhere and with anyone during worship! Once worship is done, all MSM and HSM students will walk over to the youth room. Then, they'll grab a plate of food and sit down at the tables to eat and hang out with each other! We'll usually have announcements and a sermon, then they're dismissed! Our students don't need to be checked in or out by parents. If you have any questions about Sundays, please let me know!
As for Wednesday nights, the first hour and a half or so will be fellowship! We'll play games, hang out, jump in the water, etc. Then, we'll gather for worship and a testimony/devotion. We end our night with a group prayer, and then our students are dismissed! There are a few rules. Students need to at least be in pairs when they go to the water or Green Store. Middle Schoolers need to have a leader with them, too.
NOTE FOR PARENTS:
6th Grade Parents! We've been praying for you and your students during this transition! I know this time can be exciting and stressful! We want your student to integrate smoothly into the ministry and we're excited they'll be joining us! If you have any concerns or information that's good for me to know, please reach out! My email is [email protected] or you can call me at the church at (310) 414-4555. We'll have Middle School leaders present all Summer, and they'll be a great resource for you too! Please feel free to stop by after a service on Sunday or at the beginning/end of a Beach Night to say hello!