Coming in July  – We will have an intense time of fellowship, fun, food and missions.  We will post dates shortly, but look out, we are gonna have some fun all during the month of July – bowling, ice skating, lock-in, splash day, missions, just to name a few.  You name it, we’re probably gonna be doing it.  It will be fun!  Invite your friends and classmates.  Let’s have a good time!  What time is it?  It’s summertime! 
On Sunday, June 24 immediately following Worship, our Youth will be serving lunch in the Fellowship Hall.  They are hoping to raise money for their upcoming month of Summer Fun and MIssion Work in July.  Won’t you stop by and pick up lunch to eat in or take out and make a generous donation to our Youth?  
On Sunday, July1 immediately following Worship, our Youth will have all manner of yummy baked goods for your enjoyment.  They will be set up in the Welcome Center so you can grab them on your way out.  They are raising money to help defray the cost of their Summer Fun and Mission Work in July.  Please make a generous donation to our Youth!
Kind of self-explanatory, but the Youth are having a 4th of July Party on, you guessed it, July 4th.  From 6:30 until 8:00pm they will do what they do best back in the Youth Building – Have an awesome party!
 
On Saturday, July 7 our Youth will have a wonderful time together bowling from 6-7:30pm at AMF University Lanes; 13109 N 56th St; Tampa; 813-985-4468.  We will meet there and parents should pick up from there.  If you desire food or drink while you are there you will need to purchase that on your own.  
We will meet at 5:45pm at the church for our first ever visit to The Great Escape Room.  Our very own, Ken Shaffer, will drive us there all together.  We should be back at the church by 9pm.  If you are interested in this event, you need to let Ms. Carrie know  (cshaffer@myrtlelake.org) by Sunday, July 1 because space is very  limited.   
On Sunday, July 15 we will enjoy a pool party at the Shaffer home.  Right after church just come on over (ask Ms. Carrie for the address, if you need it) and we’ll play in the pool and have hamburgers and hot dogs cooked up by Mr. Ken.  Bring a 2 liter bottle of your favorite drink (so we’re sure to have what you like!) and a bag of your favorite chips to share.  Bring a towel and sunscreen.  We’ll do the rest!    
Back by popular demand!  Beginning at noon on Friday, July 20 and continuing until 11am on Saturday, July 21 we are holding our much- clamored for Youth Lock-In.  Bring what you need to spend the night.  For more details see Ms. Carrie or email her at cshaffer@myrtlelake.org.  
In an effort to “beat the heat” and just to hang out together and have FUN, we’re going ice skating.  On Thursday, July 26 from 7-9pm we will meet at Center Ice; 3182 Cypress Ridge Blvd.; Wesley Chapel 33544; 813-803-7372.  As usual, if you would like to purchase food and/or drink, please be prepared to pay for this on your own.  Parents need to pick up at 9pm.
 
Wrapping up our entire month of July – Summer Fun and local mission opportunities, we will have a Summer Splash at the church on Saturday, July 28 from 2pm until 6pm.  We’ll have water balloons, a slip-n-slide, other water balloon type games and hamburgers and hot dogs.  There will likely be snacks of some sort, but if you want something in particular, you should probably bring it.  For more information please contact Ms. Carrie at cshaffer@myrtlelake.org 
In addition to all the fun this summer, we are working on several local mission opportunities.  While it’s so great to have fun together, we also want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.  As these develop further, we will keep you updated.  Check this page often for more details as they develop.  Have a wonderful summer!