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Photo Essay: Tomoka Youth

Sunday, August 14, 2016 was an active day for the Tomoka UMC Youth. At both worship services prayers were offered for the students preparing to return to school.

At both services each of the youth who had attended the July 2016 retreat/mission trip to Lake Junaluska, and Linda McMunn, who chaperoned, told the congregation what the trip meant to them. They told us of the moments during their trip that touched their lives and brought them close to God. They told us of the joy and adventure they shared and they showed us photos of some of the activities they participated in. As we listened to their witness, I thought how fortunate we were to have such fine young men and women in our church. Our youth are truly a blessing!

After the worship services were complete there was a dedication of the newly decorated Youth Room. In this room the Bible will be read and discussed, friendships will be made, songs will be sung, and laughter will fill the air.

Photos for these events were taken by Marilyn Knowles, Jim Knowles, and Marvin Reinhart, who are members of the Tomoka UMC Photography Group.

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