Parent Newsletter February 2020

Hello Parents!

We are already a month into the new year and YTH is only beginning! Our whole church in the year 2020 are standing together as we hold nothing back and we want the same for YTH! We don't want to hold anything back this year! We believe that God wants to use this next generation for such a time as this and that growth and community can be found every Wednesday night!

February Series: The Purity Series

During the month of February we will be discussing the topic of purity. Our focus is to discuss why purity is important. Our topics will include guarding your heart, dating and waiting, guarding our sexual purity and hearing from a "Sexperts" panel of leaders and pastors for an open Q&A discussion on relationships, dating and sexual purity. We, also, understand that you have the right as the parent to know our approach for each night and ultimately decide if you would like your child to be a part of this series. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your campuses' YTH pastors if you have any questions.

Everyone Night: February 21, 2020!!

As many of you know, we have Everyone Night happening on Friday, February 21st starting at 6PM at our Apple Valley Campus! We are so excited to see everyone in the YTH family come under one roof to worship and lift up the name above every name, JESUS!! Bring your students and all their friends to this night, they won't want to miss it!

Crosstown, Faribault, Minnetrista & Woodbury campuses will have busing available at 4:30PM and will be brought back around 11PM. Ask your campus youth pastor for a copy of the mandatory bus waiver!


Every year there is an opportunity for your student to be a part of Fine Arts Festival. We believe each student has unique talents and gifts that God has given to them and Fine Arts allows your student to grow and be developed in those giftings. On May 9th, at North Central University, they will compete and perform anything from a solo or group song, dance, drama, photography and so much more. Informational meetings will be happening after YTH on February 5th and February 12th.

Stay Connected

Follow our sermon series with your students on these digital platforms!

Campus Specific News


  • February 12th- Pizza and God Talk - after YTH


  • Sunday, February 9th- 4th Service Launch - 5PM - WITH water baptisms
  • Sunday, February 15th- Middle School Girls Valentines Event - contact jerica.braun@rivervalley.org for more details
  • Sunday, February 16th- Student Craft and Bible Study- contact Katie Gullickson at Kpgullickson@gmail.com
  • Delano Bible Study - Every Friday at 7:10AM students meet for a Bible Study at Delano High School. Ask Pastor Andrew Snead for more information and join us there


  • Water Baptism Sunday- Sunday, February 9th - 9:30AM service

Text Updates

You can now text YTHUPDATES to 41411 to receive River Valley YTH information from your campus youth pastors!


From your Campus Youth Pastors;

Anthony Cox & Lulu Murphy [Apple Valley]



Drake Michaelson & Kelly Lee [Crosstown]



Gabi O'Rourke & Jon Hansen [Shakopee]



Andrew Snead [Minnetrista]


Matt Nylin [Woodbury]


Neil Turner [Eagan]


Josiah Bachtle & Isaac Coats [Faribault]



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