Sunday, October 15, 2006

Junior Youth Fall Activity

Last night, the junior youth at my church had a corn maze and hayride activity night. I have come to serve the roll of youth group photographer and these are some of the pictures from the event. I have not done much night photography before so some of those are not quite where I would like them; but it gives an idea of the fun we had. And some of the pictures from earlier in the evening had to combat with the bright sunlight.


The picture above and below shows a bit of the corn maze activity. The youth had to find ten Bible verses located in cups dispersed throughout the maze.


In the back of this picture is our associate pastor and his wife. The associate pastor's role includes working with our church's youth program.


The youth gathered around while we start a log fire.



The fire roaring



Gathering round to roast hotdogs



Roasting hotdogs over an open fire



The above and next two photos are from the hayride one of the farmers from our church took our youth on. We only went around his large farm as our community is rapidly developing and the roads are becoming too busy.


12 comments:

M(urf)! said...

That looks cold but a lot of fun. That one hot dog is barely recognizable as something edible. :-) Also, I really enjoyed the picture of the associate pastor and his wife - he is quietly trailing behind her and she has a ticked off look on her face. I'm glad that happens to God-fearing people as well.
:-)

Tim Rice said...

Hi, murf. It was cold for us that evening; but I think everybody had fun. As for the hotdog that looks barely edible, I'm not sure which one you were referring to; but I know some of the youth were having fun burning some and eating them black. As for the quality of the pictures in general, I'm not quite happy with them this time and I probably wouldn't have included that one picture if some other pictures had gotten better. But these youth activity pictures I also post for some people I know well and have connections to my church but who never comment here.

sage said...

I can remember my Jr. High days-- hot dog roast and hay rides in the back of trucks with hay bales sat on it and we kids trying to discretely make out (the adults were in the cab). Today, the insurance industry wouldn't allow it (not the making out, the riding in the back of trucks)

M(urf)! said...

So, Sage, you've always been a ladies man?

mreddie said...

Looks like a good time was had by all - good pics as well. ec

Cergie said...

Are you always also busy with your job, tim ? Perhazps have you write abour that and have I omit that ?

I may see how it is for you now: no more time to post !
No more time to enjoy your friends !

Ahaha ! This is a good overbooked life !

The fire roaring, i like it .

Tim Rice said...

Hi, sage. Sounds like great memories. Here in Pennsylvania, it is illegal to have passengers in the back of a truck, not only against insurance regulations. During my youth, I, too, remember many in my youth group descretely cuddling up during hayrides as long as they weren't involved in a fierce hay battle. :)

Thanks, mreddie. I think all the youth enjoyed the evening except during the hayride, they didn't like my camera flash. ;)

Hi, cergie. I've been working a little more with my job than I used to; but I think I've been basically keeping up with you and most everybody else. I don't intend to post every day. I found that to be too much a long time ago. But I strive to post three or four times a week. And, yes, Saturday evening was an excellent time not to be missed.

Ginnie said...

Boy, do I remember those church activities as a kid, especially the hayrides every autumn. Those kids are growing up with such healthy memories!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ginnie. Our church works at providing our youth with good growing experiences.

judypatooote said...

I love your pictures and I think you did a good job of night time photography......I love the roaring fire.....nice job....it's good to see the youth having fun...

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, judypatooote.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I love your youth group pictures and taking the kids on the hayrides and roasting the marshmallows & hotdogs over an open campfire is always fun. Just tonight on tv was the first time that I had ever heard of a corn maze.