Friday, April 27, 2012

Prom 2012

This past Saturday, April 21, Methodist Children’s Home high school seniors and their guests experienced prom night on the Waco campus. Youth from the Waco and Waxahachie campuses and the Boys Ranch attended the annual event. This year’s theme was “Around the World”.

Thank you to the many staff who helped plan and organize this event! There was great food, music and fun for everyone.

Enjoy the photos below from MCH’s 2012 Prom!

Friday, April 20, 2012

MCH youth start Girl Scouts troop

The Methodist Children’s Home recreation department on the Waco campus recently started a Girls Scout Troop. Ten young ladies are participating in weekly activities to earn badges and enjoy fellowship. Beth Harris, recreation coordinator, says Girl Scouts provides an opportunity to try new things and empowers young girls to develop self-confidence and earn recognition for their accomplishments. MCH youth have earned an Eating for Beauty badge and Animal Helper badge. They are currently working on their Drawing badge.

Pictured from left to right are: (front) Alexis, Areakesia and Dianne, and (back) Miranda, Ka Shena (volunteer) and Nariko.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

REcreation Weekend 2012

The Religious Education and Recreation departments recently worked together to host the “REcreation Weekend” on the Waco campus. This is a three-day event that focuses on worship and recreational activities for the Waco campus and Boys Ranch youth. Ross Reynolds, youth minister at FUMC Rowlett, was the guest preacher, and Bus Seven was the guest band. Colin Campbell, music director at MCH, is a member of the band.

The theme this year was “truth.” The Religious Education staff invited former MCH youth Josh Shepard, Edden Agonafer, Alice Fry and Matt Wills to speak about how “truth” has played out in their lives since leaving MCH. While residents at MCH, they participated in the Perkins Youth School of Theology program at Southern Methodist University. All four are in college and talked about issues they have faced and the truth they have learned about themselves.

From left to right: Josh Shepard, Edden Agonafer, Alice Fry and Matthew Wills.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Homecoming 2012

Methodist Children’s Home is looking forward to welcoming our alumni as they return to the Waco campus for Homecoming this weekend. Alumni will enjoy planned events and fellowship Friday through Sunday. Among the highlights will be dedication of Heritage Park on the Waco campus and the recognition of former homeparents, Richard and Diane Johnson, who will receive the Distinguished Staff Award from the Alumni Association.

Happy Homecoming and Easter weekend!

Here are some photos from last year’s event.