Youth Stories Archives

March 2022

Sleep In Heavenly Peace Bunk Bed Build

In March 2022 DSPC was the site of one of Sleep in Heavenly Peace's Bunk Bed Build! Over the course of 3 hours we made the pieces for 30 bunk beds so that SHP can go out and deliver these to families/children who need beds in our city! It was awesome to see our community come together to work hard on a beautiful day! Our youth was out there representing as well and did a lot of the staining of the beds and sanding of the beds! It was fantastic!

February 2022

Souper Bowl of Caring

Every year our youth group and church competes against other Presbyterian churches in our area in the Souper Bowl of Caring! Each church is encouraged to pick a local food pantry they feel called to assist and get money donations and canned goods in the name of fun competition. The winner of this competition gets to hold the Souper Bowl of Caring Championship Title Belt for that year! This past year DSPC raised $4,471 and 315 canned goods for Helping Hands in Dripping Springs! We are so grateful for your help in this and its awesome to see how our community came together to help out!

December 2021

Sleep in Heavenly Peace High School Build

Some of our youth leaders and our high school small group leader worked with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to make and deliver 3 bunk beds in the Kyle area. We were so grateful to be apart of this organization and it was truly amazing to work with SHP and to see the joy they bring to families by providing beds for the Austin area.

February 2021

Helping Hands Food Drive

From January 2021 to February 2021, DSPC youth led our congregation in gathering canned goods and money donations to help out our local food pantry, Helping Hands. In that month we raised over 2,900 dollars and collected 350 canned goods! That averages out to each member of our church bringing 10 cans!!  We also competed against other churches in our Presbytery and got 4th overall for most canned goods collected!

October 2020

DSPC Youth + Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Even during a pandemic, our youth got a chance to help out Sleep in Heavenly Peace in October of 2020. DSPC and our youth made over 30 beds for local families who were in need of beds. Whether it was sanding wood, hammering holes into the wood or staining the wood our youth loved helping out!  We are so thankful for our High School Youth Volunteer Chris Millette who led this service project for our community!

Summer 2020

Be the Bridge

Over 5 weeks in summer of 2020, around 12 students gathered each week on a Thursday night to talk about racial unity and our faith. We discussed privilege, systematic racism, social justice and more! We also got a chance to check out examples of how God is a God of justice and how He cares for oppressed groups in the Bible. Our youth group is devoted to continue to "be the bridge" as we fight against racism and continue to love God's people!

February 2020

Serve the Community Scavenger Hunt

In February 2020 our high school youth group decided to have some fun and serve the community by having a "Serve the Community Scavenger Hunt!" For an hour of our night we drove around town and found ways to help in our communities. We washed cars, cleaned kitchens, helped load groceries in cars and even cleaned out a chicken coop! We had a blast as we used team work to help people around us!