Monday, October 31, 2011

Goochland Young Life's Fall 2011 Dessert

Please join us!

 You'll get to meet Ian McIntosh,
Goochland's new Young Life staffer,
hear about the great things God's been doing for Goochland's kids and
learn how our community's support is so important for Young Life’s future.

At 7 o’clock in the evening
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
at the home of Johnny & Karen McLaughlin

** Please note that this is a new date, changed from the date announced in the newsletter.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

50 come out for the Salem 5K

It was a beautiful morning for the Salem 5K, and about 50 people came out to run or walk in support of Goochland Young Life.

We're so grateful to Salem Baptist Church in Crozier for organizing a fun event and choosing YL to benefit. Thanks, too, for all the day's sponsors: Hickory Notch Grill, Chick-fil-A at Short Pump Town Center, LifeWay Christian Stores, Subway, Food Lion and Martin's.

Lindsay won the prize for Best Costume!

Kendra and John Lumpkins both took home trophies for their 5K times.

Even Caroline had a good time!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming Tailgate and Cornhole Champions

Young Life hosted a Tailgate feast and its first-ever Cornhole Tournament tonight before the GHS Homecoming Game.

Fifteen teams faced off in a double-elimination tournament. Zette and Mary won the girls division and Nick and Von were champions in the boys division. The winning teams received Young Life gear and partial scholarships to Rockbridge's Fall Weekend!

Mary and Zette won the girls division of Young Life's first-ever Cornhole Tournament
Nick and Von in action, on track to win the boys division.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

2011 Salem 5K Run/Walk will benefit Goochland Young Life!

Salem Baptist Church has chosen Goochland Young Life to receive the proceeds from its 2011 5K Run/Walk! Race Day is Saturday Oct. 22 with a 9 a.m. start time. 

You can register by mail, online, in person at the church office or at 8 a.m. on race day. Cost is $20 prior to Oct. 17 and $25 on race day. (And if you register before Oct. 10, you're guaranteed a T-shirt!)

The race brochure has all the details, and if you have any questions about the race, Salem Baptist is happy to provide the answers: 784-4171.

Please come out for a great event, to benefit a great cause!

Welcome Ian!

Young Life has connected us with Ian McIntosh, who wants to move to Goochland as our new YL staffer! He's been involved with Young Life since 2004 when he went to Young Life's Saranac Village after his sophmore year in high school. He says, "It was the first time I was ever introduced to Chris in a real way. My life has never been the same." In his junior and senior years, he got involved in Campaigners and Club in his hometown of Rochester, NY. He spent summers volunteering at Saranac Villiage and Frontier Ranch on work crew as a cook and a server.

Ian stayed in Rochester for college and was trained and placed as a volunteer leader in Pittsford, NY, during his freshman year; for the rest of his college years, he worked part time for Young Life on student staff acting as team leader for the other Young Life leaders in Pittsford. "This gave me more time to build relationships with kids in Pittsford and have a little more responsibility." He spent summers at Saranac again, first on summer staff working on the ropes couse and the following summers hired as a summer intern, helping out in guest services and as the ropes intern.

After his May 2010 graduation, he was accepted as a year-long intern at YL's Crooked Creek Ranch. He's spent the last year there working in different roles with food service, guest services and maintenance. "It allowed me to see all aspects of Young Life's camping program." Fortunately for us, he decided he'd like to work in a field staff role, so when our staffer position opened up, he was available to step in. "I have been conitnually involved in Young Life since my sophmore summer," Ian says, because it has pushed me closer, stretched me more, and has helped put a profound desire to serve God in my heart."

Wishing Will Well

We've had to say good-bye to Will Cox, our terrific Young Life staffer who’s been so important to Goochland Young Life for the past two years.

Will was asked to take a position with increased responsibility with Young Life, and in September, he made the move east to become Chesapeake's Young Life Area Director. We know he'll do a great job.

This is a time of lots of change for Will -- because he's now engaged to his girlfriend Janis Bartkiewicz!  They're planning a wedding in January! (Here's their pic.) So please continue to pray for Will, with all these great things happending in his life.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Registration Is Still Open for Goochland Young Life's First Annual Dodgeball Tournament!

Saturday, March 26 · 11:00am - 3:00pm
Goochland High School
Get your squad together for the first ever Goochland Young Life Dodgeball Tournament!
5 players per team and there will be a girls and guys division. $250 to the winning team of both divisions! Plus we will be raffling off prizes during the tournament and anyone who is a registered player could win. There will also be a "Best Team Uniform" Award!
The tournament starts at 11am, but registration will start at 10am. Make sure you are there with plenty of time to register and to get warmed up.
It costs $50 per team and all money is going straight to send people from Goochland to Young Life Camp this summer!

To register get a form from a Goochland Young Life leader or contact Will Cox at

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Upcoming Dates

Adult Club :: We’re doing it again!  Thursday March 24
Have you ever wondered what goes on at Goochland Young Life’s Club?  Adults have the chance to find out what the kids are so excited about at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday March 24 at the McLaughlin Family’s house, 1015 Hard Times Lane, Goochland VA 23063.

Dodge Ball Tournament :: March 26
Gives the kids a chance to help raise money for summer camp scholarships.

Second Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Fundraiser ::  Saturday May 7
You’ll hear from Goochland teens about what Young Life means to them and get a better idea of how much they need you to join the team that is supporting this non-profit ministry.

Golf Fundraiser ::  Early May
Know someone who loves to golf? Think they’d like a chance to help raise money for Goochland Young Life? Contact Terry Tuskey at 556-9099 or

The Best Week of their Life!
Our high school friends will head to Summer Camp,  June 19-25 at Sharp Top Cove, Georgia!
Goochland’s first-ever Wyldlife trip for middle-schoolers will be August 9-13!

You Can Help

With your prayers and financial support, you can make a difference for Goochland's students.
Our greatest financial need is gor friends to commit to making a monthly gift.
The 2010-2011 Annual Budget is $50,000 that will cover the YL staffer's salary, benefits, pension, insurance, national and regional service cahrgers as well as vehicle, program, travel and office expenses. The YL fiscal year rauns Oct. 1 - Spet. 30. All gifts are tax deductible.
You can make a gift by check:
  • Make checks out to Young Life
  • Indicate VA229 on the memo line
  • Mail to Goochland Young Life, PO Box 1221, Goochland, VA 23063
You can make an online gift using your credit car or an automatic trasfer from your bank:
  • Go to
  • Choose one-time or recurring gift
  • Designate Goochland's VA229 as the Young Life Area Ministry
  • And fill our the online form
If you'd like a pledge card or more information about making a gift, contact Will Cox at

Please pray for a great spring!
  • Campaigners meetings are underway on Friday mornings. Pray for our campaigners and that they would would continue to grow in their faith in Jesus. Pray that it would effect the way they love people in their school.
  • Monday night Club got started in January at the McLaughlin's. Pray that our campaigners would use our club as a tool to share their faith with their friends.
  • Pray for our current leaders and committee that through their service in YL they would fall deeper in love with God.
  • Pray that God would raise us leaders for the middle school and for a college fellowship that we would like to start at the local community college.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Contact Info

Goochland YL Executive Team
Will Cox
Goochland Area Young Life Staff

Andre & Erin Lucero
Johnny & Karen McLaughlin
Mark & Mary Alice Owens
Terry & Linda Tuskey
Tom & Sandy Wilcox