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Life Teen Fall Calendars

Are you wondering which Life Nights to use? Here are two, sample Fall Calendars for new youth ministry programs. Use these as a starting point and adapt to your unique calendar.

Before calendaring, be sure you know when you are meeting. Are you off for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Are you off because it’s a three-day weekend? It’s also helpful to be aware of liturgical seasons, like Advent and Christmas, and even holidays like Halloween. Once you know the dates you are meeting and the season your are meeting in, start plugging in Life Nights and moving them around until your calendar is complete.

The formula for a dynamic semester is a Social Life Night, followed by a Life Night Series, followed by another Social Life Night or Issue Life Night. This way of planning keeps Life Teen fun, informative, relevant, and most importantly, focused on leading teens closer to Christ.

Fall Calendar 1

September
Week 1: Minute to Win It – A Social Life Night
Week 2: Alive (The Alive and Dangerous Series)
Week 3: Overfed Yet Starving (The Alive and Dangerous Series)
Week 4: Counterfeit (The Alive and Dangerous Series)

October
Week 1: Dangerous (The Alive and Dangerous Series)
Week 2: Hallows and Muertos (Halloween, El dia de los Muertos, All Saints/Souls Day)
Week 3: Equal (The 2 Series)
Week 4: Divide (The 2 Series)

November
Week 1: Plus (The 2 Series)
Week 2: Greater Than (The 2 Series)
Week 3: Off for Thanksgiving
Week 4: Turkey Olympics – A Thanksgiving Themed Social Life Night

December
Week 1: Disrupted – An Advent Issue Life Night
Week 2: The Big White Elephant – A Christmas Social Life Night
Week 3: Off for Christmas
Week 4: Off for Christmas

Fall Calendar 2

September
Week 1: Running Blind – A Social Life Night
Week 2: Welcome to the Family (The Relentless Father Series)
Week 3: Hallowed be thy Name (The Relentless Father Series)
Week 4: Deliver Us (The Relentless Father Series)

October
Week 1: Are You Cereal? – A Social Life Night
Week 2: Alone (The Belong Series)
Week 3: Invited (The Belong Series)
Week 4: Accepted (The Belong Series)

November
Week 1: Needed (The Belong Series)
Week 2: A Time Such As This – An Issue Night on Clerical Abuse and Coverup
Week 3: Off for Thanksgiving
Week 4: Turkey Olympics – A Thanksgiving Themed Social Life Night

December
Week 1: Hopeful Anticipation– An Advent Life Night
Week 2: Tacky Sweater Party – A Christmas Social Life Night
Week 3: Off for Christmas
Week 4: Off for Christmas

Other cool Life Teen resources to be aware of this Fall…

About the Author

Lily Hannan

When people ask where I am from, I respond, "THE WHOLE WORLD!" As a kid we moved around and my Dad raised me knowing that "the world is my backyard." I have now put down roots in Phoenix and serve as the Coordinator of Diocesan Collaborations and Curriculum Support at Life Teen, but I still enjoy traveling for business and leisure across the globe. I am delighted to combine my passion for travel, mission, and people with my youth ministry expertise to help parishes and diocese lead teens closer to Christ. When not at work you can find me lifting weight at Crossfit, up a mountain, or under the sea with my friends and family. If you have any curriculum related questions, you can contact Lily at lhannan@lifeteen.com