Each year on the first Wednesday of the new year we have what we call “A look back @ [insert previous year]”. On this week we take a look at the big news events that happened in the past year, popular trends, the top movies of the year, the top video games of the year, and the top music downloads of the year. I also give them my personal top albums of the year to promote getting them into more positive music (usually Christian).
We also take a look at the highlights of the past year in The Underground (our youth ministry).
We end it with have them write a letter to themselves to be opened the next year, and pass out the letters to the students who wrote one the previous year.
This has become a fun tradition for all of us to reflect on the past year, and to look forward to the upcoming year.
Here is a shortened version of the video recap we showed for 2013:
(it is shortened because we cannot show many of the pictures from our Missions Road Trip due to the privacy laws of the ministry we volunteered at)