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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by TJ Davidson No Comments

News and Notes
SERVING AT CHURCH – Bob Arnold is having a meal at church to honor those who work at the food pantry.  He has asked the teens to help serve the meal and show appreciation to those who serve our community by working at the Food Pantry.  The meal will be Thursday, Dec. 14 in the Family Center from 6:00-7:30pm.  If your teen can help, it would be greatly appreciated!  If you are interested let me or Bob Arnold know.

Teen Leaders Conference – TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group.  The retreat will be January 13-15 and the cost is $35 ($95 value).  This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun.  Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center.  DUE:  11/29

Upcoming Events
11/26 – Teen Led Service
12/2 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
1/13-15 – TLC Branson – DUE:  11/29
2/23-25 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/7

Planning Ahead
June 22-30 – Mexico Mission Trip – DUE:  1/7


Wednesday Night
– T. J. Davidson (Jackson Byrd lead singing)
Grace > (3/3)
Text: 2 Timothy 4:6-7, 9, 14-17
Topic: Grace Is Greater Than Your Circumstances
Big Idea: Circumstances and obstacles will attempt to drown out God’s grace in our lives; we must trust in him anyway.

Sunday Morning – Matt Bancroft
Relationships (2/3)
This week we are talking about what we want out of our relationships, and what God wants out of relationship. Looking to answer 2 questions: is it okay to simply want companionship without commitment, and how to handle a relationship when the other person has different wants.
 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by TJ Davidson No Comments

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Teen Leaders Conference – TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group. The retreat will be January 17-19 and the cost is $30 ($80 value). This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun. Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center.

BOB ARNOLD DEVOTIONAL – The Bob Arnold Devotional will be Nov. 12. We plan on having a ton of fun games at the devotional and prizes. Bob really wants this to be a Family Devotional, so families are encouraged to come! It will be a little earlier since it gets darker sooner, so it will be from 3-6pm. We will have the Lord’s Supper for those who could not take it this morning. I hope everyone will try to come out. 

Parent Meeting – We will have a parent meeting on Nov. 12. I will be handing out the 2018 calendar and we will spend most of the time talking about the Mexico Mission Trip. I will have packets available and answer any questions you have.  Attached is the calendar for next year.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER – We are going to have a progressive dinner on Saturday, December 3. We will meet at church at 6pm and ride the bus to different people’s houses for an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Parents are welcome to come.  Attached is who has signed up so far.

Upcoming Events 
11/12 – Parent Meeting – 2018 Calendar and Mexico Mission Trip during Bible Class (Rm 302)
11/12 – Devo Bob Arnold’s House – 3-6pm – Parents Invited
11/26 – Teen Led Service
12/2 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
1/13-15 – TLC Branson – DUE: 11/29
2/23-25 – CHRISTeens – DUE: 1/7

Planning Ahead 
June 22-30 – Mexico Mission Trip – DUE: 1/7 

        Attached is who has signed up and is interested

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Luke lead singing) 
Grace is Greater (2/3)
Text: Acts 7:54-60; 2 Timothy 4:14-18; Colossians 1:19-23
Topic: Grace Is Greater Than Your Hurts
Big Idea: We receive freedom from our past wounds when we choose to forgive. 

Sunday Morning – Matt Bancroft
Relationships (1/3)
For the next 3 weeks Matt will be talking about relationships with the teens.

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by TJ Davidson No Comments

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BOB ARNOLD DEVOTIONAL – The Bob Arnold Devotional will be Nov. 12. We plan on having a ton of fun games at the devotional and prizes. Bob really wants this to be a Family Devotional, so families are encouraged to come! It will be a little earlier since it gets darker sooner, so it will be from 3-6pm. We will have the Lord’s Supper for those who could not take it this morning. I hope everyone will try to come out. 

Parent Meeting – We will have a parent meeting on Nov. 12. I will be handing out the 2018 calendar and we will spend most of the time talking about the Mexico Mission Trip. I will have packets available and answer any questions you have. 

Teen Leaders Conference – TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group. The retreat will be January 13-15 and the cost is $35 ($95 value). This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun. Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center. Have to sign up and pay by Nov. 29. 

Upcoming Events 
11/12 – Parent Meeting – 

          2018 Calendar and Mexico Mission Trip during Bible Class (Rm 302)
11/12 – Devo Bob Arnold’s House – 3-6pm – Parents Invited
11/26 – Teen Led Service
12/2 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
1/13-15 – TLC Branson – DUE: 11/29

Planning Ahead 
June 22-30 – Mexico Mission Trip 

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Easton lead singing) 
We are starting a new series this Wednesday. It is 3 weeks long and talking about Grace. So many of our teens struggle with self doubt and shame. This will be a very needed series.

Week 1
Text: Romans 3:23; John 4:1-30; John 21:15-19
Topic: Grace Is Greater Than Your Mistakes
Big Idea: Our sin is ugly, but God’s grace is greater than any past mistake or regret.

Summary: New word that has been added to the dictionary – blamestorming. Unlike this word, “grace” is a term we’ve heard countless times. This brings with it a danger. “The word grace is so common it doesn’t feel very amazing”. This three-week series will take time to dig into what grace actually means, versus what we think it means. God’s grace is more beautiful, freeing, and altogether greater than we could ever imagine. 

Sunday Morning  
Senior High – Gary Bulice
Romans – (5/5)
Gary will be finishing out the book of Romans looking at chapters 12-16. Encourage your teen to read those chapters so they will be ready to discuss on Sunday.

Junior High – T. J. Davidson
The Story – (5/5) 
We are looking at Jesus as the Son of God. Some questions we will be talking about are:

– What would you say was Jesus' primary mission during his life?
– What character qualities do you see in Jesus
– In what ways did Jesus' words and actions reveal the reality the he is God?

 

 

The Skiny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by TJ Davidson


News and Notes

BOB ARNOLD DEVOTIONAL

The Bob Arnold Devotional will be Nov. 12.  We plan on having a ton of fun games at the devotional and prizes.  Bob really wants this to be a Family Devotional, so families are encouraged to come!  It will be a little earlier since it gets darker sooner, so it will be from 3-6pm.  We will have the Lord’s Supper for those who could not take it this morning.  I hope everyone will try to come out. 

Parent Meeting
We will have aparent meeting on Nov. 12.  I will be handing out the 2018 calendar and we will spend most of the time talking about the Mexico Mission Trip.  I will have packets available and answer any questions you have. 

Teen Leaders Conference
TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group.  The retreat will be January 13-15 and the cost is $35 ($95 value).  This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun.  Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center.  Have to sign up and pay by Nov. 29. 

 

Upcoming Events

10/29 – Senior High Devo – Pfalser Devo – 6-8pm
11/12 – Parent Meeting – 2018 Calendar and Mexico Mission Trip
         during Bible Class (Rm 302)
11/12 – Devo Bob Arnold’s House – 3-6pm – Parents Invited
11/26 – Teen Led Service
1/ 13-15 – TLC Branson – DUE:  11/29

Planning Ahead
June 22-30 –Mexico Mission Trip

 


 


Wednesday Night – singing service

We will spend most of the time singing and worshipping God.  We will have a devotional at the end. 

 

Sunday Morning

Senior High – Gary Bulice

Romans (4/5)

Gary Bulice is continuing his study of the book of Romans.  This week he is looking at Romans 9-11. 

 

Junior High – T. J. Davidson

The Story (4/5)

We are again looking at the life of Jesus and just how extraordinary he was.  He never felt compelled to follow the crowds but instead lived to follow God.  Some questions we are going to talk about in class that would be great to follow up with at home are:

 

• Why do you think Jesus used parables as a way to teach people?

• Why do you think Jesus taught the parable of the Good Samaritan?  

• What meaning does the Good Samaritan have for your own life? Who is YOUR neighbor?

• If you were Peter, would you have gotten out of the boat to try to walk on the water? Why or why not?

 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes
T.L.C. – Sign ups and information sheets for T.L.C. are now available.  T.L.C. stands for Teen Leaders Conference.  It is an event where we take the leaders from our youth group (around 10-12) to Branson with the leaders from Searcy Youth Groups (College, Downtown, Cloverdale, Westside, Highway, and Beebe) and worship and learn about God on a little deeper level than other trips.

 Mexico Mission Trip – We are doing a Mission trip to Mexico for the Senior High (10-12th grade and families) this year.  Info sheets are at the Welcome Center and up in the Teen Center.  This is going to be an incredible life changing trip.  I hope you can make plans to come.  We are also looking for a nurse to come on the trip as a precaution to look after our teens so if you are a nurse and want to come please come talk to me!

Bob Arnold Devo – The Bob Arnold Devotional will be Nov. 12.  We plan on having a ton of fun games at the devotional and prizes.  Bob really wants this to be a Family Devotional, so families are encouraged to come!  It will be a little earlier since it gets darker sooner, so it will be from 3-6pm.  We will have the Lord’s Supper for those who could not take it this morning.  I hope everyone will try to come out.  Bob wanted to know which parents are coming out so let me know so I can tell him, Thanks.

 
Upcoming Events
10/28 – Trunk or Treat
10/29 – Senior High Devo – Pfalser Devo – 6-8pm
11/12 – Devo Bob Arnold’s House – 3-6pm – Parents Invited
1/13-15 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!

Planning Ahead
June 22-30 – Mexico Mission Trip

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Grayson lead singing)
Scope (4/4)
This week we are talking about how we compare ourselves to others which is such a big problem, especially with our teens.  I think this lesson could really make a difference.  The main idea is Christ hasn't called us to want others people's lives or to compare our lives to their; he has called us to follow Him.

Sunday Morning – split
Senior High – Gary Bulice
Romans (3/5)
Romans 4-9 – Gary will continue his series on the book of Romans.  He will be covering Rom 4-9 this week.  Encourage your teens to read those chapters before class on Sunday.

Junior High – T. J. Davidson
The Story (3/5)
Jesus Ministry:
This week we are looking at Jesus’ ministry.  We are taking a few “snapshots” of the type of ministry he did and who he ministered to.  Some questions we are going to talk about in class that would be great to follow up with at home will be:

– Why do you think it was significant that Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil?

– What kinds of people did Jesus usually minister to and spend time with?

– Who are the “tax collectors” and “sinners” of our society today?

 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes
HALLOWEEN PARTY
– This year for the Halloween Party we are going to do something like we did last year.  We are going to take the teens and do a Haunted House or Haunted Hayride.  I am going to try to find a Haunted House that is scary but at the same time is safe and Family Friendly.  More details to come.  If you have a suggestion let me know.

TRUNK OR TREAK – The teens will again help out with Trunk or Treat this year.  Trunk or Treat will be Sat. Oct 28 from 6-8pm.  We need as many teens to come as possible.  We also need them to get there at 5:40 to help set up and get in the right places.  We encourage people to also bring candy and drop it off in the family center so we will have candy to give away.  We encourage the entire congregation to come and be a part.  This is a great opportunity to serve the little kids in the congregation.



 

Upcoming Events
10/21 – Halloween Party
10/28 – Trunk or Treat
10/29 – Senior High Devo – Pfalser Devo – 6-8pm
1/13-15 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin!

 


 

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Cade H lead singing)

Scope (2/4)

This week in our Scope series, where we are looking at the life of Peter, we are talking about the idea of circumstances.  The main idea is that:  When all you can see are your circumstances around you, you miss out on what Jesus is doings all around you.

 

Sunday Morning

Junior High – Dylan Ball (I will be teaching but I’m on vacation this week)

The Story (1/5)

This week we are looking at the story of Nehimiah. 

Quick overview of this entire series:

1) Know God’s Story

            The idea is that through the 3 years the teens are in 7-9th grade, they will go through the entire Bible.  It’s important the teens has a grasp and understanding of the basic story of Scripture and these lessons are the main way we help them to see the BIG PICTURE and MAIN STORIES of Scripture. 

            When they were younger they probably learned some of the main stories but now they are older we want them to learn more specifics.  Not just their was a guy who built a boat, but we hope they can nail down more of the specific details of Scripture.

 

2) God’s Story Impacts Their Life

            We also just don’t want to stop at them knowing the main stories of Scripture but we want them to understand how these stories relate to them and how we can be TRANSFORMED by reading and applying the Bible to our lives.  These stories did not just happen a long time ago but they inform us how to live today.

 

Senior High – Gary Bulice

Romans (1/5)

Gary will be working with the Senior High for the next 5 weeks looking at the book of Romans. 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes

Raising a Family Seminar

Just a reminder that the teen class this Sunday morning will be joining the adults in the auditorium. 

 

SENIORS GRADUATING

Here is the list of who I have graduating if you see a correction that needs to be made let me know ASAP.  Sydney Bufford, Kayla Coburn, Caroline Cox, Jaden Dickson, Luke Isom, Dylan Johnston, Rachel Long, Mallory Prior, Trey Tonnessen.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

This year for the Halloween Party we are going to do something like we did last year.  We are going to take the teens and do a Haunted House or Haunted Hayride.  I am going to try to find a Haunted House that is scary but at the same time is safe and Family Friendly.  More details to come.  If you have a suggestion let me know.

 

 

Upcoming Events

10/1-3 – Raising a Family in an X-Rated World

10/21 – Halloween Party

10/28 – Trunk or Treat

10/29 – Senior High Devo – Pfalser Devo – 6-8pm

1/13-15 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin!

 

 

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Easton lead singing)

Scope (Where’s Your Focus) (1/4)

We are super duper excited to announce we are starting small groups this Wednesday Night!  The big take away for tonight is:  Jesus doesn’t want a relationship with you because of anything that you can offer him.  Sometime this next week reinforce this idea that your teens don’t have to perform or achieve to receive your love or God’s love.

 

Sunday Morning – Aud. for Seminar

Just a reminder that the teen class this Sunday morning will be joining the adults in the auditorium. 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes

Senior Graduating – Here is the list of who I have graduating if you see a correction that needs to be made let me know ASAP.  Sydney Bufford, Kayla Coburn, Caroline Cox, Jaden Dickson, Luke Isom, Dylan Johnston, Rachel Long, Mallory Prior, Trey Tonnessen.

 

Parenting PHASE – Once or Twice a year I try to bring in speakers and have a special one time class about important and practical parenting tips.  Last spring, we had Rob Gerst speak to us about the dangers of the internet.  Tomorrow night we will have Sam Jeffrey speak to us about some things we need to know as parents about cell phones.  Almost all of our teens have them but many of us aren’t being as proactive as we need to to make sure our teens stay safe and pure.  As a 10 year veteran of the CIA he will have some valuable insights to share with us.

 

Unsubscribe – Just a reminder, you can unsubscribe from this list if you no longer want to receive emails.  Click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the page.  Hopefully this only pertains to those no longer involved in the youth ministry.

 

 

Upcoming Events

9/24 – Teen Devotional – 6-8pm – dinner provided

10/1-3 – Raising a Family in an X-Rated World

10/21 – Halloween Party

 

 

Wednesday Night – CIA Sam

Refer to the comments under “News and Notes.”  The teens will also be in this class.

 

Sunday Morning – T. J. Davidson

1 John (3/3)

We will finish out of our study of 1 John.  This week we will look at 1 John 2:3-11.  The main idea is:  True followers of Jesus will have assurance in their salvation because they know, love, and obey Him.

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: September 5th, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes
HALLOWEEN PARTY – This year for the Halloween Party we are going to do something like we did last year.  We are going to take the teens and do a Haunted House or Haunted Hayride.  I am going to try to find a Haunted House that is scary but at the same time is safe and Family Friendly.  More details to come.  If you have a suggestion let me know.

AGAPE GROUPS – I want to encourage all parents and their teens to get involved in a Agape group.  I want to stress that teens need to get involved in a lifeline group and that the teens should not be used as just babysitters, but this is a great chance for the teens to get involved in the congregation as a whole.  Teens, if for some reason you can’t be in an Agape group with your parents, get involved in another Agape group, I can help you find one if you need

Upcoming Events
9/10 – Teen Devotional – 6:00-8:00 – dinner provided

9/16 – Escape Room – 4:00 – 8:00 – $20 + food
9/20 – Sam Jeffrey – Special Wed night Speaker
          – Teens and Adults meet in Auditorium
9/24 – Teen Devotional – 6-8pm – need host
10/21 – Halloween Party

 
Wednesday Night – Chuck Ball (singing Easton and Cade)
Chuck will be looking at some real practical issues that teens face.  Such timely lessons as teens are in their first few weeks of school.

Sunday Morning – T. J. Davidson
1 John (1/3)
We are going to spend the next 3 weeks looking at 1 John.  We won’t get through the whole book (may not get through the 1st chapter), but there is so much great material.  This Sunday we will be looking at the first few verses and talking about Jesus’ incarnation.  We will look at the 4 possible beliefs people have about Jesus – He is either Liar, Lunatic, Legend, or Lord.

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: August 29th, 2017 by TJ Davidson

News and Notes
TEEN EVENTS
I want to watch your teens in action, whether watching them in the band, debate, chorus, football, baseball, tennis, volleyball, or underwater basket weaving.  If your teen plays a sport or is in a club or some type of school activity I want to watch.  Get me a schedule of when they play or perform, or even tell me the day of event, so I can come and cheer them on.  

Whose Graduating??
It is crazy to think about but we are already starting to make plans for our Graduation Service in May!  I need to know if your teen is graduating because I will need to send you some information in the upcoming weeks.

Upcoming Events
9/10 – Teen Devotional – 6:00-8:00 – dinner provided
9/16 – Escape Room – 4:00 – 8:30 – $20 + food
          $ DUE: 8/30 for Escape Room
9/20 – Sam Jeffrey – Special Wed night Speaker
          – Teens and Adults meet in Auditorium
9/24 – Teen Devotional – 6-8pm – need host

Wednesday Night – singing and devo by T. J.
We are going to talk about forgiveness and why it is so important.  When we realize just how much God has forgiven us, it becomes natural for us to understand we have no place to not forgive others.

Sunday Morning – John Max
John Max will be speaking to us this morning.  He always does a great job and I look forward to what he has to say.