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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by TJ Davidson No Comments

Important News
SUPERBOWL PARTY   –   The teens are going to have a Super Bowl party on Super Bowl Sunday.  We are going to have the party at church.  Adults welcome to come and stay.  Guys bring drinks and girls bring finger food/snack/dessert.  Starts at 5:15pm.

SPRING SING   –   Spring Sing is Friday, April 19.  The cost is $20.  If you don’t know much about Spring Sing go to this website www.harding.edu/springsing/.  I will be ordering tickets Feb. 21.  I need money before you reserve a spot. Once tickets are bought money is non-refundable. We will go out to a fast food place beforehand and then go up and watch the show at Harding.

Upcoming Events
1/20 – Mexico Sign up $100 –DUE
1/19-21 – TLC Branson
1/27 – Mexico Meeting (mandatory:  3:30-4:30pm)
2/3 – Super Bowl Party @ church
1/25-26 – Men’s Retreat
2/20 – Spring Sing money DUE – $20

2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE: 1/6 – $30
4/19 – Spring Sing

Wednesday Night
Be Near – T. J. Davidson (2/2)
"Be Near" is a two week series on the games we play to feel close to God.  During this series we will say, "Getting close doesn't magically happen by itself.  It takes time and effort.  If you want to stay close to God, what is important to Him must be important to you."

Parent Follow Up:
– Talk to your teen about what you do to draw close to God.  it could be Bible reading, Praying, Serving Others, Worship, Being in Nature, or a host of other things.  Ask your teen they best way they draw close to God.

Sunday Morning
Sermon on the Mount – T. J. Davidson (3/6)
This week we are looking at Matthew 5:17-48.  Mostly the "You have heard it said, sections."  Jesus reinterprets the OT to focus more on the heart and intention of the person.  We are so outward focused and results driven, it is so important that we check our hearts.  We are not called just to jump through hoops but to turn our heart toward God.

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: January 9th, 2019 by TJ Davidson No Comments

Important News
SUPERBOWL PARTY   –   The teens are going to have a Super Bowl party on Super Bowl Sunday. We need someone to host.  Guys bring drinks and girls bring finger food/snack/dessert.  Starts at 5:15pm.

SPRING SING   –   Spring Sing is Friday, April 19.  The cost is $20.  If you don’t know much about Spring Sing go to this website www.harding.edu/springsing/.  I will be ordering tickets Feb. 21.  I need money before you reserve a spot. Once tickets are bought money is non-refundable. We will go out to a fast food place beforehand and then go up and watch the show at Harding.

Upcoming Events
1/13 – Teen Devo – 6-8pm – **need host**
1/20 – Mexico Sign up $100 –DUE
1/19-21 – TLC Branson
1/27 – Mexico Meeting (mandatory:  3:30-4:30pm)
2/3 – Super Bowl Party – need host
1/25-26 – Men’s Retreat
2/20 – Spring Sing money DUE – $20
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE: 1/6 – $30

Wednesday Night
Be Near – T. J. Davidson (1/2)
"Be Near" is a two week series on the games we play to feel close to God.  During this series we will say, "Getting close doesn't magically happen by itself.  It takes time and effort.  If you want to stay close to God, what is important to Him must be important to you."

Parent Follow Up:
– Talk to your teen about what you do to draw close to God.  it could be Bible reading, Praying, Serving Others, Worship, Being in Nature, or a host of other things.  Ask your teen they best way they draw close to God.

Sunday Morning
Sermon on the Mount – T. J. Davidson (2/6)
This week we are finishing looking at the Beatitudes.  There is so much in them and they lay an outline for what the Christian life should look like.

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by TJ Davidson No Comments

Upcoming Events
GETTING TEENS IN THE WORD   –   At the beginning of this year I really want to focus on getting teens to spend a little time every day in God’s word.  If they do that I know it can help transform their life!!  I am starting a series this Wednesday about Resolutions and are encouraging teens to form healthy spiritual habits.  There are 2 ways we are promoting this and we hope that you help us and encourage your teen to participate!  
          We are doing this by trying to reach teens where they are.  1) I have bought a book called “One Minute Bible for Starters.”  The book is broken up into 90 days.  Each day has a short Bible reading and devotional.  Each reading is short so it is manageable and if teens can do it for 3 months, then they have started an amazing habit!  2)  I have also started putting passages of Scripture with very short devotional thoughts on Instagram.  I post these several times a week when teens are getting ready for school.  The youth instagram name is “cabotcocyg”. Encourage your teens to participate in one or both of these great opportunities!

Important Dates
1/6 – CHRISTeens $ DUE Today – $30
1/13 – Teen Devo – 6-8pm – need host
1/20 – Mexico Sign up DUE
1/19-21 – TLC Branson
2/3 – Super Bowl Party – need host
1/25-26 – Men’s Retreat
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE: 1/6 – $30

Planning Ahead
June 7-15 – Mexico Mission Trip – $100 DUE:  1/20

Wednesday Night

Jacob Leech –
Jacob is one of our Seniors and is going to be talking to us tonight about some of the things he has learned since he has been in the youth group.  Following his lesson, we will break up into small groups.
Sunday Morning
Sermon on the Mount – T. J. Davidson
(1/6)
We are spending the next few weeks talking about some of the most foundational teachings of Jesus.  These are found in the Sermon on the Mount and are pivotal text that teach us how to live in this new Kingdom that our King Jesus has set up.  This week we are looking at the Beatitudes. 

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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12/31 – NYE Party – @ church – 8-12:30 – need volunteers to bring snacks
1/13 – Teen Devo – 6-8pm – need host
1/19-21 – TLC Branson
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30

Planning Ahead
June 7-15 – Mexico Mission Trip – $100 DUE: 1/20

Wednesday Night

Time of singing and then girl/ guy split devos.


Sunday Morning

NO CLASS – Combined worship at 10:45

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T. J. Davidson
Youth and Family Minister, Cabot Church of Christ

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: December 11th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.

BIBLE STUDY WITH YOUR TEEN   –   If your teen is thinking about getting baptized or has already been baptized, I have a set of 2 Bible studies that I would love to do with your teen.  It gives us a chance to study God’s word together and look at some important biblical subjects.  It also gives me a chance to spend some one on one time with them and get to know your teen better.  Let me know if you are interested, I am very flexible on when we can do the Bible studies.  You can also find these Bible studies at the Phase Station by the Welcome Center.


Important Dates
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing – during church
12/31 – NYE Party – @ church – 8-12:30 – snacks provided
1/13 – Teen Devo – 6-8pm – need host
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30

Planning Ahead
June 7-15 – Mexico Mission Trip – $100 DUE: 1/20

Wednesday Night

T. J. Davidson – Nursing Home Singing

This Wednesday Night we are going to Spring Creek Nursing Home to sing some Christmas Carols and visit the residents.  If you have any stuffed animals that are in good condition, bring them and we will hand them out to the residents.  This is always a highlight of the year and we look forward to it!


Sunday Morning

T. J. Davidson

Bible 101 (3/3)

We are starting a new series called “Bible 101” and it is about some of the Great Themes of Scripture.  Although I call it Bible 101 it is anything but basic.  Every year we are going to look at a few different themes that are prevalent throughout Scripture.  I believe this will help us to see how the Bible is a unified whole and when we understand some of the Big Themes of Scriptures it helps make the whole thing make sense.


This week we are looking at “Sacrifice and Atonement.”  As we talked about last week God is holy.  Because God is completely perfect in his moral perfection, he also can’t stand sin.  The ideas of sacrifice and atonement are God’s ways to bring us back to God.  Here is a great video that illustrates this theme.
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_OlRWGLdnw&t>  

 Questions you can ask:
– Why do you think Jesus had to die for us?
– What are some ways we can make sacrifices to God today?

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pdf icon Mexico-whose-going-2019.pdf

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: December 4th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.

BIBLE STUDY WITH YOUR TEEN   –   If your teen is thinking about getting baptized or has already been baptized, I have a set of 2 Bible studies that I would love to do with your teen.  It gives us a chance to study God’s word together and look at some important biblical subjects.  It also gives me a chance to spend some one on one time with them and get to know your teen better.  Let me know if you are interested, I am very flexible on when we can do the Bible studies.  You can also find these Bible studies at the Phase Station by the Welcome Center.


Important Dates
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing
12/31 – NYE Party – @ church – 8-12:30 – snacks provided
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30

Planning Ahead
June 7-15 – Mexico Mission Trip – DUE: 1/20

Wednesday Night

T. J. Davidson (1/1)

Jesus' Incarnation means "God is with Us"  no matter what.  Such an important message in a teen culture where teens feel more and more isolated.


Sunday Morning

T. J. Davidson

Bible 101 (2/3)

We are starting a new series called “Bible 101” and it is about some of the Great Themes of Scripture.  Although I call it Bible 101 it is anything but basic.  Every year we are going to look at a few different themes that are prevalent throughout Scripture.  I believe this will help us to see how the Bible is a unified whole and when we understand some of the Big Themes of Scriptures it helps make the whole thing make sense.


This week we are looking at Holiness.  One of God’s central qualities is his holiness.  And we see this theme interwoven throughout all of Scripture.  God’s holiness is what makes sin so serious and gives the impetus for the necessity the need for sacrifice and atonement.
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9vn5UvsHvM&t>

Questions you can ask:
– What is God’s holiness?
            (It is God’s total otherness.  It it his ethical and moral purity.  God is also totally other in that he is not created, eternal, all powerful, etc.)

 – What does it mean to be holy?


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pdf icon TLC-whose-going.pdf

 

 

The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: November 27th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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Mexico M. T. Meeting DURING CLASS   –   We have the Mexico Mission Trip scheduled for this coming summer for June 7-15.  Last year was an amazing trip and we would love to bring as many teens as possible this year also.  We will spend time talking about how God used us last year and the details about this trip for the upcoming year.


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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER   –  We are going to have a progressive dinner on Saturday, December 1.  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.



Important Dates
11/28 – Mexico Meeting During Class – 7-8 pm
12/1 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
12/2 – DUE:  TLC stuff (money and book)
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing
12/31 – NYE Party – @ church – 8-12:30 – snacks provided
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30


Wednesday Night

Tonight we are going to spend some time singing and then talk about what we have planned for the summer including our Mexico Mission Trip.  Parents and adults invited to come.



Sunday Morning

T. J. Davidson

Bible 101 (1/3)

We are starting a new series called “Bible 101” and it is about some of the Great Themes of Scripture.  Although I call it Bible 101 it is anything but basic.  Every year we are going to look at a few different themes that are prevalent throughout Scripture.  I believe this will help us to see how the Bible is a unified whole and when we understand some of the Big Themes of Scriptures it helps make the whole thing make sense.

 This week we are looking at Covenants.  The whole story of Scripture is carried along by covenants, this is the engine that drives the narrative of Scripture.  One of the major themes of Scripture is “God seeking a relationship with his people through covenant.”  Here is a great video we are using as our launching point < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ferLIsvlmI&t>

 Questions you can ask:
– Why is God having a covenant with us so important?
      (Covenants are not arbitrary, and God will stick to his word)

– Why is it so important we keep our own promises we make?
        (We have to be able to keep promises we make to people we can see, it helps us to get in the habit of keeping promises to God who we can not see.)

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pdf icon CHRISTeens-whose-going.pdf
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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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Mexico M. T. Meeting DURING CLASS   –   We have the Mexico Mission Trip scheduled for this coming summer for June 7-15.  Last year was an amazing trip and we would love to bring as many teens as possible this year also.  We will spend time talking about how God used us last year and the details about this trip for the upcoming year.


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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER   –  We are going to have a progressive dinner on Saturday, December 1.  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.



Important Dates
11/14 – Mexico Meeting During Class – 7-8 pm
11/21 – no teen class
12/1 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
12/2 – DUE:  TLC stuff (money and book)
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30


Wednesday Night

Tonight we are going to spend some time singing and then talk about what we have planned for the summer including our Mexico Mission Trip.  Parents and adults invited to come.



Sunday Morning
Braden Jarnagin

Evangelism – How can we be missionaries of faith and evangelize to others.

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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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Mexico M. T. Meeting DURING CLASS   –   We have the Mexico Mission Trip scheduled for this coming summer for June 7-15.  Last year was an amazing trip and we would love to bring as many teens as possible this year also.  We will spend time talking about how God used us last year and the details about this trip for the upcoming year.


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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER   –  We are going to have a progressive dinner on Saturday, December 1.  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.



Important Dates
11/11 – Teen Devo – need host – dinner provided
11/14 – Mexico Meeting During Class
11/21 – no teen class
12/1 – Progressive Dinner – 6pm
12/2 – DUE:  TLC stuff (money and book)
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE:  1/6 – $30


Wednesday Night

Attitude of Gratitude (1/1)

This week we are going to do a 1 week "series" on Gratitude.  I thought it would be very appropriate with Thanksgiving coming up and also our teens have to learn to be grateful and Thankful no matter what their circumstances.  I think this is one key is helping to fight depression/ sadness/ unhappiness.  We have to have an Attitude of Gratitude.  If you want to watch ahead, here is a clip I will be showing.  It is 4 minutes long and very powerful.   –   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5EAxFCczM


Sunday Morning
Junior and Senior High – Dylan Ball

The Story (6/6)

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.


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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Newsletter

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by TJ Davidson

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Mexico M. T. Meeting DURING CLASS   –   We have the Mexico Mission Trip scheduled for this coming summer for June 7-15.  Last year was an amazing trip and we would love to bring as many teens as possible this year also.  We will spend time talking about how God used us last year and the details about this trip for the upcoming year.


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 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 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 Dec. 2.
Important Dates
11/3 – Movie Night – 7:00 – 9:30 (Pizza/ Drinks Provided)
11/11 – Teen Devo – Michelle Dearien – dinner provided
11/14 – Mexico Meeting During Class
11/21 – no teen class
12/1 – Progressive Dinner
12/2 – DUE:  TLC stuff (money and book)
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!


Wednesday Night

NO Teen Class – Devo in Auditorium


Sunday Morning
Junior High – Dylan Ball

The Story (5/6)

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 – T. J. Davidson

Acts – Empowered (5/5)

This past year the church has been studying the books of Acts in Small Groups, for Summer Series, and Chuck preached a series on the Conversion in Acts.  Going along with this congregational theme we have had, the teens are studying the book of Acts and looking at how the church was Empowered to be movers and shakers in the first century church and what we can learn from them.