News and Notes
Deadlines – Just wanted to try to communicate clearly. The “deadlines” we have for trips are going to start becoming much more “firm” than they have been in the past. When I first started at this church almost 9 years ago, we had 50 teens in the youth group, and I could get away with teens signing up late and turning stuff in late, it wasn’t as big of a deal. Some of you parents might be used to this. But we have 100 teens in the youth group now and teens can be flaky (as you probably know) so until they turn all their stuff in and pay it is hard for me to know if they are really going on a trip (so many say they are going and then back out and I get stuck with the bill). Because of this, payment deadlines are a must. I do accept payments early so if you want to pay earlier than the deadline that is perfectly fine J.
Back to School mini-retreat – In the past we have done back to school lock-ins and back to school day trips. This year we wanted to try something different. We thought a mini-retreat would be a great way to start off the school year. We will use the time to hang out, play some games, and have a couple of lessons.
– Tomorrow – 3 Flamingos
– S.W.E.A.T. – 11:30-3pm – working on Nashville stuff (all invited) – if you are going to Nashville I really hope you can come, we will be working on some stuff that we will be doing there.
– Week of July 23 – Monday Night Bible Study, 3 Flamingos, S.W.E.A.T. cancelled because we are on Nashville Mission Trip
– 7/26 – Teen Class – Special speaker – Matt Bancroft
– 7/31 – Last Monday Night Bible Study – 7:30-8:45 – need house
– 8/13 – Teen Led Service
Big Summer Activities
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T. – leave at 12:15pm – get back Friday at 9pm
7/29-8/5 – Canada M. T.
8/25-26 – Back to School Mini Retreat – info sheets at Welcome Center
Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson (Easton lead singing)
At Camp last week, I heard teens pouring out their heart and so many of them feel inadequate and are in desperate need of approval (aren’t we all). So, we will spend this time encouraging one another. We will spend some time singing and then write notes and words of encouragement to one another. We have done this before and it is always a favorite of the teens.
Sunday Morning – Dale Warren
Dale will be speaking this Sunday and the next while the teens are in Nashville and the Sunday right when we get back. Dale will be speaking about what it means to follow Jesus and how we share our faith with others.