Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
Our Youth Group meets on Thursday nights from 6:30 - 8pm in the youth room.
Both Junior High and High School students are invited and encouraged to bring friends for Fun, Fellowship, and Worship. Thursday nights are designed primarily to CONNECT new students with current students and introduce them to God. We accomplish this goal by providing a fun environment with games and/or music followed by a message that is relevant both to current students as well as their friends.
Our summer programs are designed to not only IMPACT our students but more specifically to encourage them to IMPACT the lives of others.
Forms to complete before camp (return to Pastor Matt by 7/18):
If you are coming to camp with us then you will need to complete the following forms:
Additional information is also provided here:
Needs for Camp:
Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towels, personal care items, a swimsuit (1-piece for girls), along with comfortable casual clothes and shoes. A sweatshirt or jacket is highly recommended. Students will have access to the camp store. Various items such as team t-shirts, hats, snacks, toiletries, etc will be fore sale. Prices range from $1.00 to $35.00. There will be a team t-shirt available to purchase for $10 and a pizza party on Thursday night.
There are some key activities at camp:
Throughout the week of camp, students will have many opportunities to be crazy and have tons of fun! Our theme this summer is from 1 Peter 2:1-12, "Faux Real: The Grand Masquerade." We need to start putting together our best Masquerade Ball costumes Now for this super fun event. Teams will be given points for participation.
There is something extra that our group is going to do!
The BIG idea is that we all hide behind masks to disguise who we really are before God and others. In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve used fig leaves to mask what was really going on in their lives. That will be our focus for the morning sessions, looking at the Fall from three different perspectives. Tuesday morning we will look at the Fall from the serpents perspective, Wednesday morning will be from Adam and Eve's perspective, and Thursday morning will be from God's perspective.
Our group is covering Morning Session 3: Thursday AM - God, Genesis 3:21-24.
The time frame is 15-20 minutes. We need to be as creative as possible. Starting with having someone read the passage and then let our creativity take over. Skits and testimonies are two of the best ways to communicate. Also, we will plan to have someone close in prayer. Pondo will provide whatever we need in the way of wireless mics, props, etc.
The Buzz Group questions at the end of the content are what the students will go through with their cabin group when we dismiss them from the morning session.
Gospel Project for Students
What we're learning this week:
1 Samuel 24:1-4, 8, 11-17, 20-22: David showed mercy even though Saul hated him
As David became a strong leader and warrior in Israel, Saul became increasingly jealous. Eventually, David went on the run because it was no longer safe for him in the kingdom of Israel. But Saul refused to let it go—he relentlessly pursued David until David and his men were hiding out in caves. There, David had a unique opportunity. Saul entered the very cave where David and his warriors were hiding, but rather than taking full advantage of the situation, David only cut off a piece of Saul’s robe—and even for that, David felt remorse. So, he called out to Saul. At that point, Saul even recognized that his pursuit was evil, and David was an example of grace. Saul wept, and for a while, he let David go free.
Click here for a resource that will help you go through this week's topic and ask questions with your children.
This Unit's Summary and Main Ideas
Unit 11: Great King David
Session 1 (6/23) - David was Anointed
1 Samuel 16-17: God chose David to be king instead of Saul
Session 2 (6/30) - David Showed Mercy
1 Samuel 24: David showed mercy even though Saul hated him
Session 3 (7/7) - God's Covenant with David
2 Samuel 6-7: God promised that the Messiah would
come from David's family
Session 4 (7/14) - David's Kindness
2 Samuel 9: David showed kindness to Jonathan's son
Session 5 (7/21) - David Sinned and was Restored
2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51: David repented and God forgave him
Session 6 (7/28) - David's Psalm
Psalm 23: David wrote a psalm to praise God
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