Weekly Update 3/30-4/5
Weekly 500 (Your youth ministry update in 500 words or less)
The Big One: 30 Hour Famine Fundraising
Friday, April 4th from 3-4:30pm the youth group will be going "egging" to raise donations for 30 hour famine. We will be asking people to donate at least $1 to help us with our goal of supporting 1 child for 1 year, and in return they can smash a egg on Matt's head or any of the students with their parents permission.
Amendment: Mexico Trip Applications will be due Sunday, April 20th.
The Mexico mission trip will be only for those currently in high school.
Set up a 30 minute interview with Matt between Sunday, April 20th and Sunday, May 11th. Interview times are limited to Sundays from 12-5pm, Mondays 11-3pm, Tuesdays 10-2pm, Wednesdays 1-2pm, Fridays from 12-2pm.
Worship Band Rehersals
Starting this Wednesday night at 7pm the church worship band will be having weekly rehearsals and they have graciously invited any student who is interested in learning more about becoming a worship leader and learning all that is involved in leading worship.
Contact Kenzie if your son/daughter is interested
Girls are now meeting at the Chocholaty's home for the month of April on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.
Guys will be meeting at the Brislawn home this Wednesday from 7-8:30pm.
Click here for the daily Bible reading plan for the month of April.
This past Sunday we talked about how each family has a history and we retell our family history through stories every time we gather together, especially during the holidays. These stories make our families, they remind us of our past, give us an identity in the present and they bring us together. With our church family the story that we tell over and over again to bring us together is the story of the gospel.
We need to remind ourselves of the gospel because there are tough times ahead, and conflict is a part of being a family.
Our conflicts within the family are different than conflicts with those outside of the family. We looked at 1 Cor. 5 to talk about this idea of dealing with conflict from within the family and dealing with conflict from without.
If someone claims to be within the family, then they must be judged by the family standards (i.e. Scripture). If someone is not part of our family then we do not judge them by our own family standards. This has huge implications for how we relate to nonChristians around us. Since they are not part of our family we should not expect them to live like us, and we should not be surprised when they have foul mouths, gossip, are ill-tempered, prideful, arrogant, haughty, slanderous, licentious, and the like. We do not remove ourselves from those who are nonChristians and act in such ways, but we do remove ourselves from those who claim to be Chrsitians and live like this (yeast requires the dough to grow!).
Questions for your son/daughter
- Are we supposed to treat nonChristians different than Christians? If yes, how so?
- Do you ever find yourself expecting a nonChristian to act like a Christian? Why?
- What situations should we remove ourselves from our nonChristian friends?
- What situations should we remove ourselves from our Christian friends?