Students Spring Retreat 2018

Spring Retreat
Camp Silver Beach
March 23 – 25

Registration begins February 11, 2018.

 

At A Glance Calendar:

February
Wendy’s Wednesday – February 14
Women’s Retreat – February 23 & 24

March
Wendy’s Wednesday – March 14
Spring Retreat – March 23 – 25

April
Easter Sunday – April 1
VBS Paint Party – April 4
Wendy’s Wednesday – April 11

Jesus – Live on Stage

The JOY Club is going to see Jesus… actually we are going to a play about him in Lancaster PA.

Sight & Sound Theatres invites you to experience the greatest rescue story of all time! Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.

The cost is TBD, See Elsie Greer or Charlie Flint for details and questions.


More Information about the show:

Student Study in John’s Gospel

An Invitation From Our Student Pastor:

Statistics show us that teenage Christ-followers are behaving no differently than their friends who don’t follow Christ. We talk about how teenage Christ-followers don’t know the Bible or can’t articulate their faith. While these things may be true, I firmly believe that the biggest reason some Christian teens aren’t living their faith is because they simply don’t recognize Christ for who He is. They don’t fully understand or appreciate whom it is they claim to follow; what His life, death, and resurrection accomplished; and the power that is gained in surrendering to Him.

In his gospel, John seeks to prove to people the identity of Christ. This proof comes from a man who saw Jesus’ ministry first-hand as one of His closest disciples. John saw Jesus as not just a good teacher or friend, but as the Son of God, the promised Messiah, the Redeemer of God’s children. The picture of Jesus John paints in his gospel is a powerful image of the “who” of the Christian faith.

I’m excited to tell you that our students will be engaging in a meaningful time of Bible study and application, learning exactly what Scripture says about Jesus through John’s eyes. Our hope is that your child will join us for the next six weeks on Wednesday nights at 6:15 for Proof: A Study on the Book of John. Through this study, your teenager will begin to see Jesus as:

  • Not just a great teacher or prophet, but the Son of God
  • Someone who faced tons of opposition
  • Powerfully compassionate
  • Promising His continued presence through the Holy Spirit
  • The atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world
  • The resurrected Lord

I strongly encourage you to make every effort to have your student be part of this Bible study series on Wednesday nights. I’m praying that it offers thought provoking discussion and life changing perspective!

Another added bonus is that Pastor Ken is teaching on the book of John in his current sermon series – Real Life. My hope is that these truths will really “soak in” after students hear it twice during the week. I’m also hoping that it gives families common talking points as they’re hearing similar messages.

Please be praying for our ministry, your child, and your child’s friends as we challenge them with the person of Jesus. We want to be known as a student ministry who knows the proof but also points others to this proof, the person of Jesus, the “who” of our faith!

Winter Shelter Preparation 2018

Please visit the bulletin board for information on how to serve during our winter shelter week.

  1. Classes are invited to cook and serve an evening meal during the week.
  2. Men are invited to provide security overnight (8:30 pm through 6:00 am).
  3. The hospitality team welcomes volunteers each evening to meet and greet, and interact with the our guests during the evening activities.
  4. Visit the bulletin boards to pick up “mitten” tags – to purchase items for daily lunches for our guests.
  5. Visit the displays regarding the hygiene kits, and fill a zip-lock bag with the requested items.
  6. Who would come to church early on Sunday to help clean our restrooms for the morning’s activities (working with our church custodian)? Time is essential so help is needed.
  7. Who will come early on Sunday to take down tables in the fellowship hall and set up for the worship service in the Well?