Had a great time tonight celebrating Christmas as a family. We played some games, had some hot chocolate, someone made a mess with the marshmallows and didn't tell us, had some special prayer and conversation regarding the losses at Central HS and then read the Christmas Story together from Luke 2. All in all a very good night.
Just a reminder, we will not be meeting the next two weeks so our next time back together will be January 9th.
We generally let you know when our new monthly devotions are out but this upcoming month is a big one. It's a simple devotion book but the challenge is out to our students to buckle down and do these things with us. During the month of January we'll walk through the Gospel of John together.
The simplicity of the devotion comes from the layout. 5 youth leaders have simply walked through John and offered a simple explanation of what they've read. We'll observe, interpret and apply the Scripture. Another layout we may see is the Light Bulb - Question - Arrow. All in all either method drives us to the Scripture, to be honest with it and ourselves. At some point we must wean ourselves from devotions and allow the Bible to be the biggest influence. Devotions are great but can never and should never replace the Word itself. Yes, every good devotion has a strong dose of Scripture. Devotions are great but can I read the Bible for myself? If all I have is Scripture am lost, needing explanation or can I thrive? We're growing together and part of that growing process is continually pointing students to the only source of true wisdom, Scripture.
I pray you'll join us as we begin this in January.
Unfortunately, due to a computer upgrade, I've lost the ability to make the devotion, booklets and actually print them out. I'll be digging into that but for the moment all we'll have is our online version on our website. It's easy and completely fine. We'll be working to get the printing situation figured out. Look for those online in a few weeks.
Middle School Refuel is tomorrow. All the info you need is at THE REFUEL PAGE. The info we went through at the parent meeting is there. Plan to meet at the church at 12:45p for the buses to leave at 1p.
The sign-up for this event is closed, unless you've talked with me tonight.
HS Refuel sign up ends soon so please get those deposits in by the end of December!
Hope everyone has a great Christmas!
GOOD NEWS - GREAT JOY - CHRIST THE LORD - LYING IN A MANGER
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