There are two fund raising events opportunities before camp.
Yard Sale May 25, 7AM-1PM at the Wakefields home. Set up for Yard Sale on May 23, Thursday from 4-6. Contact Bill Heaton if you can help with ether set up or at the sale.
May 31 Youth Performing Arts Fund Raiser- Youth need to meet at 5:30 in the auditorium to prepare for the evening. Preparation and practice for the event May 29th at 7 PM in the auditorium. All youth who are performing need to contact Bill and let him know what your sound needs are going to be.
Here are some important updates about our youth ministry.
- Tonight May 15th- Youth will meet from 6:30- 7:30 to finalize the fund raising event on May 31.NOTE the time change we end at 7:30.
- May 31 Youth Performing Arts Fund Raiser- Youth need to meet at 5:30 in the auditorium to prepare for the evening.
- Camp final payment and notarized paperwork due on June 2.
- Splash-June 5, 6-8:30 PM Splash is summer midweek youth meeting where we will have Bible study, swimming and dinner. We will meet at the Heaton’s.
- Serve the City-This is a local mission trip for our students. They will serve each day at a variety of places. During the evening they will have Bible studies and do some fun activities. Cost is $45
The student ministries will offer a week of local missions for our youth and college students June 9-13. During this time they will stay on property at COM and serve each day. Throughout the week they will help at various food banks,organizations and at a local apartment. During the evenings they will have a study called Back to the Basics. This study is designed to plunge students into theological, spiritual, and cultural discussions and equip them to not only form biblical opinions, but also to explain them to their friends. Students will have 3 lessons titled Blind Faith? , Trusting Jesus, and God’s Word.In order to attend you must fill out an application and pay $45.00 which covers the trip cost. There will be an option to attend a water park on Thursday June 13 which cost $32.00. See Bill Heaton for applications.
This Saturday is the yard sale fund raising event for summer camp. The youth need to arrive Saturday at 7AM to set up. We will have the Yard Sale from 7:30 AM till 12 Noon. We will be done at 1PM. The yard sale takes place in the children’s building yard facing Tempe Saint Lukes Hospital. We will also sell hotdogs and I will serve hotdogs for lunch with no charge to each youth who will be there. If they would like something else for lunch please make sure they bring it with them. This coming Wednesday night we will prepare the sale during our youth meeting. We also need more items for the sale. So if you or your friends have anything to donate to the sale please bring those items to the youth building Wednesday night or on Saturday.
This Sunday April 21 right after the morning worship service we will have a short meeting about summer camp. We are going to discuss fund raising events, and camp forms will be given out. Join us in the west wing.
The youth group will be attending Fuge camps at Glorieta New Mexico this year the dates for camp are June 16-22. The cost for camp is $390 which covers everything except for meals on the road. If your youth wants to attend camp you need to give Bill a deposit of $50 deposit to reserve their spot, (note Fuge camps do not refund any deposits). The final payment will be due on June 1. We leave on June 16 at 9 AM and return on June 22 late in the evening.
The counselors attending camp are Bill Heaton, Andrea Heaton, Alison Fisher and Dave Oaks, and we may add one more depending on the need.
The theme for camp is “The Big Picture”, The theme verse is “God’s dwelling is with humanity, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” Rev 21:3
The gospel didn’t begin in the New Testament. It was there, “In the beginning,” at the genesis of everything. Across the whole of human history, God’s grand narrative of love and redemption has been unfolding, a love gloriously displayed at the cross. This is the story of Jesus, and all history and Scripture point us to this good news.
Teenagers live in a world defined by pressure—and with no shortage of opinions on how they should handle it. At Fuge Camps for 2013, the students will encounter THE BIG PICTURE, four in-depth studies that will help teens develop a bigger perspective of Scripture and how the story of Jesus Christ ties it all together. Nothing has the ability to influence a teen’s life like the gospel!
Here is some information about MFuge: Your students will get to invest their time and energy into a variety of mission projects (they can choose between Children’s Ministry, Games & Rec, Social Ministry or Creative Ministry. During the day your students will be challenged and stretched as individuals; in the mornings and evenings they get to experience great worship and teaching.
If you have any questions about camp or the youth ministry please contact Bill Heaton
The High School group will have an event called 007 Hunt on Friday March 15th. Here is the schedule of the evening. We will meet at the Murphy’s at 7 PM for dinner. Then groups of high school students and an adult will be placed in various locations in the Murphy’s neighborhood. Their goal is to have them return to the Murphy’s home without being caught by a few of the parents who are searching for them.
When the hunt is over we will eat dessert and share about the evening. the event ends at 10. Note that this is a high school only event, there will be a JR High only event coming up soon! High School students invite your friends to what is for sure to be a great evening!
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=354954651280214
The youth ministries winter retreat is in February. We will leave on the 15th and will return late afternoon on the 17th. The focus of the weekend will be How to Have a Deeper Walk with God. Our new intern Hansley Mussotte will be our speaker for the weekend. We will stay in Payson at the same home as we did last year. So start praying for snow! The cost for the weekend is $55 which includes all transportation and food except for one meal on the road. Make sure to sign up now with Bill for this awesome weekend. Payment is due by February 15th.
Happy New Year! TM412 starts back tonight at 6:30 PM in the youth house. We will take a look at what scripture says about judging others and talk about why people judge. We will do a small mission project. We will also have something special planned. I look forward to seeing each of you.
The youth are having our Lock- In this Friday December 7. We will meet at 9 PM in the auditorium of Church on Mill. We are leaving to go bowling at 9:20. If you would like to bring a snack to share and a pillow, plus do not forget to wear comfortable shoes for the many activities we will be doing that night. The event cost is $11 please bring exact change. We will finish at 8 AM. If you did not sign up there is still room to come but please let Bill know so we have enough vehicles to transport the youth to Cosmic Bowling.
This coming Wednesday December 12th the youth are going to Zoolights as our end of the year celebration for TM412. We are meeting at 6:15- and shouldreturn to the church at 8:15; note the time change.If your youth would like to attend you must pay Bill for your ticket by Sunday! The cost is $5 per person, we need to buy the tickets on Monday. Both of these events will be a great time of community for our youth group so please join us.