Change of Plans…Please Read - The turn out for the One Day Retreat was much lower than expected. However, instead of canceling we would like to alter the plan and see who else might be able to join us. The retreat is now a 1/2 day retreat. It is still at the church in the youth area. We will begin by gathering between 8:30 and 9 AM. We will use the morning to study, discuss, and learn. We will have lunch and then go to the girls’ basketball game together. Then we will be done. You can either leave from the basketball game or I will bring you back to the church.
The cost has also changed. It is now $25, not $40. If you have already written a check, I have not deposited them yet and you can pick your check up and write a new one if you like.
I am reopening registration until Thursday. If you would like to join us, please respond to this email. Thank you!
Change WAR! to help Imagine No Malaria - As of Sunday night, the high schoolers are winning the Change WAR! However, collectively we have saved 17 lives with the money gathered so far. Our goal for lent is to save a total of 80 lives. Keep bringing in that change and remember that paper money counts negatively in your competition’s jar.
Help for Parents: Running the Rapids - Dr. Kevin Leman has been a favorite of Church Street parents for many years. Sue Isbell has led countless groups helping parents navigate the journey of raising kids. Running the Rapids is one of Dr. Leman’s offerings for the parents of teenagers. Ginger Holladay and others will be facilitating a group through this study March, 3, 10, 17, & 24 on Sunday evenings during the time that youth are in Nightlife. Lent provides a great opportunity to commit with others to become a better parent and remembering that your needs are important too
KARM Camp Out - Church Street youth know how much I LOVE lock-ins, so much that I haven’t done one in ten or so years. However, KARM is doing all the work this time, and it a cause that I can support. April 26-27, KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries) is hosting their second annual Camp Out at World’s Fair Park to raise money and awareness about homelessness in our community. We are going to join them. There will be lots of fun, concerts, food, games, and teaching times from the stage. Then we will spend the night outside at the park. Don’t worry, my first question was about security and safety, and they have an extensive plan in place. The cost is $30 and we will be done by 9 AM on April 27. For more information you can visit KARM’s website at: http://www.karm.org/campout.
College Bound - Acceptance letters are arriving and decisions are being made. It is a busy time for students and families with a student starting college for the first time. We would like to provide some resources to hopefully ease the process for both students and families.
- For graduating high school seniors we would like to gather on Thursday evenings beginning March 7, 7 PM, at Panera in Bearden. We plan to meet March 7, 14, 21, and April 4. and possibly continue if the group wants. We will have guest speakers and group discussions. We plan to cover topics like: how to deal with roommates, over commitment, greek life, religious communities, legal issues, alcohol & parties, time management, and faith issues you are sure to be confronted with.
- For parents we plan to have a couple of Sunday school classes in April to cover the emotional issues with your child beginning college as well as legal issues that you may not have thought about. Look for more information in the coming weeks.