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The youth group recently traveled to the city of Carlisle, Ohio to partner with The Village Church of Carlisle and serve alongside them for the week. During the week the group spent the mornings helping the church during the kids club at the park. Students helped with groups and ran games. During this time they were able to build relationships with the kids while going through stations such as recreation, Bible, crafts, and snack. They were challenged this week to be very intentional in sharing the Gospel with students and they went above and beyond what was asked of them. Many in our group were pushed out of their comfort zone because of the sharing but that didn’t stop them! In total, we had fifty Gospel conversations, six of which came on Friday while we were at the amusement park and talking with people while waiting in line. It was great to see their efforts in several different areas of the kids club serving and sharing!

In the afternoons during the week, the group served several different ways in the area. They helped out at the church’s ministry center advertising and offering a free car wash two days of the week and helping prepare rooms for painting and other general clean up. We also helped with Headstart, which is a preschool in the area. They are currently switching into a new building so the students helped paint rooms, move tools around to help with those fixing and performing maintenance for the building, power washing the building, pulling weeds, and taking care of larger trash that needed to be carried. And the last company they partnered with was Alistrong which is a resale store where people can come shop and offer a price for different things like clothes, shoes or other household items or they also help those who aren’t able to afford clothes and allow them to come to pick up things every couple weeks. So the students helped sort through clothes, organize, paint, as well as other general building maintenance. During the afternoon time of service, the students did a great job working hard and serving the different ministries in the area.

Overall, the week was a great time of seeing students stretched and pushed out of their comfort zone, becoming leaders and ministering to the younger students around them. We had great attitudes, especially later on in the week as we were running on little sleep. They had very busy days and they continued to serve and continued to stay patient, helpful and upbeat as a group. We are very thankful for the group that went and served and are proud of their efforts during the week and willingness to serve.

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VBS 2018 Recap

Locker Talk
“I’ve got joy down in my heart.  Deep, deep down in my heart. . .”  Alright, so our athletes didn’t learn that song this year, but it might have been what the kids and volunteers were singing after Family Night!  There were 130 children who participated in our Family night festivities.  A total of 310 people stayed for the closing night. We had a great time celebrating all that was accomplished during the week.

Game Plan
Great job!  This year’s pennies were a success because they made it their goal to search them out and bring them in.  Because of their hard work, and a little good competition, we are going to be able to help missionaries around the world have clean drinking water.  It is amazing what one penny, or two, or three, or more, can do.  Thank you! Way to get in the game!

This year’s goal was 100,000 pennies. 

Girls                $436.94
Boys                $432.93

TOTAL            $869.87

Goal:  86,987 pennies brought this week!
Friday night’s addition put it over $900.00

Missions rooms and Big Top Missions

The kids collected over 1,000 water bottles for Linc’s summer lunch program and the youth collected $643.45 for Under the Same Tree missions organization.

Bulletin Board:

Bible Study:  We offer Bible Study each Sunday morning at 9:30 in Sunday school. You don’t want to miss it. 

This week we will be sending out 16 letters to parents of children who prayed to receive Christ as Savior.  Most of the children have had a one on one time with a teacher already. 

Recreation: Ga-Ga ball to be continued at several youth and children’s events throughout the year. We will also be offering Upward soccer and basketball this year to keep kids active and spiritually fed.

Missions: This year we will continue missions through Mission Zone during the summer and again in the fall on Sunday nights at 5p.m.  “Pure Water, Pure Love” is a part of our ongoing mission projects.

Music: Our Worship Arts Ministry will begin in September on Wednesday nights.  Those of you who liked music and crafts will not want to miss this. 

Gear Up! Get Ready! Game On!

This is it!  This week we learned about: The parable of the lost sheep, Lazarus being raised from the dead, Thomas’s doubt about Jesus, Jesus shows us love, and Jesus was willing to die for us so we can have joy.

Weekly Stats Enrolled:

Children            254
Youth                101
Adults               108  
TOTAL              463

Of the 300 enrolled, 75% of the children identified themselves as not a part of our church.  This means we have a lot of follow up with families.  If you would like to follow up with some of these families, contact your Sunday School teacher for information.

Big Top VBS!

"Big Top VBS- The youth had a great week, despite the ever-changing weather, and enjoyed our annual week long competition in a field and under a tent. We were blessed to have a great band and speakers through the week to lead our group in worship and to share the gospel with our students each night. Congratulations to the Pink Team for taking home the win, a shout out to all of the students who attended and invited their friends, and a big thank you to all of our adults who volunteered their week to make the event happen!" –Alec

His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3


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