Last night was our last night at the beach for Contagious @ the beach until next summer.
We love meeting at the beach during the summer. We scale down and bit and relax a little more. The message is about 10 minutes long and then the students go their PODs for about 25 minutes or so. The rest of the time is just hanging out on the beach and in the ocean. Lots of fun and a good change of pace.
Last night we had a relay. One of our illustrious leaders and a student put together a "Look like a tourist relay". We divided into two teams and one at a time run down and grab a "tourist" item. If it was a clothing item it had to be put on and worn. If it was something you had to carry then you carried it. Then you would run back to your team put it all on the next person and they had to run and get a new item and so on. It was lots of fun. Who knew socks were meant to be worn on your hands?
Ramon, our middle school leader, brought the message last night. We have been studying the beatitudes and Ramon spoke about mercy, Matthew 5:7. He did a great job then the students got with their leaders and discussed the discussion questions that went along with the message and then prayed together in their PODs.
This coming Sunday we take a break for Labor Day weekend, then it's back to The Loft for the school year. Starting off the school year with a 6 week series about relationships, we are excited about this series.