Monday, June 15, 2015

Last Night in The Loft

Wow!  It has been a while since I have posted in the old blog.  Been super busy and just haven't taken the time.  Trying to get back in the saddle.

Last night we had an eventful evening.  We have several graduates to say goodbye to so we celebrated with cupcakes and sub sandwiches.  Each graduate received a copy of "Moving On" Knowing where you're going to go and how to get there.  This book is from our fine friends at LeaderTreks and Doug Franklin.

Our current series has been The Real World.  We have dealt with the fact that life is full of struggles, finances, being a light in a dark world.  Last night we took a look at My Place in the real world.  Quick overview of the message:

  •  God has a plan and that plan includes you.  Jeremiah 29:11
    • God is sovereign
  •  Find His Plan
    •  Right Now > follow him, share him, love others
    • In the Future
      • How do I discover his plan for my life?
        • Spend time in the Bible and prayer
        • Ask God to show you.  Proverbs 3:5-6
        • Seek advice from godly and more mature people
        • Don't get so consumed by the future that you miss out on today
          Matthew 6:33, 34
  • Seize the Opportunity   (Esther's story; Esther 4:14
We  said "Welcome" to our 5th graders moving into 6th grade.  This was a big moment for me personally as my eldest man-child is now in the youth group.  I'm now my son's youth pastor.   How did this happen so fast?  This could get interesting.  

my boy's first student worship experience
We said "Goodbye" to Marie.  Marie has served with me in youth ministry as a volunteer longer than anyone else at NHC, probably around 12 years.  We are going to miss Marie on Sunday nights!!  Marie has decided that she is going to switch it up.  She will be working with our 4th and 5th graders on Sunday mornings.  Where did I spot her during Hang Time last night?  Doing what she does best, sitting with middle school girls talking with them and building relationships.  It is the end of an era.  She will be missed but I'm excited for how God is going to use her in the lives of our 4th and 5th grade students.
 Marie is dead center in our YM Team photo strip

The YM Team left the church and headed to the Snow Bird for some ice cream and time to hang out with Marie on her last night of serving with us.  Nothing consoles the heart like a big old scoop of ice cream.  (I had moose tracks)

1 comment:

Bonnie Beacham said...

Marie is an icon in the youth group! Thanks for sharing her with the younger kids that need a leader!

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