It’s unbelievable that we are already into the fall semester of 2017! Summer was great and the student ministry had a lot of fun. As summer fades and fall nears, I am excited for all that we have planned for this semester. As you read this, we have already had our High School Fall retreat and fall kickoff and have lots more planned. If you haven’t grabbed a copy the fall calendar for either the Middle School or High School groups, please make sure to pick one up. Copies can be found in each area and have also been posted in our Facebook group for students and parents. For Middle School ONLY, I wanted to highlight our Nerf Wars coming up on Wednesday, October 4th from 6-10 PM. This event is for all students in grades 6-8 and totally FREE. Students can bring their own gear. Please make sure to label all personal gear that is brought. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a text at 859.221.5605. The second event I would like to highlight for Middle School ONLY is the fall retreat October 20-21. Any middle school student is invited to join us as we head to Camp Calvary for a weekend of fun. Early bird registration is $35 and any registrations after September 30 jump to $45. Sign up with Geoff as soon as possible. The High School ministry has lots of activities planned as well. Periodically through the fall semester, the High School Ministry will meet off-site on Sunday nights. For the fall semester, we will meet at home of Russell & Lora Brown from 6-8 PM. These nights are set aside as opportunities to build relationships in a different environment. See the HSM calendar for specific dates! Both groups will be having Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) packing parties. We will have the opportunity to demonstrate God’s love in some very tangible ways to children in need around the world through filling shoeboxes with gifts. Please plan on purchasing supplies for a shoebox. Our goal for the Student Ministry is to pack 35 boxes. See both calendars for specific dates and times. Lastly, if your student is involved in anything extracurricular, I would love to come and support them. Please share calendars or event dates so our student ministry can come support our students.
~ Geoff Lawson, Student Minister