Youth Announcements 9/4/19

Good morning and happy September! Hard to believe the summer has ended and school has started! With that, things are getting very busy around here again. So please take note of the following:

1) We start YES Groups back up again TONIGHT at 7pm. Looking forward to a great school year.

2) SNAC is this Sunday night (9/8) after church. Please bring a snack/dessert to share. Drinks are provided. Parents, we'll finish up right around 9pm. Bring a friend!

3) Guys, our Father/Son Bible study will be starting again on 9/8. This fall, we will be studying the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes. Go ahead and order the book and we'll discuss the first chapter on 9/8. We will meet Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

4) Next Wednesday (9/11), we'll have our first Willow Brooke outreach of the school year. Please plan to meet at the church at 5:30.

5) Also next Wednesday, our HBBI class begins at 7:30pm (following YES Groups). This semester we're studying Doctrines IV (the Church and Last Things). Please sign up in the Welcome Center ASAP. Class will run 7:30-8:30 Wednesday evenings.

6) Girls' Bible Study begins on Monday, September 16 from 7:00-8:30 at our home (4109 Pennington Rd.). The topic this semester will be how to handle emotions biblically.

7) Parents, please remember we have our first Equipping Meeting after the evening service on 9/22. This will be a short (about 20 min) meeting designed to suggest resources and help think through topics related to your teens.

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 8/14/19

Good morning,

Couple things to take note of:

1) Youth Group starts tonight at 7pm! Hope you can make it out!

2) Our end of summer youth activity is August 31. We will meet at the church at 2:30pm that Saturday afternoon and go to High Seas Miniature Golf in Indian Land! Cost is $7/teen for unlimited play. We'll play for a couple hours, then go across the street to Freddy's for dinner. Please let me know ASAP if you can make it so we can arrange transportation. We will plan to be back at the church around 6:30pm.

3) On Sunday, September 1 we will have combined breakfast/SS kickoff with everyone in the Hansen building. The following week, we will have Youth SS starting in 305 (9/8).

4) Hard to believe we're almost to the end of summer! A few additional dates to keep in mind as we look into September: YES Groups weekly starting (9/4), SNAC (9/8), Father/Son Bible Study weekly starting (9/8), Willow Brooke Ministry (9/11), HBBI weekly starting (9/11), Girls' Bible Study alternating weeks starting (9/16), Parent Equipping Meeting (9/22), Friday Night Game Night (9/27). Please mark your calendars!

See you tonight!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 5/22/19

Good morning!

Hope you're doing well. Please see the following announcements:

1) Tonight is our final YES groups of the school year. We'll have some light refreshments to celebrate (no need to bring anything). We will begin our Summer program next week on 5/29. 

2)  Our youth t-shirts are in! I will have them available for pickup (with payment) tonight! As a reminder: long sleeve are $16, short sleeve are $12. 

3) ADVENTURE AIR: Please let me know if you are planning to attend our Adventure Air activity on 5/31. Cost is $20/teen for 1.5 hours. We'll bounce from 6:30-8:00pm and grab dinner afterwards. We will leave the church at 5:45pm and plan to be back around 9pm. Again, please let me know if you're coming so we can arrange transportation. Also, please be sure that you have filled out the waiver online. (very important)

4) The Wilds- we still have some spots left for the Wilds. If you haven't registered yet, please get your registration in ASAP!

See you tonight!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 1/2/19

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. Please see the following announcements: 

1) YES Groups tonight at 7pm! 

2) Our next Friday Night Game Night will be next Friday, January 11 from 7-9 pm at Charles and Heather Smith's house. Please bring a game/snack/dessert to share.

3) HBBI is starting back up again on January 16. Remember, if you are planning to go on the mission trip this summer (announcement coming soon), you need to pass either Fall or Spring HBBI. I'll be teaching NT Survey II this semester. Sign up is in the vestibule. 

4) Parent Meeting- January 13 following the evening service. I have had a number of questions and conversations lately regarding youth and technology, specifically cell phones. In addition to laying out the calendar for the year, my goal at this meeting will be to address some of these questions and offer some practical help and tips.

5) Evangelistic Meetings- January 20-25. The week of our Galkin Evangelistic Meetings, we will have an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament youth event on Thursday night starting at 5pm. Go ahead and start inviting friends now! This will be here before we know it!

6) February 1 is the early bird deadline for the Wilds (less than 1 month away)! 

Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 11/28/18

Good morning, 

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Please see the following announcements: 

1) YES Groups tonight at 7:00pm! Don't forget to have your verses memorized and ready (John 8:58 and John 1:1). 

2) Friday Night Game Night is this Friday night at our home (4109 Pennington Rd) from 7-9pm. Please bring a game/snack/dessert to share. 

3) Our Youth Christmas Party is just around the corner- December 14 from 6-9pm at the church. Please plan to bring a white elephant gift for the exchange!

4) Please plan to join us for church-wide Christmas Caroling on Wednesday, December 19. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

Pastor Drew

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Youth Announcements 11/7/18

Good morning,

Hope everyone is having a great week. Thank you all for your participation in the youth service on Sunday! Everyone did a phenomenal job and I really appreciate all your hard work!

1) Tonight, we will meet in the Hansen building like last week. So, we will not have YES groups this week. Try to keep up with your verses; you'll be able to say them to your table leaders when we meet next week.

2) Volunteers needed: as you know, we have our Community Christmas Banquet on December 8. We need quite a few youth volunteers to serve dinner that night. We will have a great time serving our guests, and pizza dinner is included! Please let me know ASAP if you're able to help!

3) The next Girl's Bible Study is at our house next Monday (11/12) from 7-8:30p. 

4) Our next SNAC is Sunday November 18. It's the return of the legendary Pie-Baking Contest! Please see attached for details!

5) Our next opportunity to serve at Willow Brooke Court is next Wednesday (11/14). Please plan to meet at the church at 5:30p. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

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Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 10/3/18

Happy October!
Please see the following: 
1) Tonight we begin our Missions Conference, so we will be combined in the auditorium with the adults. We will have service each night the rest of this week starting at 7pm. Saturday, we have the Fall Festival at the Hutto's house- be sure to come out and (try to) dunk me in the dunking booth :). 
2) This Sunday, Missionary Sam Slobodian will be teaching our Sunday School in 305. Please try to be in Sunday School if at all possible, you won't want to miss it!
3) In two weeks (10/17), we will begin our ministry at Willow Brooke Court (skilled nursing facility affiliated with Park Pointe Village). Everyone who is able, please meet at the church at 5:30 that Wednesday night before church. We will take the church van over to Willow Brooke and  be back in time for church at 7. We will sing, read Scripture, and visit with the residents for about 30 minutes. They are very excited to have us come! 
4) Upcoming dates: our next game night is 10/19 and our next SNAC is 10/28. 

Please let me know if  you have any questions. Thanks!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 9/5/18

Good morning!

Please see the following announcements: 

1- YES Groups start tonight at 7pm! Looking forward to a good year!

2- Sunday School officially starts this coming Sunday (9/9) in 305 (Junior High and Senior High combined). 

3- Our first Friday Night Game Night of the year is next Friday (9/14) from 7-9p at our house (4109 Pennington Rd). Please bring a game/snack/dessert to share! (drinks provided)

4- Memory verse program- tonight in YES groups, I'll be introducing our memory verse program for the year (which will correlate with the new children's program) and discussing our rewards system as well. Don't miss it! 


Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 8/8/18

Good morning,

Hope everyone is doing well. Please see the following announcements: 

1) Youth group tonight starting at 7 on the basketball court! We'll be continuing our "Be Good" series tonight as well. Hope you can make it!

2) On Saturday, September 1, we will be playing paintball at Palmetto Hills Paintball in Rock Hill. We will play from 1-5p and the cost is $15/person. That includes the field fee, gun/air, mask, and 200 paintballs. We will meet at the church at 12:15p (each lunch ahead of time). Please let me know if you are planning to come so we can arrange transportation. Parents, please be sure to print/sign the waiver here. Please bring the signed waiver on the day of the event. 

3) In preparation for our Youth Service this fall (November 4), we will begin a preaching class on Sunday, September 9 at 4pm. We will meet from 4-4:45 each Sunday afternoon leading up to the Youth Service. If you would like to preach on 11/4, please plan to take the class and let me know ASAP. 

See you tonight!

Pastor Drew

The Wilds 2018

Our youth had a great time at the Wilds Christian camp this past week! Here's the video from the testimony service last night: 

Also, here's the video recap from the Wilds we showed during the service: 

Finally, here are all the pictures we showed before the service last night:

Have a great week!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 7/3/18

Good afternoon,

Trust you are all having a good week. Please note the following: 

1) Reminder: no services this Wednesday night (7/4). Please spend some extra time in prayer with your family for our country as we celebrate the 4th of July. 

2) Next Wednesday (7/11), there will be no youth group as many of us will be at the Wilds. Youth will be combined with the adults in the auditorium. 

3) Very important: The Wilds- we will have a brief Parent Meeting following the evening service this Sunday (7/8) in the 300 building. If you have a teen/child going to the Wilds, please plan to attend. I've also attached the Wilds information sheet as well as the memory verses. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 6/20/18

Good morning!

Thank you again for all the help you all gave last week with our Vacation Bible School! It was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without YOU! A few announcements for you:

1) Our Youth Summer Sessions continue tonight starting at 7pm on the basketball court, hope you can make it!

2) We are only a few weeks away from our week at the Wilds! (July 9-14) If you haven't registered but are considering coming, we still have a few spots left! Please let me know ASAP if you have any questions! 

3) We have a Mission Trip Meeting for all team members this coming Sunday, June 24. Please let me know if you can't make it. 

See you tonight!

Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 6/6/18

Good morning,

1) VBS Canvassing tonight at 7pm! Hope you can make it!

2) LAST CALL for SkyZone! Our SkyZone activity is this Friday night! If you're planning to come and haven't told me, please get your waiver signed and let me know ASAP. I will send an email later this week to those who are going with all the details. 

3) Our week at the Wilds is fast approaching! The final payment is due July 1. If you're still on the fence about going, please let me know if you have any questions. We will want to get any last-minute registrations in very soon as space will be limited. I've attached the registration form. I've also included the verses for JBC/Teen camp. I'm very excited for the great group we have going already! 

4) This coming Sunday (6/10), we have VBS setup in the afternoon and a mission trip meeting for parents and teens following the evening service. 


Pastor Drew

Youth Announcements 5/30/18

Good morning! 

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

1) Our Summer Youth Group starts tonight at 7! Come out and bring a friend! 

2) VBS Canvassing is next Wednesday (6/6) and VBS decorating is next Sunday afternoon (6/10). We need all hands on deck for both events to make VBS 2018 a success!

3)  NEXT WEEK! SkyZone Activity: we have scheduled a youth activity at SkyZone South Charlotte next Friday, June 8. We have a court reserved for our group from 7-8:30. The cost of the activity is $20/teen. We will meet at the church at 5:15p and head to SkyZone. At 8:30 when we're done jumping, we'll go across the street to Cici's for dinner (bring about $8). We should be back to the church around 10p. A parent/guardian must fill out the waiver prior to arrival. You can do that here: Sign Waiver.  

VERY IMPORTANT: Please let me know as soon as you have signed the waiver so we can arrange transportation.

See you tonight!