Don’t you love that word?
Summer break. No school.
Don’t take a break from church! In fact, the summer is always an awesome time for the TOF because we get to hang out that much more. You won’t hear “It’s a school night” for a few more months.
I hope you dedicate your summer to God today. Determine now to grow in the Lord and serve Him better this break. Don’t miss church. Don’t miss youth activities. Come to everything. Be involved. Be a blessing.
Take a step back and look at your new “position” in the teens of faith. The seniors are leaving us soon. Everyone’s a year older. We’ll be getting a few new members in our class as the 6th graders graduate in. You who are the youngest now… not for long! And that means everyone reading this will have a new job… you’ll either create a good example or a bad one. Good examples are the ones who are a blessing, the ones who are welcoming, and the ones who take others under your wing and help them. Teach them the “unwritten rules.” Help them understand some things. LOVE them!
Bad examples are the opposite. They don’t care about anyone but themselves. They set a bad tone. They don’t care about influencing everyone, and they thing that by keeping to themselves they’re fine… wrong! No one is neutral… you’re either a good influence or a bad one. A bad influence might mean that you’re a reprobate… but that’s probably not you. More likely, you’ll be a bad influence simply by not choosing to be a blessing. By just sitting there and not caring about anyone else, you’re a bad influence.
I stress over and over… love God, love others, do right. “Well, I love God, but I just hate annoying people!” God calls you a liar! If you hate anyone, according to 1 John 4, you’re a liar! That’s not MY words… that’s God’s! So love everyone.
Love God. Love others. Do right. I sure love you!
YARD SALE WORKDAY – THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1:00-4:00 pm
YARD SALE – THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Guys are going to stay at the church the night before. They’ll meet at the church at 8:30pm. Bring money for pizza ($5 half pizza, $10 whole pizza).
Ladies, please plan to be at the church by 6:30 am on Saturday. We should conclude around 1:30pm. If you want to eat anything for lunch before that time, please pack a sack lunch. We’ll provide water. Please plan to help that Saturday if you would like to earn some money for camp.
PROMOTION SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 10
We’ll meet in the sanctuary for the first few minutes of Sunday school. Then, all of the new 7th graders will promote into our class. Be sure to make an extra effort to make them feel really welcome.
GRADUATION SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 10
During the PM service, we’ll hear testimonies from our graduating high school seniors. After church, we’ll have some cake and fellowship. If you aren’t a senior, please plan to help with the cake, trash, etc. when it’s needed.
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM – NEXT THURSDAY, JUNE 14
We’ll leave the church at 8:30 am and return around 9:30 pm. The cost is $32 per person. Bring 2 sack lunches or money for 2 meals. Please sign up and pay soon if you plan to go.