Refuge Youth Weekly Update
April 6th, 2016
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."
This past Sunday we focused on the idea that we are called to be "burning ones" on fire for God. This will be a major theme of our youth ministry for the next few months and I am so excited to see how God leads us through this next season. Burning ones comes from the imagery that Paul uses in Romans 12, that we are called to be living sacrifices; in the Old Testament, sacrifices were typically burned up as they were offered to God. We are called, in everything we do to offer ourselves to God, to do everything for His glory! This is not an easy task, or something that will happen over night, but as God transforms our hearts and minds (verse 2) will be changed for His glory.
My hope and prayer for our youth ministry this next season is that we would be Burning Ones, not only living sacrifices for our King, but on fire with passion for His name. I want us to burn bright that the world around would see we are different because of the Gospel. And by this light God might reach our friends, classmates, teammates, and everyone else around us.
-Our Sacramento River Cats game is coming up on Friday, April 15th! Please reserve your tickets now so we can have an idea of who all is coming! ($10 per person.)
-Confirmation Class continues this Sunday at 12:30pm. If you have missed a confirmation class please let me know and so you can catch up.
-Family Dinner continues this week at 5:30! We're looking for volunteers to help cook meals in April, let me know if you're interested/available! Thanks!
-Summer Mission Trip to London, CA dates: July 17th-July 23rd! Parent Info meeting on Sunday May 1st, at 5:15pm
This sunday, single service at 1:30pm // slug at 12:30pm and Ignite at 6pm
Till the Soil Mission Trip
This year's theme is Burning Ones, based on Romans 12:1-2 in which we are called, as Christians to give our selves as living sacrifices to God. We will be unpacking this theme over the coming months as we prepare to go as God sends us.
We will be holding a parent meeting on Sunday, May 1st at 5:15pm to discuss details of the trip. This would be a great opportunity to invite a friend to hear more about this awesome opportunity!
River Cats Game
We're going to a baseball game! Join us on Friday, April 15th as we enjoy opening night with the Sacramento River Cats. Tickets are $10 per person; we'll be enjoying the game on the grass so bring a blanket or a chair! Finally, we'll carpool from Folsom out to the game, that information will be available soon. Invite a friend and reserve your tickets now!
Our big Spring Scavenger Hunt is coming up; get ready to take-over the city of Folsom as you compete against other teams in this crazy video scavenger hunt! You will not want to miss it as we go all over the city doing ridiculous things! Invite and they'll be on your team for the night.
Confirmation Class is taking two weeks off as we celebrate Easter. We have had a great first few weeks and I'm looking forward getting back into it in April. If you have missed a class let me know and we'll schedule a time to make up the lesson.
-Sunday, April 10th—Session 4: Holy Spirit and the Trinity
-Sunday, April 17th—Session 5: Salvation Part 1
-Sunday, April 24th—Session 6: Salvation Part 2
Also, mark your calendars for our one day-long Confirmation Retreat that will be Saturday, May 7th. This will be an important day for our Confirmation Class
Girl's bible study
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm @ the Hunton's Home
We're so excited to be launching a weekly girl's Bible Study! Join us every week as we dive into God's Word, learn how it applies to our lives, and as we connect encourage, and pray for one another! Megan will be leading this group that will be geared toward 8th grade girls and up. Meet each Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm, at the Hunton's Home: 628 Ore Cart Ct., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Let us know if you need help getting a ride or have any questions.
Refuge's Family Dinner
Every Sunday at 5:30pm
Every Sunday before Youth Group we are hosting a Family dinner. A chance for all of us to come together as a youth group family and share a meal. This is just a relaxed time to eat and be with one another.
If anyone wants to volunteer to prepare the occasional meal, we'd love the help!
Guy's Bible Study
We have just began a mid-week Guy’s Bible study; this study is geared toward High School guys and is a great time for us to get together and study God’s Word together. It’s never too late to join, we've just finished a study through the book of Galatians. Meet at the Peet's Coffee inside Raley's at 25025 BLUE RAVINE ROAD.