LIFT Weekly Update

All about the Student Ministries at First Baptist Covington

Hey, everybody!

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here! With all of the Holiday stuff coming up, and as you plan for next year, please pay special attention to the dates and info about our ministries!

We do have Prayer Breakfast tomorrow, but we are off next week for Thanksgiving break.

LIFT is on for tomorrow with Student Labor Service sign-ups, FREE DINNER, and another session on Necessary Sins. Check out last week's message about lust below, along with Follow-Up Questions!

LifeLine for Sunday nights is basically over for the year, believe it or not. We finished up this portion of our World Religions study with a trip to the Hindu Temple of Atlanta. This Sunday, our students will join the adults for the Missions Conference, and then every other Sunday night is filled with Christmas festivities!

Remember our major events coming up in 2015 as you plan for next year! We've got High School Big Day Out on February 7th, our Honduras Spring Break Mission Trip April 4th-9th, and next year's Summer Camp is July 13th-17th. Mark those calendars!

As you plan for 2015, keep in mind that it is good to begin planning not just the dates of upcoming events, but how you will pay for them. I encourage families to consider payments toward trips like Honduras or Summer Camp as possibilities for Christmas gifts. That is a good way to get family involved in support of these important opportunities in your child's life. Also, in the coming weeks we will begin the first of 2 fundraisers for the Honduras Trip. It will be a Student Labor Service, allowing students to offer up their help and skills to church members in exchange for money toward their mission trip. Services will include babysitting, leaf raking, yard work, house cleaning, car detailing, and anything else your student is willing to do. The holiday season may also be a good time to start sending out support letters for your trip.

The LIFT Supper Schedule is below, and our first one for the year is next week. Many of you signed up at our Parent Meeting. Let me know if you'd like to be added to an open spot!

Important Dates

  • November 25th, No Prayer Breakfast, November 26th, No LIFT!
  • November 7th-9th - Middle School Mystery Retreat
  • December 10th - LIFT Christmas Party
  • December 17th - Student Testimony Night
  • February 7th - High School Big Day Out!
  • April 4th-9th - Honduras Spring Break Mission Trip
  • July 13th-15th - Summer Camp @ Daytona Beach

Last Week's Message From LIFT!

Necessary Sins 3

Follow-Up Questions for Parents

  • Why do you think lust has become so acceptable?
  • What kind of damage can lust do?
  • Is it true that your lustful thoughts don't hurt anyone else?
  • Do you think it is impossible not to lust?
  • What kind of practical steps can you take to avoided lust?
  • How do you go about fixing your eyes on God instead?