Refuge Youth Weekly Update

January 27th, 2016

New Seasons, big changes

At Refuge we're gearing up for some big changes and I am so excited to see how God leads us this next year! As many of you know, and as was discussed this past Sunday at our great Night of Worship, a large group of us from Journey Church feel God's calling and leading to plant a new church here in Folsom. That new church will be Hope Presbyterian Church, and our first service under this name will be Sunday, February 7th. This is a big change and transition, and our goal as far as Refuge Youth Ministry goes is to make this as smooth as possible. There will still be plenty of bumps along the way, but again our goal is for consistency and to continue the ministries that we have that are bearing fruit!

Hope Presbyterian Church will be sharing a building and facility with Community Bible Church at 601Natoma St. Folsom CA. Our services will be in their main sanctuary at 1:30pm each week (sleep in on Sundays!).

Refuge youth group will continue to meet on Sundays evenings 6-8pm, we will be in the Student Center at Community Bible. Those youth services start on February 14th, as we're taking the week before off because of Winter Camp. SLUG will still exist, with a new name, an hour before service at 12:30pm each Sunday.

Guy's Bible Study each week will be unaffected, still meeting Wednesday nights. Be sure to come to youth group this Sunday, our last in our current facility, when we'll announce info for our upcoming weekly Girl's Bible Study.

Finally something far out in the future to look forward to: July 17th-July 23rd will be our summer trip to London, CA! Save the week and get ready for another great trip!


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! Reach me by this email, or by phone: (916) 690-0667.


Quick Updates:


-Winter Camp: updated details below!


-No Youth Group or SLUG on Sunday February 7 because of Winter Camp!

This sunday, single service at 10 // slug 9am & Ignite 6-8pm

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Middle School Winter Camp

February 5th-7th, $155 per student ($30 off for each additional sibling)


This will be an incredible experience for our middle schoolers (6th-8th graders). We join several area churches and hundreds of middle school students on the mountain in Challenge, CA at Woodleaf Retreat Center where there will be a guest worship band, guest speaker, crazy games and activities, and a chance to grow in your faith! This weekend could literally be life-changing!


We will be leaving for Woodleaf from the Community Bible Church parking lot (601 Natoma St, Folsom, CA 95630, our church's new location) on Friday 2/5. Please arrive at 3:30pm so we can be on the road as soon as possible. We will arrive home by 1:30pm on Sunday, in time for our first service as a new church!

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High School Winter Escape

February 26-28th, $155 per student


Winter Escape will be an awesome weekend for all high schoolers (9th-12th grade). Part retreat, part ski trip, Winter Escape is a time to disconnect from everyday and spend some time connecting with God through worship and with each other. Enjoy a cabin near Lake Tahoe, times of great worship, and a full day on the slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort. Spots are limited, sign up soon! The cost is $155 per students and includes lift ticket and rentals for the weekend.


For more details check out the registration form here. Registration for High School Winter Escape is due by February 14th. Journey Church's Parental Consent form is also required for this event, find the current '15-'16 year form here.



We are also looking for parent volunteers to help lead and be drivers during this awesome weekend! Talk to Matthew if you're interested!

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Guy's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 8-9pm @ Peet's Coffee inside Raley's


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.