Refuge Youth Weekly Update

February 17th, 2016

Confirmation Class, Parent Meeting this Sunday

It was awesome to come back together as a youth group and have our first youth group in our new facility! It was a great evening, and a great way to kick off this season of Lent as we think about this new season in our youth ministry and in each of our lives. We've got great stuff coming up over the next few weeks, you won't want to miss it!

A couple of important announcements for this weekend: 1) Confirmation Class Parent Meeting is this Sunday at 12:30, during which we'll discuss what Confirmation class is all about and what that will look like over the next few months for 8th-12th graders. If you can't make it but are interested in getting the information, let me know! 2) This Sunday will be our first Refuge Family Dinner before youth group. Come out at 5:30 to share a meal with our church family before youth group. Parents and families are invited! If anyone is interested in volunteering to prepare the occasional meal, we'd love the help! Our hope is to provide dinner every week before youth group!

During the Confirmation Parent Meeting, our regular SLUG program will be held for students, especially our awesome 6th-7th graders!

Once again, thank you for your continued patience and grace as we transition. Our goal continues to be consistency and excellence in our program, and we're excited to expand Refuge's ministry over the next few months. If you have any questions or concerns about anything please don't hesitate to contact me by phone/text (916) 690-0667, or by email

Quick Updates:

-Winter Escape is next weekend, 2/26-2/28!

-Girl's Bible Study begins TONIGHT, 2/17!

-Summer Mission Trip to London, CA dates: July 17th-July 23rd!

This sunday, single service at 1:30pm // slug at 12:30pm and Ignite at 6pm

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Confirmation Class

For all 8th-12th graders

Finally, Confirmation Class is coming! Confirmation will be a class this Spring (for 8th-12th graders) that focuses on the foundational aspects of our Christian Faith and what it means to be a apart of a church body. Confirmation will take place Sundays, before service at 12:15pm while our regular SLUG program happens. We are holding a parent meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21st at 12:30pm to talk about exactly what Confirmation is and what it will look like. (note: early announcements had this meeting on 2/14, but we've postponed for one week to better get the word out. Sorry for the confusion!)

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Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm @ the Hunton's Home starting 2/17

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.

This will begin Wednesday, February 17th.

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Refuge's Family Dinner

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. Family Dinner starts this Sunday, 2/21.

If anyone wants to volunteer to prepare the occasional meal, we'd love the help!

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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.

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I 'Heart' Night Returns!

Sunday, March 13th

In just over a month we'll be hosting our second I 'Heart' Night of the school year! This is a great opportunity to invite friends to check out and become a part of what Refuge youth is all about! Share the love and invite someone to Refuge! On this special Sunday there will be plenty of games, food (!), and the opportunity to share God's love with our friends.

This time we will separate Middle School and High School so everyone can feel comfortable inviting their friends no matter the age.

Invite cards are coming out soon, so be thinking about that person you want to 'heart'!

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Till the Soil Mission Trip

Mark you calendars now for this Summer's trip to London, CA! You will not want to miss this amazing week!
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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.