BRUMC Youth Newsletter
Monday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 8th
Cook Out/Pool Party @ the McCullough's
Sunday, July 15th, 4:30-8pm
5501 Two Iron Drive
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This Week's Schedule
This Wednesday the youth meetings will take a break until September.
Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00am in the FLC. .
Sunday night we will NOT have youth. The youth meetings will take a break until September.
July 1-7 - Appalachian Service Project.
July 15 - Cook out @ the McCullough's. Please RSVP above.
July 20 - Escape Room Outing!!!!! (Details Forthcoming)
July 26-30 - Give Kids the World - Contact me or Pastor Rhonda for more info.
August 12 - TBD first Sunday of August hang-out. (Outing to be scheduled following Camp Lydia)
September 5 - Youth Wednesday Night resumes 6:30-7:30pm.
September 9 - Youth Night resumes 5:30-7:00pm.
Christ Has Made Us New!!
I read an article this week on the true nature of conversion. In it, Scott James offers the reader the insight that the majority of churches in America offer a new believer the idea that post conversion one will go through a series of changes in their personal/spiritual lives that amounts to, at most, a moral and/or ethical conversion to be more "Christ-like" and then assimilate into a local church body for the remainder of their lives.
I must admit that when I first began to become actively involved in church during my teens, I too heard this message. To be fair, this is part of what occurs during conversion but, like the author, I think the Gospel takes us each further than that. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, "When Christ calls us, he bids us to come and die." This death is a death to self. A death to the way I want to do things and the acceptance that Christ offers me something more than I could achieve on my own. The idea of conversion to Christ is not that you and I are now nice people but that we have been racially transformed into something new, something beyond our own ability to achieve. I have included the link below for those who would like to read more. God Bless!!!!!
Daily Bible Reading Plan
July 3rd - Ecclesiastes 2:18-23; Joshua 1; Zephaniah 1:1-2:3; Matthew 12
July 4th - Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; Joshua 2; Zephaniah 2:4-15; Matthew 13
July 5th - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Joshua 3; Zephaniah 3:1-8; Matthew 14
July 6th - Ecclesiastes 3:9-22; Joshua 4; Zephaniah 3:9-20; Matthew 15
July 7th - Ecclesiastes 4; Joshua 5; Jeremiah 1:1-10; Matthew 16
July 8th - Ecclesiastes 5:1-7; Joshua 6; Jeremiah 1:11-19; Matthew 17