BRUMC Youth Newsletter

Monday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 8th

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Cook Out/Pool Party @ the McCullough's

Sunday, July 15th, 4:30-8pm

5501 Two Iron Drive

Matthews, NC

Get ready for our next cookout!!!!!! Ladies, please bring your favorite drink and Gents please bring your favorite snacks. Also, please wear appropriate swimwear. For the ladies, please wear a one piece or a tankini. NO BIKINIS!!!! If all you have is a bikini, please wear a t-shirt over it. Gents, please wear proper swimming trunks, no basketball shorts or boxers allowed.

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This Week's Schedule

Wednesday

This Wednesday the youth meetings will take a break until September.

Sunday

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.

Looking Ahead

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 2nd - Ecclesiastes 2:12-17; Deuteronomy 34; Nahum 3:5-19; Matthew 11

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