BRUMC Youth Newsletter

Monday, September 24th - Sunday, September 30th

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This Week's Schedule

Wednesday This Wednesday youth will be meeting from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Sunday. Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00 am in the FLC. Sunday night the youth will be meeting from 5:30-7:00 pm.

We were scheduled to have our last cookout this past Sunday, the 26th of August. Due to some sickness in our host family, the event had to be rescheduled. I will send out an email this week with details on the location and time of the last cookout!!!!

Looking Ahead

October 13 - Blessing of the Animals @ Veterans Park from 11-4 pm.

October 24 - Trunk or Treat @ BRUMC!!!!!

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Choices (week 3) - Wednesday Night

Last week we saw how Daniel and his friends relied on God and the promises he had made to them. Through it all, God continued to remain faithful and Daniel and his friends were blessed. This week we will look at Esther and how God put each of us in positions in life in order to use as and accomplish His will. The passage for this week is Esther 4:13-14 for those who would like to read ahead. See you all there!!!!!
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Tested in the Wilderness - Sunday Night

Last time we looked at the parting of the Red Sea and God's continued faithfulness to his people. This week we will look at the people of God as they wander in the wilderness because of their disobedience and how we too have a long journey of faith as we seek to follow God in our lives. The passages for this week is Exodus 17:1-7 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 for those who would like to read ahead. See you all there!!!!!

The Disconnect between Faith and Work

I read an article this week on the importance of teaching students the value and the sacredness or school and work. For many students, school is at best a means to an end until college or their career can start, and at worst is a mandated form of torture that can't end soon enough.

For me, school was a release from the anxiety of not fitting in with my family. Growing up, my family life was volatile and I was often misunderstood or ignored because I was different and my interests didn't align with other members of my family. But for most students, school is not a safe haven and is often begrudgingly carried out with the hopes that college or the workforce will be better. However, I would offer the suggestion that we teach our kids the sacredness of work in general and the importance of viewing one's time in school as a sacred workspace. God made each of us with a purpose and with a need for work and accomplishment in our lives. it is easy to avoid these kinds of conversations under the notion that they are just being kids and they will grow up someday but the truth is they won't. What is fostered in the home will manifest, for good or ill, in the student's life outside of the home. If school is hated now, work will be rejected later. I would encourage each of you to walk with your children as they struggle in school and foster a sense of the sacredness and the calling that God has for each of us in the work he has given us to do. I have linked the article below for those who would like to read further. God Bless!!!!!

Daily Bible Reading Plan

September 24th - Psalm 54; 2 Samuel 14:1-24; Ezekiel 14-15; Luke 17:11-37

September 25th - Psalm 55; 2 Samuel 14:25-15:12; Ezekiel 16; Luke 18:1-30

September 26th - Psalm 56; 2 Samuel 15:13-16:14 Ezekiel 17; Luke 18:31-19:27

September 27th - Psalm 57; 2 Samuel 16:15-17:23; Ezekiel 18; Luke 19:28-46

September 28th - Psalm 58; 2 Samuel 17:24-18:33; Ezekiel 19; Luke 19:47-20:44

September 29th - Psalm 59; 2 Samuel 19; Ezekiel 20; Luke 20:45-21:38

September 30th - Psalm 60; 2 Samuel 20; Ezekiel 21; Luke 22:1-46