Refuge Youth Weekly Update

March 15th, 2016

...to save the lost

On Sunday night we had a great I Heart Night with our invited friends, playing Capture the Flag in the rain, wondering if Kanye West is smiling, and sharing some good food. At the end of the night we focused on the story of Jesus and his meeting with Zacchaeus (Luke 19), the too short tax collector. This story served as a great reminder of how Christ sees us, no matter how we see ourselves. Zacchaeus thought he was too short, too sinful, too hated in the community so he stayed a little further out from Jesus. But as soon as Jesus saw this man he invited himself over to his home for dinner! Jesus wanted to be with Zacchaeus, even if Zacchaeus thought poorly about himself. And this encounter with Jesus changed him! He walked away a new man, ready to serve and love those around him!


That's the encouragement of the gospel: no matter how low we view ourselves, not matter what those around us say, that we might be too short or too messed up, Jesus sees us and still wants to be with us. And Jesus changes us. Remember that this week as we prepare for Easter; a single encounter with the Son of God has incredible power to change and transform our lives, no matter how lost we are.


Regular program this Sunday! Please be in prayer for the many families that are participating in this year's Mexico Mission Trip. Pray that they travel well and safe and that God uses them mightily over this next week!


Special thanks to the Galbreath family for preparing this week's great meal! l. Family dinner continues this week at 5:30pm. Our next open night to help serve a meal is Sunday, April 3rd; let me know if you're interested in helping with these awesome dinners!



Quick Updates:


-No Girl's Bible Study tomorrow (3/16) or next week (2/23), Guy's Bible study is still happening.


-Confirmation Class is on a two week break as we celebrate Easter.


-Family Dinner continues this week at 5:30!


-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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River Cats Game

Friday, April 15th--$10 tickets


We're going to a baseball game! Join us on Friday, April 15th as we enjoy opening night with the Sacramento River Cats. Tickets are $10 per person; we'll be enjoying the game on the grass so bring a blanket or a chair! Finally, we'll carpool from Folsom out to the game, that information will be available soon. Invite a friend and reserve your tickets now!

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Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 24th 6-8pm


Our big Spring Scavenger Hunt is coming up; get ready to take-over the city of Folsom as you compete against other teams in this crazy video scavenger hunt! You will not want to miss it as we go all over the city doing ridiculous things! Invite and they'll be on your team for the night.

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Confirmation Class

For all 8th-12th graders, Two Week Break


Confirmation Class is taking two weeks off as we celebrate Easter. We have had a great first few weeks and I'm looking forward getting back into it in April. If you have missed a class let me know and we'll schedule a time to make up the lesson. This two week break is a great opportunity to catch up if you've missed.


-Sunday, March 20th—NO CLASS

-Sunday, March 27th—Easter, NO CLASS

-Sunday, April 3rd—Session 3: Who is Jesus?

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Girl's bible study

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm @ the Hunton's Home


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.


Bible Study will take a two week break starting Wednesday, March 16th. No Bible Study on 3/16 or 3/23.

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Refuge's Family Dinner

Every Sunday at 5:30pm


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.


This week is a bbq before and during youth group!


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

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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.