BRUMC Youth Newsletter

Monday, May 14th - Sunday, May 20th

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This Week's Schedule

Wednesday

This Wednesday we will have regular youth from 6:30-7:30pm.

Sunday

Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00am in the FLC. We will also be having AED training @10am.


Sunday night we will have youth night from 5:30-7:00pm.

Looking Ahead

May 26 - Mint Hill Madness Parade @ 8:30am starting at Bain Elementary

June 3 - Graduation/Youth Sunday!!!!

July 1-7 - Appalachian Service Project

July 26-30 - Give Kids the World - If interested, contact me or Pastor Rhonda for more info.

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Slow Down

This Wednesday night we will be in our second week of our new series called Slow Down. Last week we saw how many things in our daily lives vie for our attention and often times distract us from what God desires for us. This week we will be looking at the idea of rest and our need for genuine relationship with God, which in turn leads us to the true rest our souls long for. For those interested in reading ahead, our passage will be Psalm 23.
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The Passover Lamb

This Sunday night we will be continuing our study through the book of Exodus as we read about the passover lamb. The main takeaway is that the Passover story gives us a beautiful picture of God's judgement as well as God's salvation. We see the severity of God's judgement as He warns and then unleashes His wrath upon the Egyptians. But we also see the beauty of God's grace as He provides a substitute in order to protect His people from His wrath and free them to worship Him with full and grateful hearts. As God's "passed-over" people, we now celebrate His salvation with joy. For those who would like to read ahead, our passages will be Exodus 11:4-8; 12:1-13. 29-32.

Understanding the Value of Your Voice

I read an article this week dealing with singing in the church. The author, Keith Getty, makes a valuable point when he says, "But if you can speak, you can sing. God designed you to sing and gave you everything you need to sing as well as he wants you to. He’s far less concerned with your tunefulness than your integrity. Christian singing begins with the heart, not the lips (Eph. 5:19)."


There is a lot of pressure in our society to either perform near to or with perfection or don't try at all. I must admit that I have far to often fallen prey to this mentality. The truth is that my identity is in Christ. As such, his abilities are mine, his victories are mine, and his perfection is mine. To be certain, you and I still struggle in this mortal form with our sinful natures, but we are being made new in Christ through the sanctification of our souls. Rejoice in the mercies of God, and use the voice he has given you to proclaim His praise!!!!!! The article is linked below if you'd like to read further. God Bless!!!!

Daily Bible Reading Plan

May 14th - Palm 133; Numbers 13-14; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; 1 Thessalonians 1

May 15th - Psalm 134; Numbers 15; Isaiah 54; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16

May 16th - Psalm 135; Numbers 16-17; Isaiah 55; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

May 17th - Psalm 136; Numbers 18-19; Isaiah 56-57; 1Thessalonians 4:1-12

May 18th - Psalm 137; Numbers 20-21; Isaiah 58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

May 19th - Psalm 138; Numbers 22; Isaiah 59; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

May 20th - Psalm 139; Numbers 23-24; Isaiah 60; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28