Refuge Youth Weekly Update

Sept. 2nd, 2015

September is Here! (and we've got a fancy new newsletter!)

I can't believe it's already September--fall is almost upon us and the Pumpkin Spice Latte is almost here! I love that this time every year we can count on the weather to get cooler, the leaves to change colors, and the days to get shorter. I'm so thankful for a God that gives us seasons of change on the calendar and throughout our lives! Change in seasons doesn't just mean different weather and new drinks at Starbucks, but it can mean bigger and exciting transitions: a new school, a new job, new friendships and relationships, or simply a refocusing on our relationship with God. I am so excited for what God is bringing to Refuge over this new season, and as we transition to fall from summer we will shift focus as a ministry.

This summer we focused on fellowship (Games War!) and service/missions (Till the Soil Trip!), it was an awesome summer to grow in relationship with one another and to have the opportunity to serve with one another! Plus we had a ton of fun! Now as the school year gets into full swing and the seasons change we are shifting our focus a bit. This fall we will focus on evangelism/outreach with events like See You at the Pole and we'll be talking about why we invite friends to church/youth group. Discipleship will also be an area of focus as we have started our Guys Bible Study and hopefully another for the girls in our group. And finally, as always, we're gonna have a lot of fun the whole way through.

And though our focus might be different we will never stop worshiping our God, nor pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ! Ultimately, even though seasons change, we know God never changes and that is where we can find hope for the future!

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

This Sunday // Slug 9am & ignite 6-8pm

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Question Box Night--Week 2

Sunday, September 6th 6-8pm

This past Sunday we had such a great discussion based on the question you all have been asking over the past few months! Such a great conversation, in fact, that this Sunday will be another week of the Question Box. We had lots of new questions spurred on based on this week's conversation, and if you've got another question it's not too late to throw it in. Should be a great night!
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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’re currently going through the book of James and we’d love to see you there. Meet at the Peet's Coffee inside Raley's at 25025 BLUE RAVINE ROAD.

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Break Free Run

Saturday, September 26th

Refuge youth will be participating in the Break Free Run (formerly “Run for Courage”) a 5k run/walk that helps fight human trafficking in our region. Come out Saturday morning, September 26th for a great time as a youth group and to help support and excellent cause! Register online at, then click “Click here to Run/Walk” to register yourself and be a part of our team. Register your whole family and come out for a great morning! Youth registration is $25 and comes with a free shirt! (Register soon to make sure you get a shirt!)

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See You At the Pole

Wednesday, September 23rd

On Wednesday, September 23rd the 25th annual See You At the Pole day of prayer will be happening on school campuses all over the world! Over 2 million students will be uniting together in prayer lifting up their campuses. As we continue to talk about SYATP at youth group in the coming weeks think of ways you can be a part or organize a SYATP event on your school campus. Remember this is a student lead event that is a great way to share God’s love and shine as a light on your school campus.