Refuge Youth Weekly Update

December 9th, 2015

Advent Week 2, Peace

We had an awesome night Ice Skating this past Sunday! Thanks for everyone who came out! Now we're looking forward to our Refuge Christmas Party, this Sunday, Dec. 13th, 6-8pm. Be sure to bring a gift for the gift exchange (valued at $12.87 or under). Invite a friend and get ready for a great time!

As we move through December into the second week of Advent we focus now on the Peace of Christ in this season. Our Father is a God of peace! No matter what the world looks like, what the news says, what's happening around us in our families, communities or world, God is still about peace. And as we go through this Christmas season at the end of what has been at times a difficult year we can rest in the peace of Jesus Christ. God's peace is available to us here and now, that in all circumstances we can rest in His peace, but also we can hope for the future glory of Christ and the eternal peace of Heaven! No more tears, no more mourning, no more violence, disease, or war! The Prince of Peace has come this Christmas, we just have to trust in Him.

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Price of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6


"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:7



Quick Updates:


-Winter Camp: Save the date for Winter Camp 2016: Middle School Winter Camp is February 5-7, High School Winter Camp is February 26-28. Full details will be announced at our Christmas Party on Dec. 13th.


-Refuge on Break: After this week's Christmas party Refuge will take two Sundays off for Christmas break. We will still have SLUG on Sunday December 20th, and everything will be off on Sunday December 27th. And maybe most important of all, we still have Star Wars to look forward to! :)


-Guy's Bible Study, we are back on tonight! Wednesday, 12/9 8-9pm at Peet's


-Youth Worship Team, Great job youth worship team the past two weekends! You all did an awesome job leading music at church! There will be no practice this week, just come and enjoy the Christmas Party at 6!


-Star Wars Movie Night: We're up to 47 people coming to see the new Star Wars movie on Friday 12/18, you're not gonna want to miss this! I have 3 available tickets that are up for grabs! Invite a friend!

This Sunday Single Service at 10am // Slug 9am, Refuge Christmas Party 6-8pm

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Refuge Youth Christmas Party

Sunday, December 13th, 6-8pm

Join us for our annual Refuge Christmas Party! A fun night to share Christmas cookies, play awesome Christmas games (tip: brush up on your Christmas Carols), exchange ridiculous gifts, and have a great time celebrating the season with each other. Invite a friend to share the fun with!

Bring White Elephant gift for the gift exchange (no more than $12.87 value)!
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Star Wars Movie Night

Friday December 18th, 8pm at Century in Folsom


Star Wars is coming and we'll be there! Opening night for the new Star Wars movie Refuge is having an awesome movie night! This is a 3D show for opening night and tickets are only $10. We have gone ahead and pre-purchased tickets for the Century Theater in Folsom so talk to Matthew to reserve yours now, please do this as soon as possible so we can pre-purchase more tickets if necessary.

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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 begun a study through the book of Galatians. Meet at the Peet's Coffee inside Raley's at 25025 BLUE RAVINE ROAD.