May Parent Newsletter

Parents! Have you read the latest newsletter? Well let me tell you, it is far greater than reading wanted ads! Some might say its slightly better than seeing movies in 3D! We will let you decide for yourself. Check it out by clicking here! Happy reading! (And if you don’t enjoy reading, don’t worry, we include pictures!)

Middle School Mission Trip

This past weekend we took our Middle School students up to North City for our annual mission trip. The students spent time at New City Fellowship where they learned about the history of racial tension in St. Louis. They were able to serve elderly folks in a nursing home as well as help a widow move out of her house. Our students also had a great opportunity to see many parts of St. Louis that have been forgotten and run down due to racial prejudice. It was wonderful to serve alongside the students and see them jump in with serving those in need.

Click here to see pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!

DSC_0084

A Night of Mystery | Invite Night

Next Wednesday, April 29th (Ben’s Birthday) is going to be our monthly Invite Night! This month we will see magician John Michael Hinton. John specializes in weaving the Gospel into his magic shows, and does a wonderful job. We encourage each of our students to bring a friend that doesn’t know Christ to hear the Gospel message.

The event is at Crestview Middle School. Because this out in Chesterfield, we will be taking vans to get there. We ask that everyone arrive at the church at 6:15pm so we can leave the church at 6:30pm. We will return back at the church by 9:15pm. There will be pizza for everyone after the show, but I would encourage everyone to eat a heavy snack beforehand because it will be late! The best part about all of this is it is totally FREE of charge! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

JMH_WEB

30 Hour Famine

This weekend is 30 Hour Famine! This event is sponsored by World Vision. Before the event our students are encouraged to raise as much money as they can for children around the world who are in poverty; our youth group has raised over $20,000 throughout our years of doing this. The purpose of the event on Friday and Saturday is to help our students experience what it is like for children around the world that are living in poverty. Our students will fast for 30 hours, 12pm Friday to 6pm Saturday.

The event starts at 6pm on Friday, April 17 and goes till 6:30pm on Saturday, April 18. The cost for the event is $5 for the food when we break the fast. Since this is an overnight, students need to remember to bring a change of clothes. They will participate in a service project, so make sure to bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! We hope to see this weekend as we fast for children in need!

30HF15_WEB

“Obstacle Course” March and April Teaching

During the months of March and April we are in a series called “Obstacle Course”. This series is aimed at helping our students navigate relationships. In the Ten Commandments we see four commandments that pertain to our relationship with God and six to our relationships with others. We know that relationships are a big deal in all our lives, so we are going to take two months to discuss them. During the month of March we will look at our relationships with our friends, siblings and parents. We hope that our students will understand the importance of who you allow close into your life. We also hope they will understand their natural rebellion against authority and learn to respect as God calls us.

During the month of April we will look at romantic relationships. As anyone knows, the middle school and high school years are when boys start noticing girls and girls start noticing boys. When you compound that with a culture that is obsessed with love and romance it leaves us with an urgency to keep the truth of what God has to say before them.

ObstacleCourse_WEB