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2014 23 April

‘Cuz you’re amazing…

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Hey my youth,

There have been quite a few ant-bulling days lately, as well as a couple of self-conscious youth, so I thought that I would add this thought out there.

Step 1: go look in a mirror for a couple of minutes. Look at yourself as though for the first time. Take in all of your features carefully.

Step 2: come back and finish reading this, please!

What did you see (besides yourself)? I have a feeling that almost everyone looked and immediately pointed out their flaws. Maybe your nose is too big, your lips too pale, your waist too big. Or so you think. Did you know that on this entire planet nobody looks quite like you? Nobody is exactly your shape, or has your eyes, or has all of your features combined. Only you. Does “God made you special and he loves you very much” ring a bell? Only you are you, and only you can control you. Try smiling at the person sitting by themselves in the cafeteria. And don’t forget: you are perfect in God’s eyes, cuz you’re amazing, just the way you are ūüôā

2014 30 March

Food For Thought

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Hey everyone,

A while ago at my school, we had a guest inspirational speaker, and I thought I would share one particular point of his presentation that stuck out for me. He said “Most people know what they’re doing, but not a lot know why“. Just something to think about. Have an awesome day!

2014 13 February

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Hey everyone,

As you all probably know, tomorrow is the day to express love to friends and family. But remember, you are always dear and precious to God, no matter your relationship status. So, whether you’re feeling more “My¬†lover is mine, and I am his,” (Song of Solomon 2:16) or more “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth,” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8), remember that you are loved and have a great Valentine’s Day!

2014 10 February

The Lost Sheep

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For those of you who have not been here the last few weeks, for newcomers, or for those who just want to read it again, here is the story we have been learning:

 

12 What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go in search of the one that went astray?  And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Mathew 18: 12-14)

 

2013 27 December

Think About It

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Imagine yourself in the picture below. Mere seconds ago, you were watching your sheep, then BAM! Angels appear from the sky and tell you to go follow a star. You’re probably thinking that you should lay off the egg nog, and hoping that it’s not a shooting star you’re supposed to be following. Begrudgingly, you go to a run-down barn. There, you find three kings down on bended knee. The power of the situation begins to set in. Obviously, this child is important if ¬†three people who are usually bowed at are bowing to him.The tiny baby turns his head and smiles at you. What would you do? Would you play your best for him? Would you go tell it on the mountain? Think about it in this season of love and hope. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

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2013 14 November

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Hey Youth,

I hope you are all having a good school year so far. Can you believe we’re already almost at Christmas?!? Some events that you should know about are as follows:

  • National Child Day Sunday: This Sunday, the service will focus on what it means to play and it’s importance to children. Bev won’t be there, but¬†we wouldn’t have gone downstairs anyways.¬†All youth and ARK will be involved in the service, but you don’t need to have a large part if you don’t want to. It’ll be fun, don’t worry! Games in the CE Hall will follow immediately after the service.
  • Youth Night: Wednesday, November 20 will be a Youth night at the church. Hopefully more of you can make it than on weekends! We will play lots of games, maybe have supper (?), but definitely have snacks of some sort. I don’t know all of the details at the moment, but check your email for notices from Bev
  • Christmas Carolling: December 8 (Sunday, 5:30-9)I expect to see all of you there. You don’t have to be Celine Dion or anything to be a part of it. Hot drinks and games follow and it’s always an eventful night!
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