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Look to God

Love like J esus

Live in the Spirit

IN MOTION Fall 2012

PRAYING FOR THE VAN LOAD OF BACKPACKS HEADED TO JULIUS MARKS ELEMENTARY

Welcome to Tates Creek Christian Church We are so blessed to have you with

family of believers. Throughout this

Again, we are grateful that you have

us at Tates Creek Christian Church.

issue you can learn about the

been led to Tates Creek and we

Whether you are a parent, student,

ministry of TCCC, special events,

can’t wait to see how God connects

guest, or long time member it is our and detailed plans for teaching and

to you through His one and only

hope that this packet will help guide growing for Fall 2012 in all youth

son, Jesus!

you in ways to connect to our

MOVE IN PANAMA CITY

and children’s areas.

BLITZ WEEK

JESUS IN THE PARK


Ride of Faith Walking up to the new suspended roller coaster, Jenny thought that she could just hang out with her friends in line and wait for them after the ride. She didn’t want to be by herself for so long outside of the ride, and she thought that all of her friends who had ridden the ride before would make fun of her for chickening out. So Jenny went along with everyone else, planning to step through the coaster at the very last. When she got to the coaster, though, she didn’t have any room to scoot through because her friends had purposely blocked her in the middle. “You all are going to pay for this,” Jenny screamed, but they didn’t budge as the shoulder straps snapped in and the seats were leaned back. As the group went up the hill on their backs, Jenny tried to focus on something else, a cloud, the clinking of the chain. But halfway up she gave in and grabbed the hands of her two friends on either side and braced herself for the hill.

As the car edged over the hill Jenny clenched every muscle in her body and screamed out. When she opened her eyes, the car had flipped and she felt like she was flying. Jenny let go of her friends’ hands and put her’s out in front with a loud “woo hoo!”. At the end of the ride she couldn’t contain her laughter, and as they stepped off, Jenny asked everyone “What’s next?” The next year as Jenny’s group headed up to the park, she was the first one to encourage others who hadn’t ridden before to get on that ride. She brought three new people on the ride with her who had never ridden a roller coaster in their lives. And when it was done, they all asked the same question, “Can we do it again?” Many times for our students the toughest part of putting their faith into motion is just getting started. The thought of really serving God in worship, in study, in service, and especially in evangelism, is more daunting than the

highest roller coaster. But what we’ve seen is that when students step out and start really experiencing God in their lives, not only do they want more, but they want to bring all of their friends along with them. That’s why our goal in the ministry is not to simply teach our children and student, but to make them active participants in God’s Kingdom. This happens at church, with friends, on teams or organizations, but most importantly, it happens at home. Parents are the primary spiritual influence on their children. We want to encourage you as parents to be the friends that come along side your children and don’t let them step off the ride. We believe that as a team, we can all experience the thrill of living for God together!

Contents About Tates Creek

About TCCC Maps Upcoming Events Get Connected Youth Staff Bios

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About Youth and Kids

Nursery & PreK Elementary Middle School High School

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Pics, Dates, & Sign-ups

Fun Pictures Special Dates Event Sign-ups

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AB OUT TATE S CR EEK C H R I S T I AN GET IN TOUCH WEBSITE WWW.TATESCREEK.ORG

FACEBOOK EEKCC WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TATESCR EMAIL OFFICE@TATESCREEK.ORG PHONE 859-266 -1621 ADDRESS 3150 TATES CREEK RD. LEXINGTON, KY 40502

We exist to...

We are an...

1. Win people to Christ

independent non-denominational church with a unique community of believers representing several generations. We are a progressive conservative church. We are progressive in that we try new methods of sharing the message of God’s word, yet we are conservative in that we hold fast to the teachings of God’s Word. When you worship with us, you will find a family of God’s people saved by His precious grace and empowered through the Holy Spirit.

2. Build up believers in faith, knowledge, and service 3. Help those in need 4. Stand up for Christian values in the community

Worship Services Traditional 8:40 AM Worship Center Blended 11:10 AM Worship Center Contemporary 11:10 AM Multi-Ministry Center

Sunday School ALL AGES- 10:00 AM


How do I find Tates Creek Christian Church? Answer: Exit 19 on New Circle for Tates Creek Rd. Drive .08 miles. Church is on the right.

Where are the kids and youth areas?

Answer: Nursery and PreK- 2nd Floor Elementary- 1st Floor Middle School- 1st Floor High School- 3rd Floor College- 3rd Floor


GET CONNECTED At Tates Creek we place a high importance on each person having opportunities to deepen their relationship with Christ and others. The activities on this page identify special events or groups you might consider in order to connect with others. As a youth team, we believe that the number one influence in a child’s life are the parents and primary caregivers. With that being said we also believe it is essential that these important people are growing spiritually so that they can continue to help their children grow.

FALL OASIS WEDNESDAYS 9/12-11/14 DINNER-5:45 PM CLASSES-6:45-7:45 PM

S U N DAY S C H O O L - S U N DAY S AT 1 0 A M SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES- SUNDAYS AT 10 AM SERVANTS FOR CHRIST- 200 E FOCUS- 200 D GOOD NEWS- 300 GRACE AND TRUTH- FELLOWSHIP HALL HEAVEN BOUND- ROOM 301

S M A L L G RO U P S - S U N DAY S AT 6 : 3 0 P M NIC SKINNER (YOUNG CHILDREN)- 859-361-7250

Men’s Elective: Courageous Study Led by: Tommy Simpson God’s word calls us to be strong and courageous for the sake of our faith and our families. This walk starts first at home. Through inspiring movie clips and insightful activities, this study provides a challenging small group Bible study experience to help men of all ages prepare to leave a strong legacy of faithfulness for their children and generations to come. Book cost is $7.95. Women’s Elective: Nehemiah Led by: Zella Simpson Nehemiah’s heart was broken over the living conditions of the Jews and the broken walls of Jerusalem. His brokenness moved him to ask God to use him to rebuild the city walls. Ladies, God can do the same thing with your brokenness to accomplish much for His kingdom. Book cost is $12.95. Teaching to Change Lives Led by: Nic Skinner Make your teaching matter! Together we will study a must-read book for any teacher, leader, coach, or mentor written by Howard Hendricks. Book cost is $10.

RICK LAYNE (ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN)- 859-887-1694 BRIAN BOGGS (MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN)- 859-230-5758 MATT LEE (YOUTH AND CHILDREN)- 859-537-2634 BRAD HAGGARD (YOUNG CHILDREN)- 859-229-7839 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NIC@TATESCREEK.ORG

WOMEN’S MINISTRY DEBORAH CIRCLE (35 AND UP)- MARTHA BUGG- 859-619-6490 RACHEL CIRCLE (45 AND UP)- MARY ANN MCMURRY-859-224-0394 SARACH CIRCLE (30-40)- JENNI GREGG- 859-273-2932

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GINNY ELLINGTON859-223-1517


Upcoming Events Martial Arts

Christmas Tea

Free Karate Classes

Women’s Ministry

When: Thursdays- 7-9 PM

When: November 17- 2 PM

When: November 4 @ 6 PM

Where: Multi-Ministry Center

Where: Multi-Ministry Center

Where: Multi-Ministry Center

Why: Learn the basics of karate for self defense

Why: Fellowship, Grow, Food

Why: TCCC’s 67th anniversary

Anniversary Dinner

Mission: Ukraine Orphanage

Leader : Billy Bishop

Christmas at Tates Creek Christian December 9 (3:30 & 6:30 PM)

Orchestra and Choir Performance December 24 (Times to be announced)

Christmas Eve Service


Meet the Team Mike Allen- Sr. High & Contemporary Worship Minister Wife:  Lauren Children:  Peyton,  Nolan,  and  Cameron   Favorite  Sports  Teams:    Indiana  Hoosiers,  Cincinnati  Bengals,  Cincinnati  Reds Hobbies:    Hanging  with  my  family,  running,  biking,  camping,  hunting,  playing   guitar,  singing,  being  outside! Interesting  Fact:  I  like  all  music,  but  have  a  real  special  place  in  my  heart  for  some   old  school,  twangy  COUNTRY! Mike  Says:  It  has  been  awesome  to  see  what  God  has  done  in  the  High  School   ministry  over  this  past  month  or  so  and  I  can’t  wait  to  see  what  he  has  in  store  for   the  future!

MIKE ALLEN FAMILY

Brad Haggard- Middle School Minister Wife:  Alejandra Children:  SoKia  and  Evy Favorite  Sports  Teams:    Kentucky  Wildcats   Hobbies:  Playing  with  his  girls  and  playing  video  games   Interesting  Fact:  Brad  a  scar  from  a  surgery  when  he  was  3  weeks  old   Brad  Says:  Youth  ministry  is  a  passion  for  me,  and  I  love  showing  Jesus  to  students   and  watching  them  catch  the  hope  and  love  we  have  in  Him.    My  prayer  is  that  our   students  will  become  disciples  for  Jesus  and  share  His  love  with  the  lost  and   hopeless  that  they  meet  everyday.

BRAD HAGG ARD FA MILY

Matt Lee- Children’s Minister Wife:  Terah Children:  Colten,  Onah,  Marie,  and  Isabella Favorite  Sports  Teams:Indianapolis  Colts,  Kentucky  Wildcats,  and  Cincinnati  Reds Hobbies:    Dates  with  my  wife,  wrestling  my  kids,  riding  horses,  spending  time   outside.   Interesting  Fact:  Matt  and  Terah  were  voted  Best  Matched  Couple  of  their  Senior   Class  in  High  School.   Matt  Says:  I  love  watching  God  connect  to  His  children  through  a  relationship  with   Christ,  and  am  passionate  about  giving  every  child  new  ways  to  show  God’s  love  to   their  neighbors.  

MATT LEE FAMILY

Lesley Tipton- Preschool Director Husband:  Lucas Children:  Caitlan Favorite  Sports  Teams:  Oklahoma  Sooners  and  Kentucky  Wildcats Hobbies:    Spending  time  with  friends  and  family,  reading,  playing  Words  with   friends Interesting  Fact:  Once  scuba  dived  to  140  feet  in  a  Texas  lake  and  Klew  on  her  Kirst   airplane  at  6  weeks  old   Lesley  Says:  The  preschool  department  is  a  very  special  place  for  me,  as  I  watch  the   younger  children  start  to  ‘get  it’  when  it  comes  to  God  and  Jesus,  and  I  love  being   one  of  the  people  to  teach  them.  

L E S L E Y T I P TO N FA M I LY


N URSE RY A ND P R ES CH O O L

TO KNOW: GOD IS REAL GOD LOVES THEM THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD GOD’S WORD IS TRUE

TO DO:

With “Jesus in the Park’, Preschoolers begin learning the fundamentals of worshipping God through song, Bible verses, and stories/lessons! During the months of June and July the children were brought to Creation Station, where we had

our Creation Train help us learn about God making the world in seven days. We had some great conductors and helpers! The children’s favorite was the third day, in which God made mud. Who doesn’t love mud?

BRING YOUR BIBLE LEARN THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE THROUGH SONG IDENTIFY BIBLE CHARACTERS CONNECT WITH KIDS & TEACHERS

CONTACTING LESLEY TIPTON, PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR Phone: 859-967-3909 Email: lesley@tatescreek.org


Lessons this Fall September The children will learn through various Bible stories that because God made people, He loves us very much. He loves us so much that He will search for us, He helps us, and He sent His son to be our friend forever.

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING JESUS IN THE PARK-SUNDAYS, 8:40 & 11:10 AM IN CRITTERLAND

SUNDAY SCHOOL- SUNDAYS, 10:00 AM IN CRITTERLAND

WEDNESDAY NIGHT- 9/12-11/14, 6:30 PM IN CRITTERLAND

September Memory Verse “Nothing can separate us from God’s love” Romans 8:39.

October and November We will spend two months looking at the stories of David. The children will learn that God helps us do big things, and that God has a BIG story, and that we are all a part of it!

MOPS- MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS MOPS meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:15 AM For More Information: Check out the Mops Website at www.tatescreekmops.org or Contact Michelle Boneta mopstccc@gmail.com

December We will look at the birth of Jesus, but through fun and exciting ways! The kids will know that Jesus was sent by God to love us and be with us forever.

F E L LOW S HIP ALL PRESCHOOL FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED AND INVITED TO ATTEND FAMILY EVENTS FOR ELEMENTARY FAMILIES! OCTOBER 6TH- FALL FAMILY FUN- 5-9 PM AT BLUE GRASS CHRISTIAN CAMP- DRESS FOR THE WEATHER DECEMBER 9TH- CHRISTMAS CAROLING AND COCOA-6:00-7:30 PM WE WILL MAKE TREAT BAGS AND CAROL OUR WAY TO MAYFAIR MANOR


E L E ME N TA RY

TO KNOW: GOD IS LOVE GOD CREATED THEM WITH A PURPOSE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE AND CONTENT BE AWARE OF GLOBAL CHURCH

TO DO: SERVE, LOVE, CONNECT TO JESUS, AND GROW

Thanks for a great summer kids, families, and family of TCCC! From a record number of kids at Day Camp packing more than 500 meals for the people of Haiti to 49 kids going to 7-11 camp. From nearly 60 families at Impact to more than 400 people witnessing the battle between David and Goliath at Party in the Park. From more than 250 backpacks packed for our friends at Julius Marks Elementary to a great night of fellowship at Collins Bowling with families. From Flipflopped on Sunday mornings to the many volunteers that served the families at Impact and Party in the Park! All of these things were exciting to be a part of and great opportunities to be a part of the church, but none of them compare to the two biggest stories that happened this summer! The baptisms of Emma Durrum and Sarah Childers were the highlight of the summer, and I can’t wait to see where God leads these two incredible girls in their journey with Him through Jesus. Thanks for a great summer, TCCC families and welcome to the family Emma and Sarah!

CONTACTING MATT LEE, CHILDREN’S MINISTER Phone: 859-537-2634 Email: matt@tatescreek.org


SEPTEMBER: Flight Plan Respect: Showing others they are important by what you say and do. Main Verse: “Show proper respect to everyone.” (1 Peter 2:17a NIrV) Week 1: Faith of the Centurion Week 2: Respect Authority Week 3: David Spares Saulʼs Life Week 4: Taming the Tongue Week 5: The Lordʼs Prayer

OCTOBER: Picture This

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING UPTOWN WORSHIP- SUNDAYS, 8:40 & 11:10 AM IN UPTOWN SUNDAY SCHOOL- SUNDAYS, 10:00 AM IN UPTOWN CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRACTICE-WEDNESDAY NIGHTS- 9/12-11/146:30-7:15 PM TRUTH TRAVELERS- WEDNESDAY NIGHTS-9/12-11/14- 7:15-7:45 PMDISCOVER A TALENT BY CHOOSING ONE OF 4 OPTIONS: COOKING, CANDLE MAKING, ART/PAINTING, OR JEWELRY MAKING

Individuality: Discovering who are you are meant to be, so you can make a difference. Main Verse: “Donʼt let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.” (1 Timothy 4:12a NIrV) Week 1: Timothy Becomes a Believer Week 2: Paul Chooses Timothy Week 3: Paul and Timothy Work Together Week 4: Timothy as a Young Leader

G AR AG E 4 5 September 14th- Guys and Gals Night- 6-9 PM November 9-10- SuperStart in New Albany, IN Cost is: $50 per person Deadline to Register is September 30th

NOVEMBER: Jam Session Cooperation—Working together to do more than you can do alone Main Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIrV) Week 1: Building the Tabernacle Week 2: Joshua Wins the Battle Week 3: Nehemiah and the Wall Week 4: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP OCTOBER 6TH- FALL FAMILY FUN- 5-9 PM AT BLUE GRASS CHRISTIAN CAMP- DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- WAGON RIDE, BONFIRE, AND GAMES- BRING A FOOD DISH OR DESERT TO SHARE DECEMBER 9TH- CAROLING AND COOKIES-6:00-7:30 PM

DECEMBER: The Big Give

WE WILL MAKE TREAT BAGS AND CAROL OUR WAY TO MAYFAIR MANOR

Compassion—Caring enough to do something about someone elseʼs need Main Verse: “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIrV) Week 1: Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary Week 2: Jesus is Born Week 3: Shepherds Visit Jesus Week 4: God Showed His Love Week 5: Wise Men Visit Jesus

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

TO KNOW: LOVE IN CONTEXT OF RELATIONSHIPS REDEMPTIVE STORY OF THE BIBLE KNOW JESUS’ AND PAUL’S LIFE, MINISTRY, AND TEACHING KNOW ABOUT ABRAHAM & MOSES IN CONTEXT OF REDEMPTION & CONVENANT

TO DO: SERVE, DEVELOP DEVO LIFE, SHARE JESUS, INTERPRET SCRIPTURE, LOOK CRITICALLY AT CULTURE

One of our main goals in middle school is to get students started with their own personal devotional life. This summer during our series called “Hunger Games” the students were challenged to read through the book of Revelation during the series. For many middle school students, the thought of working through that book of the Bible is scary, but I was surprised at just how quickly many of our students picked up the challenge. In order to remind them I would send out a daily email and text message with that day’s reading and a trivia question to check their reading. I was really surprised to hear back from half of the group the first day, even students who were new! Not only that, but if I didn’t

send out the reminders quickly enough, I would get emails and texts from the students letting me know they had already read the chapter and were waiting for the question. Talk about accountability! But even more than that, many of the questions I posed to them forced them to think and make connections across the Bible. I thought that many of them would be difficult for our students, but they were thinking through all of the symbolism in Revelation. It also shows that parents were taking the challenge on with their students, and that is something to really celebrate about our middle school ministry!

CONTACTING Brad Haggard, Middle School Minister Phone: 859-229-7839 Email: brad@tatescreek.org


WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

SPECIAL EVENTS September 28: Lock-In 8:00 PM--Bring a snack and a nerf gun

WORSHIP- SUNDAYS, 8:40 & 11:10 AM WITH FAMILY AMPLIFY- SUNDAYS, 10:00 AM IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOM SMALL GROUPS- WEDNESDAYS, 6:45 PM IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOM

October 7: Merge meal packing--6:00 PM-- Bring at least $10 October 27: Halloween Hayride--2:00 PM-- Bring a snack November 16-18: International Conference on Missions--5:30 PM-- $30 plus meal money

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

We will take a look at how social media has changed the way we look at making friends and what goes into choosing good friends both in real life and online.

Abraham’s faith pressed through a number of disappointments and confusions, and we will be encouraged to press on in our lives with the same faith Abraham had.

OCTOBER

DECEMBER

Jesus’ life and ministry changed the world, but sometimes we don’t delve into those three years to see how His teachings challenge each of us.

Our technology driven culture has changed the way we look at things, and it’s even changed our expectations for church and family. We will look at how to follow Jesus in a simple way leading up to Christmas.


HIGH SCHOOL

I  am  super  excited  to  kick  off   our  Fall  programming  schedule  and   see  what  God  has  in  store!    I  have  been   TO KNOW: very  encouraged  by  the  relationships   OF GY OLO I’ve  built  so  far  with  our  high  school   THE END DEF KNOW AND , NCY RRA students.     INE ON, ATI BIBLICAL INSPIR The  high  point  of  the  summer   N BAPTISM, & COMMUNIO for  me  was  spending  my  very  Kirst   week  here  as  High  School  Minister  in   HISTORY OF CHURCH IN ACTS Panama  City,  Florida  with  our  students   TS GIF for  C.I.Y.  Move  Conference.    What   UAL RIT SPI PERSONAL better  way  to  get  to  know  a  group  of   S PLE NCI PRI IAL high  school  students  than  to  spend  a   ANC FIN AL LIC BIB week  laughing,  praying,  worshipping,   crying,  and  enjoying  the  beach  with   TO DO: them!    I  am  so  glad  I  had  the   opportunity  to  get  to  know  our   Y, SERVE IN CHURCH & COMMUNIT students  so  quickly.    Several  other   EXPLAIN & APPLY BIBLICAL Lexington  churches  went  to  the  same   PASSAGES, IDENTIFY SPIRITUAL conference  we  did  and  it  was  kind  of   TO GIFTS, APPLY LOVE, MINISTER funny  to  meet  the  other  area  youth   RING ministers.    They  would  ask  how  long  I   EACH OTHER, AND ACTIVELY SHA had  been  at  Tates  Creek  and  I  got  to   YOUR FAITH.

answer  with  “Today  is  actually  my  Kirst   day!”.    That  one  got  a  lot  of  laughs.    And   then  it  got  even  more  laughs  when  I   told  them  I  was  serious,  LOL!           C.I.Y.  was  really  awesome  this   year.    I  saw  lots  of  life  change  taking   place  in  our  students.    We  were   challenged  to  trust  God,  accept  his   forgiveness,  forgive  those  around  us   (we  even  experienced  a  very  powerful   time  to  offer  forgiveness  to  those  in   our  own  group!),  and  to  be  active  in   God’s  Kingdom.    We  even  had  three   students  who  committed  their  lives  to   full  time  ministry!   C.I.Y.  was  a  great  springboard   for  me  to  get  to  know  our  students   personally  and  jump  right  into  the   high  school  ministry  here  at  Tates   Creek  Christian.    I  am  so  excited  to   build  on  relationships  that  were  begun   there  and  also  to  continue  to  build   new  ones!

CONTACTING Mike Allen, High School Minister Phone: 859-229-7839 Email: mike@tatescreek.org


WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday  School-­‐Sunday  at  10-­‐11  a.m.  in  Youth  Room COLLIDE-­‐Sunday  nights  at  6:30-­‐8:00  in  MMC/Youth   Room

September  9th-­‐26th   Ask  anyone  who's  ever  run  into  a  sliding  glass  door  that   was  closed,  or  went  for  the  same  baseball  as  a  teammate,   or  experienced  a  fender  bender  at  a  stoplight-­‐a  collision   changes  things.  Whether  it's  a  bump  on  the  head  or  a   cracked  bumper,  something  is  not  the  same  as  it  was   before.  The  same  thing  happens  when  we  collide  with  God   or  His  truth  or  even  other  people.  We're  changed.  But   unless  we  put  ourselves  in  a  position  to  collide,  everything   will  stay  the  same.  So  are  you  ready  to  change,  are  you   ready  to  collide?  

October  21st-­‐November  7th We  all  like  to  receive  letters.  These  days  they  come  primarily   in  an  e-­‐mail  but  in  Biblical  times,  letters  were  handwritten.   The  apostle  Paul  wrote  a  lot  of  letters,  many  of  which  are   included  in  the  Bible.  His  letters  were  intended  to  help  the   early  church  sort  out  what  it  meant  to  really  follow  Jesus.  But   the  Galatians  may  not  have  been  too  excited  to  get  Paul's   letter  because  Paul  was  mad.  The  Galatian  church  was  a   mess.  People  were  saying  that  what  Jesus  did  on  the  cross   wasn't  enough.  They  were  looking  around  and  determining   who  was  in  with  God,  and  who  was  out.  So  Paul  set  out  to   bring  some  clarity  to  the  situation  in  the  passionate,  sound   way  that  only  He  could.  And  while  this  may  seem  like  a  great   look  back  in  history,  we  probably  have  more  in  common  with   the  Galatians  than  we  would  care  to  admit.  

September 3: Kings Island Trip November 16-18: Fall Retreat

September  30th-­‐October  17th Think  about  the  last  time  you  heard  the  word  "blessed."   What  came  to  mind?  For  many  of  us-­‐-­‐and  many  of  our   students-­‐-­‐the  word  blessed  conjures  up  images  of  the   coolest  clothes,  the  newest  gadgets  and  a  worry-­‐free  life.   But  when  we  look  at  what  God  has  to  say  about  being   blessed,  we  realize  that  we  probably  have  things  pretty   mixed  up.  Because  if  being  blessed  is  more  about  our   relationships-­‐-­‐and  what  we  do  with  them-­‐-­‐than  the  stuff   we  have,  we  may  have  some  reevaluating  to  do  in  order  to   redeKine  what  it  means  to  be  blessed  and  realize  that  we   might  just  be  more  blessed  than  we  originally  thought.  

November  11th&14th We  often  overlook  people  that  we  don’t  think  are  that   interesting,  that  cool  or  that  much  like  us.  Sometimes  it  is   someone  we  see  every  day  at  school  and  sometimes  it  is   someone  we  only  see  once  a  year.  But  when  we  take  the  time   to  stop  and  listen,  we  are  reminded  of  how  powerful   someone’s  story  can  be.  We  see  that  our  preconceived   notions  and  judgments  weren’t  just  wrong,  they  were   harmful.  And  not  just  to  the  person  we  have  left  out.  To  us  as   well.  Because  when  we  judge  and  label,  we  miss  out.  But   when  we  sit  and  open  our  ears  to  the  deep  message  of   someone  else’s  life,  we  open  ourselves  up  to  seeing  what  God   has  done  and  learning  something  new  about  them  and  about   ourselves.  

November  25th-­‐December  12th   This  Christmas,  probably  more  than  any  other  in  recent  years,  we  are  hoping  that  life  will  get  better.  We  are  hoping  that  life  will   look  differently  next  year,  even  if  we're  not  sure  how.  We  realize  that  no  one  person  or  institution  holds  a  solution,  but  we're   expecting  something  different,  even  if  we're  not  sure  how  that  is  going  to  work  out.  That's  why  many  of  the  words  we  use  around   Christmas  time-­‐-­‐words  like  hope,  peace  and  love-­‐-­‐have  a  new  depth  of  meaning  this  year.  We're  waiting  to  have  hope,  peace  and   love  in  our  lives,  in  our  communities,  in  our  world.  Even  if  we're  not  sure  how  it  will  all  work  out.  And  just  like  thousands  of  years   ago,  Jesus  is  the  one  who  came  to  bring  hope,  peace  and  love  to  our  lives  then  .  .  .  and  now.  Jesus  taught  us  how  to  Kind  hope,  bring   peace  and  initiate  love  even  when  our  circumstances  are  less  than  ideal.  


EVENTS, DETAILS, and DEADLINES CUT OFF THIS PAGE and POST IT IN YOUR HOME WHERE YOU WILL SEE IT OFTEN! Families (Birth-5thGrade) Fall Family Fun

Date & Location

Cost

Deadline to Register/Sign-up

of Event October 6th- 5-9 PM- Blue Grass Christian Camp

Bring a dish or desert to share

September 30th

Cookies and Caroling

December 9th- 6-7:30 PMTCCC & Mayfair Manor

Bring cookies or brownies for treat bags

December 9th

Garage 45

Date & Location

Cost

Deadline to Register/Sign-up

of Event Guys and Gals Night

September 14th-6-9 PMLocations to be determined

SuperStart

Middle School

November 9 & 10- Depart on 9th at 5 PM; Return on 10th at 6 PM; New Albany, IN

Bring $10; Boys need flashlight, old clothes, comfy shoes, towel

September 9th

$50, plus spending/food money

September 30th

Date & Location

Cost

Deadline to Register/Sign-up

of Event Lock-In

September 28- 8PM -TCCC

Bring snack and nerf gun

Registration Not Required

Merge Meal Packing

October 7-6 PM- TCCC

Bring at least $10

Registration Not Required

Halloween Hayride

October 27-2 PM- Nevius Farm

Bring a snack

Registration Not Required

International Conference on Missions

November 16-18-5:30 PMIndianapolis, IN

$30 plus meal money

TBD

High School

Date & Location

Cost

Deadline to Register/Sign-up

of Event King’s Island

September 3rd

TBD

TBD

Fall Retreat

November 16-18- Salem, IN

TBD

TBD


FALL Sign-ups FAMILY EVENTS FALL FAMILY FUN @ BGCC Christmas Cookies and Caroling

GARAGE 45 Guys and Gals Night SuperStart with $25 deposit

Middle School Lockin Merge Meal Packing Halloween Hayride International Conference on Missions

High School King’s Island Fall Retreat

Please list students names or number of family members planning to attend on the line. Return this form to one of the youth staff team or main office no later than September 15th. Deposits and final amounts are due on determined deadlines.


Fall 2012 In Motion Packet  

Fall 2012 Youth activities booklet

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