4.10 It is wild to think that we are on the brink of Summer 20TEN here at SWITCH, and as we prepare for summer, spring has sprung. This means yard work, spring cleaning, daylight savings, proms, midterms, picnics, and graduation. With so many things going on this spring/summer, here are a couple of things that I’d like for you to pay special attention to: ONE: STUDENT LED SUNDAY, May 2nd SWITCH Students will take over BBC on May 2nd! Our students will lead not only our Connect Groups but also both morning worship services. Every student will plug in and help lead our church in ministry for this special day of service and worship. You’ll want to make sure your student is part of this special day. TWO: SENIOR SUNDAY, May 2nd As part of our Student Led Sunday, we will also recognize graduating seniors and their parents during the 10:50AM service. Following the service, our seniors and their families are encouraged to attend a luncheon co-hosted by our college ministry. Families that wish to participate need to RSVP for the luncheon. We also need photos for our Senior Video. Call the SWITCH office for more information. THREE: SUMMER CAMP, July 13-17 As of this mailing, we have just over 80 students signed up for camp! God is so good to send us over 25% more than last year’s sign up. We’re hoping to take 100, so if your child or their friends would like to go to Gulf Shores for camp this summer with Student Life, please call the SWITCH office before spaces run out! FOUR: GOD IS AT WORK We had well over 100 attend SUPER SWITCH SERVICE on March 10, with 8 decisions being made for Christ! We also launched our Girl’s Ministry Mentoring Program and have 30 girls and women participating this semester, and dozens of students have served or are serving through Buckets of Hope to Haiti, the Easter Egg Hunt, and SWITCH Serve Trips this summer. God is at work in our ministry!
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follow us... Realtime results for Switch Student Ministry Student Jobs Want to help a student pay their way to camp or a summer mission trip? Give them a job! We have a running list in our office of students who want to work to raise money for their summer trips. Jobs can include babysitting, cleaning, yard work, mowing lawns, washing cars, and anything else you might need help with! Email email@example.com or call Tracey at 333-3368 to submit a job. Guatemala: July 19-25 We’re inviting juniors and seniors to join us this summer in Guatemala! They’ll be participating in evangelistic sports clinics and Backyard Bible Clubs, as well as helping start Bible studies among the local Guatemalans. The deadline to sign up for the trip is April 11. The total cost for the trip will be approximately $500, not including passport and shot fees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! SOS114: June20-25 Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to sign up for our trip to the SOS ministry in Orange Mound! Students will spend the week roofing a home in the Orange Mound area, sharing Christ with neighbors, and supporting Orange Mound Outreach Center. The cost for the event is $200, and the sign-up deadline is May 9. Impact: July 27-31 Seventh and eighth grade students will serve with Impact Baptist Church and Impact Ministries in Frayser this summer. They’ll participate in Backyard Bible Clubs, street reach, food pantry ministry, and other service projects. The cost is $75 and includes all food, transportation, ministry supplies, and a t-shirt. Sign up deadline is May 9!
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LOOKING AHEAD April 11 // deadline to register Guatemala trip April 25 // Fellowship at Tuckers’ // 7pm May 2 // Switch led Sunday / Senior Sunday May 2 // Family Night // 5pm (at singleton community center) May 16 // Fellowship at tbch // 7pm May 19 // Last Switch Service!!! // 6pm Switch U IS HELD SUNDAY NIGHTS AT 5:30PM SWITCH SERVICE IS HELD WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM
Culture Clues Chatroulette: Hotter Than YouTube Have you heard of Chatroulette? If not, you should read up, because you can bet your teenager has. Chatroulette is the newest fad in meeting people online. All you need is a Web cam and an Internet connection, and you can meet anyone, anywhere in the world. The video chat site is open to all, and the only security measure is that if a person is reported three times for inappropriate behavior, they are kicked off the site for ten minutes. According to Brian Braiker (ABCNews), the site is used predominantly by males and youth. Braiker, a 35year old, said he was “old enough to qualify for AARP on Chatroulette.” To learn more about Chatroulette, visit www.lifeway.com/girlsministry (March 17 entry) or read Brian Braiker’s story here.
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SWITCH SERVE OPPORTUNITIES Junior High - Impact Ministries - July 27-31 Our 7th and 8th graders will partner with Impact Baptist Church and Impact Ministries in Frayser to conduct Backyard Bible Clubs, street reach, food pantry ministry, and other service projects. Cost is $75 and includes all food, transportation, ministry supplies, and a t-shirt. Deadline to sign up is May 9.
Freshmen/Sophomore - SOS114 - June 20-25 Weâ€™re inviting our lower classmen to serve this summer at SOS114 in Orange Mound. This partnership began last year and was a huge success. Students will spend the week roofing a home in the Orange Mound area, sharing Christ with the community, and supporting Orange Mound Outreach Center. The cost for the event is $200 and the deadline to turn in a $50 deposit is May 9.
Junior/Senior - Guatemala - July 19-25 Weâ€™re giving our upper classmen the opportunity to serve this summer with our ministry partners in Guatemala. Students will be doing evangelistic sports clinics and Backyard Bible Clubs, as well as help start Bible Studies among the indigenous people. The cost of this trip will be around $500 (not including passport or shot fees). The deadline to turn in a $100 deposit is April 11.