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NEW YEAR: NEW MINSTRY TO GIRLS The New Year is here, along with many opportunities for our students to engage in new friendships, have a great time, and grow in their walk with God. We are aiming to develop a strong strategy that will help our students be spiritually successful in ‘10, and a significant aspect of that is an event called Princess Ball Weekend, taking place February 26-27. The Princess Ball Weekend is being developed by a team of women in our ministry and church who are looking at ways we can do the following: 1) launch an intentional ministry to our girls, 2) connect spiritually mature women with our girls in a purposeful mentoring program, and 3) help our girls gain personal vision for biblical womanhood in the midst of adolescence. Princess Ball Weekend promises to be not only a fun weekend but also a foundation for our girls ministry for years to come. On Friday, February 26, our girls will be treated to an actual ball-like atmosphere, complete with fancy dinner, entertainment, and guest speaker Lynne Hollaway. Lynne is the former Girls Minister at Geyer Springs FBC in Little Rock, AR, and brings several years of ministry experience and insight to help equip our girls for a lifestyle of purity and a heart for God’s purpose in their life. That Saturday, we will answer the question, “Who am I when the makeup comes off?” through a series of seminars dealing with relationships, unity, purity, and a vision for Biblical selfesteem. The girls will be spending the night at the homes of church members, receiving a t-shirt, and making lots of memories throughout the weekend. The cost for this weekend is just $35 and the deadline to sign up is (ironically) on Valentine’s Day. We need drivers, homes, and dads to help serve on Friday night. If you are willing to help serve, please call the SWITCH office.

SWITCH SERVICE + FOOD = ALL SMILES Starting January 20th, we will offering a snack supper for the students that attend SWITCH on Wednesday nights. The snack supper will be “student friendly” and ideal for students who have school practices and don’t have time to grab dinner before coming to church. Meals might look like a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich and chips for $3, a Sonic Burger and fries for $3, or even pizza for $1/slice. The meal isn’t meant to fill them up as much as it is meant to hold them over. The menus will be posted online and included in our weekly student newsletter on Sundays. The meals will be served from 5:30-6:15, and it will be first come first serve (if we run out, students will be directed to our adult meal in the worship center.) We have a HUGE need for adults/parents to help serve this weekly meal. If you are willing to help serve, please call the SWITCH office.

SUPER SWITCH SERVICE Wednesday night, January 13, we will host our quarterly SWITCH Service that is geared toward our students bringing their unchurched friends. We’ll have door prizes, fun games, videos, free food, a live band, and guest speaker Ryan Bush (a former missionary to Peru and one of Jason’s old interns!). Get ready to carpool and encourage your student invite their friends!

follow us... Realtime results for Switch Student Ministry Parent Palooza: January 24 @ 4:30PM Calling all parents to “more than just a parent meeting!” You’ll receive several parenting resources, information on spring and summer events, hear a brief seminar: “Teens: Handling Their Handhelds”, and renew/review your release forms. You won’t want to miss this!

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Princess Ball: Feb. 26-27 Significant impact at such a minimal cost...every girl in our ministry needs to be part of this great weekend. Cost is $35 and deadline to sign up is February 14th.

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Man Weekend Most adolescent guys are just thinking about sports, girls, trucks, and, well, more girls. We want to equip our guys to start thinking about biblical manhood as it relates to a teenage boy, and that starts at Man Weekend. We’ll spend time outdoors, eat red meat, make some man memories, and come back as warriors with wisdom. We are looking at late April/early May for this event—more information to come.

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Join the conversation Grizzlies Games: January 22 (MS) & January 30 (HS) Even though A.I. doesn’t play for them anymore, the Grizz is always a good time. Get your student to join us for a night of fun and fellowship! Middle School and High School will be separate for this event. The cost is $20 and we will leave the church at 6pm. (We are in need of adult drivers to transport our students: hint, hint!)

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LOOKING AHEAD January 6 // Switch service returns! // 6pm January 10 // fellowship at hammonds’ // 5:30pm January 13 // SUPER switch // free food// 6pm January 22 // grizzlies game (7/8 grades) // 7pm January 24 // Parent Palooza // 4:30PM January 30 // grizzlies game (9/12 grades) // 7pm February 7 // switch Sunday February 21 // fellowship at Collins’ // 5:30pm February 26-27 // princess ball weekend SWITCH SERVICE IS HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM

Culture Clues Cell Phones and Cheating Pew Media and Internet Study, April 2009 • • • • • •

26% have stored information on their phones to cheat 25% have texted answers to friends 17% have taken pictures of exams to send to friends 20% have searched the Internet during a text 21% have downloaded a paper and turned it in as their own 48% have texted their friends warning them about a pop quiz

Are your kids cheating by using their cell phones? Get more information about cell phones and how you can help your student handle this very powerful tool at the “Teens: Handling Their Handhelds” Seminar at Parent Palooza on January 24.

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