Our student staff is working hard to get ready for SUMMER:10! We’re putting the last minute details on plans for camp, 8 high school fellowships, 6 middle school theme nights, 3 mission trips, and a partridge in a pear tree. Needless to say, we are extremely excited about what we believe is God’s vision for this summer and we don’t want your student to be left out! Aside from the great trips we are taking, I’m most excited about our High School and Middle School mid-week gatherings. Our high school students will be involved in ABS (ABS does not refer to anyone’s mid-section; it stands for Area Bible Study). ABS is a home bible study and fellowship where students gather at a home, spend some time hanging out, eating, spending a few minutes in a large group setting, and then dividing up into smaller groups for a short Bible study. We’ll provide three different ABS homes based on geographic location and age. At the end of each small group Bible study, each ABS home will gather for a planned fellowship (the schedule is inside). It is a great way for students to stay connected to God and their friends in the warm and welcoming environment of a home. Each small group will be led by a mature, experienced youth worker and will go through the book of James. We’re still gathering homes, and you can see the finalized list of homes on Sunday, June 6. Your student will choose what home to participate in and be ready to go to their first ABS on June 8th. Our summer mid-week gathering for middle school is a bit different. We’re offering a middle school only service on Wednesday nights from 6pm-7pm in the ROCK. Each week has a different theme and will be an incredible time of fun, food, and God’s Word (the theme schedule is located inside). Middle school, themes, excited youth workers = intense fun! Please pay attention to all the details about the upcoming events or check out www.switchmemphis.com for online information. If your child is going to camp, I’ll see you Sunday night June 6 at 4PM at our Mandatory Camp Parent Meeting. Until then… Praying for a Super Summer! Jason
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Parent Camp Meeting: June 6 @4PM June 6 is the deadline to turn in all forms and payments for camp! We will also hold a mandatory parent meeting to talk about camp details, schedule, last minute plans, and more. Plan to be at this important meeting!
SWITCH Serve Training: June 4-5 This weekend will be a mandatory training retreat for all those attending a SWITCH Serve mission trip this summer. We will start Friday night at 6PM and end Saturday after lunch. This training session will replicate the environment you’ll be serving in this summer in order to prepare you for different conditions, foods, etc. There is no cost for this event.
Holiday World: June 17-18 We’re taking a whirlwind two-day trip to Santa Claus, IN, to Holiday World theme park, home of the world’s longest water coaster and the world’s best wooden roller coaster! Trip cost is $60, which includes park ticket, hotel, and transportation. Sign up online at www.switchmemphis.com before June 13!
SUMMER FUN High School Fellowship Schedule June 8—Swimming Party June 15—The Hunt June 22—No fellowship - SOS114 June 29—Outdoor Movie July 6—Putt Putt / Lasertron July 13—No fellowship - camp July 20—Bowling July 27—Night Games August 4—End of Summer Luau Middle School Wednesday Themes 6/9 - Country Hoedown 6/16 - 80s 6/23 - No Meeting (SOS114) 6/30 - Oscar Night 7/7 - Christmas in July 7/14 - No meeting (Camp) 7/21 - Stranded 7/28 - No Meeting (Impact) 8/4 - Heroes Get ready to dress up and go crazy!! We expect to see students in their dressed-up finest for the above events! We’ll be in ours!
Join the conversation Middle School Bible Study: Wednesdays @ 6PM This summer, Wednesday nights are all about middle school! We’ll be rocking out in the ROCK, hearing from God’s Word, and hanging out with friends. Each week will have a different twist, so be sure you know what’s going down each Wednesday night so you’re not left out!
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LOOKING AHEAD June 4-5 // switch serve training June 6 // parent camp meeting //4pm June 6// vbs prayer walk // 5pm June 13 // vbs celebration // 5pm June 17-18 // holiday world trip June 20 // father’s day June 20-25 // SOS114 Mission trip June 27 // orange mound block party Tuesdays at 7pm—high school area bible studies Wednesdays at 6pm—middle school bible study (in the rock)
Culture Clues Teenage Dating Something to consider when deciding at what age to let your child begin dating: •
91% of girls who begin dating at age 12 lose their virginity before graduation.
56% of girls who begin dating at age 13 lose their virginity before graduation.
53% of girls who begin dating at age 14 lose their virginity before graduation.
40% of girls who begin dating at age 15 lose their virginity before graduation.
20% of girls who begin dating at age 16 lose their virginity before graduation.
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Meet Jeff Maxwell Jeff Maxwell is the SWITCH Summer Intern! Jeff currently attends the University of Memphis and is majoring in Religious Studies. He is engaged to Rachel (yeah!) and they are getting married next summer. Jeff will be hanging out with students this summer, going to camp, going on mission trips, serving on Sunday mornings, and basically joining in all the fun stuff we’ll be doing! Here’s what Jeff has to say about the calling God has placed on his life: “The reason I live this life is to magnify and glorify the name of JESUS. There is so much that God has blessed me with in this life and there is nothing I want to do more than to shine His light over all nations! My passion is to worship Him through song. There is no greater joy that I get from this life than loving Christ, especially through the gift of music! I am deeply honored to be God's ambassador in this world. I give it all back to Him!”