This summer you have a chance to join a six week small group and connect with a few fellow Redlanders! The study is called “Befriend,” and through video and discussion you’ll get to examine together how God’s love can work through you to befriend people with different needs, including yourself! Learn more.
Posts by Kevin Freeman, Associate Pastor
This summer you have a chance to join a six week small group and connect with a few fellow Redlanders! The study is called “Befriend,” and through video and discussion you’ll get to examine together how God’s love can work through you to befriend people with different needs, including yourself!
- Series is six sessions (one per week) and begins the week of July 8.
- Sign up even if you can only attend a few sessions.
- Sign up in the foyer starting June 10.
- Companion book is $10.
Prime Time Adults are invited to join us for an excellent event that highlights the blessings of this nation! You must sign up for this event – registration table will be in the church foyer. Event includes travel by bus together (if you wish), patriotic concert, and a late lunch. … (more)
Dan is working on his Eagle Scout project THIS Saturday. Let’s help him…because helping him is also helping us…because he’s doing work at the church 🙂
Tasks include repairing the Youth House steps AND redoing some mulch beds.
Our visit to see Carlos was wonderful! We want to continue encouraging him through letters and gifts that will help us connect better with him and his needs.
How you can pray:
- Godly influences in his life – Carlos has not known his mother or father since he was two years old. He is now thirteen and lives with his grandmother.
- Physical needs to be met (food, clothing, shelter) – Carlos and his family may be evicted. The landowner where they rent wants to sell the property.
- Spiritual growth
Camp students and parents, in a month we’ll be talking about how great camp was! In case you missed it, an email went out Thursday with a lot of information about camp, including updated website info (https://ampedministry.org/events/recharge/), our color wars color – YELLOW!, medications and other items to keep you informed.
If you missed it, double check your inbox and ask if you need further help.
This coming month (starting May 27, actually) the church library will feature resources to help you connect your faith with the issues of life. From topics of ethics to everyday struggles, the sure hope in Jesus and the promises in his Word help us know how to face each situation. Ask about these resources in the library, or just click here to see a list we’ve compiled. You’ll find great books like Bob Goff’s Love Does.
You can always search visit on our new library page, librarycat.org/lib/
Here’s another reminder that you can take just a couple hours and serve at the workday! THIS Saturday, May 19, from 9am-1pm – RAIN or SHINE. So why is it a good idea to come out with your kids?
- Working together brings bonding
- Lunch will be covered
- You can play 9 square after it gets mulched
- Connect faith with works – literally!
So clear out a few hours and come out to help. You’ll be glad you did!
Did you know? Family work projects strengthen parent/child relationships.
We have a church workday coming up on May 19, from 9am-1pm. And it’s true that when youth and parents work on a project together, good bonding happens. Here are a few benefits that can come directly from involvement on May 19:
- Your kids will see you following direction. You get to come and work on a task, and they get to observe it.
- You may get to work on mulching the 9 square area and show a way you support the youth ministry, something your kids care about.
- You can see your kids in a different light as some hidden qualities stand out through working different tasks.
- You can work side by side and have fun along the way.
So clear out a few hours and come out to help. Oh, and lunch is provided!
Does this note sound familiar?
My shoulders get tight, my palms start to sweat, and I get this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach when I have to deal with this issue. It sounds like I am talking about love or some other deeply emotional aspect. And for many of us, the topic of money is deeply emotional.
Yep, I am talking about learning how to handle money and for many of us it brings up many emotional reactions. Some of us grew up without much and some of us grew up never really even thinking about it…until we had to. And now you have a teenager that needs to know how to earn, spend, save, and handle their money in the right way.
We must first teach them the attitude they should have about money. I believe the greatest lesson we can teach our teenagers is taught by a man who absolutely knew what he was talking about. In Philippians, Paul very specifically tells us to be content! Philippians 4:11-12 says, “I don’t say this out of need for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot.” He then goes on to tell us his secret of contentment! “Whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need, I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
That seems so simple yet so hard at the same time! If we are content, money can’t control us. If we are content, we can make wiser decisions with the money we have. But please know that contentment does not mean lazy or without drive. On the contrary! It just means you recognize the blessing of where you are and it’s all because of Christ.
Then we teach our teens that they must control their money or their money will most definitely control them. And when money controls us, it limits our decisions and even our freedoms! Whether you believe debt is right or wrong doesn’t change the fact that it is a very prevalent part of our society. We must teach our teens what debt is and how it can affect their lives. Immediate gratification is the birth place of debt for many and our teens need to know what that looks like!
The topic of money can be very arduous or can be very exciting and I am learning it has a lot to do with our attitude towards it!
Check out our Online Parenting Class for this month as we think about how we teach our teens to manage money.
Money management is our current Sunday School series for high school. The series is called Generation Change.
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