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Youth Brooke Grove Event and Permission Slip

On Sunday, January 21, the youth ministry will lead an afternoon worship service at Brook Grove Nursing Home in Sandy Spring.  Here is your event information and permission slip.

2:00  Meet in the RBC parking lot.  Parents, we will need some drivers.  Let Kevin know if you are available for this.
2:30  Arrive at Brooke Grove, prepare for worship
3:00 Worship service then return to RBC
4:15  Debrief/discussion, plus free time afterward
5:00  Fuel begins with early meal
5:30  Special video lesson
6:30  Small group discussion
7:00  Pick up

Don’t forget your permission slip!


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Youth Christmas Party Info!

Each year we enjoy an exciting event in the youth ministry, our Youth Christmas Party!  Held during our 5:00-7:30 Fuel time, the party is a highlight for our students.  Here is what you need to know:

Bring a gift.  A $5 or less wrapped item for our gift exchange.  “White elephant” gifts are always fine, but we encourage some parental oversight on it 🙂

Bring food.  We will provide ham, but we ask that youth come with some food to share.
Grades 6-8: Bring a side/appetizer to share.
Grades 9-10: Bring a dessert to share.
Grades 11-12: Bring a drink to share.
Families with multiple grades:  You may either focus on one of the categories that apply for a large dish, or bring smaller dishes that apply – whatever works best for your family.

Wear funky holiday socks (optional):  If you want to amp up the festivity, come with your toes adorned in some holiday excitement.  Or wear something else festive, if you choose.

So what will we be doing?  The night centers on fellowship, including some fun games and our gift exchange.  We’ll have a short, testimony devotional as well.

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Fuel nights – what’s new?

Fuel so far has been a blast!  We’ve had a great group with high energy, but it doesn’t stop there.  Here are some highlights that are making Fuel so successful this fall:

  • Youth Action Teams – students are getting involved and taking the lead to welcome people, lead games, run media, and teach.  Our ministry isn’t just done for youth.  It’s done by youth.
  • Many hands helping with meals – great meals continue, and they come from a variety of willing people who want to fill bellies.  It’s hard to measure the impact on relationships and fellowship that comes from sharing a meal together!
  • Steady small groups – we’ve made adjustments to how we do small groups and also added new leaders.  The result is a good mix of students in each group, led by a capable, faithful adult.
  • Nightly variety – each night is just a bit different, with four main types of nights: small group, outreach, worship, and action teams.  That ensures we don’t have the same old, same old going on.

So what’s coming up with Fuel?

Starting Sunday, we will enter a series called “The Power of Words,” which will explore the ways our words can be used to build up and tear down, and what God’s Word says about it all.  The artwork above is by Madeline C., one of our youth.  Each week will look a bit different.  Here’s the rundown:

  • Oct. 22 – Outreach Night – bring friends and prepare for loads of games!  A mini-lesson focusing on encouragement through words will be given by one of our youth, Rachel.
  • Oct. 29 – Night of Worship – plan to praise God together, led by our youth praise band.  Two of our youth – David and Wes – are teaming up to lead the message.
  • Nov. 5 – Small Group Night – youth team Hayden and Holly will guide the up front portion of this night before kicking it to the small group discussion time.

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CBA Registration is Closed!

The Christian Basketball Association (CBA) is a competitive basketball league for youth in Grades 6-12 that also helps them gain a better connection with the church. Online registration closed on November 17! For more information, click here.

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for the Corn Maze!

There is space available for more youth to attend the Corn Maze on Saturday, October 14 at 4:30pm!  And invite a friend!  You may bring or e-mail the permission slip to the Church Office or Kevin Freeman to secure your spot.  Click Here for the permission slip.

Corn Maze, October 14!

Corn Maze!

All youth, Grades 6-12, are invited to the Corn Maze at Winterbrook Farms on Saturday, October 14! Bring a friend, boots, jacket, a flashlight, (plan for cold, muddy, and dark conditions) and a sense of adventure!

Date & Time

Saturday, October 14

Drop off is at 4:30pm, pick up is at 9:30-10pm at RBC.

Cost & Permission Slips

Cost is $10 per person (includes the maze and a campfire dinner)

Permission slips are due to Pastor Kevin by Sunday, October 8. Click Here for a Permission slip.

Additional Information:

Please note, we will require adequate transportation and chaperone support in order to hold this event. Parents, please contact Kevin Freeman by October 2 if you can help.

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What is the Dare 2 Share Conference?

Our youth ministry has had an excelling history attending Dare 2 Share Conferences.  The Dare 2 Share conference is hands-down our most effective tool at building a passion within our students to reach their friends, family, and fellow students with the gospel.  It is precisely this sort of passion that fuels our ministries throughout the year, making the Dare 2 Share conference a crucial part of our ministry calendar.  At this conference students will…

  • …be challenged to take and inward look at their own faith.
  • …learn and reinforce witnessing techniques as they share their faith.
  • …take part in outreach opportunities while at the conference.


On September 23 2017, teenagers from across the nation will gather together to bring Christ to their communities through service and gospel conversations, and spark a movement within youth ministry and within the Church at large.


Drop off and pick up will be at Redland Baptist Church.  We will travel to our local host site – McLean Bible Church, Montgomery County
12440 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852

This is one of dozens of simulcast locations around the United States.

Date & times

September 23, 2017

11:00am  Drop off at RBC
Enjoy a quick, pizza lunch (provided) and depart for McLean simulcast site
12:00pm Inspiration & training
3:30pm Outreach (Sharing & Service)
Fast food meal (students purchase)
6:00pm Praise & Prayer Celebration
7:30pm  Depart
8:00pm  Pick up at RBC


The conference cost is $20 per student, which includes a provided lunch

Register here


For a couple afternoon hours we will participate in a ministry project.  Dress to be outside.

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Youth Praise Band Meeting!


All youth interested in getting involved in the Youth Praise Band are invited to learn more about it on Sunday, Aug. 13, after the 11:00 worship service (about 12:15).  This will be held in the Youth Barn.  Even if you’ve been in the praise band before, you’ll need to come and learn about what’s new!  Parents should plan to be there and learn all the ins and outs.

Please RSVP – we’ll have some pizza to enjoy!

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Rising 6th-8th grade event THIS Sunday!

All incoming 6th Grade students and their families, plus rising 7th-8th Grade students and their families, are invited to join us Sunday, August 6 at 5-7pm in the Barn for a welcome party. Come see what goes on at the “other side” of the driveway, hear from Sunday School teachers, and current youth. Dinner provided. Contact Kevin Freeman with questions.

What: Welcome to RYM Party & Cookout

Who: Rising 6th – 8th graders and their families

When: Sunday, August 6

Where: The Youth Barn at Redland Baptist Church

Info:  Please bring a side or dessert to share.  We will enjoy a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs.  Youth and parents will get to hear from people involved with the youth ministry to make a successful transition into RYM (Redland Youth Ministry).

There will be food, games, fun, and helpful information!  RSVP so we can plan on you! (To RSVP, email kevinfreeman at

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