Sunday, October 30th

Hello Parents!

Is everyone having a terrific week? I sure hope so :) We are getting all excited about this Wednesday night! It's SUGAR RUSH TIME! I love to see the students dressed up in their costumes.Their imaginations are incredible! SO much fun! If you have candy to donate, you can still bring it that night and we will add it to the stash!

Don't forget about our website? If you ever miss an email or need to find out more info on any of our upcoming events, that's where you'll find it! Take a look at Parent Central! Click here http://www.mallstudents.com/parent/

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!: We are still taking donations! Thank you so much to all of you who have already donated items for our shoeboxes! You guys are amazing! We will still be collecting specific items throughout the month of October for our Packing party on November 6th! Next time you are out shopping would you please consider picking up a couple of extra items for a child for Christmas?

Here is our schedule for donations, however, if you weren't able to gather items that were specified for a different week, those collection boxes will still be out in both the Middle and High School Rooms this week!

PARENT MEETING FOR HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT: On November 6th we will have a Parent Meeting in the High School room (Room 450) immediately following the Youth service with all of the details for this event!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX PACKING PARTY: November 6th during our 11:00 Connect Group time.

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT: READ THROUGH COMPLETELY!

This event is full to capacity and registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please see Cindy at the Warehouse desk!

**Be sure your student has a Medical Waiver on file before this event! Here is the link for the waiver.

Students will meet at the Lakeland Campus at 7:30am on Friday morning the 11th and return to the church at 11pm on Saturday evening the 12th. We will be staying at the Country Inn and Suites in Cape Canaveral, FL. This is a leadership/training weekend for our High School Students where we pray they will grow closer to God and live it out in their schools.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES: Middle School is scheduled for 12/10 and High School is also scheduled for 12/10. Locations are still being secured. I will let you know where, as soon as I have a definite place for each!

WAREHOUSE DESK: If you need any information regarding your students Connect Group, events, have a friend who needs to be added to the email list, or anything else, this is the place to go! See Chris, Beth or if you need me, I can usually be found there as well!

 

THIS SUNDAY'S LESSON

The scriptures we are in this week is 2 Timothy 3:10-17.

Our students are continuing their series looking at key, foundational topics in apologetics—the discipline of explaining and defending what it means to have faith in Jesus. This week’s conversation focused on understanding the accuracy and reliability of the Bible.

No book has been more influential than the Bible. Christianity rests in the declaration that the Bible is accurate and reliable. Because teenagers are bombarded regularly with claims from teachers and peers on the validity of the Scriptures, it’s important to help students avoid going along with the inaccurate belief that the Bible is full of mistakes and is not relevant to our modern world. In this week’s lesson, our students will examine evidence that offers a firm foundation on why they can trust the validity of the Bible.

We encourage you to continue the conversation at home with these kinds of questions:

  • Do you find it easy or difficult to believe that the Bible is accurate and reliable? Why?
  • Would you willingly die for something you know is not true? Why or why not?
  • Why is it significant that outside sources confirm the accuracy of the Bible?

FOR KEEPS: Encourage and/or challenge your teenager to memorize the verse below.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right (2 Timothy 3:16).