Sunday, December 10th

Hello Parents!

This is typically one of the busiest months of the year! There are Christmas parties to attend, shopping to get done, and crazy traditions that must go on! No matter how hectic it can be, our prayer is that we keep Jesus as the reason for the season…I know I know, old school sayings, but it is so important! We love that we get to come along side you and reinforce how important the Christmas story is. The humility displayed in the way Christ came down is incredible! We are looking forward to some great things this month as we keep God first in our lives!


Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance for you and your students. We are here for you.


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Luis Ruiz - 13th (High School Pastor)
April Nolan - 19th (11th grade girls leader)
Dalton Beaty - 27th (11th grade guys leader)


WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE: Tonight we will be continuing our series all about Christmas movies!! Each movie has a unique and powerful tie into Scripture! You won't be able to watch these movies again without thinking of how it relates to God's Word! If any of you would like to come and be a part of our Wednesday night service, please feel free to hang out with us!

STUDENT CHRISTMAS PAAAAARTAY! | December 20th will be our student Christmas party! Circle this date on your calendar and make sure your student and their friends are here for this awesome time! We will be having a Christmas Pajama Party!! Start looking on Amazon or dust off that old pair of Rudolf pajama pants! Of course, please make sure that they are modest. We will also have a hot chocolate bar, and a cookie decorating station!


ONE POINT WEEKEND!! | It's time to mark your calendars!! One Point weekend is February 16-18! The best way to describe this event is Student Camp, packed into one weekend. We are bringing in a speaker and band from Tampa and we are so excited! We will be staying in host homes here in town and will have sessions at the church! IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND BEING A HOST HOME FOR THIS EVENT, REACH OUT TO CINDY TO GET MORE INFORMATION!! We will keep you up to date on more information about this event as the weeks go on!

What an absolute blessing it is to be able to partner with you! You are loved deeply and appreciated. If you have any questions, we’re here for you!

Luis and Chad
www.mallstudents.com
Colossians 1:28-29


CURRICULUM

Dear parents,

We’re launching a two-lesson series titled “Wise Choices.” Each week, teenagers are examining Scripture to discover truths about making wise decisions, even in a world that seems to encourage poor choices.

In this first lesson, we will explore Proverbs 3:5-8, where we are challenged to trust God rather than our own understanding. This is a tough concept for all of us, but it’s especially difficult for young teenagers, who are rapidly growing in their ability to think for themselves! We are reminded that when we do seek wisdom from God, he shows us the path to take.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your junior higher about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

  1. What’s one choice you make because of your relationship with Jesus—a choice that your peers who don’t follow Jesus don’t make?
  2. Based on what you know about Jesus, how did he choose to treat people differently than what others expected, and why?
  3. How have you seen people in our family depending on God’s wisdom?

Thanks for all your prayers and support for our ministry. Have an incredible week!