Sunday, December 17th

Hello Parents!

Anyone else loving this abnormally cool Central Florida weather?! (Go ahead, you can raise your hand) The actual need for hot cocoa and a fireplace, it is AMAZING! We hope you are warm and toasty, and that this weather is getting you and your family into the Christmas spirit! We definitely are here in the student ministry at Church at the Mall! 

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.


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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 wrapping up 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! | Next Wednesday, December 20th will be our student Christmas party! 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!

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: Please be aware there will be no Connect Groups December 24th (Christmas Eve) or December 31st (New Years Eve).  We will have two identical Christmas Eve services at 9:30 am and 6 pm.  Also, there will be one family service December 31st, New Years Eve at 9:30 am.

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
Colossians 1:28-29


Dear parents,

We will be wrapping up our short series titled “Wise Choices.” Each week, these two week our students have examined Scripture to discover truths about making wise decisions.

In this second lesson, we will tackle one of life’s most important questions: “Where do I find my identity?” We explored Philippians 3:5-9, where the Apostle Paul calls all his accomplishments (and there were many!) garbage in comparison to knowing Jesus Christ. We took an honest look at how we, in our human way, attempt to find our identity—through such things as relationships, appearance, popularity, and performance.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your junior higher about our lesson. These questions might help fuel the conversation:

  • When are you most tempted to finding your identity through appearance, popularity, or performance?
  • How has finding your identity in Jesus helped you experience peace and satisfaction?
  • How can we, as a family, challenge each other to find our identities in Jesus?

Thanks for your commitment to our ministry. Have a great week!