Sunday, March 19th

Hello Parents!
What a great week we are having! Lots of hustle and bustle in the Ministry with planning fundraisers for events and praying for Mission trips ahead! How wonderful it is to be a part of God's BIGNESS! More details have been added below so be sure to take note!

Quick reminder: THIS FRIDAY is Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night for our Brazil Student Mission team! Please have Chikin for dinner this Friday! Details are below! Just make sure they know you are there for the Church at the Mall Student Ministry Spirit Night!


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

If you're ever looking for more information about Student Ministry, take a look at our website. Just click here http://www.mallstudents.com. Then scroll through the tabs for events or checkout parent central for email archives!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Kelli Chestnut - 12th
Rebecca Platt in Auburndale!- 21st
Becky Appleton - 23rd

AUBURNDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BIBLE STUDY: Join our middle school girls on Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm for the DVD series, "Plugged In" by Doug Fields of Saddleback Church. The girls meet at the home of Robin Conrad (1503 Auburn Oaks Blvd, Auburndale, Fl. 33823) and together, they encourage each other to be plugged into God's word!

Below is the remaining schedule....

March 15
March 22 Spring Break (no Bible study)
March 29
April 5 Family night CATM Auburndale
April 12
April 19

SPRING BREAK MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:00am - 8:00 pm. Our Middle School Ministry is going out to serve others! We are going to be spending the day in Auburndale at the campus and in the community doing numerous outreach activities! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Please sign up (and have your students sign up) online HERE or at the Warehouse desk if you are interested in going on this one day outing with the Middle School group!
*WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF 2-3 SUV'S AND DRIVERS FOR THE DAY. If you are available to drive us around, please contact me ASAP!

BENEFIT DINNER/TALENT SHOW/SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE: May 7th. There are MANY areas where we will need volunteers.

The immediate need is donations of goods, services, sports paraphernalia, and more!
If you have contacts to obtain some larger prizes such as, weekend get-aways, fishing trips, Chef Tables, etc, and wouldn't mind connecting me with these people or companies, it would be GREATLY appreciated!

HERE is the letter to use for donation requests!

If you are willing to help with this fundraiser, PLEASE contact me! I'd love to work together! Donations you have secured can be brought to me at the office any day during the week or on any Sunday!

SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY: May 28th! parents of Seniors will soon receive a letter in the mail regarding the details of this special day! You can also view this letter on our website (above) under events/Senior Recognition!

BRAZIL STUDENT MISSION TRIP:

  • WHEN: June 15-22
  • MEETING: Sunday, April 23rd in Room 401 (Senior Room) after the 11:00am service
  • INFO: contact us at students@churchatthemall.com
  • SPIRIT NIGHTS ARE ON THE CALENDAR! Please help us promote these on all of your social media accounts!

MARCH 17: Chick-fil-A at both Lakeland locations from 5pm - 8pm. Print FLYER

MARCH 24: Panda Express on Highway 98 North from 11am - 8pm. Print FLYER

PANDA EXPRESS REQUIRES FLYER TO BE PRESENTED FOR CREDIT

MARCH 27: Red Elephant on South Florida Ave from 11am - 9pm. Print FLYER

Be sure to promote these on social media and word of mouth! 20% of every check will go directly toward OUR Students Brazil Mission trip! All they have to do is tell their server that they are there for Church at the Mall Student Ministry Spirit Night!

NYC STUDENT MISSION TRIP: Click HERE for the application.

  • WHEN: July 8-15
  • TRIP COST: $975
  • MEETING: Sunday, March 26th in Room 401 (Senior room) after the 11:00am service
  • 2nd PAYMENT of: $200 due March 26th at the meeting.
  • INFO: contact us at students@churchatthemall.com or click HERE for the information sheet

VERTICAL STUDENT CAMP: July 23-28 in Odensville, Alabama!

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!
Details can be found at http://www.mallstudents.com/vertical


CURRICULUM NEWS

Dear parents,


We’re finishing up our four-lesson study called “Me and the Church,” with a lesson on the theme of “divine anticipation.” Simply put, we have the opportunity to recognize how God is already working in our lives right now. It may or may not be what we would call an unmistakable miracle, but it is His presence nonetheless.

Unfortunately, countless distractions in our lives can keep us from seeing this. You probably see this in your kids as they multitask: grabbing a snack in one hand, texting friends with their other hand, singing out loud to whatever music is pumping in their ears all so they can get back to the 30 browser tabs open on their computer. Maybe that’s an exaggeration for your household, but those distractions are there all the time. Top that off with our skepticism that God is still doing things, and it can be really easy to miss what is happening.

I want to offer you one thought today that may glue it all together: The last creature to discover the existence of water just may very well be a fish. Think about what that means (not just for the fish, but for you) as you use these questions to stir up a conversation at home:

  • What doubts can keep you from believing Jesus will do miracles in your life?
  • In what ways do you or don’t you expect God to answer your prayers?
  • Would you describe Jesus as doing miracles in your generation? Why or why not? 

I’m looking forward to hearing how you find some of that “water” with your teenager this week. Swim on!