Sunday, March 5th

Hello Parents!
So, how is the year going for everyone so far? I think, as far as Student Ministry goes, it has been spectacular! We have had such a great start to what we know will be an astonishing year because of what God has planned for us!

Our new focus is Vertical Summer Camp! We have our huge fundraiser coming up on May 7th, I know this seems like it is pretty far away but if we don't get started now, we won't be prepared! Please read the details below and start talking to people everywhere you go!



HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

If you ever miss an email or need to find out more info on any of our upcoming events, take a look at our Parent Central! Click here http://www.mallstudents.com/parent/

Here are our March birthdays! Be sure to wish them a great day!
Rebecca Platt in Auburndale!- 21st
Becky Appleton - 23rd

HERE IS THE FOCUS I MENTIONED ABOVE! vvv
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, etc!
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!

HUGE shout out to Grace Gillis! She has been working hard on donations from businesses all over our area! You rock Grace! I know you are going to have your registration paid in full AGAIN this year! The best thing about Grace is her heart. Last year, even after her donations exceeded her camp registration, she kept bringing them in to help other students pay their way! We love you sweet girl!

SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY: May 28th! parents of Seniors will receive separate communication regarding the details of this special day!

BRAZIL STUDENT MISSION TRIP:

  • WHEN: June 15-22
  • for more info: contact Sean at sean.beach@churchatthemall.com
  • Spirit Night Calendar is on its way. We are confirming the last few dates and then I will send it out.

NYC STUDENT MISSION TRIP: Click HERE for the application.

  • WHEN: July 8-15
  • TRIP COST: $975
  • MEETING: Sunday, March 26th in Room 401 (aka the Senior room)
  • 2nd PAYMENT of: $200 due March 26th at the meeting.
  • INFO: contact us @ students@churchatthemall.com 

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


CURRICULUM NEWS

Dear parents,

This is our second week in our series titled “Me and the Church.” Normally I share thoughts with you here to prepare you for a discussion with your son or daughter, but instead I’d like to walk you into some awkward questions to wrestle with.

Think about a conversation that made you want to get up and walk away because things started to get awkward. What was the topic? Why did it make you feel so uncomfortable?

Now circle back to your own spiritual journey. Do you tend to dive into the deeper end of your faith, even if the waters look like they might swallow you up? Or do you hang out by the shallow end and splash around, feeling in control of what you believe?

You probably can tell where we’re going this week. In short, there is no topic that we can’t have a fearless conversation about. God can handle everything we turn to Him with, whether it’s something we wonder or something another person is challenging us with. With that said, here are a few questions you can ask your teenager:

  • Everyone has an opinion about truth, but what do you think is the difference between opinion and truth? More clearly and to the point, what is truth?
  • When was the last time a topic came up that made you feel awkward? How did you handle it?
  • What makes us afraid to enter into “fearless conversations” about God?

I’m praying for you! Thanks again for all your prayers for us as we dig into some brave conversations this week!