Sunday, May 21st

Hello Parents!
Summer is quickly approaching and we want to make sure you are informed and up to date on all that is going on in the student ministry! We are so thankful to partner with you in the discipleship of your students. If there is anything we can ever do to help you as you are serving in ministry field called “home”, please do not hesitate to connect with us. We are cheering you on!

ALSO: Tonight is a very different and a very exciting event worship service. It isSTUDENT TAKE OVER NIGHT! Tonight our service is all student led! From the announcement, worship, and even the message, it will all by our students! It should be a great night and we could not be more excited about this amazing 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!

Before you get started reading all of the info below, I need to make a plea :) We have 2 areas that I need volunteers to man for us. Please contact me if you can commit to running either of these areas in any of the listed time slots! I need to know this asap! Thanks, Cindy

Talent Show Ticket Sales

  • May 21st * 9:00 - 9:40 - Becky Appleton
  • May 21st * 10:45 - 11:15
  • May 21st * 11:45 - 12:15

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to these incredible people!
Chad Daugherty - 13th
Jon Kirk - 27th

BENEFIT DINNER/TALENT SHOW/SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE: May 21stThe Benefit Dinner/Talent Show/Silent Auction and Raffle is this Sunday!  If your students are coming to volunteer and serve at the event they will need to be at the church at 5:00 pm.  All volunteers will meet in the NOW Center to receive their roles and assignments for the event.  It is going to be an awesome night!

Servers and greeters (this is everyone) - please dress like you would for a snazzy Sunday...NO SHORTS! Dress to impress! Your customers can tip, remember!?
Performers - dress for your talent but remember, you will be serving/greeting as well before and after your performance.

MAY 28th:SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY: WEDNESDAY MAY 17TH (TODAY) IS THE DEADLINE FOR SENIOR SUBMISSIONS! Parents of Seniors should have received a letter in the mail regarding the details of this special day! You can also view this letter on our website under mallstudents.com/events/Senior Recognition!

SUMMER PROGRAMMING
As summer is quickly approaching, our student ministry wants to make sure you are aware of our adjusted summer programming for Wednesday nights beginning June 7th.MIDDLE SCHOOL will be having theme nights and HIGH SCHOOL will be having in home fellowships. Make sure your students don’t miss out on all the action going on Wednesday nights this summer! More information on Wednesday night will be coming to you soon.

BRAZIL STUDENT MISSION TRIP:

  • WHEN: June 15-22
  • MEETING: Tuesday, May 16th. Garrard home 2440 Hollingsworth Hill Ave
  • Final Balances are due at this meeting!

SPIRIT NIGHTS FOR MAY: 

  • May 19th - Chick-Fil-A North and South - turn your receipt in to be entered in to a drawing for a CFL Basket!
  • May 20th - Red Elephant!  11am - 9pm

NYC STUDENT MISSION TRIP:

  • WHEN: July 8-15
  • MEETING: Sunday, June 4th in Room 401 (Senior room) after the 11:00am service
  • 4th PAYMENT of: $200 due June 4th at the meeting.
  • INFO: contact us at students@churchatthemall.com

VERTICAL STUDENT CAMP: July 23-28 in Odensville, Alabama!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ONLINE AND AT THE WAREHOUSE DESK AND ONLINE$50 non-refundable deposit due at registration to lock you in at that price. 
The Price breaks are scheduled as follows:

  • $300 May 8th - June 11th
  • $350 June 12th - July 16th

Details and online registration can be found at http://www.mallstudents.com/vertical
Registration deposit of $50 can be made online. Deposits and any other payments can be made by phone at 863-682-0163 ext 318 or at the Warehouse desk.

VERTICAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FROM BREAKING BREAD CAFE!:
Looking for an opportunity for your students to serve at the church, reach out to the community AND to have an opportunity for some of Vertical Student Camp paid for?! 
2 Partial Scholarships Available!
Well today is your day!  For every hour that any student volunteers at Breaking Bread Cafe their name will be placed in a drawing to win a partial scholarship to camp! Obviously the more hours they volunteer the greater chance they have to win. It is also opened up to the family members as well. So if mom, dad, sister, grandparents, etc. volunteer they would be able to put the students name in the drawing as well! 

  • Hours to serve are from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
  • Volunteers will be helping set up and serve food. 
  • Please sign up HERE or on the Breaking Break Cafe FB page.

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


CURRICULUM NEWS!

Dear parents,
 
We’re continuing our series focusing on the theme “Friends and Family.” By studying different Scripture passages, students are discovering the eternal value of relationships with God and with one another. In this second lesson, we explored Matthew 12:46-50, where Jesus’ teaching is interrupted by the arrival of his mother and brothers, who want to speak to him. Jesus uses this opportunity to invite the crowd to become part of his heavenly family by saying, “Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”
 
This week, we hope you’ll consider spending a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. You can build your conversation around one or all of these questions:

  • If Jesus had pointed to you in a crowd and called you his family member, what thoughts would have raced through your mind, and why?
  • Our relationship with Jesus transcends time and space because it’s eternal. Knowing that Jesus invites you into an eternal relationship, how can your love for him change the way you value your relationships here on earth?
  • Jesus invites us to care for and love each other just as he loves us. What does it look like to love someone the way Jesus loves them?

 Thanks for all your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have a great week!