SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th

Hello Parents!

Tonight is our Student Christmas Party! It is a Feliz Navidad Theme party with a nacho bar and a LIVE mariachi band! We will also have hot cocoa, awesome Christmas themed games, and special prizes. There is sure to be lots of laughs and good times! So make sure that your student is here tonight from 5:30 to 8 for this awesome night of fun and fellowship! And if you want to stop by and check out the mariachi band, feel free!!!

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


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

These are the big events that are coming up in our student ministry! 
Please go to www.mallstudents.com for more information!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Tonight is our Students Christmas Party from 5:30 to 8pm!  Reminder, this Wednesday will be our last midweek gathering as a church until January 9th.  If you are traveling, seeing family, or just enjoying time cozy on the couch we just want to say Merry Christmas and we love you!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY | Dec. 15th, 4 to 6pm
We will have a Middle School service opportunity at Grace Manor at Lake Morton, 610 Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33801, from 4:00 until 6:00 on Saturday, December 15th.  We will love on the sweet residents, help serve the residents dinner, sing Christmas carols, and hand out cookies. It will be a great time to spread Christmas cheer and the love of Jesus to this wonderful generation.  Please drop off your student by 4pm that Saturday.  If you would like to stay, please feel free to do so!

ONEPOINT WEEKEND | Feb. 15-17, 2019
It’s already time to begin thinking about OnePoint Weekend 2019! This is our weekend-long event with a guest speaker and band, we stay in host homes, serve our community, and most importantly students are challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus! The price for OnePoint Weekend is $75 until January 13th, and then the price goes up to $100. More details will be coming soon!

We love and care about the families in our ministry so deeply, and our heart is to serve you and your family in the best way we can! If there is anything we can do to help, please feel the freedom to let us know.

Luis and Chad
students@churchatthemall.com
Colossians 1:28-29


CURRICULUM

Dear Parents,

We’re continuing our look at Old Testament prophecies about Jesus. This week, we will explore Isaiah 40, where the prophet Isaiah worked to prepare people for the coming Messiah. After exploring what it takes to get ready, we looked at Mark 1, where John the Baptist fulfilled Isaiah 40.
 
This will encourage us to embrace a deeper, awe-filled understanding of Jesus’ identity and discuss how we can respond to him as a result.
 
This week, try to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about this topic. You might want to begin your conversation with these questions:

  • How did the Old Testament people view the Messiah? Why would it have been easy or hard to trust that he’d arrive?

  • What does Isaiah say the Messiah would offer people?

  • In what ways do you think we need Jesus today?

  • What are some ways we can prepare ourselves to receive Jesus?

  • How might we be able to act like John the Baptist, encouraging people to open their hearts and lives to Jesus?

Have a great time exploring these topics. Thanks for your prayers and support!