Wednesday, March 28, 2012

News Flash and Date Change

Friday night is the showing of the movie Courageous and we could still use some volunteers to babysit with us. We'll be meeting in the nursery at 5pm and perhaps going until 10pm. Food will be provided.

Chattanooga Mission Team: Please remember to meet us after Courageous, downstairs and bring your calendars so that we can coordinate our fundraising events. If you haven't paid your deposit please do so. And get started on your application.

Sunday night from 7-9 is FISH at the Maddens 1583 Brimfield Circle Sykesville, MD 21784

Paintball will now be held on Saturday the 7th. The groupon that we got to reduce our price isn't available for use on weekdays. We still have spots open at the lower price of $17 for everything.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paintball April 9th 9am

You're invited to compete for the Calvin Cup against Covenant of Grace youth group in a Paintball battle at Paintball Adventure Park in Taneytown, 3939 Old Taneytown Road; (410) 756-4200. Meet at church at 9:00am or at the park at 10am. Cost: $35.00 (includes rental gun & mask, field fee, all day air, & 500 paintballs. Only $17 for the next 8 people to pay.) Have your own gun, mask & paint? Cost is $15.00 for all day play & air. Bring lunch, lots of water & $ for more paintballs Under 18? You will need to have parent sign waiver, found at

Also coming up: Serve the City Saturday March 24th 8am-5pm. Meet promptly at the church at 8am. Breakfast, lunch, and T-shirt will be provided. Consider bringing a $20 donation. Bring work gloves.

X-Factor: Dodge Ball 7-8:30pm Sunday March 25th

Babysitting for Courageous, meet at 5pm at the gym on March 30th

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Upcoming Events

March 11th X-Factor: Volleyball will be happening this Sunday night from 7-8:30pm. This event is for middle and high schoolers to grow in their understanding of theology and have some fun while doing it. Friends are always welcome, snacks are always appreciated, and parents are always welcome to stay. We'll be continuing to discuss Pnuematology or the study of the Holy Spirit. We'll be presenting the argument for why the Spirit is God.

March 18th FISH: Fellowship in Student's Homes. 7-9pm This is a time for high school students to become equipped to share their faith. Please bring your journal, a pen, your bible, and a snack or dessert to share. The Mitchell's have kindly agreed to host:

March 24th Serve the City: We'll begin at the church at 8am and head down to the city to gather with other volunteers before heading out to our site to serve Baltimore. We'll rendezvous in the city for an early catered dinner and be back at the church by 5:30pm. Suggested donation is $20 to offset the costs of t-shirts, lining up work, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bring gloves and work shoes.

March 25th X-Factor: Dodgeball. 7-8:30 for 6-12th graders. Bring your crew, your pads, and some dodge ball attitude. We'll be continuing our study of the Holy Spirit as we talk about gifts.

March 25th $50 Mission Trip deposit due. Because Fairmont ran out of room as did my second choice, we'll be heading back to Chattanooga with great delight. Paul and the crew are looking forward to working with us again. This trip is not only a great chance to get away and do urban ministry but its also a great chance to work on deepening your understanding of the gospel of reconciliation. We'll also throw in a free college visit to the denomination's premiere learning institution, Covenant College. The total cost of the trip is $400 but please don't let money be an issue because we'll do some fundraising. Parents, friends, and older folk from church are welcome to come too. Please let me know as soon as possible if you're interested in going. Fill out this packet within a month.
We'll be going the same week as we'd planned before July 21-28.

Courageous! We need some courageous babysitters to help watch kids during the church's showing of courageous. If you're interested in helping with kids, please contact Nick.

Coming Soon:
April 9th Paintball against Covenant of Grace for the Calvin Cup. First 12 guys to sign up get half off the cost. So, first 12 people only pay $17 instead of $35 so sign up soon. We'll be playing in Taneytown. Everybody is welcome.
30 hour famine donation packets available now. We'll be actually fasting on April 20th. On the 21st we'll have an awesome opportunity to hear teaching from Professor Jerram Barrs. Please make this a priority in your schedule even if you can't actually fast or you don't actually raise money. Plan on being there. Parents, I'll need help transporting folks on Saturday to the conference in Anne Arundel County.