Bloomingdale Church Youth OnMission Newsletter   Bloomingdale Church
Youth Group

Jan 9 2015
Issue 02.07
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Teachers @ SMYG
  On Sunday mornings, 7th-12th grade students meet from 9:45-10:45am for Sunday Morning Youth Group. This gathering time is different from any other event we do because the students do the Bible teaching.

Several years ago when I was a teenager, my youth pastor asked me to teach our youth group. To my surprise, it was not so bad! As I opened my Bible to teach others, I was captivated by the truth that seemed to leap off the pages.  They applied to me and to my friends.  I quickly realized that if I was going to teach others about how to live, I should not be a hypocrite and not also examine my own life.

This experience is what we hope for at Sunday Morning Youth Group. Last fall, our students taught the entire book of Romans, chapter by chapter.  This winter and spring, our students will cover select chapters from the book of Psalms.

Students, join friends and see what your part can be at our student-led Sunday Morning Youth Group.
Journey with us @ Winter Camp
  Come "Journey" with us this year at Winter Camp 2015.

Life is about more than just where we are headed. It is also about who we are becoming in the midst of our journey.  Jesus marked the journey for his followers simply through his life, death and resurrection. He told us that being in relationship with God is a total life commitment.

He said: “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention." Matthew 7:13-14 (The Message)

Maddy Manden will be our speaker during the weekend. Maddy is recently back in the United States after teaching for 4 years in Rwanda. Before working overseas, Maddy was an active member of the Bloomingdale Church youth group. We are pumped that she will be sharing with us!

Additionally, students will not want to miss out on all the fun activities they can participate in, including: snow tubing, hiking, open gym, laser tag, cabin time, and lots of good times with friends.

Feb 6–8, 2015 Dixon Valley Camp (Newark, IL).  $125 
Sign up online at storiesof.us/wintercamp or by paper. 
Deadline for Winter Camp signup is Sunday, January 25.
 
 
The Benefits of the Winter Banquet
  Do you remember the movie, "Groundhog's Day", in which Bill Murray's character relives the same day 38 times?

On February 27-28, we will host our seventeenth annual Winter Banquet.  While it sometimes feels like "Groundhog's Day", I can honestly say, I do not mind. Want to know why?

Reason one: The Winter Banquet gives students an opportunity to be a part of something big. They may not receive a part in their school play, or get elected to student government, but we are happy to give them opportunities to work together writing the play, acting, leading their peers, and serving as waiters.

Reason two: The Winter Banquet helps students build a community.  Whenever you put time and sweat into a team production, a sense of trust and collaboration is built.

Reason three: The Winter Banquet gives adults an excuse to go out for a night to enjoy friendship, food, and theater. It is also a fantastic reason to invite a friend disconnected from faith to "something at my church."

Reason four: The Winter Banquet supports our teens as they raise money for their trips. This summer, our students will be serving as a youth group in South Elgin, and on the intergenerational Palestine team .

If you are an adult, we invite you to be our guest on Fri Feb 27 or Sat Feb 28. You can purchase tickets here.

If you are a 7th-12th grade student , we hope you will commit to be a part of the Winter Banquet team:
  • Sat Jan 17 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice (You must be present to receive acting part.)
  • Sat Jan 31 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice
  • Sat Feb 14 (9:30-11:30am): Play Practice
  • Sat Feb 21 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice
  • Thur Feb 26 (630-9pm): Setup/Dress rehearsal (All must be present)
  • Fri Feb 27 (4:30-10pm): Event (All must be present)
  • Sat Feb 28 (5:30-10:15pm) (All must be present)
Please note the following participation requirements:
  1. Plan to attend a 2015 onMission trip or retreat
  2. Attend at least one Saturday (Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 21)
  3. Attend all of Thu Feb 26 setup and Feb 27-28 event
  4. Parent/Guardian participation is strongly encouraged
 
Click for quick sign up >>
 
 
 
The Next 10
  GUYS/GIRLS NIGHT
(Regular Coffeehouse resumes Jan 16)
Fri Jan 9, 6:30-9:30pm


PARENTING TEENS COURSE 
Begins Fri Jan 9
Pt 1: Fridays, Jan 9-Feb 6 Pt 2: Fridays, Feb 6-Mar 20


YOUTH GROUP & ONMISSION TRIP
INFO MEETING

Students & Parents
Sun Jan 11, 9:45-10:45am


FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE 
Fri Jan 16
Junior High: 6:30-9:30pm High School: 6:30-11:30pm


WINTER BANQUET PREP & PLAY PRACTICE
Sat Jan 17, 9:30-11:30am
Must be present to receive acting part 

SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP
Sun Jan 18
9- Prayer

930- Hangout
9:45-10:45- Official time

MENTOR & ADULT LEADER LUNCH
Sun Jan 18, 12:30-2pm

STUDENT INTERNSHIP
Sun Jan 18 is the last day for 8-12th grade student to apply/reaply for Jan 19-May 31 Student Internship.

 
 
The Next 100ish
  WINTER BANQUET PREP & PLAY PRACTICE
Sat Jan 31, 9:30-11:30am

WINTER CAMP RETREAT 
Feb 6-8
Sign up by Jan 25

WINTER BANQUET PLAY PRACTICE
Sat Feb 14, 9:30-11:30am

MALE MENTORING @ AUTOSHOW
Sat Feb 14

WINTER BANQUET PREP & PLAY PRACTICE
Sat Feb 21, 9:30-11:30am

WINTER BANQUET SETUP
Thur Feb 26, 630-9pm
All participating students must be present 

WINTER BANQUET EVENT
Fri Feb 27, 4:30-10pm
Sat Feb 28, 5:30-10:15pm
All participating students must be present 

SMALL GROUPS BEGIN
Sun March 1

YOUTH ALPHA BEGINS
Fri Apt 10

CHICAGOLAND ONMISSION TRIP
June 28-July 2 
Sign up deadline: Feb 22
 
 
OnMission Trip & Retreat Fundraising
  storiesof.us/funds

WINTER BANQUET
See above dates

FLOWER SALES
Sales packet available Feb 22.  Due Apr 3.  Pick up May 2.

RENT-A-TEEN
Ask neighbors/family if they have any jobs/labor. Place $ in envelope with Trip Tix in gym mailbox.

BC RENT-A-TEEN CHILDCARE
[9-12 grade]
Provide childcare at designated functions. Sign up: storiesof.us/funds
 
 
Helpful Links
  Youth Group Calendar
The Mentoring Project Offsite Permission

Connected BC login

YouVersion Free Bible

CPYU [Youth Culture]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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264 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108
youth@bloomingdalechurch.org  | 630-894-0090
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