A Culture of Safe and Welcoming at Coffeehouse

A Culture of Safe and Welcoming at Coffeehouse

Our mission statement at Friday Night Coffeehouse is that we are “a safe and welcoming place for students to hang out on Friday nights.” We use this verbiage because we believe that those two factors contribute the most to whether a student will...
Teaming Up on an End of Summer Youth Retreat

Teaming Up on an End of Summer Youth Retreat

Have you ever been a part of a group in which everyone was excited to be together, all sharing a common purpose?  Unity is the big idea at our inaugural “TeamUp” Youth Group Retreat. The “TeamUp” retreat begins at Friday Night Coffeehouse on...
Christmas In Sync

Christmas In Sync

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Riemenschneider’s Christmas Party talk at a Friday Night Coffeehouse gathering.    I’m sure you all have some favorite Christmas memories and traditions. About five years ago, back when Amy and I were dating, I took...
Not Good Enough

Not Good Enough

The following is an excerpt from Mel B’s talk on “Not Good Enough” ( part of the ”Thrive” series) at a Friday Night Coffeehouse gathering.    When do you feel valued?  When do you feel important? We are taught from the time that we can tie our shoes that...