We work hard to provide multiple opportunities for youth to raise funds to help pay for the costs of the fun events and trips we take as a youth group. The fall fundraising we are currently in the middle of involves selling Christmas Wreaths and Discount Cards.
ALL Christmas Wreath sales must be submitted by Wednesday, October 26th!!
Discount Cards can be pre-sold along with the wreaths, but the Discount Cards will be available for selling through November.
Youth benefit directly from these sales to offset the cost of whatever events they participate in between now and June 30, 2017 (Fall Retreat, District Youth Conference, Ice Caves, Christie Mountain, EQUIP Middle School Retreat, Summer Mission Trip, etc.)
- For every item on the wreath sale, students will earn $5.
- For every Discount Card, students will earn $8.
The businesses offering discounts this year on our Discount Cards have been finalized. To see the full list, check out the Discount Card page on our website by clicking HERE.
If you need help thinking who you might be able to sell to, use the following list as a starting point:
- Family members
- Church family
- Friends at school
- Parents of your friends
- Parents of teammates
- Parent’s co-workers
- Complete strangers
- Facebook friends
There will be prizes for the top sellers!!
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Our first teaching series in the Soul Garage this fall is called The Lies We Believe and the Truth That Frees. All 6th-12th grade youth are invited to come join us this Wednesday, September 28th as we explore common lies we tend to believe and allow Scripture to speak truth into our lives to combat the lies we may believe.
What lies do you have a tendency to believe?
For part 1 of this series, we are going to look at one of the first lies humanity ever bought into, which eroded Adam and Eve’s trust in their very Creator.
Come join us! Bring a friend. Bring your parents this week as well. We are inviting all parents to come hang out with us for one night this fall to learn more about what we do at the Soul Garage and hear more about fundraising opportunities we are offering this year.
If you have not already turned in your Fall Fling forms and payment, the final payment and ALL forms are due this week, Wednesday, September 28th!
So much in our life and in eternity depends on how we answer this simple question: Can We Trust the Bible?
This is the question we will be wrestling through at the Soul Garage on Wednesday, September 21st. All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for fun, games, worship and teaching on how the Eyewitness Accounts can give us confidence that the Bible is worthy of our complete trust.
Hope to see you there!
Parking Lot Palooza
All youth 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join us for our Parking Lot Palooza youth group kickoff event on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We will be using the far southern part of the Maranatha Evangelical Free Church parking lot. Parents can drop off youth at that end of the parking lot, NOT at the Soul Garage. See the attached map:
We will have some messy games, so please dress in clothing that can get wet, muddy, and dirty and bring a change of clothes and towel for the end of the night!
The weather forecast is for cool fall weather (temp will probably be in the 50’s , but not much wind and no rain at this point). Bring warm clothes!!
- Free food: hot chili, hot dogs, popcorn, caramel apples, and hot chocolate
- Pie eating competition
- Spray paint art station
- 9 Square in the Air
- Bonfire and s’mores
- Music videos
- Hunger Games (non-lethal version)
- Mud Pit Tug of War
Don’t forget to register and pay your $25 deposit for our Fall Retreat at Camp Shamineau due this Wednesday, September 14th!! Limited space available! We plan to fill up, so sign up early. With this being our first year with 6th grade students joining us at youth group, we will be encouraging 6th graders to attend our Middle School Retreat in the spring, but our other two big events (Fall Retreat & Districts) will be limited to 7th-12th graders.
Invite your friends to come join us as we kickoff another great year growing closer to God and together at the Soul Garage.
September 21st will be our first regular night in the Soul Garage!
September 28th we have a special night planned called Parent Night where we will be inviting parents to come join us for the entire night so you can see what we are all about and also meet for 20 minutes alone with Pastor Tony to hear the vision God has given him for the youth group and ask any questions you may have. Partnering with parents is a priority for us at the Soul Garage and this is one way we hope to strengthen that partnership, so please join us if you can!
The Soul Garage Fall Kickoff Event will be on September 14th at Maranatha.
But all middle school and high school youth are invited to an free event hosted by Red Cedar Church on September 7th from 6-8pm. For more details check out the poster below. We love to partner with other like-minded churches in the community to reach young people with the good news of the Gospel, so we are happy to help promote this event. This will be a great event to invite friends to attend, especially if they do not yet know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
All youth (incoming 7th graders – 2016 graduates) are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for Breakfast and Bible Wednesday, August 24th 9:00AM-11:00AM. Bring your Bible. Bring your belly. Bring your best friends.
This will be our FINAL Breakfast & Bible for the summer! Youth group kickoff is on Wednesday, September 14th!
A nerf bow & arrow war may also take place.
We will be discussing chapter 3 of the book of Titus.
Help spread the word to your friends.