I Thank God for Each of You!


I thank God for each young man and young woman who is involved in the ministry of the Soul Garage.  I thank God for giving us as leaders the opportunity to get to know you and to journey together with you as you grow one step closer to God this year.  I pray that He would meet all your needs and fill your heart with joy as you come to better understand His AMAZING grace and love and acceptance.  May you find many things to be grateful for during this season of the year.

REMINDER: No Youth Group this week!  Enjoy time with your families or out in the woods hunting or both!

We will be starting a new teachings series in December on Prayer.  We are excited to explore this important topic and spiritual discipline with you.  If you have specific questions about prayer, please post them below or Facebook me or text me.

Districts Final Payment Due Nov 23

Don't Forget


This is a friendly reminder that FINAL PAYMENT for the District Youth Conference is DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd.  Total cost is $150 ($160 if you are buying a Districts shirt).  Some youth have earned some money toward Districts, so check with Pastor Tony or Michelle Nord to confirm your balance due.  Checks can be written to Maranatha Evangelical Free Church and dropped off at the church office or given to Pastor Tony on Sunday.  There is an online payment option available this year through the “Districts Youth Conference” link at the top of the Soul Garage website, but there are additional fees associated with this convenience.

There is financial assistance available, so even if you have not registered yet, talk to Pastor Tony and we will work with you to make sure you can attend.  You don’t want to miss this event and we don’t want you to miss it either. This is a great event to invite friends to who do not have a church family or youth group they are connected with.

Guys/Girls Night @ Soul Garage Nov 19


This week we are back in the Soul Garage.  Thanks, parents, for getting your youth to the different locations the past two weeks!  God moved in BIG ways and many youth made commitments of some sort these past two weeks at the Silver Ring Thing and the Unshakeable Youth Rally.

On Wednesday, November 19th, we will be having a special guys/girls night at the Soul Garage.  We have some unique things planned and will be having some conversations about things more specifically related to gender this night.

Here is the schedule for the night:

  • 7:00pm Hangout Time
  • 7:10pm  Jr. High Game/Sr. High Game
  • 7:25pm  Announcements
  • 7:35pm  Guys & Girls Break into separate groups
  • 9:00pm  Done

Reminder: It’s NOT too late to sign up for Districts, but it will be very soon.  Final payment is DUE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23rd.  No refunds for cancellations after November 23rd.  All the information is available at the tab on the website called “District Youth Conference”. Financial assistance is available, so please ask if you need assistance. 

Reminder: NO youth group next week, November 26th for Thanksgiving Break.


Game Night @ Soul Garage Nov. 15

Our monthly game night for November 15th has been moved to the Soul Garage!  I wish we were playing Zorb Soccer, but we would have to do some fundraising first.  In the meantime, we will play some other games in the gym at the Soul Garage.

  • 7:00-10:00pm
  • Sports games in the gym (soccer, football, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, etc.)
  • Board games in the Cafe
  • Free hot chocolate
  • Free popcorn
  • Free high fives

Invite your friends and come on out to the Soul Garage Saturday, November 15th.


Unshakeable Faith Youth Rally

On Wednesday, November 12th we will be meeting at the Cameron Middle School Auditorium for a youth rally (and FREE PIZZA!). The free pizza begins at 6pm. The rally with worship from Lightswitch and speaker Kemtal Glasgow begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm.

PARENTS: Please drop off your youth and pick them up from the Cameron Middle School. If you have trouble doing that, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other Christian youth from the local communities and hear a great speaker and a great band. If you have a friend that does not understand the good news about Jesus Christ (aka The Gospel), I encourage you to have the boldness to invite them.

If you are not sure how to get there, here is a link to the school on Google Maps




Silver Ring Thing

We will be joining hundreds of others from the area to attend the Silver Ring Thing Event at the Rice Lake High School Wednesday, November 5th.  The event starts at 6:30pm.  We will meet at 6:00pm when doors open to sit together and get good seats.  Parents are STRONGLY encouraged to attend as well. There is a separate parents session starting at 6:30pm that lasts for half the program OR parents can opt to stay with the rest of the group the entire time.

Don’t go to the Soul Garage this week or you will be all alone.  Meet us at the Rice Lake High School.  Invite your friends.  Hope to see you there!


It was a great night.  Here are a couple pics from the Silver Ring Thing:

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