EQUIP Middle School Retreat

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Photo Credit: http://www.cadremissionaries.com

Due to a scheduling conflict, the EQUIP Middle School Retreat has been bumped back to April 28-29, 2017.  All 6th-8th grade students are invited to join us for a multi-church retreat that we will be hosting at the Soul Garage.  EQUIP is a crazy, fun and life-changing retreat designed to “equip” middle school students to be disciples who make disciples…who make more disciples.  Cost is only $25!

Dave & Rennie Garda from Cadre Ministries will be the speakers.

Registration forms and payment due Wednesday, April 19th!

For more information, check out the EQUIP 2017 brochure.

EQUIP 2017 Brochure

To download the Permission Form or Medical Release Form, go to our Forms page

Christie Mountain Trip

Everyone in the family (parents and siblings) is invited to join us on Saturday, March 4th from 9:30am-9:30pm for a ski/snowboarding/tubing trip to Christie Mountain.  Meet at the Soul Garage at 9:15am to sign in and load up.  We will return to the Soul Garage by 9:30pm.  (If you plan to meet us there, but get in on the group rate, please let us know)

Food

Bring your own food for lunch and supper OR bring money to buy food there at the snack bar.

Cost (UPDATED!)

  • $35 Per Ski Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $45 Per Board Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $25 Per Lift Ticket Only
  • Daytime Tubing (Noon-5pm)
    • 1 hour = $12
    • 2 hours = $17
    • 3 hours = $22
  • Evening Tubing (5pm-10pm)
    • Special: 2 tubers for the price of 1 using daytime rates

To sign up to come, fill out the applicable forms below and PAY IN FULL by Wednesday, March 1 to reserve your spot.  Checks for skiing/snowboarding can be written out to Maranatha Evangelical Free Church.

Payment for snowtubing will be done directly to Christie Mtn and will NOT be collected by the Soul Garage.  If you plan to only do tubing, you just need to submit your forms.  If you only plan to hang out and play games at the Chalet, you just need a permission form.

Everyone coming with the group needs to fill out the MEFC Permission Form.  If you went to the District youth conference in January in Green Bay, you DO NOT need to fill out the Medical Release Form, as we already have one on file for you.  If you are under 18 and plan to rent equipment from Christie, you must fill out the Equipment Rental Release Form OR get a paper copy from Pastor Tony of the Full Form for Equipment Rental and have your parent sign that.

NOTE:  If you just want to come and hang out in the lodge, but you do not want to go skiing, snowboarding or tubing, you will just need to fill out the MEFC Permission Form

Christie Mtn Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental Release Form

Snow Tubing Release Form

MEFC Permission Form

MEFC Medical Release Form  (ONLY if you have not already turned one in since last July).

Community Service Project Feb 1st

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On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, we will NOT have our regular youth group gathering at the Soul Garage. INSTEAD, we have a very exciting opportunity to put our faith into action by serving the poor in our own local community through a vital service project at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Rice Lake.

The Barron County ReStore has been relocated to the strip mall across from Gordy’s Market immediately next door to Pet Supplies Plus.  This is the same area that has Cabin Coffee, Little Caesars, and the Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse. The address is 2500B S. Main St., Rice Lake.  It is only 1 minute from the Soul Garage.

Parents, please plan to drop off your youth at the ReStore and pick them up directly from the ReStore as we will not be shuttling youth back and forth.  You may drop them off as early as 5:45pm if you have other children to get to Awana by 6:00pm.

Pizza and water bottles will be provided between 5:45-6:15pm at the ReStore location.  PLEASE plan to arrive as close to 6:00pm as possible to maximize the time we have to serve.

Here are a few details to be aware of:

  • ALL youth MUST have a waiver signed in order to volunteer.  Waivers are attached (one for minors and one for those 18 or older).  Click minor-form for minors.  Click adult-form for those 18 or older.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to join their teens on this special night and serve together.
  • Community service hours can be gained through this project for school e-portfolio credit or other.
  • Work boots are preferred, but sneakers are acceptable as well. No flip-flops or sandals!
  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ruined or dirty – there is a chance they could get ripped or stained.
  • Bring work gloves if you have some.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, check out this video:

Sermon on the Mount: Part 2

 

 

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All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us at the Soul Garage Wednesday, January 25th for Part 2 of a new teaching series examining Jesus’ teaching referred to as the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5-7.  Come join us as we sit at the feet of Jesus and dig deep into his words about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Youth group runs 7:00pm-9:00pm, but doors open at 6:00pm for those who want to come early to hang out, play games and catch up with friends.

Reminder as well that this Saturday we have a Game Night at the Nords 6:00-9:00pm (610 Haglin Ave., Cameron, WI)

 

 

21 Day Challenge: Day 9

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Day 9: Ephesians 3:7-13

21 Day Challenge Guide

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 3:7-13

7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of Godʼs grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all the Lordʼs people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

Questions

  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!

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21 Day Challenge: Day 8

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Day 8: Ephesians 3:1-6

21 Day Challenge Guide

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 3:1-6

1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
2Surely you have heard about the administration of Godʼs grace that was given to me for you, 3that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to Godʼs holy apostles and prophets. 6This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.

Questions

  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!

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21 Day Challenge: Day 7

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Day 7: Ephesians 2:19-22

21 Day Challenge Guide

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 2:18-22

19Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with Godʼs people and also members of his household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Questions

  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!

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21 Day Challenge: Day 6

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Day 6: Ephesians 2:11-18

21 Day Challenge Guide

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 2:11-18

11Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Questions

  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!

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Sermon on the Mount: Part 1

 

 

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All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us at the Soul Garage Wednesday, January 18th for the start of a new teaching series examining Jesus’ teaching referred to as the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5-7.  Come join us as we sit at the feet of Jesus and dig deep into his words about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Youth group runs 7:00pm-9:00pm, but doors open at 6:00pm for those who want to come early to hang out, play games and catch up with friends.

For those who have taken the Bible reading challenge given at Districts, let me encourage you to carve out time each day to follow the plan as we dig into Ephesians together.