Breakfast & Bible: Week 7

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.

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Breakfast & Bible: Week 6

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.

A nerf bow & arrow war may also take place.

We will be discussing chapter 2 of the book of Titus.

Help spread the word to your friends.

Breakfast & Bible: Week 5

All youth (incoming 7th graders – 2016 graduates) are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for Breakfast and Bible Wednesday, August 17th 9:00AM-11:00AM. Bring your Bible.  Bring your belly.  Bring your best friends.

We are starting a new study of the book of Titus and will meet August 17th, 24th, and 31st.

The menu includes egg bake, cinnamon roles, fruit and drinks.

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Breakfast & Bible: Week 4

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All youth (incoming 7th graders – 2016 graduates) are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for week 4 of our summer Breakfast and Bible on Wednesday, August 3rd 9:00AM-11:00AM.  Bring your Bible.  Bring your belly.  Bring your best friends.

We will be finishing our study of Jonah.

This week’s menu will be waffles, sausages, fruit topping and whipped cream and a yogurt bar.

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Breakfast & Bible: Week 2

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All youth (incoming 7th graders – 2016 graduates) are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for WEEK 2 of our Summer “Breakfast and Bible” on Wednesday, July 20th 9:00AM-11:00AM.  Bring your Bible.  Bring your belly.  Bring your best friends.

Last week we enjoyed pancakes with fruit and whipped cream.  We set off the smoke detectors frying bacon.  We started exploring Jonah 1 making a list of questions that included the following:

  1. What is the “word of the Lord”?
  2. Who is Jonah?
  3. When did he live?
  4. Why is it important that we know who his father is?
  5. Why is “LORD” in all capital letters?
  6. Why did he have to preach?
  7. Was this the first time God sent Jonah somewhere?
  8. What did Nineveh do that brought it’s sins up before the Lord?
  9. Why did Jonah run away?
  10. Why did he try heading toward Tarshish?
  11. Where is Tarshish?
  12. Did Nineveh have a bad reputation among all people or just with Jonah?
  13. Why was there a storm?
  14. Is there a parallel with the 3 days and nights Jonah spent in the fish and the time Jesus spent in the tomb?
  15. Why did God send a storm upon the sailors if Jonah was the one at fault?
  16. Did the sailors become God-followers?
  17. If the sailors are pantheists, how is it that they worship Jonah’s God?
  18. Why did they have to throw Jonah overboard?

Next week, we will have a little nerf war with our nerf bows and arrows after our study of Jonah 2

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Breakfast & Bible: Week 1

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All youth (incoming 7th graders – 2016 graduates) are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for Breakfast and Bible starting Wednesday, July 13th 9:00AM-11:00AM.  Bring your Bible.  Bring your belly.  Bring your best friends.

We will eat pancakes and other yummy breakfast food starting at 9:00am in the Soul Garage and then we will start a study of the Book of Jonah.  After Breakfast and Bible we will play some games.

Help spread the word to your friends.

End of School Celebration

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All youth 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join us at the Soul Garage for our final regular youth group gathering before summer.  Come early any time after 6:00pm to eat FREE food (pulled pork, hotdogs, chips, fruit, veggies, & dessert)!  We will have 9 Square set up inside the gym, GaGa Ball in the game room.

We will be together (6th-12th) grade for the night.  Announcements will be at 7:15pm followed by worship and an hour long dramatic film of the story of Acts.  At the end of the night, we will have our Senior Share Open Mic to wrap up the year.

It ought to be a great night!  Hope to see you there!  Come hungry!

Epic Bonfire Dec 30th

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All youth 7th-12th grade and their friends are invited to come join us Wednesday, December 30th for a winter party and bonfire at the Kuhrt Residence (1817 19th Ave., Rice Lake – just north and west of Walmart).  The party runs from 3:00-6:00pm.  Free food.  Games in the snow…..Yes, there will be snow.  There are 3 days between today and next Wednesday with snow in the forecast – whohoo!  SnowSquare in the Air, Snow Football, maybe even Snow GaGa Ball.  The plan is to light the massive bonfire using a flaming arrow.  It may fail or it may be the coolest thing you have seen in 2015….come to find out!

For those who don’t love winter (silly people), there will be a warm garage with snacks and hot drinks and cool people to hang out with.

Until then….Merry Christmas!  Hope to see you at Maranatha’s Christmas Eve Service (3:00pm or 4:30pm)

 

 

Lessons From Chicago (Nathan Kaus)

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I had thought the cost was too much for us to be able to pay and that trying was going to be the worst part, but then Pastor Tony shared many ways in which we could pay down its cost.  So we took him up on his suggestions.  Later, in one of our final meetings, he passed out updates.  When I read my little slip of paper, I was shocked with what came in!  That is when I thought about what I have learned about God: He can provide!

Now, I was apprehensive on going because I had no idea what the host families would be like. Would they be nice? Would their kids be disrespectful to us? But, I learned that they were VERY generous and their kids were VERY unique and interesting… in a good way… especially the “tablet kid.” 😉 They listened to their parents and respected them. They loved sharing their ice cream and food with us! They were good examples for me because I myself struggle at that point: in not listening when I have been told to do something right away by my parents and teachers.

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When I was in Chicago, one thing that I really had trouble with, and not just while there, is patience. Some example include: when we driving to Chicago in a cramped truck, when we had arguments in the truck, in traffic, etc. But the biggest trial, that really frustrated me, was during game time with my first rotation of kids; for they would get so crazy. They would run all over the place and not follow the instructions. They wouldn’t even play the game, but just go and do their own thing or ruin the course for the other groups who would be doing it after them. It was really hard to calm them them down or get them to listen.

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I also learned that prayer is real.  I prayed to God during game time and when I went to bed to give me patience for when the kids were acting crazy. Sometimes, in the crazy days, I would always ask God to help me with the kids in how to deal with them and to also give me ideas for filler games because I was the one in charge of leading them all week.  As the week went by and as I was doing this, I became more aware that I wasn’t getting as frustrated with them and had begun to have more fun with them.  I also see that since I have been home, I have had more patience.

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When I got home from the trip, after all the excitement and fun, I realized that none of this would have been possible without everyone’s prayers and financial support for me and my mom. Thank you so much!IMG_2233

Nathan Kaus