Friday, January 2, 2009

Student Ministry Newsletter- January 2009

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When I was your age... Kathy and I had to push both of our cars to church in the snow with bare feet.

Student Ministry Newsletter

January 2009

December's "Arctic Blast" snowstorm may have closed down roads and schools into Christmas break, but our student ministry continued to gain traction for the journey.
Students took advantage of the school cancellations to hang out throughout the week (DQ, above, is always a favorite place to take a break from the storm outside).

One memorable gathering at youth pastor Garth and Kathy's apartment inspired some of the guys to record a comically failed "video commentary" for the movie Dark Knight, to be posted on the Warner Brothers website. Trust us, it was bad. We should have learned from our previous week's premiere viewing of Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian that movies are meant to be watched, not talked through.
The students on our couch are taking the jump to Narnia together.


As expected, Aloha High School students Alissa, Kenny, and Kevin performed their roles wonderfully in the Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In our study of the church's origins in Scripture, we just finished a unit on how the early church adapted to its growth in the book of Acts. We are thanking God for growing our student ministry as well.

On the week that many institutions shut down due to the piles of snow and ice on the roads, we planned a snowball fight at church on Wednesday night… and had a full house for the Bible study! We are excited to see how the Lord will work in our student ministry and through our church as a whole in 2009.

In Christ,

Youth Pastors Garth and Kathy

Here are some bonus pics from Flickr that I have made "public":

Brandon taking prayer requests during a Wednesday night meeting

Serving donuts and snacks to our church family

Cheering for the Dallas Cowboys at our apartment

This is us heading home from our apartment after shooting our "Dark Knight" webcam commentary. Obviously, we shuffled seats before the Jeep drove off.

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