Wednesday / September 20 / Battle of the Ages / 7-8:30PM @ Neighborhood Church
It's week #3 of Battle of the Ages. Make sure to bring a friend to earn points and take an early lead for your grade. Let the games begin!
[Meet in the Ministry Center Auditorium]
Jr. High Weekend / Worship Together Weekend / Sept. 23 & 24
It's Worship Together Weekend! The last weekend of each month our Jr. and Sr. High students join us in our worship services. We encourage families to sit together, hear the same message, and worship together! Join us with your family at any of our 5 services including the new Acoustic Service at 11:15am in the Ministry Center Auditorium!
In the Worship Center: Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5PM, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 9:30AM, and 11:15AM
In the Ministry Center: Sunday Sept. 24 at 9:30, the Classic Service, or the New Acoustic Service at 11:15AM.
Every Wednesday in September! / Battle of the Ages / 7-8:30PM @ Neighborhood Church
Leap back into the school year with this fantastic competition that lasts the entire month of September! We’ll answer the age old question…what grade is really the best? We’ll be competing in crazy team competitions, based off of 90's Blockbuster Movies, that will happen on the weekends and Wednesday Nights building up to our Battle of the Ages Finale, on September 27. Don’t miss this and invite your friends! [Meet in the Ministry Center Auditorium]
Wednesday / September 27 / Battle of the Ages Finale / 7-8:30PM @ Neighborhood Church / Cost $3.*
It's all been building up to this, our Battle of the Ages Finale! No matter which grade is leading, it can all come down to this night. We'll be playing fun and crazy games, so you won't want to miss it. We will announce the winning grade and they will win a prize as well as the Battle of the Ages trophy for the whole year! [Meet in the Ministry Center Auditorium] *Bring a friend that's never been to Wednesday night before and your both free!
Do you have any questions about upcoming events or our Junior High Ministry, contact Aidan, The Junior High Ministry Assistant, at [email protected]
PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Neighborhood Junior High Ministry uses pictures/video from events to make printed or web publications. If you wish your students not to be used in any printed or web publications, a written statement must be on file with the Jr. High Office. If you have questions regarding this, please email the Junior High Ministry at [email protected]
For many families, homework is the number one source of conflict between parents and their kids. When kids won't do their homework or the quality of work is poor, the sparks begin to fly.
I interviewed the acclaimed parenting expert, author and columnist, John Rosemond, about what he believes parents should do regarding the issue of homework, and he outlined his ABC's:
A. All By Myself. Children ought to do their homework in a private, personal area -- not a high-traffic or family area like the kitchen. Insisting on a private area for homework tells your children that homework is their responsibility. As we help our kids move from dependence on us to becoming independent -- a private area allows them to function and complete tasks by themselves.
B. Back Off. Backing off means refusing to give children help with homework unless absolutely necessary. Although this is often difficult for parents, they need to realize that when children say, "I need help," it doesn't actually mean they do. According to Rosemond, when kids ask for help, about 80% of the time they are looking for mom or dad to solve a problem or bail them out of a situation that has frustrated them. When parents jump in to fix or bail out, they confirm for their children that they indeed were unable to solve the problem themselves. Backing off while supporting and encouraging your kids is the way to go. Even if kids fail, they will learn important life lessons.
C. Call It Quits. Rosemond suggests that parents set a time deadline when homework must be completed for the day, whether or not all assignments have been finished. When deadlines are set and kept, kids will begin to learn to manage their time more effectively.
These ABC's are nothing more than the approach to homework that most parents used 50 years ago. They might go against some popular thinking today, but they emphasize the development of self-discipline, responsibility, and the resourcefulness kids will need to become self-reliant and functioning adults.