The updated scores!
The updated scores!
Senior Highs are back at the Riselings.
Jr High → 1 Peter Pt 4 & Nuke 'Em Ball
Sr High → Advocate 7.1 - Evil
Junior Highs dropped off at Starbucks RioCan and picked up at Bay Park.
Jr High → 1 Peter Pt 5 & Soccer Kickball
Sr High → Advocate 7.2 - Falsehood
Goose Chase is a fun mobile photo rally, this will be our third spring in a row playing this wacky and goofy game!
Come to youth EARLY at 6pm to join in! It will be followed by regular Clans at 7:30.
After Goose Chase we will have a combined worship time at Bay Park followed by large group Clan Bible studies (but no Small Groups this week).
Jr High → 1 Peter Pt 6
Sr High → Advocate 7.3 - Suffering
After Clan on Friday May 18 the Seniors High will be having a post-hangout time at Marble Slab Creamery at 2376 Princess St.
We planned to do this last month but needed to postpone.
Plan to get picked up there by 10pm if you want to join!
MERGE this month is at Bayridge Alliance (825 Gardiners Rd).
Come one, come all to join together with youth from 5 other churches throughout the city.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
We're going camping!
This trip is open to all students Grades 6 through 12 (for younger students please use your discretion). It is a great event for inviting friends or if you haven't joined us in some time.
There will be many adventures and fun times under the stars and in the great outdoors. The goal is to rediscover our awe of God's power and inspire us to worship and serve him. All food and camping gear (except for sleeping bags/air mattresses/foams) will be supplied.
Pick up and drop off will need to be Charleston Lake Provincial Park (about 50 mins from Bay Park) due to the leader's needing to transport gear and food. We're encouraging parents to carpool together. If any teens drive themselves please note there is a fee for parking at the campsite.
The cost is a $20 deposit by May 18th and then an additional $20-30 by May 31st (the final cost depends on a few factors). Families will not need to pay anymore than $80 for all children.
Here is how registration works:
Here is the link for pre-registration due by May 18th >>>>>>>>>>> goo.gl/forms/JsyFjfRVHiNcDlGQ2
This is our tentative date for the Gr. 8 Graduation Celebration dinner we will have to send off those leaving Middle School and going into High School, all Junior Highs invited.
This is our tentative date for the Gr. 12 Graduation Celebration dinner we will have to commission our grads, all Senior Highs invited.
This will be our last night of regularly scheduled Friday night youth group for the summer! This will be for all Gr. 6 to 12s.
Don't miss it! This night will include:
* Parking Lot Bonfire & S'mores
* Flour Bomb War
* Giving out of Scripture Memory prizes
* At least 1 leader pied in the face
* Fireside Devotional
Students are about to dive deep into some of the most common question about life and the Christian faith This study explores how a biblical worldview provides the best explanations for some of toughest questions in life. We're not going to cover every detail, but we are going to walk systematically through major issues and arguments students will face as they share and live their faith. By the end of the study, students will be more equipped to fully understand and own their faith.
Genesis 18:25; Genesis 3
|Properly understood, evil implies an objective moral standard grounded in the character of God.|
James 1:13; James 1:2-18
There is no logical contradiction between the character of God and the existence of evil.
Genesis 50:20; Genesis 37:12-36
God participates in our suffering using it to direct the course of human history.
In this series, written and created by Bay Park's own Nancy Pike, the Junior High class will be exploring how to read the biblical text of 1 Peter carefully. The will study the passages and consider the amazing encouragement but challenging actions that Peter is spurring us onto in our Christian walk!
Part 4. 1 Peter 2:11-25.
We must live godly lives that forgive, show grace, mercy, do good deeds, etc. But why? The purposes of the godly life of Christians is twofold. (1) Non-Christians will take careful notice of our good works. (2) They will glorify God!
While we may often be criticized for our faith, our own behaviour should not provide any fuel for the attack. Yes, we all make mistakes, and yes, we all do stupid stuff, but as followers of Christ we are devoting our lives to live the way Christ wants us to.
Part 5. 1 Peter 3:1-22.
There can be mixed feelings on the first seven verses of Chapter 3. There are some people. that take these verses to mean that women don’t get a say and Peter is ok with women being oppressed. This is not the case. We'll talk about relationships and what a Christ-honouring relationship can look like: to listen, love, respect, serve, encourage, share, communicate, etc.
Do you see who Peter is wanting us to look like? Christ! Peter is not making a checklist of the things we need to ‘do’ to be good enough, but he wants us to look like Christ, act like Christ, and be a witness for Christ.
Part 6. 1 Peter 4:1-19.
Living for God. What does that look like? Well, Peter paints a clear picture of some practical things that show that we are living for God.
(1) Living for God means our goals in life are to follow God’s will, not our own desires for instant pleasure, power, selfish gain etc. (verse 2)
(2) Living for God means choosing to live differently than we once did with dishonesty, selfishness, lust, drunkenness, parties, etc. (verse 3)
(3) Living for God means loving each other deeply and be welcoming and friendly without grumbling (verse 8-9)
(4) Living for God means serving others and forgiving others (verse10)
We have the option to live for ourselves or live for God. Peter is helping the reader get a picture of the goodness that comes from living for God.
Again, we cannot get caught up in a checklist. Being a Christian is NOT about checking things off and then being good to go. Living for God is a daily choice. It is daily saying, "God, you showed me unconditional love through Jesus. Today I want to live and obey your will not mine, but I can only do so with your help and your guidance. Help me to live for you today."
An article from the web to get you thinking . . .
If you find it challenging to talk with your teen about God and spiritual issues, you are not alone. It's not that parents don't want to talk about faith with their kids, but rather that they don't know how to get started. Here are five practical suggestions to get faith conversations started in your home.
1. Be yourself. You don't need a seminary degree to talk to your kids about God. You don't have to speak like a pastor giving a sermon. Just be yourself in conversations with your teenager. Share your understanding of who God is and why He matters to you in a way that reflects the real you.
2. Don't limit your faith conversations to Sunday mornings. Don't get caught in the trap of compartmentalizing faith issues to certain days or times. Let you kids know that spiritual issues are important in your life all of the time! Don't go overboard, but make faith issues an ongoing discussion with your family.
3. Let your kids catch you in the act of doing something spiritual. Spending time alone with God is great, but how will they know about the value you place on spiritual disciplines if they never see you engaged in them? Let your kids "see" you involved in these disciplines. Your actions teach your teenagers much about your faith, and likely communicate more than your words.
4. Look for natural opportunities to engage in faith conversations. Be on the lookout for opportunities along the road of life where issues almost beg to be discussed in light of your Christian commitment and faith. Try utilizing news items and entertainment media sources as springboards for faith conversations.
5. See yourself as a "fellow-learner" rather than a teacher. Taking the posture of a "fellow-learner" takes much of the pressure off of you and sends the message that you don't claim to know everything about the Christian faith. It's truly healthy when your teen asks a faith question that you need to reply with, "I don't know the answer. Let's figure it out together."