Dear High School Parents,
December was a great month together! This month, we were challenged to rethink how we approach Self-Harm and how we can begin to step into freedom if we're struggling with that, or how to help our friends if they're struggling with that: Hiding grows Harm and Honesty helps Heal. Then, we talked about Christmas and how so often the holidays can get away from us and pass by so quickly when our priorities are off. We were reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season and that, in a world flooded with distractions, there's only one thing worth our concern. We put our exclamation point on December with our Christmas Party! Complete with eggnog chugs, wrapping paper contests, cookie decorating, and a 6-foot burrito... yes, you read that right!
January will be an excited time as we look forward to next month! We'll begin a new series called The Greatest:
Sometimes following God feels a little complicated. With so many rules to remember, prayers to pray, and guidelines for how we’re supposed to live, it’s easy for it all to feel overwhelming. In this series, as we look at how Jesus kept faith simple, we’ll see that it’s really all about doing one thing—the greatest thing.
We'll also have a special night on January 20th as we join OCF church and listen to our God Talk: Mental Health Panel Discussion. We have Christian experts coming in to help us understand better and demystify things like Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction. Best part is, YOCF students are FREE!
Thank you for your continued prayer and partnership. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, feedback, or encouragement!
Check out this month's schedule below!