February / March Activites
February / March Activites
After the dessert auction and lasagna dinner we will head out to the BOK Center for Winter Jam.
Students need $15.00 to get in the door, Snack and/or dinner money. We will return to the church between 10:30 and 11:00.
Come out and support Jayden and her volleyball squad. Tournament details will be released the week before the tournament. This is when they will release times for pool play games and entry fees.
I will let you know the details when I have them
Early bird pricing ends Friday, March 1st.
Registration Fee - $45.00
Meal Card Fee - $35.00
Total Early Bird cost - $80.00. This payment does NOT include hotel cost. This is paid online when you register you student. The hotel cost will be due Wed. March 20th.
After March 1st the total cost increases to $100.00 for registration and meal card.
Register online at - snuextravaganza.com
Come out and support Trinity and Emma as they perform with the Union Winter Guard.
Show times and entry fee to be determined.
Join us for a night of praise and worship. The Youth Bands from Broken Arrow and Tulsa Central will join our youth band as we spend a night worshipping with teen from across the district. We will be taking donations for NYC during the evening. Students going to NYC will help during the evening as we transition between bands.
Suggested donation is $5.00
Join us for an amazing weekend. There will be powerful impactful messages, music with Royal Company, and Sports and Talent competitions. This is a regional event held on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.
Registration deadline is March 21st.
Go to snuextravaganza.com to register or see more information.
Life moves at a pretty hectic pace these days. And, in all honesty, I don't think that's a good thing.
But what concerns me more than just the busyness of life, however, is the fact that so many parents---even Christians---seem to be of the mind that all of this "activity" is somehow actually beneficial.
When Cathy and I were newly married, I was called to serve as Youth Pastor at a church in Southern California. The ministry thrived but my zeal for ministry was putting what I thought was a good marriage in danger. I had focused too much on ministry and not enough on our marriage.
Once I realized the problem that I had created, we worked together to come up with three action steps that have proved over the years to be lifesavers for our marriage and provided good boundaries when children showed up in our lives.
1. A non-negotiable date night once each week.
2. Only out three nights each week.
3. Cathy would have veto power over my schedule.
By sticking with these action steps, we've received a lot of benefits, not just for Cathy and I as a couple but for our whole family:
1. Dating your spouse keeps you growing romantically. The fact is that there is a significant drop in satisfaction with a couple's romance and sex lives when children arrive on the scene. However, couples with the most positive families make intimacy and romance a priority.
2. Dating your spouse keeps you growing spiritually as a couple. I have never encountered a couple who prayed together regularly that experiences serious difficulties. Spending time together and praying together restores balance and priorities in marriage because it recognizes that God loves both partners equally.
3. Dating your spouse keeps the lines of communication open. Having a regular date night gives you at least one opportunity each week to engage in uninterrupted conversation.
If your marriage is too "child-focused" to accommodate a regular date night, I believe you need to change your focus. Marriages that are totally "child-focused" don't work well and, most of the time, they don't last.
Your children want and need you to invest time and effort into your marriage. They may complain about "date nights" or those "extended times" when you and your spouse take a weekend away together, but in their hearts, they know that you two need your time alone. And having a healthy marriage is one of the very best ways to offer security to a child!