Come hang out with your friends and go bowling. We are bowling for 2 hours at Andy B's.
Cost is $15.00 per student. Sign up at regencypark.org
Encourage your student to come to Zombie Night and invite their friends. They do not need to wear costumes or need to bring anything. We will be playing a game where the students have to find objects hidden in the church without getting caught by "Zombies" (other students) This will be a great night of fellowship!!!
Each year the teens decorate a couple of Trunks for our Trunk or Treat. This years theme is "Wizard of Oz" We encourage all teens to come in costume as a character from Wizard of Oz and participate in handing out candy to the kiddos. This is a great outreach event for our church.
Sunday October 31st - DNOW Registration Closes as Midnight.
Go to www.regencypark.org to register.
Sunday November 7th - DNOW Payments are Due.
Cost is $50.00
During our DNOW weekend students are placed in small groups and will stay in the home of their small group leader on Friday and Saturday nights. We will have main sessions here at the church. After church on Sunday, students will have lunch with their small group leader and will have their last small group session.
This years Theme is "ONE". Here is some information about what your student will be studying as they walk through Ephesians 4:4-6.
ONE moment can define history. ONE decision can change a life. ONE person can start a movement. The power of one resounds through Scripture, and by studying ONE, your students will travel through the Word to discover a powerful message that God has for them:
Students will encounter the capital-T truth: There is one God, the creator of the universe and of you and me, and there is no other. And the Bible is 100% clear on the subject: Jesus Himself says no one can come to the one, true God except through Him. And if we come to God through faith in Christ? We’re welcomed into one giant, awesome family of Believers. Want more great news? We’ve been given one main mission: go and make disciples of all nations!
Please begin praying for this weekend and encourage your student to attend.
Cost is $50.00 and covers all meals and materials for the weekend.
If you have any questions about our DNOW weekend please contact Pastor Darren.
December 12th - Teen Christmas Party
NEO District Winter Retreat - January 15th-17th (Sat.-Mon.)
Extravaganza at SNU - March 24th-26th (Regional Event)
NEO District Teen Camp - May 31st - June 4th
A funny thing happens to children once they reach the teenage years: They don't seem to want their parents around all that much. Sure, they need to have your presence in their lives. They just don't want to be reminded of that fact.
This comes as anywhere from a mild surprise to a major shock to parents who are watching their fun-loving 12-year-old become a sullen, more serious 13-year-old seemingly overnight. So, here are a few helpful ways you can still be a part of your teenager's life without pushing him or her away in the process.
1. Remember that because a teenager doesn't say, "I love you" as much as they used to doesn't mean he or she don't love his or her parents anymore. They just don't want to say it at school, in front of their peers, or when you drop them off in front of a friend's home.
2. Keep in mind that, one-day, it's likely you will have a loving friendship with them. Until then, Mom and Dad, resist the temptation to be one of their peers. Yes, peers are a primary influence right now---and you may want to be a part of your teen's "inner-circle." You definitely need to know who these friends are. But you can't be one of them no matter how much you try.
3. Don't forget that your job as a parent is a calling -- so treat your kids as gifts from God. This will help you through the lonely days when it seems like your teenager really doesn't care about you anymore. He or she will eventually get over it. Remember what it was like to be teenager. Keep this in mind and give your child a healthy amount of space when appropriate.
4. Do the little things to stay connected---even when these seem like they don't matter to your teenager. Don't underestimate the positive message you are sending your kids by watching all those sports games, or the hundreds of other ways you are present in their lives. Kids who grow up believing and knowing that their parents will always be there for them can face anything.