Youth Ministry News

Volunteer Sign-Up for PNO – Christmas Edition 2014!

We need youth and adults to volunteer to help babysit at the Parents’ Night Out (PNO) – Christmas Edition 2014 on Friday, December 5, 4:30pm – 9:30pm!  This event is a Waves of Grace Fundraiser that will help to offset the cost of the Waves of Grace trip to North Carolina in June!

The Volunteer Registration is now available online!

Please plan to arrive by 4:30pm to help set up and receive instructions and be prepared to stay until 9:30pm for clean up after the event.  The kids will arrive at 5:00pm and leave at 9:00pm.  Thanks for volunteering to help babysit at the Parents’ Night Out – Christmas Edition Date Night on Friday, December 5!

Kenn and Judi Owens
Directors, Waves of Grace

Fuel Schedule

Here is our upcoming Fuel schedule:

11/23 – Normal meeting
11/30 – No Fuel – Happy Thanksgiving
12/7 – Normal meeting
12/14 – Christmas party (details below)
12/21 – No Fuel – Churchwide Music Event
12/28 – No Fuel – Merry Christmas (or Happy New Year…your choice ;)
1/4 – Fuel resumes

For the Christmas party, please note the following:
Times: 5-8pm (extended times)
Meal: We are planning to still have a dinner for this event
Bring: Guys should bring a 2-liter beverage (or something similar)
Girls should bring a dessert to share
Gift exchange: Bring a wrapped gift, $5 or less. “White elephant” gifts are okay, but please make sure they are acceptable.

Categories: for Parents, for Students

Youth need to register for the Dec. 12 OCC Processing Center right away!

This is an amazing opportunity to help with Operation Christmas Child in a fresh, new way. We want a lot of youth to be involved, but adults are welcome, too.

Learn more and sign up here.

December 12, 2014
4:15-10:30pm (options are available for when to arrive. See sign up sheet for more information)
Ages 13 and up

The registration form fills in many other details, too, but feel free to contact Kevin with questions.

Learn more and sign up here.

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Community Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service, November 23

Join with worshippers from Redland Baptist, St. Francis Catholic, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran, Mill Creek United Methodist, and Derwood Alliance Churches to thank God for His many blessings at our Community Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service on Sunday, November 23, 7:00-8pm, at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17740 Muncaster Rd in Derwood. Speaker: Rev. Martha Maxham, Minister of Christian Education from Mill Creek United Methodist Church. An offering will be taken benefitting our local men’s shelter.

Categories: News, outreach

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

OCC logoFor the fourth year, Redland is a collection site for shoeboxes during National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, November 17-24, 2014.  OCC makes it possible for millions of children to experience God’s love through shoeboxes filled with gifts.  These shoeboxes open doors for presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Stop by the display table in the foyer for what to contribute or contact Karen Freeman, occkaren at yahoo dot com, for more info.

National Collection Week dates are: 
Monday, November 17, 10am – 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 18, 10am – 2:30pm
Wednesday, November 19, 10am – 2:30pm
Thursday, November 20, 10am – 2:30pm
Friday, November 21, 11am – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 9am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 23, 1pm – 4:00pm
Monday, November 24, 3pm – 8:00pm

Categories: News, outreach

Serve at the Operation Christmas Child processing center!

Our church has been able to get involved with Operation Christmas Child in many rewarding ways.  Now there is a new opportunity to serve!  Come join us at the OCC Processing Center in Jessup on Friday, December 12.  You’ll get to sort through boxes to check for quality, and your hands can be the last to touch a life-changing shoebox before it leaves the United States. … (more)

Categories: for Parents, for Students, News

Youth “Mystery” Movie Night

Come to the Barn on Saturday, October 11 (6-9pm) for a movie night with food and games!  What will we be watching?  Youth get to choose!  The voting happened yesterday night, BUT it will be a surprise!

The movie will be one of the following:

  1. Turbo
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. Planes

All youth (Grades 6-12) are invited to this event.  Bring $3 for pizza.  Bring friends, too!

Flag Football and Chili Cook-Off


Recreation Ministry is hosting a day of food, fun and fellowship!

When?  November 8 from 11am until 4pm

Where?  on the fields behind the Youth Barn

Questions? Contact Matt Horton:  or Kyle Kilgore: to register.

We will have Some fun! Each team will consist of 4 to 5 players: 1 QB and 3 or 4 players. Each team must have 1 female player and 1 youth player. (This might be the same person.) Teams could play anywhere from 3 to 7 games before it’s all over! It’s going to be a great day!

Bring your lawn chairs/blankets, drink or dessert to share, and a loud voice for cheering!

If you would like to play just email Martt Horton  or Kyle Kilgore:



If you want to compete in the Chili Cook-Off, complete the form below.

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Categories: News, Recreation, ROC

Update! Photos in Sunday School Sunday, October 5

In an effort to update our website, photographs will be taken during the Sunday School hour Sunday, October 5.  We will not be able to post any photos if we do not have a photo release.  That means if your youth does not have a photo release, they will not be able to be in photographs.

So how do you know if you’ve given permission for the photos?  If you have filled out a 2014 Health and Consent form, then permission has already been given.  For the most part, that means if your youth has been on an overnight event with us this year, then you have already given permission for photos.  Otherwise, fill out the form here and bring it in to Sunday School, or come into the Barn at the beginning of Sunday School to sign a photo release form.

Categories: for Parents

Youth “Rise Up” Soul Fuel Retreat, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2


Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to an amazing retreat at the end of October!  This is a weekendSlide5 filled with great discussions in the Barn, fun outings like a corn maze and video scavenger hunt, tasty meals, and overnights in member host homes – a local retreat weekend!  Register by Oct. 12 to lock in the early bird rate of $55.  Regular rate is $65.  Sponsorships are available.

This is a local retreat, held on church property and at host homes, with some outside activities.

Register online here

We have a guest speaker – Connor Porter – who was one of our camp counselors at Recharge Camp this past summer.  Connor will be speaking with us about what it means to “Rise Up” and band together as a youth ministry to do big things for God and expect rewarding results from God.  There will be four sessions over the weekend and also a service project on Saturday.

There will be some off campus activities, including a costume video scavenger hunt and corn maze.  Be sure to dress for the weather!  For the corn maze, be sure to pack a spare outfit that can get dirty.  Boots and a flashlight are highly recommended! We will also be doing a ministry project on Saturday to help us embody what it means to “rise up” as followers of Christ.

Meals & snacks
Cost of the retreat covers dinner Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast Sunday.  We will also have snacks, but consider providing some snacks for the group, which will help us out!

Costumes  Be creative!  Guidelines:  Nothing gorey, indecent, or super-scary.

What to pack
There may be additional items, but this is a good start.

  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Toiletries – shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Bible & pen
  • Costume
  • Clothes for the weekend in a small duffel – including church clothes for worship at RBC
  • Warm clothing. for time outside
  • Don’t pack weapons, drugs, fictitious creatures, or any other commonsense items that shouldn’t be brought

Register online here

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Categories: for Parents, for Students

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