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The SowerYou may have heard us promoting the e-Sower (or electronic Sower) recently and wondered how to sign up to receive it.  To get our church newsletter via e-mail, just follow this link.  This link will also give you the opportunity to select which ministries you would like to receive special updates on; like the weekly RYM (Youth Ministry) update or the monthly Marriage Moments newsletter.   … (more)

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New “Ignition” youth night

Slide3Starting Tuesday, Sep. 23, our youth will have a monthly night for those interested in building leadership skills and helping to plan in the youth ministry.  We call this night IGNITION, because we expect a lot to be started as a result of it!

Because this is fairly new, you may have some questions.  Hopefully this answers them and makes you want to talk to your student about Ignition.

Who is Ignition for?
Ignition is for any student (6th-12th) who wants to learn leadership skills or how to be an influencer.  Students are taught these skills, plus shown how they fit with God’s Word.  The youth ministry is the main place where they will get to practice the skills they learn.

When/Where does Ignition meet?
We will meet in the Youth House on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30pm.  No need to register – just show up!

What does a typical Ignition night look like?
There will be two main parts to the night:  Leadership training and ministry planning.  Youth will learn leadership skills and how they relate to the Bible.  Then we will plan actual youth events and discuss ways to make existing events better.  Youth will get a chance to be involved in these events with some pretty cool opportunities!  And, of course, there will be plenty of fun along the way.

Is a special commitment required?
No, but we hope this is something that keeps youth coming back.  They will get to take ownership of a big part of the youth ministry, and that is exciting.  PLUS, those who attend six or more meetings will get to go on a special trip in May/June.  That trip will probably be to a theme park.

What materials will be used?
Ignition will utilize highly rated resources from The Student Leadership Challenge.  This covers five practices for exemplary leaders.  Initially, there will be no cost to students, but there may be some light costs down the road for a workbook or inventory guide.

Should I provide some snacks to fuel all these creative leadership brains?
Yes.  Yes, you should.

Have you signed up for Fuel?

clean fuel logoFuel is the main time our youth meet outside of Sunday School.  It’s packed with great activities and games, a fantastic dinner, great worship, and biblically-based lessons that hit students where they are now.

It’s free to sign up.  The only charge is for meals, which are only $3, and we even lower the cost for those if you pre-pay!

This year we are working to build our Fuel attendance so that more students can enjoy the experience and help make it even better.

Register here.

More information:
Times:  5-7:30pm
Schedule:  Each night will have games (often with prizes!), meal, worship, and lesson.  Some nights will involve small groups.  All nights will involve excitement!
Grouping:  As often as possible, we will divide the teaching time so that it is separate for middle and high school students.  This will help us bring age appropriate discussions that are practical for your student. 
Dinner:  We will have great meals to eat together, which is a great part of our night and draws students together.  Meals cost only $3, and you may choose to pay in advance this year. 

Youth MoCo Serve event

Event:  MoCo Youth Event4_3 MoCo Serve

 Date:  Sat., Sep. 13

 Drop-off:  2:15, RBC main lot

 Pick-up:  7:30, RBC main lot

 Cost:  FREE!

 New Deadline:  Register by Wed., Sep. 10 - register online here.

 Additional Info:  Team up with  youth from area churches to worship and serve together!

Close to a hundred youth will be at Olney Baptist Church for a youth worship rally, followed by a ministry project in the area.  We come back for dinner and debrief.

You won’t want to miss this event!

Wednesday Music Programs for ALL Ages!

Music Notes 008Online registration is now available for all of our Wednesday night music programs!

Click Here to register for our Children’s Music Programs: Grace Notes (Children’s) Handbells (Grades 3-5); Kids for Praise Graded Choirs: Music Making for Kids (3-year-olds), KFP 1 (4 and 5-year-olds), KFP 2 (Grades 1 and 2), KFP 3 (Grades 3-5).

Click Here to register for our Youth Music Programs: Waves of Grace Youth Choir and Handbells (Grades 6-12). … (more)

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2014 Fall Schedule

Our fall schedule shows the many opportunities at Redland for Worship, Outreach, Fellowship, Discipleship and Service!  … (more)

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Girls Progressive Dinner Night, Aug. 22

BecomingYouth girls are invited to a progressive dinner and story night!  This free event will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5:30-10:00pm.  We will travel to two church member homes in the Olney  area and back to the barn for dessert. A progressive story will be told along the way.  Please sign up (online or with permission slip) by Sun., Aug. 17.



Guys Overnight, Aug. 15-16

guys overnightThis guys only event kicks off with 6pm swimming, along with food and games.  Back at the church, we’ll have some guys discussions about “building your wall” followed by a movie.  This will be a blast!  Cost is $10, which includes dinner, and breakfast.  Bring cookies or another dessert to share…mostly with your youth leader ;)

Register here.

Full details:

Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16
Drop off at the RBC parking lot between 5:30-5:45pm (we leave at 6:00pm)…or meet at the Petrolle’s home in Rockville between 6:30-9:00pm.
Pick up at Youth Barn 9:00am Saturday morning.
Cost is $10 (pay at registration or on day of event)

2014-15 Fuel – register today!

Register for Fuel here.

clean fuel logoFuel is a dynamic, fun, super-charged night every week for students in grades 6-12.  Every night involves fun games, prizes, a great meal, worship, and practical lesson from the Bible.

We have made changes to help make Fuel even more relevant and exciting for teens.  We learned a lot through last year’s project-based concept, and this year we’re going with a more traditional model of teaching, while sometimes incorporating the more successful elements of last year. … (more)

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