Youth Ministry News

Wednesday Night Music Programs for All Ages!

Music Notes 008Wednesday night is when most of our music programs meet to rehearse and there is something for every age group! Online registration is now available for all of our Wednesday night music programs (see below).  Join us! … (more)

Waves of Grace resumes. Register now!

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Hi Students and Parents!

Waves of Grace is gearing up for a new season starting on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and we would love to have you join us! You can join the choir, the handbell choir, or both! We lead in Sunday worship services, serve in Brooke Grove Nursing Home, take a trip to the annual handbell View More: in November, perform in Christmas celebrations, and give a year-end concert that includes singing, ringing, special ensemble pieces, and drama! You don’t need any previous musical experience to join- just a heart to serve and praise God! We are a group of all levels, so don’t hesitate to give it a try!

It’s a lot of fun and a great time to worship God, to learn more about music and teamwork, and to draw closer to God and each other.

Rehearsals for choir are Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30 in the choir room right next to the sanctuary.
Rehearsals for bells are right after choir at 7:30-8:30 in the chapel.

We begin on September 9- so register online so we can plan for your arrival! If you have any questions, please contact Kenn and Judi Owens. See you then!

Note: Even if you’ve been in WoG before, you still need to register :)
Kenn Owens, director, Waves of Grace Handbells
Judi Owens, director, Waves of Grace Choir


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It’s time to register for Fuel AND order your Fuel tee shirt!

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Fuel begins Sep. 13.  Register today!  We are tie-dyeing tee shirts on our first day, and we need to order them NOW!  Visit the Fuel page for more information.

IMPORTANT:  To ensure we have our shirts on time, tee shirt ordering closes August 28!

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Why you should sign up for Church Work Days


Church work days are coming up, and here are 3 reasons why you should be involved:

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Reason #1:  Families should serve together

Being involved in service projects together is an important part of teen spiritual development.  They also learn valuable skills and work ethic while seeing their parents do the same.

Reason #2:  Church work day attendance needs a boost

If several families from the youth ministry come to work day, we will not only get a lot accomplished but also make a very encouraging statement to the church about the high caliber youth and families we have.

Reason #3:  A lot of work is happening to the Barn

Inside AND outside, there will be projects to help make the barn an even more inviting space.  Youth and their parents should be a driving force to make this happen and help make it their space and not simply a space.

Bonus reason:  Food

If youth & families are in the majority, maybe we can pick the provided lunch and make sure it’s a really tasty one.  I’m in the mood for barbecue.  You?

Sign up below.  Do you have to sign up?  Nope!  But it will help the Building & Grounds committee know how many workers to plan for.

Church Work Days

Let us know you plan to come to the work day so we can plan our projects! There is a Sep. 12 work day and an Oct. 3 work day.
  • How many in your family will be coming to the Sep. 12 work day?
  • How many in your family will be coming to the Oct. 3 work day?
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Pool Party this Tuesday!

Just a reminder that we swim at the Petrolle’s home this Tuesday from 6-9pm.  We will have a corn hole (bean bag toss game) tournament, too, with prizes!

Be sure to bring $3 for your meal, plus a side item.

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Youth Counter Culture

This August our youth Sunday School time will be combined in the Barn and focused on what it means to live like a Christian in our present culture.  With the massive cultural shifts that have taken place in our day, our students are being increasingly forced to choose where they stand.  The danger they face particularly is the temptation to jettison God’s truth in favor of the current culture’s ideals.  This series points students first to a zeal for God’s glory and builds a foundation of the gospel before diving into “the issues.”  That way we have the basis for engaging these things.

These are the topics we will cover in August:
Aug 2: Culture
Aug 9: Human Life
Aug 16:  Sexuality
Aug 23: Race

Youth will want to join in for dynamic teaching and discussion.  We meet at 9:40am in the Barn.  Parents, do you want to be able to discuss these important topics with your students?  Attend the Adult “Merge” Sunday School in the Chapel on the same weeks for the same Counter Culture study.

By the way, August 30 is Promotion Sunday!

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MERGE – Combined Summer Sunday School

MERGE Combined Summer Sunday School 01This summer, we will “MERGE” together for the month of August to study David Platt’s book, Counter Culture (books will be available for $16) in Sunday School at 9:40am.  Each session will have a video, followed by facilitated discussion.  Adults will meet in the Chapel.  SowerCover 07-09-2015Here’s a look at the schedule:

August 2 – Session 1 “Culture”, facilitated by Bob Michael
August 9 – Session 2 “Human Life”, facilitated by Pam Burdette
August 16 – Session 3 “Sexuality”, facilitated by Roger Price
August 23 – Session 4 “Race”, facilitated by CC Day

At the same time, Youth (Grades 6-12) meet in the Youth Barn to do a student study version of the book, Counter Culture.

Children (age 5 – Grade 5) will meet in room D215/216 for a study on Revelation 22:12-13, “God’s Plan for the Church is Fulfilled”.  Preschool children will continue to meet in their regular rooms.  Here’s a look at the schedule:

August 2 – Session 1 “Church Responsibility” (1 Cor. 1-16)
August 9 – Session 2 “Christ’s Return is Anticipated” (2 Thess. 1-3)
August 16 – Session 3 “God’s Warning to Seven Churches” (Rev. 1-3)
August 23 – Session 4 “Jesus Christ Will Return” (Rev. 19-22)

Join us!

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Laser Tag permission slip for July 7

Download it here!  Event is 6:00pm-9:45pm, with drop off and pick up at the RBC Church lot.  Please try to arrive a few minutes early to help us leave close to 6pm.

Cost is $20 for our 3 laser tag adventures at Shadowland.  Parents also need to complete a Shadowland waiver.

We will also go out to eat.  Please bring money for fast food.

Permission slips are due back by Sunday, July 5, to guarantee your place!

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Pool parties permission slip

Download it here!  Unlike this web post version the paper and direct emailed versions contain addresses of where we will be when.  Contact the office if you need help with locations.

Special pool party info:  On July 14, our pool parties will begin welcoming our incoming 6th grade youth!  Parents are welcome to join us.

By the way, all summer events are ON!  Thank you, willing chaperone volunteers!

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Youth activities after RBC Camp

Download and print your permission slip for our youth post-RBC Camp activities now and have it ready to turn in Sunday!  Here it is:  Post-RBC Camp Activity Form 2016

So what are we doing?

  • Monday, June 22 – Pizza & 9 Square OR movie:  Stick around for pizza and fun.  2:30 pickup at ROC or Barn. Bring $3 for pizza.
  • Tuesday, June 23 – Pool party at the Harpers’ home.  3:30 pickup at Harpers’ home (18901 Willow Grove Rd, Olney 20832).  Bring $2 and a snack (like chips or cookies) or drink.
  • Wednesday, June 24 – Meal out:  Walk to Gourmet Asian Bistro (near McDonald’s).  Pick up at 2pm.

Please note that these activities are meant as a reward for youth who are serving at RBC Camp.  We will not have activities on Thursday (evening program) or Friday (cleanup).


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