Attention families, we are working to put together a mission trip to Ocean City Baptist Church during the month of July. Dates and cost will be available soon, but begin praying about making your “vacation” a powerful family mission experience this summer. Beach time included! More info coming soon!
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Parents and youth -join us for an activity-filled day at Winterbrook Farms in Thurmont, Saturday, October 6. Register here.
The farm is known for its corn maze and has dozens of other fun activities, including zip line, hayrides, trike track, apple cannon, petting zoo, giant slide, and more!
Stay as long as you like and stop in to visit with fellow Redland families at our bonfire space from 3-7pm with free hot dogs and s’mores! Other concessions are available.
Look for a family discussion sheet to have a faith talk on your way there.
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids, 4′ tall or less.
This Sunday, Holly will lead our final session in our youth-led series! The topic is “What’s in it for me?” See you Sunday!
Wes will teach our youth-led series this week! The topic is “Your one and only.” See you Sunday!
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For youth serving at RBC Camp, we’ll have some fun activities afterward. The movie day details will come together later, once movie times have posted.
Youth helpers at RBC Camp will get to take part in some activities AFTER camp each day!
Important information about these activities:
- This is only open to youth camp helpers.
- We will need some chaperone support – let Kevin know if you are interested.
- Permission slip will be available as early as June 10.
So what are the activities? Tentative schedule:
Monday: Brazilian dodgeball and pizza lunch ($3)
Wednesday: Incredibles 2 movie…so don’t go see it early!
Thursday: Walk to lunch at Gourmet Asian Bistro
You may have heard that on June 4 the Supreme Court voted 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop to withhold services based on religiously held conviction. If your teen is older, I wholeheartedly recommend discussion of this decision, what it means for Americans, and other, finer points of the issue.
Why do I bring all of this up here?
This Sunday, June 10, our youth will learn that God calls us to stand our ground, refusing to compromise when the truth of the gospel is at stake. Our passage, Galatians 2:11-21, is less about withholding services and more about freely sharing God’s message with all people, regardless of who they are. The tie in with the Supreme Court decision and our lesson leads to a few observations:
- Standing firm on God’s truth means we share the good news with everyone – no holding back.
- Our faith leads us to make very real, day-to-day decisions to either do or not do certain things out of obedience to God. Religious exercise should never be confined within church walls.
- Whatever decision we make must be based on God’s truth and convey God’s love.
- We can thank God for the religious liberty to operate on our sincerely held religious beliefs while realizing the law may not always make provision for us to do so.
Perhaps you have different observations. Talk to your teen or pre-teen about our call to stand firm on the gospel. Here’s a discussion sheet to help.
Dan is working on his Eagle Scout project THIS Saturday. Let’s help him…because helping him is also helping us…because he’s doing work at the church 🙂
Tasks include repairing the Youth House steps AND redoing some mulch beds.
Our visit to see Carlos was wonderful! We want to continue encouraging him through letters and gifts that will help us connect better with him and his needs.
How you can pray:
- Godly influences in his life – Carlos has not known his mother or father since he was two years old. He is now thirteen and lives with his grandmother.
- Physical needs to be met (food, clothing, shelter) – Carlos and his family may be evicted. The landowner where they rent wants to sell the property.
- Spiritual growth