2012 Canaan Awards Night

Friday, September 28, 2012

meet our new counselors!

come out tonight and get to know our new youth counselors better as arthur and vicki will be sharing about themselves! not only that, but we'll have games, worship, and simply a fun time together :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

mid-week announcements!

"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you" (Colossians 1:3, ESV)


This Friday our new counselors Arthur and Vicki will be sharing a bit about themselves so come get acquainted with them and with the rest of the youth group!

On Sunday, there's an opportunity for you to bike 7 miles around Alviso with the rest of English ministry during second hour (11:30)!!
If you would like to go on this biking trip, please be sure to fill out the waiver and have your parents sign it (I've attached it again or your convenience).

If you're not into biking, we will have a second hour youth Sunday School and we'll again serve lunch afterwards. 

Also, we're starting snack rotation! I will have a complete list out soon, but 
snacks for this week: JOANNE HER! 
thank you=)

Hope to see you FRIDAY AND SUNDAYY!!!!!

Questions of the Week (QOTW): 
Would you rather be able to visit 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future?
What has God been doing in your life this week?

FYI Jamba Juice is $1 this week again, Mon-Fri from 5pm-7pm=)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weekend Update

Here is a quick recap of what we learned this past weekend.

On Friday, Stephen shared about his first year in college and the fellowship he participated in. He reminded us about the importance of finding a good fellowship where you can participate, serve, and have people keep you accountable. He shared about how a fellowship is to be welcoming to new comers, how close knit his community was, and his small group where he was able to share some of his struggles and have people pray for him and support him. In the same way, our youth group, Everglow, is a place to experience these similar things. He challenged us to get involved in youth group and really making it our own. I pray that we really would be a youth group where people feel welcomed, are involved and serving, and deepening their relationships with one another.

On Sunday, we talked about the central theme of the Bible. Did you know that the Bible is really a love story? It is! It's a story about God's great love for us. He made us to be in a relationship with Him, but because of our selfishness, we turned from God. But throughout the Bible, we see God's pursuit of us in bringing us back to Him and restoring this broken relationship. It was ultimately done through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We should read through the Bible with the reminder that everything was written to remind us of God's great love for us and for us to respond to that love.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Guest Speaker!

Tonight, we have a guest speaker! Our own Everglow alum, Stephen, will be sharing with us about the importance of fellowship. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

And... We're Back!

Hi everyone,

Our youth group blog is back! We've been meaning to keep this blog going as a place where we update you on the ongoings of Everglow, but unfortunately, we've done a poor job of doing so. However, we are back and will make a more concerted effort in keeping this blog exciting and alive.

We've started 2 new series that we're excited about. On Friday nights, we are going through "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. This book challenges us see how much God loves us and how that love should change the way we think and live out our lives. Besides our lesson, each Friday is filled with games, worship, and small group sharing.

During our 2-Hour on Sundays, we are going through an "Overview of the Bible" series which will help us better navigate through the Bible. We know that the Bible can be overwhelming at times and seem boring at other times, so this series will give us tools to help us better approach them Bible and make it more fun and interesting to read.

We really hope that you will come out and join us each Friday night and each 2nd-Hour on Sundays!