Nerf War 1.0 is just 2-1/2 weeks away. Invites your friends…heck…invite your enemies if you want to shoot them! Is on Saturday, January 27th. Starts at 1:00 PM and all the blood should be gone by 5:00 PM. Nerf darts will be provided (please do not bring your own). You will need to bring a Nerf gun. The Trird EX-3 (pictured here) sells for around $10.oo. We will be using Elite Darts. We do have a few of the EX-3’s, so if you need a gun please indicate that on the sign-up sheet so we can try to make sure everyone has a gun.
We’re going to start selling Valentines Dinner tickets this Sunday, and we will be promoting the dinner this Sunday during both services.
So we’ll need students to:
- Help sell tickets before and after each service, each service leading up to the event.
- Be available during announcements of both services.
- If at all possible where black slacks and a white shirt.
Remember, everyone who works will get a percentage of the profits to be credited to their mission trip, so make sure you sign the check-in sheet each Sunday.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
- The date is Saturday February10th.
- Doors will open at 5:30, and dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.
- The cost will be $40.00 per couple or $20 for singles.
- Dinners will have their choice of Lasagna or Chicken Cordon Blue.
- We will have childcare,
- a candy bar
- a Photo Booth
- and games.
We will be caroling at Especially Kids this Friday, December 22nd. Please let me know if you can attend so I can make sure I can get everyone there. We will meet at CCC at 3:30. After caroling we will go to Pizza Hut for dinner afterward, so please bring money for food. Please RSVP so I know how many cars we need to transport everyone to and from. If you would like to bring a friend, please do so and add them as a guest.
Below is a link to RSVP using Realm. If you don’t have a realm account just yet, please email me if you can make it and if you will be bringing any friends.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Don’t forget, we will be having our Christmas Celebration this Saturday.
Doors will open at 11:30, we will have games, pizza, and birthday cake.
There will be a Dirty Santa Gift exchange as well, so please bring a wrapped gift valued around $5.00.
Following the celebration, I will be taking any that wish to see a movie afterward. Movie options may include:
1. Wonder PG (1:05 PM – 3:00 PM)
2. Justice League PG-13 (1:15 PM – 3:15 PM)
3. Ferdinand (1:10 PM – 3:00 PM
4. Thor: Ragnarok PG13 (1:40 PM – 3:50 PM)
5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (1:30 PM – 4:00)
As of today, they have only confirmed they will be showing Star Wars and Ferdinand and Star Wars so your vie choices and times may change. I will have a complete movie listing as soon as it becomes available.
If you are planning to attend the Christmas Celebration please let me know as soon as you can. And as always you are encouraged to bring a guest or two.
In His hands,
Hey all, a few of us are wanting to see Wonder. We are going to meet at Studio 10 for the 3:30 showing this Friday, November 24th. And we can walk over to Pizza Hut following the show for dinner. No need to signup, as it’s just a friendly meetup to hang together. If you have any questions feel free to text, email or give me a call.
The movie starts at 3:30, try and get there by 3:15 so we can sit together. The movie will get out at 5:15. If you want to eat together we’ll head over to Pizza Hut. You’ll need to be picked up at 6:15 PM.
Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 11 and under.
If you are going to pizza hut you’ll need money to purchase food.
Invite your friends. Hope to see you there.
Releasing on Netflix November 17, Marvel’s newest show is about a “brutal, assault rifle-toting” anti-hero Frank Castle and his violent mission to fight crime. Unlike most Marvel heroes, the Punisher is known for his incredible arsenal of firearms.
The Punisher was originally scheduled to release in October, but Netflix and Marvel delayed the premiere and felt it “wouldn’t be appropriate” to hype the show in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. But they’re still releasing it. “For an industry that excels at selling spectacular depictions of violence — especially with guns — does moving off a release date really mean anything?” And what about us, the passive consumers? If our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of violence, yet our time and money are spent consuming it, are we not also complicit in our culture’s continual devaluing of human life? The Punisher may not look like the Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, or Colorado killers, but “mass shooters style themselves to be men like the Punisher”, doling out their own version of vigilante justice. Scarier still, teens not only identify with their favorite anti-heroes, studies show they also mimic them in real life. Research proves that elevated exposure to violence increases one’s tolerance of violence, meaning, the more media violence teens are exposed to, the more normal it appears in real life.
And maybe that’s the real problem, we’ve just become so inured to it. We’ve welcomed it into our homes through TV and movies, and wonder why it breaks out in our churches and schools. If your son watches The Punisher, ask him how the violence is portrayed. Did they make it exciting and glamorous? Was violence linked with masculinity or “being a man”? Did the show make violence the only solution for eliminating evil, and why is that important?
If “every act of violence brings us closer to death” may we as parents and teachers create life-giving environments in our homes and classrooms that provide an alternative to the cultural presumption that violence is always necessary and inevitable.
Released just after midnight last night, it’s the fourth single from Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, Reputation.
If the “old Taylor is dead”, the new Taylor still has something in common with her former self; she’s vindictive. From “Picture to Burn”, “Bad Blood”, “Look What You Made Me Do”, and now “Call it What You Want”, Swift has built a career out of making revenge songs sound like love songs. In part because her consistent solution to relational problems is not only a new boyfriend but a “scorched earth” policy toward her enemies.
The pop diva has the platform to empower an entire generation of young girls, but we mourn the fact she’s using her influence to communicate that being strong means burning bridges, seeking revenge, and harboring anger. Real strength lies in the ability to forgive, reconcile, and move on. Ask your daughter what takes more courage: to live in anger with classmates who have wronged her, or forgive them. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Islands is a new social media app exploding on college campuses designed to connect students through like-minded activities, interests, and hobbies.
Designed as a “Swiss Army knife for all things on campus”, creator Greg Isenberg believes the app will change how university students communicate with their peers. Unlike Facebook or Snapchat that connect students who already know one another, Islands introduces students to new peer groups by unlocking all the different group chats on campus. So far, freshmen are the largest group of early adopters. Look for Islands to jump markets and move down into high school by next semester.