5 results for author: Elyse Cooke


Weekly Update: Student Ministry

Hello, friends! I hope you're having a great start to your week and enjoying all the local activities this month has to offer. We had a wonderful lock-in filled with glow sticks, games, a piñata, and plenty of soda and snacks. I also wanted to give a special shout-out and thank you to my volunteers Mark Moncrief, Kendra Skellen, Beth Tuttle, and Jack Tuttle. Jack and Beth also made and provided breakfast for everyone! Our volunteers gave up significant time to be with our students. After the lock-in ended early yesterday morning, we all attended 8:45 worship together. It's always a joy when all of us can worship together with the congregation. ...

Ignite Student Ministry Update

Good evening! I hope you're having a great start your October and enjoying all the local activities this month has to offer. Things are kicking up here with student ministry and we have lot going on, so please make sure to read this e-mail fully and mark down any dates/times that apply! Our schedule for this week is the following: Wednesday October 11th Ignite Mid-Week 5:30-6:30- Dinner & chill time 6:30-7:30- Opening games, short message & small group Saturday October 14-15th "Best Night Ever" Lock In Drop off: 8 PM, Pavilion Pick up: 10 AM, Chapel Our lock-in will have dinner (pizza), snacks, and soda. We'll play games, do ...

Weekly Student Ministry Update 10.2.17

Happy Monday! Welcome, October! I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. I'm looking forward to the cooler weather that October will hopefully bring us soon! As I woke up this morning and heard the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas,  my heart became heavy. I instantly think back to living in Orlando when the Pulse nightclub shooting occurred where the amount of suffering and mourning was raw and painful for all, but especially the survivors and the victims' families. It is extremely difficult to process through the amount of hate and violence we see exhibited all too consistently and frequently. I ask that you please join me in ...

Student Ministry Update 9.25.17

Greetings, friends! Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. I hope you're staying cool despite the fact that fall has "officially" begun and this weather sure doesn't feel like fall! On September 10th we watched “The Shack” as a group with other members of our church family.  The remainder of this month and October, we’ll focus on the topics that surround this movie for our Sunday and Wednesday nights. Some of the discussion topics are: -"I never left you" (God's promises to walk with us, always) -"The storm within" (In the middle of life's challenges, we must trust God) -"Papa's heart" (God loves us uncondi...

Student Ministry Update 9.18.17

Hey there! What a busy week it's been! I hope you've stayed safe as we all jump back into our routines after Hurricane Irma. On September 10th we watched “The Shack” as a group with other members of our church family.  The remainder of this month and October, we’ll focus on the topics that surround this movie for our Sunday and Wednesday nights. Some of the discussion topics are: -"I never left you" (God's promises to walk with us, always) -"The storm within" (In the middle of life's challenges, we must trust God) -"Papa's heart" (God loves us unconditionally) -"Freedom in forgiveness" (God call us to forgive others) Our ...