WSYM Retreat Theme: Self
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 13
When: Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18.
Departure: 7:00 pm from Church Building
Return: 11:30 am to the Church Building
SIGN UP Deadline: Wednesday, November 14.
As the Fall Retreat @ Camp Caudle approaches it would appear we will have a small group. It has been tempting at times to cancel, due to light attendance, a couple of the students expressed the desire to keep it scheduled. This was encouraging and challenging as now I must rethink the approach originally planned for the weekend. Just think about some of your best trips, it likely only had a few people. Sandi and I will be the adults on this outing as we stay in "The Lodge" at Camp Caudle. The schedule will include four major class sessions, one improvement project for Camp, some entertaining games and some basic chill time. The theme "Self" will allow us to focus on some personality traits/behaviors and personal gifts for Kingdom living. Many of the students mentioned they have other activities on Saturday. I am inviting anyone who would like to join us for Friday night and Saturday night to join in the fun. My request is we have adult communication about your availability. As we try to keep the cost of these retreats down we still have to pay for the event. Cost $35. This pays for part of the renting of the retreat center, food, and activity. Deadline to sign up Wednesday, November 14th. As you can see below we have 8th and 9th graders signed up. Text Mark for more details or questions.
1. Porter Davis 8th
2. Jadan Preuit 8th
3. Houston 8th
4. Aiden Grant 9th
5. Brandon Hurt 9th
6. Holly Williams . 8th
7. Reagan Mitchell . 8th
8. Silvina Garcia 8th
WSYM in these coming weeks...
Area Wide Youth Event in Little Rock at the Pleasent Valley Church of Christ.
Van leaves WS parking lot at 3:00 PM and expected to return around 8:30 PM.
(RSD School out Monday and Tuesday)
Students in the 10th - 12th grades are invited to join us for Paint Ball in Dover @ Xtreme Paintball and Laser Tag. 2:00 PM Cost $25, please see Mark if you need a ride.
WORSHIP LED BY ZAC GEORGE - All are encouraged to come (teens, parents and friends)
Walter's Family Hayride @ Shannon and Kim Walter's house @ 5:30 PM. Please bring a package of hot dogs and buns. Address is 5580 Old Hwy 7 (North of Dover). See Kim or call 479.264.6552 with questions.
Trunk and Treat - Youth Group activity, See Chiane Nesbitt or Elizabeth Martin for details.
Need: Candy and Help.
November 16 - 18 - RETREAT
Retreat at Camp Caudle, 8th - 12th grade. Cost $35
Middle School (6th - 8th) Lunch - Christmas Party, bring a <$10 gift for gift game exchange.
Sr Youth (9th - 12th) Lunch - Christmas Party, bring a <$10 gift for gift game exchange.
As with any event, please let us know if money is keeping you from the event and we can work out a solution.
Summer is quickly coming to a close, for most of us this can bring a number of emotions. Remember to always cast your cares to the Lord and Trust he will answer.
WSYM dates to remember (6th grade - 12th grade)
- August 10: Nacho Libre 6pm - 10pm @Cornerstone
- August 12 Morning Class and Worship
- August 15: WSYM MidWeek 6:30pm
- August 19: Morning Class and Worship
- August 22: WSYM MidWeek 6:30pm
- August 25: Swim party at Millers 5pm
- August 26: Morning Class and Worship
- August 29: WSYM MidWeek 6:30pm
Were you aware that WSYM Sunday Summer Classes includes a brief time together as a whole group then split off into the two age-appropriate groups: Middle School (MS: 6th, 7th, 8th) and Senior High (SR: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th). Our class series is structured in three-week increments and the fourth Sunday we gather as a whole group. This next week we kick our next set of lessons and follow up on the fourth Sunday with breakfast together as we review the next series.
8 MS: Chad Mitchel: Lesson 1: God the Father—Loving and Perfect
SH: Mark Hixson: Lesson 1: Defining Love (1 John 3:16–4:21)
15 MS: Tom Robinson: Lesson 2: God the Son—Savior and King
SH: Mark Hixson: Lesson 2: Dating and Relationships
22 MS: Tom Robinson: Lesson 3: God the Holy Spirit--Our Guide
SH: Mark Hixson: Lesson 3: Sexual Wholeness (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
29 Both Classes together for Breakfast Burritos and review of next month
A portion of WSYM will be at Camp Caudle's "Teen Week." Much like the adult world, our students are faced with friends, family, teachers, and coaches who might challenge the intelligence of our faith system. The focuses will be to remind the students it is reasonable to believe in the resurrection that they should not be ashamed of this faith. We hope to help the students know they are not alone and should keep pushing for greater understanding and confidence.
For more information about WSYM please visit our webpage @ westsideyouthministry.org.
If you have any questions please direct them to one of the WSYM leadership team: Mark and Sandi Hixson, Mark Bryant, Kyle Lamberson, Chad Mitchell, Chance Nesbitt, James Cole or Bill Grant.
The WSYM Uplift van departs Saturday, June 9th @ 1:30 pm from West Side. Please arrive early to help load the luggage. Arrival at Harding University around 3:00 pm and returns Thursday, June 14th 10:00 am.
Any questions please text or call Mark Hixson 479.225.2022 or Sandi Hixson 479.225.2349
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