Youth News: Apr. 4, 2019Thursday April 4th, 2019
Happy April Youth Family!
The school year is going by so quickly. Some of you are starting spring break so I would like to invite the Lord to bless you with peace and rest to finish the school year strong!
Today in our Time with Abba reading, we are introduced to Mary and Martha who are in charge of hosting Jesus and the disciples, but we see that Martha was doing her duty, while Mary went missing and was found at Jesus’ feet. Jesus also affirms Mary at this time saying that her decision was correct. This is EXTREMELY frustrating until we see what exactly Jesus was approving in Mary’s actions. Jesus says that “one thing is necessary…” not 2 or 3 things, which often consume our mind and hearts and these concerns are often valid, but only one thing is necessary. Mary invested her time in Jesus, while Martha invested in the service.
I, and possibly many of you also, can relate to Martha, doing the background needs and logistics, planning, cooking, etc. But, Jesus is offering us a moment today to just choose ONE thing to focus on for just 10 minutes.
I bless you, Youth Family, to rest in the Lord today and focus on the ONE thing which really matters.
Pastor David Kao
E2 NEWS overview
- Easter Events
- Summer Youth Internships
- LIFE Conference Fundraisers
- Servant Squad
- Parents Corner
- Topic: Video Games
- Snack Signups
4/6 E2 Pastor’s Talk
4/13 E2 Small Groups
4/20 E2 Small Groups
4/21 (Easter Baptismal Service)
4/27 E2 Large Group
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5/4 E2 Small Groups
5/11 E2 Pastor’s Talk
5/18 E2 Small Groups
5/25 No E2: Memorial Day Holiday
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6/1 Graduation Dinner
Frontline/Meetings before E2 this weekend:
- No Frontline meetings this weekendFRONTLINE GROUPS & CONTACT INFO:
Community Development • Barnabas Yuen, Isabel Kang
Com/Tech/Media • Amanda Kiang, Sherman Wong
Hospitality • Chloe Chow, Ellie Chow, Hanna Poon
Prayer • Andy Hsu, Bethany Kiang, Hana Yung
Special Events • Abigail Yuen, Allison Tran, Daniel Chun
Worship • John Hsu, Michelle Chew
SJCAC EASTER Events
Mark your calendars now for these church-wide events:
4/19 Good Friday Service, 7:30pm
4/21 ‘Son’-rise Service, Sunday,
7:30am @ Valley Christian Stadium
9:30am @ SJCAC (Cantonese & English)
11:20am @ SJCAC (Mandarin & English)
Youth Ministry Summer Intern
We are looking for a team of interns who would like to serve the youth during this summer in all facets of youth ministry. If you would like to apply, fill out the application below.
LIFE Conference Fundraiser
There’s still time if you’d like the Servant Squad to help you with babysitting, housecleaning, yard work, baking, etc… Add your Service request(s) through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BQpyfibxwDjYeEkR2
Thank you for your continuing support for our youth!
TOPIC: Why Video Games Trigger Nightly Meltdowns in Kids
The Wall Street Journal’s Julie Jargon reports:
Children and adolescents don’t yet have the capability to stop doing a rewarding activity and move on to something less fun, neurologists say. That doesn’t mean a child is addicted to videogames. Although experts say children with depression and anxiety are more prone to immerse themselves in games as a coping mechanism, it’s just generally hard for most kids to stop. There are ways for parents to hack this problem, but first, they have to understand their kids’ minds.
“What’s happening in our brains is that there are systems that evolved to sustain our interest. It will lead you to seek food for days until you find it, and that’s followed by satiety,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, who has studied similarities between the effects of gaming and substance abuse.
Note: For Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Guide to video games, click here:
We still need signups! If you have not signed up for a week to bring snacks for our youth this year, you can do so through this link:
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