Youth News: Jan. 24, 2019Thursday January 24th, 2019
Hi Youth Family,
Wasn’t the Youth Lock-In awesome?! Thank you all for making this Youth Lock-in an unforgettable experience. If you want to see more of our Youth family, join us these next few weeks as we kick off our Care Groups! These Care groups are to ensure that all that join us will have a place to belong within our community.
This weekend is the last opportunity to join our Youth Winter Retreat, so if you have not yet done so, please sign up online and turn in your forms to our Church office as soon as possible.
Today, in our Time with Abba reading, I sensed that God is asking our community “What is your focus?” In the Old Testament, Israel is giving his final blessings to his sons before he dies and, in the New Testament Jesus is feeding Four Thousand people (not including women and children) with just some bread and few small fish. But God revealed that He isn’t with us to show miracles or just give blessings, that is the prosperity gospel. I believe God is refocusing us back to his heart and in His Word, we may know who he has called us to become. The reading today is an invitation for us as a community to refocus on Him and draw closer to Him.
- Dig into His Word
- Pray for deeper work of the Holy Spirit (no more surface level gospel)
- Pray for the Youth Winter Retreat “Conquering Giants”
E2 NEWS overview
- Youth Care Groups
- Winter Retreat Update
- Church Volleyball League
1/26 E2 Care Groups
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2/2 E2 Large Group
2/9 E2 Small Groups
2/16 No E2 (Winter Retreat)
2/23 E2 Large Group
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3/2 E2 Small Group
3/9 No E2 (Deeper Life Conf.)
3/16 E2 Small Group
3/23 E2 Large Group
3/30 No E2
Frontline/Meetings before E2 this weekend:
- No Frontline Meetings this weekend
FRONTLINE GROUPS & CONTACT INFO:Barnabas Yuen, Isabel Kang
Community Development •
Com/Tech/Media • Amanda Kiang, Sherman Wong
Hospitality • Chloe Chow, Ellie Chow, Hanna Poon, Jonathan Xue
Prayer • Andy Hsu, Bethany Kiang, Hana Yung
Special Events • Abigail Yuen, Allison Tran, Daniel Chun
Worship • John Hsu, Michelle Chew
Youth Care Groups
Come out to the Care Group Night this Saturday! All Youth are welcomed to join our Youth Community. Come out and see what we’re about!
2019 Winter Retreat Update
February 15-18, 2019
LAST CHANCE to REGISTER!!! Deadline is this Sunday 1/28!!
We have close to 100 students already signed up!
Registration is now $295 (check/cash) NEW! Payment via PayPal link on youth webpage is $305 (includes $10 convenience fee)
- Complete online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_Qjp9pgffsvraStQ4RCGqTSnw24dQVe7b16OGOJElAhRECA/viewform
- Print and fill out ‘Waiver‘ form: https://www.sjcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/SJCAC-General-Activity-Waiver.pdf
- Turn in your Registration Fee with Waiver to Pastor David, Sam or Audrey. (Fee: $295 per person, check/cash or $305 via PayPal.)
NEW for this winter retreat, Pastor Elliott is gathering the intercessors who will fast and pray for spiritual breakthrough for the youth throughout the duration of the retreat. Intercession team will have a modified schedule, (fasting and praying before the retreat, waking up earlier than others, intercession during free time,) If you’re not serving in any other capacity for the retreat, and would like to join, sign up here:
Church Volleyball League
The Church Volleyball League season will start on Feb 17 instead of Feb 10 due to scheduling conflicts at the Santa Clara High School gym. Since a lot of youth are planning on going to the Winter Retreat that weekend, the Youth team will play an extra, make up game on Feb 24. We hope to have four teams playing: 2 in the Intermediate Middle and 2 in the Intermediate Lower divisions. Sign up deadline is Feb 14.
Register using the Google Forms link https://goo.gl/forms/OpbM52aKceskGp393
Contact Uncle Nate at email@example.com for more information.
SJCAC Youth Ministry | Elijah/Elisha Youth Fellowship
(aka “E-Squared” / E2)