This week I want to give a challenge to you all based off of our Time with Abba today. Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:2 has this to say:
9 Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless.
12 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”
In this profound passage, I want to make it clear to you all that the author is reminding the readers to know that we are not to simply put in this life for our selfish pleasure. In fact, we are supposed to engage with this world but to not be of the world. By this, we engage as Christ ambassadors to the lost and consistently remember that we are not to settle completely in this life here on Earth, because God has a bigger and more wonderful plan for us.
As Youth, take time to write down any sins or worldly pleasure that is meaningless. After some time of self reflection, offer these sins over to Abba so that you can live a life that is pleasing to your Heavenly Father.
E2 NEWS overview
- E2 this Saturday!!
- Torchbearer Meeting 9/8
- SJCAC Missions Conference 2019
- E2 New Youth Registration or New Info Update
- Nat’l Volunteer Youth Ministry Training 9/28
9/7 E2 Fellowship
9/14 E2 Fellowship
9/21 No E2: Missions Conference
9/28 – Volunteer Training, 9am-11:30am
– E2 Large Group Fellowship
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10/5 E2 Fellowship
10/12 E2 Fellowship
10/19 E2 Fellowship
10/26 E2 Large Group Fellowship
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11/2 E2 Fellowship
11/9 E2 Fellowship
11/16 E2 Fellowship
11/23 No E2: Thanksgiving Dinner
11/30 No E2: 5th week
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E2 this Saturday!
We have small group fellowship this week. Check in and meet first at 7pm in the sanctuary for announcements and games.
Sep. 8, 1pm
Reminder to all Torchbearer leaders:
Please bring your Bible and binders this Sunday, 1pm – 3pm, for our monthly training/planning meeting in the Youth Wing (A103/104).
Sep. 20 – Sep. 22
Just a friendly reminder that Missions Conference is coming up! We will have three workshops on Saturday morning for the whole family with these topics so save the date!
- The New Face of Alliance Missions (Speaker – Tim Meier)
- The CPD’s Involvement with Missions (Speaker – Tim Agnello)The Central Pacific District is our central hub for SJCAC including other churches in Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, and Guam.
- Planning for Today and That Day (Speaker – Joe Petrone)
E2 Youth Registration or New Info Update
Is your child new to Youth Ministry this year? Please enter their information on this link:
Has your family recently moved or changed medical provider info? If so, please help us keep your contact information up to date by filling out this form:
National Volunteer Youth Ministry Training
Sep. 28, 9am-11:30am
SJCAC is hosting the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training on Sat. Sep. 28th at 9am-11:30am in the chapel. This training is open to anyone who is currently leading/has led a small group (adult/youth) or those who might be interested in learning more about volunteering in youth ministry.
SJCAC members can register for free here:
Other local churches can register to attend our location for a flat fee of $129/church: