Parent Update: February 2017
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Dear Parents:

It has been much too long since our last monthly update! A monthly update isn't very good if it isn't sent out every month! We will do our best to be a little more timely this semester.

There are many things coming up for our teenagers not only this spring but also for this summer - highlighted by our mission trip to South Dakota in late July. 

Below you will find information on what we have been doing and what's in store. If I can be of assistance to you and your family, please don't hesitate to contact me.

George Myers
Pastor of Student Ministries

What We're Studying

In Elevate, we are studying how to prepare for the journey of living out your faith. Even the freshmen in high school are only a few years from launching out on their own. So we are asking the question - what can I do now to prepare to live for God? The past three weeks, we have looked at living a life of integrity, speaking with wisdom and love, and working at school and on the job for God's glory. We will continue this semester looking at various topics to strengthen the faith of our young people as they prepare for the journey into adulthood.

Getting Into the Word

At the start of the year, we encouraged our Ignite and Elevate students to get into the Word all year long. We discussed Bible reading plans and how to consistently study Scripture. While we have encouraged them almost every Sunday school lesson and youth group meeting to keep it up, we could use your help! Encourage your teen to develop and continue a daily time in the Word. 

Upcoming Events

For Elevate & Ignite Students
On Wednesday, February 22, Elevate and Ignite students are heading to Forest Springs for a time for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, or just hanging out in the lodge! We are leaving at 4:30 pm from the Youth Center and will be arriving back at 9 pm. Your teen needs a permission slip in order to come. The cost is $15 (includes dinner and sports equipment). 
For Ignite Students - This Sunday!
This is a time for 7-8th graders to hang out with and get to know other teens in Ignite Ministries. We meet once a month on a Sunday at different teens’s homes from 3-5 pm for an activity, snack, and time in God’s word. There is no cost for these events. RSVP Amber- by phone at 715-748-4936 or via email 
THIS MONTH’S HOST FAMILY: the Chafee's WHEN: February 19, 3-5 pm WHERE: 214 N. 3rd St, Medford.
For Elevate Students
Each month we have a Friday night of games and open time at the Cutting Edge Youth Center. The next one is Friday, March 3 from 6 to 9 PM. All Elevate students are welcome to attend. There is no cost unless you want to spend some money at Concessions.
Mission Trip Fundraiser
We have received 12 applications from our Elevate students for our mission trip this summer to Pine Ridge, South Dakota! Our first major fundraiser will be held on Easter Sunday, April 16 as the team will host an Easter breakfast at First Baptist Church. In the next couple weeks, we will be building our team and asking for help from parents and teens. More information will be coming soon!

Articles & Resources

Grace Liberates Your Relationships
This link takes you to several great Paul David Tripp video clips. Most are fairly short (about five minutes), and can be of great help to you. 

Videos include "Why Aren't Family Vacations Always Peaceful?", "Two Essential Qualities of Any Healthy Relationship", and "My Three Morning Prayers."
Why Our Son Doesn't Have a Smartphone

From the article: "Our son wants a smartphone with an Instagram account.

He’s 12. He’s in seventh grade. He wants to be able to text his friends, send pictures, and chat in the afternoons and evenings."


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First Baptist Church
670 West Broadway
Medford, WI 54451

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