"But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with (Jesus) Christ even when we were dead in
transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved."
(Ephesians 2:4-5)

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Youth Group Recap Of Winter Weekend in Tuscarora, 2014

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Tonight we were blessed to hear from our Youth Group and how God touched their lives during the Winter Weekend retreat at Tuscarora. The youth shared with us some of the funny stories from the weekend. They told us about the sports they played and the snow tubing they enjoyed. They sang some of the songs they learned and even had all the adults doing some of the silly songs and motions. Hearing the joy in the kid’s voices as they told their stories and seeing the bond they share as Christian friends was heartwarming. However, the part that was the most touching was to hear how God worked in their hearts. The children shared about how they need to surround themselves with friends that share their faith so they can be held accountable. They also talked about how important it is to share our beliefs with non-believers so they can also learn about God’s love. They gave a visual presentation about how we as sinners are damaged but when we go to the Lord and ask forgiveness we are repaired and our souls are clean.

Thank you to each of the children for sharing their experiences. Thank you to each of the leaders that chaperoned the trip. We heard from one of the children that they asked God into their heart as their personal Lord and Savior that weekend. After hearing that it was clear what a life altering experience it was. Please continue to pray for the children that the lessons they learned will remain with them throughout their lives.

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Youth Group Winter Weekend Recap

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

8 of our young people and 4 leaders set off President’s Day weekend for the annual Winter Weekend Retreat at Tuscarora Inn in Mt Bethel PA. The theme for this year “The Living Dead” based upon the scripture from Ephesians 2:4-5a “But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” The speaker – Matt Furby and the worship band – True North

Our weekend was filled with good food and good fellowship. From the tournament games to the sessions with Furby – there was never a dull moment. And in between we had SUMO, snow tubing, and porridge. There was bubble talk and apples to apples. And more SUMO and snow tubing! There was so much laughter! Both the youth and the leaders enjoyed the weekend away to focus on their relationship with Christ and to grow in their friendships with one another. The love of God touched the heart of one of our campers and opened their heart and eyes And they became a child of the one true King this weekend accepting Christ as their personal Savior! Praise the Lord!!! And many of the others made personal commitments to be “zombie slayers” – in other words go out and share the message – the cure- that comes with a personal relationship with Christ!

Want to hear more – JOIN US – Sunday March 9th at 5 pm for some food and fellowship – See and hear from these young people the impact the weekend made on their personal walk with God! Thank you for the prayers!

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