Summer time is almost here! Let me take the space I have here to make you aware of several things we have going on through Rooted youth ministries here at FBC. May will be a month packed with activity as we prepare for the summer months.
May 21st we have the opportunity to celebrate our graduates! Please note that if you know of any graduates that would like to be recognized on this date please inform us here at the church office so we can be sure not to overlook anyone. We are also planning to have an end of the year block party to celebrate the close of the school year on Wednesday, May 24th on the back lawn of the church. In addition to these events we are planning a celebration of our Pray for Me Campaign over a good meal, date TBD. This will be an opportunity for all who have participated to share testimonies of their experience as God has used our prayers for our students throughout the school year.
Looking ahead to June and July we will have the chance to welcome our summer intern to Jesup and invite them to serve along-side us in the ministry here. More details about her will come soon! We will also be shifting our Wednesday night schedule to our yearly dive-ins held at various homes of individuals throughout the church. Be on the lookout for scheduling details regarding locations.
Also coming in these months will be an opportunity to help once more with the incredible ministry of Camp Hawkins, June 7, 8, and 10th. This is always an exciting opportunity to work with the students at this camp and learn service through action. June 12-16th will be full to the brim with our Vacation Bible School. We will be inviting all middle school students to participate in our middle school VBS (a more grown-up version of the kids’ VBS, filled with worship, bible study, and games), and our high school students to help volunteer with the children and get a taste of serving them here!
And finally, in July we will be taking our crew to Mission Fuge camp in Greenville, SC, to spend the week in missions, worship, and discipleship as we seek to grow in our relationships with God and in our understanding of His call upon our lives to fulfill the Great Commission. Those dates are July 24-29th.
As we approach these busy months, this ministry will be relying heavily on you! Much is happening, and it can be easy in busy times to forget the purpose for which all of this is taking place: the glory of God and the good of this world. We need your prayers, your encouragement, your efforts, love, and aid in order for this summer to be successful in that goal. I am looking forward to the summer!
Be sure to mark all of these events and more to come on your calendars and to be praying for us as we prepare!
Soli Deo Gloria!