Good morning everyone!
Can you believe we are in April already? As usual, it feels like this year is flying by. I hope you are enjoying the sporadic sunny, warm days we are starting to get now that spring is here.
You can access our calendar for the next three months in the student ministry on the homepage of richforkstudents.com. It is the handy way to keep up with everything going on as far as events and weekly gatherings. You can click on the image to download it, or pick up a physical copy at the Next Step Desk in the MPB lobby over the next several weeks. Here are a few highlights:
REFLECT '19 | April 12-14 (registration link above) -- This is our second year of doing our boys retreat at Mt Shepherd Retreat Center. Don't let your boys miss this incredible weekend of exploring Biblical Manhood. Note: This is coming up quick! We had an issue with the registration link when I first put it up which delayed it from being live until just this past week. Can you do me a favor and get your boys registered as soon as possible? For the first time, we are using Mt Shepherd for our food for the weekend and they would like a good idea of our final number by Monday of next week. Thanks so much for your hasty cooperation!
Baptism Celebration | April 28 -- This will be our first time doing this! We have a large group of students who have expressed a desire to be baptized as they continue to follow Christ and the example that He has set before us. So on this night, bring your families and friends and be ready for an awesome night of worship and baptism.
SERVE Night | May 15 -- During our usual Wednesday night gathering hours, we will go somewhere in the community and serve. Still working on details of where we will be and what our project will be. Stay tuned!
Parent Equip Night | June 2 -- Another first for our student ministry. This night is all about you, parents! Get this on your calendars and don't miss it. I'm only looking for an hour of your time to train you, encourage you, and send you out the door excited and equipped to effectively disciple the students in your home.
I have been so humbled at the awesome work God has been doing in our students so far this year. He deserves all the glory! I continue to count on your prayers. No program or event we plan will be successful if we are not covering it in prayer and leaning 100% on the wisdom of our Almighty God who gives [wisdom] to all without finding fault!
Lastly, a reminder. We often take for granted all that happens here at Rich Fork for us to have the incredible student ministry that we do. You might not even realize that we have a team of about 25 adults who weekly volunteer a lot of their time and resources to love on your kids! So if you have the cell number of one of your student's youth workers, I would love it if you would consider sending them a note of thanks and encouragement. They don't need it, but I'm sure they would appreciate it.
If you have any questions or need anything from me, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks for trusting me with the awesome privilege of ministering to your kids.
Rich Fork Church