The weather through the first month of the year has been unpredictable to say the least! We have seen dramatic temperature swings with ice and snow and sunshine and rain. Just as the weather is hard to predict, so is life!
With all the problems we are facing in our world today, it can be very unsettling to the mind. Yet, we know God is still in control.
Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” God is still in control! Jesus is still the reigning and coming King! So, let me share with you ten predictions for 2018 that I believe are true.
Isn’t it great to remember who is really in control and that, “The word of the Lord endures forever!” (I Peter 1:25)
Since we know that “The God of hope will fill us with joy and peace as we trust him, so that we may overflow with hope…,” (Romans 15:13) we need to be willing to share the hope of Jesus with someone this week!
The year 2018 is now in full swing and what a roller coaster it has already been! Our students have missed several days of school due to snow, our DNOW Weekend was postponed due to snow, we had an amazing time at the Passion conference, and the NFL Playoffs have been very exciting!
Our DNOW Weekend has been rescheduled for this month, February 16-18. Hopefully the snow will hold off and allow us to get it in this time! This is one of my favorite events we do all year, and I’m especially excited about what we’ve got for our students during this year’s DNOW. If your student hasn’t signed up yet, they’ve now got a chance to go! Make sure they sign up soon!
Thank you for your continued support of the youth at Rosemont. These teenagers are the future of our church, and I’m excited for that future! We’ve had several students in the last few months really step up and start taking more ownership of not only the youth group, but their faith as well. I hope you’ll join me in praying that this continues!
As always, please reach out to me if there is anything I can do to help you in any way!
Dates to Remember
February 4: Second $50 deposit for Washington, DC Spring Break mission trip due
February 16-18: DNOW Weekend, $40 (assistance available), 2018 medical release required
Dates to Remember:
Music & Worship Ministry
Recently, Keith Getty, who wrote the modern hymn “In Christ Alone” and many more, wrote an article about the importance of congregational singing titled “Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More Than Ever.” I hope this is as meaningful to you as it is to me. Here are only a few of the highlights in Keith’s article that I believe are relevant for us:
Opportunities for Musical Service:
Children & Families Ministry
We have a wonderful line-up of children’s Sunday School leaders. I am very thankful for this great group of folks who love children and continue to serve!
Children’s Ministry Needs:
Camp deposit for Camp Cedarmore (kids entering grades 3-6) is due by Sunday, February 25. Deposit is $75.00.
Camp is July 23-26 (Monday-Thursday). Please see me if you have any questions.
Sunday nights at 5:30 is “Children’s Music & Missions”. We will be learning new songs, learning about missions, and doing various mission projects.
Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. is “TeamKID”. This semester we will be looking at Character Challenge and the hildren will be learning about Bible people who showed character and honored God with their lives.