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Upcoming Events
OCT

22

SUN
Worship
9:00 AM
Sunday School
10:30 AM
Cafe Conversations: Exploring God
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meets in Connection Cafe
OCT

23

MON
M & M
7:00 PM
Connection Cafe Open
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
OCT

25

WED
Cross Training
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Kids learn about Jesus in fun ways.
Cross Roads Meal
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Open to community for food and fellowship
CONNECTION
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jr. & Sr. high youth group
Men;s Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Men gather to explore the meaning of scriptures
Bell Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Search
Parent Page

Parent Page |  Keeping you Connected, Equipped, and Informed

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Family Devotions and Activities

  • Take 5 Family Time:  A simple 5 step process from YouthFront for connecting with each other and God as a family. 
  • Daily Devotions --- Devotions for your family from HomeWord Center for Youth and Family. Delivered to your inbox daily.  A host of other resources on pressures teens face, questions they have, and how to help them. 
  • Daily Touchpoints -- Four easy ways have intentional spiritual conversations with with your kids.

Youth Culture, Trends, and Teen Issues

  • The Source for Parents --   Brief articles on the latest youth trends, issues they face, and tips for parents.  Free email subscriptions available. 
  • The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding --  Articles about latest trends, issues, news affecting teens.  Media discernment guides and books.  Free email subscriptions available.
  • Sticky Faith Parenting -- Resources to help parents build faith that sticks with their teenagers.
  • Digital Kids Initiative – Providing information and resources to help kids navigate their digital world.  (e.g. help with social media guidelines, smartphones, cyberbullying, internet porn, and much more)
  • Internet Accountability and Content Filtering – www.covenanteyes.com (fee-based subscription) x3watch.com  (free version and paid version)

Media Reviews, Evaluation, and Quick Tips

  • The Source for Parents -- Reviews of music, movies, Netflix shows, and video games from a Christian perspective along with questions for discussion starters about them.
  • Plugged-In Onlne  -- Focus on the Family’s site with tons of reviews:  movies, music, tv shows, games, etc
  • Common Sense Media -- More movie reviews that break down each element of the movie
  • Evaluating and Discussing Movies -- Check out these movie reviews and “quick questions” for discussing with your child the messages in the movies they watch.  
  • Quick Tips -- Short videos from Common Sense Media with practical advise for parents on dealing with a wealth of issues related to the media and your teenagers.

Books – check them out from our Church Library (2nd floor hallway) along with many other great books

        ...and more added regularly.  Come by to check 'em out and/or just chat with Jeff.

Books For Students (in Jr High Youth Room)

  • Lots of books on issues they face (relationships, choices, temptation, identity, purpose), how to grow spiritually, and lots of devotional books they can use.  See a partial list here.

    

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