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7th Grade Entry Party – Attached is who has sign up and paid. Please pay by Sunday, May 28. Here is a link to a video of Archery Tag.
We will be having a party to welcome the new 7th graders into the youth group, parents of new 7th graders encouraged to attend. We will meet at church at 2:40pm. We will go play Archery Tag at the Meyers house and then come back to church at 5:30 for dinner and a parent meeting. We will be done by 7pm. The cost is $20 for Archery Tag.

Camp Caudle and Harding Uplift
We have two great camps coming up this summer. Camp Caudle and Harding Uplift. I encourage your teen to sign up for either or both of these camps. Information sheet is attached for Caudle, go to http://www.upliftonline.com/ to sign up for Uplift. But time is running out and if they are going to sign up they need to do it ASAP.

Deadline St. Louis Tomorrow – Tomorrow is our last day to take sign ups for St. Louis. If you have not signed up yet then you need to do so. We still need about 10 more people to sign up for the trip to make.

Parent Meeting Tomorrow – We are having our parent meeting tomorrow during Bible class. We are going to be talking about some important issues. I hope you can come.

Upcoming Events
5/19 – High School Graduation (I’ll take a group down)
5/21 – Teen Devo – dinner provided – Thurman House
5/27 – DUE: $20 Archery Tag (7th Grade Entry Party)
5/30 – Summer SWEAT – Cereal Drive
6/3 – 7th Grade Entry Party – 2:40 – 7pm

Big Summer Activities
6/17-22 – Harding Uplift!!!
7/9-15 – Camp Caudle
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T.

Wednesday Night – Teen Led
Easton Usery and Grayson Newton (for guys) /
Erin Pfalser (for girls)

We will spend some time singing and then split up for guy/ girl led devos. Should be an encouraging night of singing and a great chance for our teens to lead.

Sunday Morning – Cory Spruiell
Cory is going to finish up his 3 week series on Politics and Church and is going to look at right and wrong ways to talk to your friends about politics.

photo T. J. Davidson
Youth and Family Minister, Cabot Church of Christ
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The Skinny – Cabotcocyg Weekly Newsletter

7th Grade Entry Party – We will be having a party to welcome the new 7th graders into the youth group, parents of new 7th graders encouraged to attend. We will meet at church at 2:40pm. We will go play Archery Tag at the Meyers house and then come back to church at 5:30 for dinner and a parent meeting. We will be done by 7pm. The cost is $20 for Archery Tag. Money due May 27. If you don’t know what it is, here is a video – VIDEO

Nashville Mission Trip – Nashville Mission Trip sign ups are out! Now is the time to start planning on going. Here is a video from last year. Promo Video (made by Dylan Johnston, great job Dylan!)

Upcoming Events
5/7 – Senior Graduation Sunday – Devotional for Youth Group and Families of Graduates
5/7 – Teen Devo in Family Center – 6pm – 7:22pm
5/10 – Wed night during class – Parent meeting about teens and internet
5/10 – Deadline for signing up for St. Louis Trip
5/19 – High School Graduation (I’ll take a group down)
5/21 – Teen Devo – dinner provided – Thurman House
5/27 – DUE: $20 Archery Tag (7th Grade Entry Party)
5/30 – Summer SWEAT – Cereal Drive
6/3 – 7th Grade Entry Party – 2:40 – 7pm – ($20 for Archery Tag)

Big Summer Activities
6/17-22 – Harding Uplift!!!
7/9-15 – Camp Caudle
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T.

Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson – singing led by Tyler Jones

Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, “Does he/she have more ______ than me?” “Do they have more money than me?” “Do they get more attention from others?” “Are they more talented than me?” We preoccupy ourselves with these questions, but God has a better plan. Jesus was a great storyteller. He used the story of three servants, each entrusted with a certain amount of money, to illustrate the question God would have us ask—a question that will free us from the comparison trap once and for all. God has given us all something, and our task is to use what God has given us.

This week:

Tell your teen one way you have noticed God using them. It might sound something like: "__________ just wanted to let you know you are pretty awesome and I see God using you when you ___________."

Sunday Morning – Cory Spruiell
Week 2 – We are on Week 2 of studying God, Politics, and the Church. We will be looking at how our faith influences our involvement in politics and government. We will look at various examples of how the people of the Bible interacted with their government.

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Youth and Family Minister, Cabot Church of Christ
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Yours truly, T.J. Davidson

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Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:59 PM
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Subject: Noice!!!

Yep, you pay the price up front in buying it and insuring it. The thing is, the costs I detailed above end up being, in practice, a barrier to doing these things. Could someone who can afford a car still shell out for a bus or train ticket every time they head out of the city? Sure. But in practice they probably won’t.

Getting my friends to chip in 10 bucks each for gas and I pick them up at their place is easypeasy. If I told them about a party/event and said “ok so we’ll meet at exactly time X at Union, tickets are 35 bucks, don’t bring too much stuff or they’ll charge us for baggage. We’ll get back by noon if we wake up at 7:30 and walk across town to the bus station” they’d look at me like I had 2 head.

So yeah, I’m not arguing it’s cheaper overall, just that once you make that investment you make a lot of things cheaper and way, way simpler.

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Current 6th graders – Here is the list I have of the upcoming 6th graders. Please let me know if this is accurate (does anyone need to be taken off or added). Elizabeth Edwards, Kaylin Harper, Kendal Guptill, Carly Beth Madar, Zoe Massery, Michael McCormick, Jackson Price, Tyler Stephens, Nathan Thurman, Taylor Usery, Mia Lenderman, River Martin, Bryce Theobald

May 10, (WED) – IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING
We are going to have a very important parent meeting during class on Wednesday night (upstairs in large classroom) about the very real problem of pornography among our teens. I highly encourage all parents to come.

St. Louis Trip this summer?
– I have heard some people express some interest in doing the St. Louis trip again this year. The dates would be June 9-11. I wanted to see what the interest would be like before we planned anything. We would leave Friday around 5:30 get to hotel. 6 Flags on Saturday and Cardinals game on Sunday. I’ve attached a flyer with all the details. Let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Upcoming Events
4/28 – Movie Night – (Case for Christ) – 7pm show – meet at Silver Screen
5/7 – Senior Graduation Sunday
5/10 – Wed night during class – Parent meeting about teens and internet

5/14 – Deadline for St. Louis Trip

5/19 – High School Graduation (I’ll take a group down)
5/28 – Teen Devo – dinner provided
6/3 – 7th Grade Entry Party – 2:40pm – 7pm – Parent’s INVITED

Big Summer Activities
6/17-22 – Harding Uplift!!!
7/9-15 – Camp Caudle
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T.

Wednesday Night Class – T. J. Davidson

"Looking Around" – It’s human nature to look for approval, but what if we’ve been looking in the wrong place? God has something to say about whether we’re okay, whether we “measure up”. And it may not be what you think. As we take a closer look, His opinion of us may provide something we haven’t yet found comparing ourselves to others.

Parents Think About This –
We may not do it on purpose, but there is a tendency to compare that comes so naturally and so easily. We bring attention to the ways our students are different from their siblings, their friends, our friends, and even earlier versions of themselves. It’s so tempting to say, “But why can’t you just be like______?” The problem is, comparison rarely works. It doesn’t make students want to try harder and it can often lead to resentment toward the parents and the sibling with whom they’re compared. Even within the family, there is no win in comparison.

Sunday Morning Class – All Together – Cory Spruiell
For the next three weeks the teens will be studying God, Politics, and the Church. We will be looking at how our faith influences our involvement in politics and government. We will also be discussing how to talk about political issues with others without losing our Christian influence (special attention given to social media). For this week we are specifically going to be talking about should Christians oppose or try to transform government.

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5/10 (WED) – IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING
We are going to have a very important parent meeting during class on Wednesday night (upstairs in large classroom) about the very real problem of pornography among our teens. I highly encourage all parents to come.

St. Louis Trip this summer? – I have heard some people express some interest in doing the St. Louis trip again this year. The dates would be June 9-11. I wanted to see what the interest would be like before we planned anything. We would leave Friday around 5:30 get to hotel. 6 Flags on Saturday and Cardinals game on Sunday. I’ve attached a flyer with all the details. Let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Upcoming Events:
4/16 – DUE: Graduation Stuff
4/28 – Movie Night – (Case for Christ) – 6:45 show – meet at Silver Screen
5/7 – Senior Graduation Sunday
5/10 – Wed night during class – Parent meeting about teens and internet
5/19 – High School Graduation (I’ll take a group down)
5/28 – Teen Devo – dinner provided

6/3 – 7th Grade Entry Party – 2:40pm

Big Summer Activities
6/17-22 – Harding Uplift!!!
7/9-15 – Camp Caudle
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T.

Wednesday Class – T. J. Davidson
Have you ever heard of a win-win outcome? Comparison is the opposite of that. When we look to our left and our right to compare ourselves to others, we are engaging in a lose-lose activity. And, we may not even realize how destructive it is. Being smart-er or funny-er or awesome-er may feel like a short-term win, but for ourselves, our friends, and our family, comparison is a game with no winners. King Solomon was wise-er (not to mention rich-er, cool-er, and powerful-er) than anyone around him. And what he says about all of it may come as a surprise. Through his words we find that real satisfaction may not come from winning the game of comparison, but from bowing out of the competition altogether.

Try This:
No one wants to feel like they don’t measure up. Especially not in the place where they want to feel the safest and most secure. Work on making your family and your home the place where who your child is celebrated and not compared.

This week, point out something in your teenager that you appreciate. Find something that you have seen grow and develop in them that is a strength and then tell them how proud of them you are.

Sunday Class – Senior High – Paul Killingsworth

Paul is going to finish up his series on Apologetics (defending the Christian faith). This was an intense series looking at arguments for the existence of God. Spend some time with your teen and ask questions like:

– What is the most convincing argument for the existence of God?

– What is the best argument against God’s existence?

– Do you have friends who don’t believe in God? What can you do to be a good influence on them?

Sunday Class – Junior High – Scott Patterson
This week we are going to look at the story of Esther and her faithfulness to God during a really hard situation. Her life and example is something we can all learn from as we face difficult situations in our lives.

Some questions we will be discussing:
• How did Mordecai respond when faced with the threat of disaster for his people?
• How would you describe Queen Esther’s character? What did you learn from her actions?
• When was the last time you faced a threatening situation? What was your reaction?
• In what ways have you experienced God’s faithfulness and protection in your life?

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Youth and Family Minister, Cabot Church of Christ
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St Louis Trip this summer? – I have heard some people express some interest in doing the St. Louis trip again this year. The dates would be June 9-11. I wanted to see what the interest would be like before we planned anything. We would leave Friday around 5:30 get to hotel. 6 Flags on Saturday and Cardinals game on Sunday. I’ve attached a flyer with all the details. Let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Upcoming Events
4/16 – DUE: Graduation Stuff
4/28 – Movie Night – (Case for Christ)
5/7 – Senior Graduation Sunday
5/19 – High School Graduation (I’ll take a group down)

Big Summer Activities
6/17-22 – Harding Uplift!!!
7/9-15 – Camp Caudle
7/22-28 – Nashville M.T.

Wednesday Lesson

Nothing is more disappointing than trying really hard at something and only getting worse. Whether it’s baseball, voice lessons or AP Calculus, there’s nothing fun about feeling like you’re going backward. Not long after Jesus’ death, many of His followers began to realize their situation was only getting worse. While some stayed in hiding, others began to walk away from Jerusalem, away from where Jesus was, away from the other believers. Two, in particular, were on the road out of town, when a stranger began to walk with them. And what they learned will forever change the way we see God, ourselves, and every situation where we’re tempted to walk away.

Sunday Lesson – Senior High – Paul Killingsworth
The central message of the Bible and Christianity is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Our entire faith rises and falls on that one historical event. But we don’t have to have a blind faith about this central core issue. There is a lot of solid evidence that shows us Jesus really did die on the cross and 3 days later was raised from the grave. We can draw strength and confidence knowing our faith is built upon the truth!

What is your favorite piece of evidence that shows Jesus really did rise from the dead?

Sunday Lesson – Junior High – T.J. Davidson

This week we are talking about The Return of the Israelites from captivity. This is an amazing story of redemption and God’s grace and mercy. Some questions we will be discussing this week:

• Why do you think God rescued the Israelites from their enemies again?

• In what ways have you seen or experienced the rescuing power of God?

• What did the Israelites do to deserve the mercy they received?

• Have you ever felt God’s presence in a place or a situation? How did you know it was God?

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Youth and Family Minister, Cabot Church of Christ
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