The Parent Update//June 2016
(Thank you for taking time to read our Parent Update!! Here you will find upcoming event information, a helpful article on parenting your student and information on the series your student is currently engaging in our weekend services!!)
Hello Awesome Parents!!
May was an awesome month in our Student Ministry!! We participated in a really cool Special Needs Prom where we got to dance, escort, sing, laugh, and eat with 300 awesome guests. We celebrated a few students in Baptism!! And we walked with some really cool 8th graders as they transitioned into high school! Not to mention we had a “two thumbs up” Series on “God in the Movies” where we looked at some blockbuster films to catch a glimpse of God at work!!
In June we are starting a series called WIRED.
How many hours are you technologically connected on a normal day? If you were to add up your hours online, your glances at text messages, your streaming music, your perusing social media, your Netflix addiction, how many hours could you count? It’s probably a lot. Our culture is obsessed with technology—and with good reason. Technology keeps us connected to each other and to the world around us. Nearly every device we own transmits signals to something else, somewhere else. Why? Because that’s how they’re wired to function. Our phones, tablets, smart watches, gaming systems—they all are wired to connect to something outside them. And the same is true for us. We are wired for connection. It’s in our design. As we take a closer look at what Jesus called “the greatest commandment”, we discover that we were wired to have three vital relationships: with God, with ourselves, and with others. And when those connections are made, everything else begins to function as it was designed to.
Click here to check out the PDF Link for some awesome Parent resources to help you care for your student in this series!!
-WEDNESDAY NIGHT ROOM CLEAN- In the Fall we will be splitting middle school and high school students at our weekend services. To do this we need to make them a super AWESOME RSM middle school room!! So this Wednesday (June 8th) we would love for you and your student to come help us clean out the back storage room and convert it into a cool space to learn and grow!! 7-9 pm Ice cream will be served!!
-HAITI BAKE SALE- June 11/12 We will be having a killer bake sale at church to raise money for the Haiti Missions team. We would love you to participate in one of two way. 1. Would you be willing to drop off a delicious baked good to be sold, either homemade or store bought 20 minutes before the service you attend. Or would you be willing to BUY yummy baked goods that weekend to support your families sugar habit and our mission trip!!
-BEACH DAY– Its Summer time….so its off to the beach we go!! For $10 we will load into a bus Friday June 24th at 9:00 to head to Key Biscayne’s South Beach. We leave the beach and be back at MVCC at 6pm for pickup. Lunch is included!!
-SOS- July 21-24 is our 3 day In town mission trip camp!!...We will serve our local community during the days and have some awesome worship services at night! Open to all 6th-12th graders from anywhere (Vineyard students from Puerto Rico are coming!!) For more information or to Register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-of-service-sos-miami-tickets-25735991042?aff=es2
-SENIOR BLESSING PRAYER- We have an AWESOME opportunity to which we would love to invite you and your families!! On June 12 during our 1:00pm service we want to HONOR and CELEBRATE your Senior’s Graduation!! We want to Congratulate the Grads of Miami Vineyard with more that a good ole’ “GREAT JOB!!! Now go get one!!” Rather we will like to have them join us in the adult service for a special ceremony, right after the first set of music. Graduates and their families will come up front for the whole church to applaud their accomplishments and then receive a special prayer of blessing for their next steps in life. Pastor Kevin will be praying for them and RED Student Ministries has a pretty sweet gift for all the seniors who sign up and attend the Celebration prayer!! Please email me back if you and your family are able to attend June 12 at 1:00pm for this great time of honoring your student’s accomplishments!
-SENIOR DAY- Saturday June 18th 9am-8pm RED will have the First Annual SENIOR DAY!! We have rented a few boats and we will take the day to have fun, swim, snorkel, play in the water and also talk about how to thrive spiritual in their next steps in life. The event is $20 for the day which includes food!! We have limited space on the boats so first come first served!! Email me if you are interested in more details at firstname.lastname@example.org