The Parent Update//July 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!
June was a great month in our Student Ministry, filled with fun activities and incredible spiritual growth with your students! The series of the month was WIRED, which explored how we are WIRED by God to love God, love people, and love ourselves! Our Haiti mission team was able to raise $1,200 through the bake sale thanks to your support! We also celebrated the now former high school seniors by taking them snorkeling, and enjoying an unforgettable boat day out, and being able to pray over their new adventures into young adulthood as a church family during the main service! Last but certainly not least, we had a sweet Beach Day with 30 of our students and leaders! We went out to Key Biscayne, played beach games, had a sand castle competition, and had an incREDible time together! If you or your student missed out on any of these super fun events, don't fret, because here's a list of upcoming events you won't want to miss!!
In July we are starting a series called Life is a Highway. Spiritual growth is an adventure, and through this upcoming series we will be going over together how exactly to equip your students to continue on their road to enormous growth! Your students will be taught the power of prayer & meditation on God's truth, reading through their bibles, and connecting with God on newer and deeper levels as well as with each other on this crazy and awesome road we call life!
Boys v. Girls: Our small groups end party is on July 13th at 7:00 pm. Who is going to win it all?! Will the girls continue the reign of victory as usual or will the boys step up their game? We’d love for your students to join us and find out!
SOS: July 21st-24th is our 3 day local mission trip camp! We will be serving our community during the day through various outreach events, and have some awesome worship services at night! This weekend long event is open to all 6th-12th graders who want to join for only $75 per person! We even have our Vineyard family from Puerto Rico coming! This is an event to kick off a new season of loving on our Miami community, as well as growing with each other in the process. We are so excited for you and your student to be a part of this awesome event! We want as many of your students and their friends as possible, but there are a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to register as soon as possible! For more information or to register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-of-service-sos-miami-tickets-25735991042?aff=es2
RSM Takes on Main Service: July 30th & 31st. RED student ministry will be taking on the main services by leading some REDiculously great worship, serving delicious coffee & donuts, welcoming and greeting, as well as supporting Pastor Anthony as he delivers a sweet message!
5th Graders Transition: We are so excited for the current 5th graders to make their transition into middle school, and be able to join us every weekend, which will happen in August. Until then, we will be having them join in on some of the fun. They joined us the last weekend of June to worship with us which was so great worshipping as a family together! Each weekend your students engage in a high energy and awesomely fun game before the message starts. On July 2nd & 3rd during each weekend service, the 5thgraders in the AZ will be joining the RSM for the game that will be played! On July 16th & 17th they will be joining us for the message! And on August 12th & 13th will be their official crossover into the RSM!
Parent Meeting: On August 17th We would like to invite you to an Awesome informational parent meeting where you will get a full school year calendar of events and plans for RSM as well as hear the vision of our student ministry and rub shoulders with your student’s leaders and other parents who are investing in their students spiritual growth. This is a MUST for all 5th grade parents and parents of students new to our ministry.
Field Day: On August 20th from 10 am- 3pm it's a Parents v. Students field day at a local park. We are going to be having a day filled with awesome outdoor games and activities, along with a delicious potluck! This will be the last hoorah of the summer, so don't miss out on it! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsm-deerwood-family-field-day-tickets-26428666854?aff=es2
RSMKO: RED Student Ministries Kick Off is an event to start off our small groups for the next semester! We’d love for your students to join us on September 7th from 7pm-9pm in the Hangout! This event will be all about connecting with students while having fun.
Night of Joy: An annual Christian music festival that takes place at Walt Disney World. We are going to be going to not one but TWO of Disney's parks! Magic Kingdom as well as Blizzard Beach! There is an amazing set list of world known Christian artists and bands. We would love for your students to join us on September 9th & 10th at Walt Disney World. The cost will be ONLY $175 per student if you get your ticket in July, in August the cost will be $185, and $195 in September. PARENTS, you will be receiving a special cost for the trip if you choose to come hang out with us at the Happiest Place on Earth! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsm-night-of-joy-tickets-26361188023?aff=es2
Parent Meet & Greet: A night where our students’ parents get to meet our RSM small group leaders. Students and parents come join us in the Hangout on October 5th from 7pm-9pm.
If you still have questions or want to figure out how you can get involved with RSM as a volunteer or as a leader, I would LOVE for you to connect with us on how to get involved with our part of the Vineyard family, please feel free to contact me email@example.com! There is always an area for you to serve with us!
RED Student Ministry Pastor
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