Weekly Update

Weekly Update 11.16.17

1.  Wondering what is going on in the High School Youth Ministry?  Then visit the high school student ministries web page to see what is happening in the youth ministry at Covenant Church.  Our theme for this year is “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  This year we are going to focus on learning who are neighbor is and how we can love them.

2.  Are you following hsmcovcrc on Instagram?  If not, please start following today.  This is one of the primary ways we will communicate pictures, videos, announcements, and posts related to our group.

3.  Facebook users, we want to extend an invitation to all of you to join the Covenant High School Ministry Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113956215307790/).  This is a closed, private group for internal postings and information about the High School Ministry at Covenant Church.  Sign up for the group or Contact Pastor Henry if you would like to join the group.

4. Missional Habit #4 = Learning the way of Christ.  How are you learning the way of Christ?  One way to do this is to immerse yourself in the Gospels.  A daily devotional will allow you to do this each day.  To sign up, text @dymdcovcrc to 81010.  We are journeying our way through the Gospel of Mark.  Join us on the journey!

5.  Our next large group gathering will be Sunday, December 3, from 5 – 7 PM. This will be our Christmas party.  We are currently working on developing an interesting opportunity for our party this year.  Stay tuned!

6.  Thank You’s – Did you enjoy Troy Rienstra’s presentation at our last youth group gathering?  Were you challenged and encouraged by what he said?  If so, I encourage you to send him a note of encouragement and/or thanks.  You can mail your cards to:  1922 Camille DR SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546.

7. The Registration for the GENESIS 2018 High School Youth Group retreat is now live.  Information and the sign up links can be found on the High School Ministry web page.  The sign up deadline is coming up soon.  All student and leaders who are going need to register by November 22.  So, please sign up today.

8.  Upcoming Dates:

December 3 – High School Ministry Christmas Party  5 – 7 PM

March 9 -11 –  GENESIS High School Youth Group retreat in Traverse City MI – Register today!



Each high school student that participates in Sunday school or youth group at Covenant Church needs to complete a children/youth registration form.  This year, for your convenience, we created an online version of the form.  Click on the button below in order to fill out the form.  Please fill out a copy of the form for EACH student who will be involved.





 Upcoming Events:



Youth group gathering and Christmas party Sunday December 3, from 5 – 7pm.  Working on developing a unique opportunity for our party.  Stay tuned!




The High School Youth Ministry is going to Genesis 2018 on March 9-11 and we want you to come with us. To learn more about Genesis and to sign up to go, please click on the link button below.

To learn more about Genesis 2018, please click on the button below



Registration for Genesis 2018 is now live!

Each student who would like to attend, must complete the official registration by November 22 by clicking on the link button below.



Will you need help covering some of the registration cost for the Genesis 2018 event?  If so, click on the link button below to let us know.



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Regular reflective Bible reading is one of the most important ways that we as disciples can grow spiritually.  Since a disciple is someone who learns from and patterns their life based on their teacher, in this case Jesus the Christ, its imperative that we know who Jesus is, what He teaches, and who He calls us to be.  Pastor Henry has created a daily devotional plan that will allow you to explore more deeply who Jesus is through daily readings from a book of the Bible.  We are currently working our way through the gospel of Mark.  Each day a text will be sent that will include a brief reading, a reflection question, a key verse, and/or a prayer focus for us to use to help shape and form us spiritually.  Sign up today by clicking on the link below.



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