Monday, July 19, 2010

Spaghetti and VBS

Somerset Beach Family Camp:: Those of you who participated in the service experience at SBC's Family Camp did a FANTASTIC job and deserve a BIG thank you!  You made a huge impact on the kids you worked with and you carried a large burden of leadership that the adults normally have to struggle to find people to do. You were well behaved and respectful and independent and so much fun to be around!  Thanks to everyone who made for a great week at Camp. SBC thanks YOU. :) 

To check out all of the pictures Melanie was snapping during the week, click on here

Spaghetti Dinner:: Monroe FM needs your help!  Saturday, July 24th (THIS Saturday!) from 4-7pm the church is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the community. The teens have been asked to help serve and bus tables. Wear your SPIRITFIRE tshirts and come ready to help out! (and invite friends and family to enjoy the dinner--it's $8 for adults and $5 for kids)  

Let Melanie know ASAP if you're able to help! 

Vacation Bible School::  VBS is quickly approaching and guess what?? They need YOUR help too!  (You guys are such great helpers, after all!)  If you're willing to help out in any way for VBS come to the planning meeting THIS Sunday after church
VBS starts Sunday August 8 and goes through Friday August 13. Each night the programs run from 6:30-8:45pm 

If you're able to help and will be at the meeting, email Pam Kaufman at

Friday, July 9, 2010

Schedule for Family Camp

Click HERE to view the week's detailed schedule. 

8-8:30  Breakfast (Cedar Center A-Frame)
9:30-12:00  Kids' Morning Programs (Fieldhouse)*
12:15  Lunch (Cedar Center)
1:00-5:00  Free Time OR Work Group Rotations** 
5:00  Dinner (Cedar Center)
6:45-9:00  Kids' Evening Service (Fieldhouse) 
9:30-10:45  Evening activities vary***

*Each morning from 9:30 to noon, the teens will divide and conquer--helping out in the kids' programs--nursery and elementary.  If their help is not needed during this time, they will head to the teen service which is from 10am-noon.

Division of leadership groups (morning and evening services): 
Nursery: Megan, Ashley, Brooke, Brittany and Michaela

Kids: Chris, Rob, Devan, Isaac, Harry, Katie

**Each afternoon, the teens will either be enjoying free time or they will be a part of the one group of 4 students "on call" if any need arises.  We will predetermine who will be in which work groups. Each group will be on call one afternoon for the week (either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday).

***This is our tentative plan for late evening activities:
Monday @ 9:30 bonfire at Kevin and Melanie's site
Tuesday:  free time until curfew (to be determined)
Wednesday:  HUGE teen service!
Thursday @ 9:30 bonfire at Kevin and Melanie's site
Friday: head home after the evening service

And again, check the Packing List!  Don't forget your s'mores. :D
For all the info on Somerset check their website:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gearing up for Family Camp

Summer Servanthood Experience. Family Camp at Somerset Beach Campground is FAST approaching! We hope you're ready for a week of fun and service--experiencing God--meeting new friends--learning to lead--and more!  Come out with your families on Sunday, July 11th at 2pm for our church picnic (bring a dish to share!)  Then stay for the week in the tents on Kevin and Melanie's campsite. Parents are welcome to visit any day of the week (for free--if you mention you're from a Free Methodist Church.) Pick up will follow the Friday evening worship service which starts at 7pm and ends around 8:30-9:00. Parents, please join us for this Friday evening service!  

Don't forget to check the packing list!! (girls: take note of the clothing guidelines!)

Any questions, let us know!  

Youth Group TeeShirts:  They're IN! And they look totally awesome!!  You can pick up your tshirts when you come out to SBC Sunday July 11th for the church picnic!  If you need to know how much you owe, let Melanie know. 

Independence Day:  No Youth Group this Sunday, July 4th.