Saturday, August 20, 2011


So, this is my first post on this blog.
And I'm slightly nervous.
Because the kids have already gone through so much
and maybe they won't like my writing style.

So much has happened since there was a last post.
And I really don't know what to write about on here.
So I'm going to encourage you guys to head out to the parsonage tomorrow night.
Invite your parents to come at 5, since our new youth pastor is having a parent's meeting.
And 5:30 is youth group time.
And there will be worship.
Possibly brownies.


Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Overnighter {plus Family Camp info!}

Family Camp at Somerset Beach was a HUGE success last year, and we're attending this summer well. Please check out the letter to parents for all the details and turn in your permission and registration cost by June 26th! {check out last year's pictures HERE}

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Clothes Swap--FRIDAY!

We're really excited for this first-ever Clothes Swap FRIDAY! Hope to see all of you along with your friends! Everyone is encouraged to bring some of their (in-good-shape) clothes to participate, but even if you come empty handed you can shop! :D So be inviting your friends--because the more people we have, the more successful this event! 

See you soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! You are encouraged to participate in the MonARC dinner this Friday. (MonARC advocates for the rights of developmentally disabled individuals in Monroe. This dinner is for those individuals!) Many of you have participated before and everyone has a great time--setting up tables, serving meals, helping consumers, cleaning up, etc. 

Be at Prince of Peace Church at 5pm Friday (you can come late IF NEEDED). The church is at the intersection of W. Dunbar Rd. and Lewis Rd. in Ida. We will be done working around 8/8:30.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Night of Worship

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 
6pm Monroe Free Methodist Church

Adults & Teens are coming together to lift our voices in worship of our great God and come together in a time of intentional prayer

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Big Changes Await MFMC

Please read this letter Pastor Dale sent out to church families.

There will be a Society Meeting on Sunday, May 22nd @ 6pm at the church. Everyone involved in the ministries of Monroe FMC should plan to attend. Teens will be attending the meeting in lieu of youth group--their feedback during this discussion will be especially important!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

May is Coming!

I can't believe it's already going to be May next Sunday, but it's true. And so, with the changing of the month, we give you.....a NEW NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR! tada! 

Download, view, and print the most recent

Take special note of the Night of Worship that will take place Sunday May 15th @ 6pm at the church. We are praying for God to move among teens and adults in this focused time of corporate worship and prayer. Everyone is welcome {adults & teens}

Sunday, March 27, 2011

please note

important dates in the near future: 

Saturday, April 2: Scrapbooking and Crafting (of all kinds) Day @ Monroe FMC. 9am-8pm (leave as you need). $10 registration includes lunch. Moms, Sisters, Friends welcome! call the church to register. 

Sunday, April 3: NO youth group (Kevin and Mel will be out of town camping with the Eccles until Friday.)

Wednesday, April 6: NO Bible Quizzing (Kevin and Mel out of town)

Saturday, April 9: Church Cleaning Day! 9am-2pm (leave earlier if you need to)--Teens' Project is renovating the playground! Friends are welcome!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

30 Hour Famine THIS Friday!

Hey 30 Hour Famine Participants! We pray you are preparing your hearts this week for the weekend ahead of you. May God move among us and change us to be mission-minded, service-oriented followers of Jesus. 

  • The Famine will begin on your own at 12:30pm Friday
  • You will need to be at our house at 4:30pm Friday
  • The event will end with a banquet at Hillsdale FMC at 6:30pm. We should be home around 9:30pm Saturday night. 
  • Cell phones will be collected from the students. If parents need to get a hold of a student please call Kevin or Melanie.

Don't forget these items: 

  • Each participant must have a signed permission slip to attend this event. If you lost yours, print THIS PDF WAIVER.
  • Hillsdale is asking each student to bring $6 to help cover the cost of banquet food and the juice breaks throughout the event.
  • Don't forget to pack modest sleeping attire, a change of clothes for Saturday, a sleeping bag and pillow, a warm coat and gloves for outdoor service projects Saturday. 
  • Bring your sponsor envelope and collected donations!! If you don't have the full $30 raised yet, there have been a couple general donations for this event so talk to Kevin or Mel about meeting your goal. 

If you have further questions about this event, feel free to contact us! See you Friday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Upcoming March Events

(drivers needed for ALL):

New Tshirts *should* arrive this week. $10 is due! 

March 23. The Skit Guys @ Crossroads Church in Temperance. $5. (leave at 6, return at 9:30)
(you must sign up by this Sunday to attend this event) 

March 25-26. 30 Hour Famine @ Hillsdale FMC. Raise AT LEAST $30. (leave 5pm, return 9:30pm Saturday.)

March 31. Winter Jam @ EMU Convocation Center. $10 tickets, $2 for pizza. (Leave 4pm, return 10:30pm)

Monday, February 28, 2011

30 Hour Famine

On March 25-26 we will be traveling to Hillsdale FMC to join 4 other youth groups in this nationwide effort to make a difference in the world around all--to go into all the world and LOVE HUNGRY. 

For all of the details of the event, click on this link:
30 Hour Famine Parent Letter and Consent Form
Each student must return a consent form to attend as well as collect a minimum of $30--enough to feed one child for one month!

Don't be afraid to set high goals for your fundraising. You are going to be saving lives!
Check out these 10 Fundraising Tips.

Check out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about 30 Hour Famine.

If you are unable to do a 30 hour fast from food for medical or personal reasons, you can still participate! Check out these Fasting Alternatives or talk to Kevin or Melanie for more ideas!

New Shirts Designs!

We've come up with a great new tshirt design to keep us connected to our mission of THE Cause from Dare2Share--"make disciples who make disciples." That is our purpose on earth and with that in mind we give you our new slogan--

Friends don't let friends_LARGE

This phrase will be printed in white ink across a black tshirt. Shirts will cost $10 or less. 
Please get your orders in to us this week! Thanks!

PS. Our Spiritfire shirts are also still available for ordering. Get us those orders this week too!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be sure to check out the new February Calendar and Newsletter (under the "calendar and newsletter" tab. :D)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dare2Share Resources

On Sunday January 23rd, students take home the registration waiver form, the weekend schedule, and the packing list for the trip to Columbus for Dare2Share.

Here are the digital forms for your convenience.

Click on the links to open a printable PDF of all the Dare2Share paperwork, schedule, etc. 

every adult and student must turn in signed, completed wavier forms by January 30th

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Student Testimony!

This Sunday, January 23rd, we will be hearing from own of our students,

Larissa will be sharing her testimony
--her story of the work Christ has done in her life. 

She has had a powerful experience with God
--one that proves His love and care for His children and His reckless pursuit of our hearts. 

Invite your friends to join you--
You really don't want to miss this! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

SAU basketball and MORE!


basketball game, pizza, and campus tour included!
fill out this permission slip and bring it with you Saturday.

Quizzing Games!

This is an instant download licensed to your computer with great jeopardy-like games to make studying fun while asking real quiz round questions. Kevin's mom recommends the software highly! It's well worth the cost to quickly and enjoyably improve your quizzing abilities and knowledge! 

Fun for the family to join in on as well!

And don't be afraid to check out the other resources ACME offers quizzers--just be sure to select "Free Methodist" quizzing! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Jam is COMING!

DATE: 3/31/2011 7:00 PM

VENUE: EMU Convocation Center, 799 North Hewitt Road, YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN Map

ARTIST LINE-UP: Tony Nolan • Chris August • Sidewalk Prophets • KJ-52 • NewSong • RED • Kutless • Francesca Battistelli • Newsboys

6:00PM • Doors Open
6:05PM • Come Early for the Pre-Jam Party
7:00PM • Show Time

be on the look-out for more details!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Looking Ahead

Be sure to take note of the events coming up in the next several months of Spiritfire Youth Ministries.

Click HERE to view and print.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Expose! [The 2011 Signature Girls Conference]

GIRLS! (and moms too!) Don't miss this girls-only conference at Lighthouse Church in Toledo! It's just around the corner and cost is just $30. RSVP to me by THIS Friday the 7th.  (Sorry for the late notice! I just found out about this conference and couldn't pass up the opportunity.)

The theme for Signature is EXPOSE! 1 John 1:5 "...God is light and in him there is not darkness at all." We are excited for the girls who attend Signature to walk away with a clearer understanding of who God is and who they are in Him.

It all starts Friday night with a FUN NIGHT!  There will be activities, music, photo opportunities and food of course! We will return to Melanie's house to spend the night. Saturday will be a day of worship and amazing growth opportunities through main sessions, breakout times and small groups!  Don't miss this event!

Click HERE for more information or talk to Melanie.