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Welcome to our Youth News Blog. The following articles are about upcoming youth events and activities.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:08 PM

FEED Small Groups - April 22, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:08 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:08 PM
FEED Small Groups
April 22, 2018
We have rescheduled this month's FEED for April 22nd. Both high school guy and girl groups will walk downtown to a restaurant to eat (so bring money for lunch!) Then the guys and girls will sit in separate groups and have their normal small group meeting. We will meet right after the services in the student center and be back at the church by 2:15! Hope to see you there! 
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:57 PM

Confirmation Retreat - April 13th-15th

Monday, April 2, 2018 12:57 PM
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:57 PM
Confirmation Retreat!
April 13th-15th
Our annual Confirmation Retreat is fast approaching! This is a special retreat exclusively for our Confirmation class. We will travel to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina and spend a weekend attending classes, a museum, and several wonderful restaurants. There will also be lots of free time for the youth to relax and get to know each other. 

Cost:
The cost is $50 and includes two nights lodging and most meals. However, the students will need money for two meals (one on Friday on our way there and one on Sunday on our way home - Scholarships Available).
 
Lodging:
We will stay in Lake Junaluska Lodge, which is complete with 8 bedrooms, 5 baths, a large living room, a large dining room, and a full kitchen. Girls - 2nd floor; boys 1st floor. 
 
What to bring:
All students should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, clothes, a towel, and a Bible.  For more information please contact the church office at: 423-756-2021 (ask for Troy).  Cell phones are okay but iPods/iPads/Tablets/Computers are discouraged. We want the kids to interact with each other not with their devices.
 
Chaperones for this trip are:
Troy Hamilton, Sara Holley, Debbie Condry, and Rev. Will Lauderback. 

This past Sunday we handed out an information sheet/permission slip that had the incorrect dates on it. We have attached the corrected form! 
 
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:46 PM

First Youth Band Meeting! - April 11, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 12:46 PM
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:46 PM
First Youth Band Meeting! 
April 11, 2018
We have received a lot of interest in forming a youth band! We plan for this to be almost entirely student run so we would like to have a meeting with everyone interested to see how the youth would like to proceed! If you are interested in being a part of our youth band we will meet THIS Wednesday, April 11th immediately following the lesson. We are excited to get started! 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:16 AM

"A Christ Ethic on Love & Intimacy"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:16 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:16 AM
"A Christ Ethic on Love & Intimacy"
Introducing a new lesson series for high school students.
We are starting a special series in April entitled: "A Christ Ethic on Love & Intimacy." This is an in-depth series during which we will try to explore a Christ centered approach to love, dating, sex, and intimate relationships. This is a four-week series that will meet on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7pm beginning on April 11th and ending on May 2nd. The classes will be led by Troy Hamilton, Sara Holley, and Ivy Hall.

We will discuss sensitive issues like pornography, sexting, sexual abuse, rape, sexually transmitted diseases, coercion, and other sensitive issues related to sex. Due to the content of this series we are asking parents to sign a permission slip allowing their child/children to attend. Any student who shows up without a signed permission slip will go to a separate class.
 
Monday, March 19, 2018 1:15 PM

Mustard Tree Mission Day - April 4, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 1:15 PM
Monday, March 19, 2018 1:15 PM
Spring Break Mission Day!
April 4, 2018
Next Wednesday, April 4th, we are going to have a mission day! We will be going to Mustard Tree Farms to help them in any way that they need us! This is a great opportunity for us to learn more about Mustard Tree Ministries which is a big part of First Centenary! I'm sure we will also get a chance to interact with all of the animals! 
 
If you want to join us, we will meet at the church at 9 o'clock that morning (hopefully this means youth can be dropped off by parents on their way to work!). Lunch will be provided and we will be back at the church between 4:30 and 5pm (in time for our normal Wednesday night schedule). Everyone should bring a change of clothes if they plan to stay for youth! We hope you can join us! 
 
Monday, March 5, 2018 10:46 AM

FEED Small Groups - March 18, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 10:46 AM
Monday, March 5, 2018 10:46 AM
FEED Small Groups
March 18, 2018 - 12pm to 3pm
This Sunday will be a special FEED. Both the girl and guy high school groups will go bowling and just have some fun together! Youth will need money for lunch and bowling. We suggest at least $30. Because we are going bowling we are going to extend the time. We will meet in the student center right after the services and we will be back by 3pm! 
 
"F.E.E.D." stands for "Foster Relationships, Earn Trust, Engage Minds, and Discern Truth.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:20 AM

Romania Parent Meeting - March 7, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:20 AM
Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:20 AM
Romania Mission Trip Parent Meeting
March 7th, 2018
Parents: We have asked for help in funding this mission trip. If approved, it will greatly reduce the cost. Please join us for a special information meeting on Wednesday night, March 7th from 6pm to 7pm to find out more about the trip. Specifically, what we will be doing, who we will be with, how much it will cost, and much more. This trip will take place between July 5th and July 18th. The specific dates may change (depending on the price of flights). 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:44 PM

El Día de Alegría - March 3, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:44 PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:44 PM
El Día de Alegría
March 3, 2018 - THIS Saturday! 
This Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm First Centenary is hosting a special event for the Hispanic community! The event will consist of two worship sessions - each with a different praise team leading the music and pastor delivering the message (an interpreter will translate the messages into Spanish) so that visitors can get a taste of what First-Centenary is like. There will be snacks, coffee, and a meal provided.
 
We, as a youth group, have been encouraged to attend so that our youth can connect with other youth in the Hispanic community. A lot of the kids attending will probably go to the same schools as our youth and we want to be as welcoming as possible to them! We also are asking people to bring old clothes they don't wear anymore to donate to this event. If you have any clothes you wish to donate, we ask that you bring them in a bag that is labeled with the size of the clothing and the age and gender the clothing is meant for. 
 
If you are planning to attend, please let us know! Also, we would like for people to get there around 8:30 am, if possible, so that they can introduce themselves to other youth and even offer to sit with them during the event! Families are welcome to attend as well!! 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:10 PM

Youth Council Retreat - March 9-11

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:10 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:10 PM
Youth Council Retreat
March 9th-11th
Our Youth Council retreat is quickly approaching!! We will be staying in a cabin in Ellijay and will drive into Blue Ridge for food and shopping! We will meet at the church at 5pm on March 9th to head to Ellijay and we will get back to the church at around 1pm that Sunday. The cost of the trip will be $40 and students will need to bring money for 4 meals. We are excited for a weekend of fun and planning! 
 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:24 PM

FEED Small Groups - February 25th

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:24 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:24 PM
FEED Small Groups
February 25, 2018
Sorry guys! Only the high school girls will meet this Sunday because Troy is in Romania, but we will meet in the dining room after church and then either head to Jessica's house or stay and cook in the youth kitchen for lunch and discussion! We will be back at the church by 2:15pm. Hope you can make it! 

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