RYG NEWS (01.30.17)

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY
"Souper" Bowl Devo
(ALL AGES)

February 7
FCA Meeting (LCHS)
February 8
Serve Others Night
February 11
Valentine's Brunch (10am)
February 12
Local Bible Bowl
(Cox Blvd.)

February 19
SAYS @ Cox Blvd
February 20
Talk About God (1pm)
February 21
FCA Meeting (LCHS)
February 23-26
Challenge Youth Conference

(Pigeon Forge, TN)
February 28
Intergen Game Night

CURRENT TEACHING SERIES

SUNDAYS (7th-12th):
The Lord Has Done This taught by various teachers.

WEDNESDAYS (9th-12th):
#Hashtag Video Series taught by Shane Lee

WEDNESDAYS (7th & 8th):
The Struggle is Real taught by Andrew Thompson

GENERAL RYG NEWS

WINTER KICKOFF: Thank you to all who stayed for our Winter Kickoff last night! We had a great turnout with over 100 students and parents in attendance. I enjoyed being able to share with you some new and exciting events that we will be trying this semester to fulfill our commitment to our vision of Seek, Serve, and Go. There were many things I did not cover, so be looking for information about such events like the Miracle League and others! If you were unable to make the Winter Kickoff, please refer to the following items:

  • RYG Winter Calendar
  • Medical and Insurance Information (One per child)
    • If your child is in Kindergarten thru 12th Grade, we will need a medical information sheet for them. This will cover any trips/events that would require an overnight stay or trip on the bus. Your child will not be able to get on the bus if I do not have a sheet for them on file. 

YOUTH WEBSITE: I encourage you to use the website more frequently this year as we move away towards a paperless registration system. You can register for all events online. There is also a password protected directory page where you can find a quick list of phone numbers for parents and students, as well as, forms that you might need. There's a calendar of events and a page full of family devotionals for you to use. Check it out! Use the resources available to you! 

CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: If you have not paid for CYC, please do so by SUNDAY.

"SOUPER" BOWL DEVO: We will have an ALL AGES devotional on SUNDAY in the annex. Each family needs to bring a soup or soup sides to share. The Super Bowl will be shown and Shawn Traster from Elgin Church of Christ will be the speaker for our devotional. 

SERVE OTHERS NIGHT (S.O.N.): Our first SON of the year will be Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm. All classes from 2 year olds through 12th Grade will meet in the annex for a Valentine's Brunch service project.

VALENTINE'S BRUNCH: We are need of servers for our Valentine's Brunch on Saturday, February 11 at 10am. If you have a student who is in the 3rd thru 12th Grade and available that morning to help, please let us know online.  

Winter Calendar 2017

 
 

 February

5: “Souper” Bowl Devo (ALL Ages)

8: Serve Others Night

11: Valentine’s Brunch @ 10am

12: Local Bible Bowl (Cox Blvd.)

18: Guys Day @ Fairview (Pulaski, TN)

19: Shoals Area Youth Series (Cox Blvd)

20: Talk About God (1pm)

23-26: Challenge Youth Conference

28: Intergenerational Game Night

 

March

TBD: 7th - 12th Grade Devotional

TBD: 6th Grade and Down Devotional

8: Serve Others Night

11: FUSION Conference (HCU - Lonnie Jones)

12: Local Bible Bowl (HCU)

14: Tuesday Night Together

19: Shoals Area Youth Series (Sherrod Ave.)

22: Fwednesday (6:15pm)

26: EXALT, Jr. (6th Grade and Down)

26: Singing @ Local Congregation

31: Faulkner University Jamboree

 

April

TBD: 7th - 12th Grade Devotional

TBD: GLOW @ Killen

TBD: TNT/Miracle League

7: Maroon and Gold Day @ Freed Hardeman

9: 6th Grade and Down Devotional

12: Serve Others Night

14-16: Lads to Leaders Convention

23: Shoals Area Youth Series (Highland Park)

30: Lads to Leaders Recognition Service

30: Y.O.D.A.S. (5th Grade and Up)

 

 

May

7: Senior Breakfast/Graduate Recognition

10: Serve Others Night

14: Muffins w/ Mom

16: Intergenerational Game Night

20: End of School Devotional (ALL Ages)

21: EXALT, Jr. (6th and Down)

21: Singing @ Local Congregation

24: Fwednesday (6:15pm)

27-30: Mystery Retreat

 

June

TBD: 7th - 12th Grade Devotional

TBD: RYG Kids Campout

Tuesdays: Shoals Area Youth Series

Sundays: Songs of Summer

1: Mom’s Morning Off

3-8: West TN Workcamp ($50)

4: 6th Grade and Down Devotional

14: Serve Others Night

15: Mom’s Morning Off

18: Donuts with Dad

18-23: Local Campaign (Rogersville)

 

July

TBD: ALL AGES Devotional

Tuesdays: Shoals Area Youth Series

Sundays: Songs of Summer

6: Mom’s Morning Off

9-14: Indian Creek Youth Camp

Camper: $160, Staff: $75, Staff Child: $75

20: Mom’s Morning Off

21-23: AIMCON @ Faulkner ($50)

 

 

RYG NEWS (01.10.17)

WORD OF THE WEEK: CREATION

Monday: You Are No Accident (Genesis 1:27)
Tuesday: The CEO of All Creation (Colossians 1:15-17)
Wednesday: Seeing an Invisible God (Romans 1:20)
Thursday: From Very Good to Only Evil (2 Peter 3:4-7)
Friday: A New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)


UPCOMING EVENTS

January 17
TNT (@7pm)
January 21
Banana Box Project
January 22
EXALT, JR.
January 29
Young Men Lead Service
January 29
Winter Kickoff
February 11
Senior Citizens Appreciation Banquet (10am)

February 24-26
Challenge Youth Conference (Pigeon Forge, TN)

GENERAL RYG NEWS

TNT @ The Thompson's: There will be a TNT next Tuesday (Jan. 17) at Andrew and Joy's home. We will use this time to discuss our ministry, where we want to go, etc., as well as, other youth related items. We want to hear from the students, so make plans to attend!

BANANA BOX PROJECT: Please bring any clothing you would like to donate by Wednesday, January 18. On Saturday, January 21 at 9am we will come together to place clothing items in boxes to be sent to Africa through Partners 4 Africa

EXALT, JR. (5th Grade and Down): We will meet in the auditorium at 4:15pm to sing together and give opportunity for our younger guys to lead singing, as well. 

WINTER KICKOFF: Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 29. The RYG will be having a Winter Kickoff to discuss everything that will be happening during the spring semester. We will have a meal together. We ask the each family pay $5 to help cover the cost of the meat for dinner, bring a side item, and RSVP online. 

CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: If you have not paid for CYC, please do so ASAP. $75 per person or $150 per family. 
 

RYG FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pray for each other daily.
  • No one goes unnoticed or sits alone
  • Welcome everyone – call them by name
  • Welcome Visitors
  • Invite people to sit with the group during worship
  • Mentor new members
  • Share extra-curricular calendar with the group
  • Support one another
    • Show up to extra-curricular events 
    • Make posters for games
    • Celebrate Accomplishments
    • Celebrate Birthdays
  • Reach out to missing members
  • Notice when someone needs encouragement
  • Keep up with important issues kids are facing

RYG NEWS (11.29.16)

GENERAL RYG NEWS

RACHEL'S REINDEERS: We will be participating in a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on SUNDAY. This is to help Rachel Newton raise money for Camp Seale-Harris which is a camp for kids and adults with diabetes. The cost to participate is $10 but can be reduced to $5 with the code M16. Registration closes on Thursday, but you can also register on location. The bus will be leaving at 1:00pm for anyone who wants to participate! You can register online at MISTLETOE MADNESS. Rachel's Reindeers is the team name and you are encouraged to wear Reindeer gear (not required). If you have any questions, please ask myself or Diana Newton!

RYG SHIRTS: We are taking order for RYG winter shirts. They are comfort colors and $20 per shirt. Youth sizes are available but not in comfort colors. Please sign up no later than Sunday, December 4. You can see the shirt on our website.

LOCAL BIBLE BOWL: Remember to be studying Job Chapters 1-10 for Bible Bowl on December 11th at Salem.

DEADLINES:

CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: Sunday is the last day to sign up for CYC. If you are planning to attend, make sure to register! You can use the sign up sheet or sign up online at REGISTER HERE. Cost: $75 per person or $150 per family (with more than 2 attending). Cost includes food, lodging, and conference.

EXPOSURE YOUTH CAMP: If you are planning to attend EYC the final deposit is due Sunday, December 11 ($50 per person). Cost includes food, lodging, and conference.

RYG KIDS (6th and Under)

*Please see above information about the Mistletoe Madness Fun Run to support Rachel Newton.

ICE SKATING: 
Girls are invited to go ice skating in the park with Joy on Saturday, December 17th. We will leave around 1pm.
Group rate: $8 per person plus $3 skate rental.
 
BREAKFAST W/ SANTA and CAROLING:
 On Sunday, December 18 we will meet at 2:30pm to go Christmas Caroling with the youth group. Following evening services all our kids and families are invited to stay for Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will be provided by Team 1!

THE RYG (7th and Up)

*Please see above information about the Mistletoe Madness fun run this SUNDAY to support Rachel Newton.

UGLY SWEATER CHRISTMAS PARTY: The youth Christmas party will be held at the Williams' home following evening services on SUNDAY for 5th Grade and Up. Start planning your ugly sweater outfit and plan for Dirty Santa ($10-$15 gift limit)! Please bring holiday finger foods and desserts (sausage balls, ham rolls, etc.). 

ICE SKATING: Girls are invited to go ice skating in the park with Joy on Saturday, December 17th. We will leave around 1pm.
Group rate: $8 per person plus $3 skate rental.


CHRISTMAS CAROLING: On Sunday, December 18th we will meet at 2:30pm to go Christmas Caroling around Rogersville. 


Have a great week! Remember to pray!

RYG News (11.15.16)

GENERAL RYG NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to our Bible Bowl teams. Our Jr. Division finished in 1st Place in their age division and our Sr. Division team finished in 2nd Place in their age division. Next month's bible will cover Job Chapters 1-10.

REGISTRATION: For our events coming up, you can register online at www.theryg.com/register. Please visit the website and sign up for those events you plan to be involved in.

RYG SHIRTS: We are taking order for RYG winter shirts. They are comfort colors and $20 per shirt. Youth sizes are available but not in comfort colors. Please sign up no later than Sunday, December 4. You can see the shirt on our website.


CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: If you are planning to attend CYC this year (Feb. 24-26), we are needing to get a head count so that we can book a cabin. Please let us know if you are interested in going by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4. You can use the sign up sheet or sign up online at REGISTER HERE.

RYG KIDS (6th and Under)

THANK YOU! Thank you to Diana Newton for opening her home to the 5th Grade and Under this past Sunday night. We had a terrific turnout and fellowship. Also, THANK YOU to Daniel Nix for talking to the kids about the importance of being a part of a group of like-minded people like the youth group. It was a great night!

EXALT, JR.: On the 4th Sunday of the month all kids 6th and under are invited to join us at Heritage Park to sing together. On colder months we will meet at the church building. It will begin at 4pm.

BREAKFAST W/ SANTA and CAROLING: This event is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 18th. More details will be announced at a later date.

THE RYG (7th and Up)

FWEDNESDAY! THIS WEDNESDAY! Free meal @ 6:15pm (provided by Team 6) followed by a devotional led by our college students and other activities. We set a record with 48 students present in October. Our new goal is 55 students! Be inviting friends and family to join us!

SAYS (Florence Blvd): The bus will leave at 4:15pm SUNDAY afternoon for our monthly Shoals Area Youth Series! Dinner will be provided. 

NORTH ALABAMA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: We will notbe participating in the NAFFT this year. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to field a team in the future and enjoy this fellowship together. 

EXALT (Nov. 27): The bus will leave immediately following evening service. We will stop to eat dinner, so please bring money. 

RAKE AND RUN: The Rake and Run has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 3rd.

Have a great week! Remember to pray!

RYG News (10.25.16)

It is great to be a part of the Rogersville family. A lot of times it takes a while to be truly settled but you all have been so gracious to Joy and I that we feel right at home in the community here. Thank you for making this transition as smooth as possible. We are excited about the opportunities here and pray that you all will find ways to be involved.

COMMUNITY NEWS: Southside's Gospel Meeting is ongoing and will continue through Thursday night. A group from Rogersville is planning to go tonight. If you would like to go we will meet at Southside for singing at 6:30 and service at 7:00 p.m.

Lauderdale County Schools will be having Fall Break at the end of the week. Some of you will be traveling and we are praying for your safety. However, if you are in town there is lots going on that we would love for our students and parents to be involved in. 
 

Here is what we've got going this week:
 

Shut-In Visit/Corn Maze Devo (Wednesday) – Meet at 6pm by the annex for our monthly shut-in visit which will be followed by a trip to the Corn Maze for our monthly devotional. Cost: $10 per person.


Flag Football Practice (Thursday) - For all those who are planning to play in the Flag Football tournament (Nov. 19) we will have practice on Thursday at 2pm in Rogersville City Park. Other practice dates: October 29 (1pm) and November 6 (3pm)

Bowties and B-dubs (Thursday) – Guys of all ages are invited to eat together at Buffalo Wild Wings. The only requirement? A bowtie! Meet at 6pm at the building.

Spa and Movie Day (Friday) – From 11a until 2p, Girls of all ages are invited to join Joy for a Spa and Movie day at the church building. Sign up in the foyer by Wednesday. Bring $3 for pizza. See Joy for more details.

Fall Festival (Saturday) - People of ALL ages are invited to the home of Brock and Leslie Owens. Trunk or Treat will start at 4:30pm followed by dinner at 6pm. Please bring sandwiches, soups, desserts (NO NUTS), can drinks, and lawn chairs. You can leave the drinks in the annex to be picked up before Saturday. If you would like to donate money for some carnival type games for the kids, you can give to Brock or Leslie. 

Nursing Home Candy Delivery (Sunday) – 5th Grade and down will meet at the annex at 1:45pm to make candy bags that will be delivered by the kids to the nursing home. Kids - please wear your costumes.

CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: If you are planning to attend CYC this year (Feb. 24-26), we are needing to get a head count so that we can book a cabin. Please let us know by SUNDAY if you are interested in going. You can use the sign up sheet or sign up online at REGISTER HERE.

NORTH ALABAMA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: The NAFFT will be held on Saturday, November 19 in Cullman, AL at Heritage Park. If you would like to play, please sign up no later than Wednesday, November 9th. The tournament is open to 5th grade and up including adults. Each team is required to have adults, males, and females to play. For more information visit the NAFFTwebsite. *WE ARE IN NEED OF ADULTS TO PLAY*

Have a great week!

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RYG NEWS (10.18.16)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

Excerpt from Andy White's lesson last night at SAYS... "Parents tell their children they can participate in sports, band, and other extra curricular activities as long as it doesn't impact their grades in a negative way. But, do parents worry that those activities will impact their kids' spiritual lives negatively?" 

Education is important. Sports have their place. Band is great. But, if our kids excel in those things and lose their souls, what good have they accomplished. Can we live with that? If so, how? 

-Jess Eastep, Youth Minister at Killen Church of Christ

What a week of rejoicing it has been at Rogersville with 6 baptisms including 2 from the RYG, Mattie Adams and Buddy Burchell. It was awesome to hear about, but also to witness Buddy's baptism! If this happens every time I go on vacation, maybe I should go more often... God is good! All the time!

Also, our bible bowl teams did well in their first competition with the Junior Division team taking home 1st Place and the Senior Division team taking home 2nd place. We will host the Local Bible Bowl at Rogersville next month, November 13th. Thank you to Leslie Owens and Stephanie Lee for coordinating the two teams. 

Here is what we've got going this week:

EXALT: Load up the bus after evening services on SUNDAY for a time of singing and praise in the park at Veteran's Park (7:30pm). Bring money for food. 

SHUT-IN VISIT/CORN MAZE DEVO (October 26): The college age and youth group will make their monthly visit to a shut-in NEXT Wednesday, October 26th. We will leave from the annex at 6pm to make our visit and head to the Corn Maze afterwards for a devotional and fun time in the haunted corn maze. If you are planning to go, the cost is $10 per person. 

CHALLENGE YOUTH CONFERENCE: If you are planning to attend CYC this year (Feb. 24-26), we are needing to get a head count so that we can book a cabin. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in going. You can use the sign up sheet or sign up online at REGISTER HERE.

NORTH ALABAMA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: The NAFFT will be held on Saturday, November 19 in Cullman, AL at Heritage Park. If you would like to play, please sign up no later than Wednesday, November 9th. The tournament is open to 5th grade and up including adults. Each team is required to have adults, males, and females to play. For more information visit the NAFFT website. 

Have a great week!

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