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Refuge Youth: Christmas Movie Marathon & Fantasy in Lights
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Refuge Youth: Christmas Movie Marathon & Fantasy in Lights


About this Event

Hey all you cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! We have a long day ahead of us!
Refuge Youth is hosting a 7 hour non-stop Christmas movie marathon starting at 10am at Josh's house! Come watch Christmas movies 'till you black out from the holiday cheer.

But it doesn't stop there! During our last movie, we will eat a holly-jolly dinner and then load ourselves into Santa's summer sleigh (aka your parent's minivan), drive over to Callaway Gardens and board the "jolly-trolley" for the Fantasy in Lights at 7pm. The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour, we'll hit the gift shop while we're still feeling the commercial Christmas spirit, and then be back at The Church of Joy by 10pm.

The cost for Callaway tickets: $21/adult $10.50/child 5 & under are free
You are responsible for your own ticket. Buy them as soon as you can! This night is value pricing so the tickets may sell out faster.

What to bring:

  • A blanket and Pillow for the movie marathon, if you're a movie snoozer (we may or may not put "moose tracks" on your head)

  • Your favorite snacks and soft drinks for the marathon (lunch and dinner will be provided)

  • A jacket and blanket for the Fantasy in Lights (it gets North Pole cold on the trolley, ya'll)

  • Extra spending money for the gift shop / snacks at Callaway (if you feel like paying too much for that frosty the snowman ornament)

  • Every bit of Christmas cheer you can possibly muster

 

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Refuge Youth: Secret Sister Reveal Party
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Refuge Youth: Secret Sister Reveal Party


ABOUT THIS EVENT

Attention Big Sisters and Little Sisters! Its finally time to bring you both together for a reveal party. Join us on Sunday afternoon December 2nd at 3pm.

Little sisters will be saying “thank you for the goodies” by providing sweets and snacks for the party. Here are a few suggestions: cookies, cupcakes, veggies and dip, chips and dip, cheese and crackers, rice crispy treats, fruit bowl, chocolate covered pretzels, etc.

Big Sisters, your love, notes, prayers, surprises and caring hearts have blessed our girls and helped us make connections that will last into the future. We are so thankful for all you have done!

RSVP by contacting Mrs. Heather Fortner

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Refuge Youth: Lock In
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Refuge Youth: Lock In


About this Event

It's a holly-jolly all-nighter!

Join us on Friday night November 30th at 7pm for Christmas treats, Christmas movies and Christmas style games... for 13 hours straight. You'll have so much holiday spirit, you'll puke. Or maybe it was those expired reindeer cookies that were on sale. Either way, it will be fun!

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Refuge Youth: Friendsgiving
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Friendsgiving


About this Event

Its Friendsgiving at Refuge! Join us on Sunday Night November 18th at 6pm for a great meal with your youth friends.

Every person needs to bring a dish to share. The great thing about Friendsgiving is there are no rules to what you can bring. Thanksgiving will be just a few days away, so instead, bring your favorite dish even if it isn’t Thanksgiving related.

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Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey


About this Event

Judgment Journey is an experience you will never forget!

Since 1997, Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange creates a walk through experience of End Times events as recorded in the book of Revelation. These events are creatively interpreted (similar to the "Left Behind" books and movies), and presented in a 45 minute multi-sensory presentation.

Judgment Journey was never intended to be a "scary" event. But there is disturbing content as the experience is built upon the idea of a raptured church and a time of tribulation and great trouble upon the earth.

Our 6th-12th Grade Youth will be traveling to Lagrange on the evening of October 13th. We will arrive 30mins prior to our "walk-time". The Cost of the event is $18 (includes $ to help with a van rental). Plan to bring extra money if you want drinks/snacks or t-shirts.

Time slots for this event sell out quick! We had to pre-purchase our tickets over a month in advance. We secured 18 tickets for our time slot.

For more information visit: www.judgmentjourney.com

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Refuge Youth: Reverse Halloween Outreach
Sep
30
to Oct 28

Refuge Youth: Reverse Halloween Outreach


About this Event

Our Refuge Youth students will be hosting a "Reverse Halloween" outreach. This involves visiting a neighborhood in our area, and handing out bags of candy before the big night. This will be a great way for our youth to connect to our community, introduce themselves, introduce our Church and take prayer requests.

Two ways you can help:

  • Starting on Sunday September 30th, Refuge will be collecting candy donations. Drop them off in the foyer. We need a lot of it!!

  • Accompany our youth on Sunday October 28th, as we go house to house with candy and prayer from 5-7pm. Join us back at Joy for testimonies from 7:30-8:30pm.


 

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Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom

Dig through your parent's closet or raid the thrift store for your best vintage/hilarious prom gear. Puffy sleeves and pleated pants are a plus.

Who will you ask to the Refuge prom this year?
Who will be crowned the king of the dance floor?
Who will be crowned the queen of the hair spray?
Who can break it down like it's 1987?
Hope to see you there on August 18th from 7pm-9pm!
 

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Refuge Youth: Q&A at Harps
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Refuge Youth: Q&A at Harps

Join us on Saturday June 30th at 9am for a special Q&A panel at Harps Crossing Hollonville. This panel will deal with all types of questions about God and Christianity. Note cards will be available to submit questions, along with an open mic to ask questions.

This is a great event to invite a friend who has questions about your faith!

Harps Crossing Baptist Church
6740 GA-362, Williamson, GA 30292

 

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Refuge Youth: Summer Mission Camp
Jun
3
to Jun 7

Refuge Youth: Summer Mission Camp

We are excited for Student Life Summer Camp this year!

We will be participating in Mission Camp, where we move students outside their comfort zone with meaningful local community service opportunities. This year we will be hosting a 'Backyard Kids Camp' for up to 50-75 kids.

Emma Wheeler Homes is a community of the Chattanooga Housing Authority that houses
families with lower-income. This is a large property with 340 units and many families with young children reside here. Student Life comes each summer and they are thrilled to have some summer programming for their children!

The information you need :
Dates: June 3rd - June 7th
Leave Joy at 9am Sunday, Return approx 4pm Thursday

Location: Covenant College, Lookout Mtn. Georgia
Cost: $390 per student ($60 deposit due Feb. 28th, final balance due May 23rd)

Backyard Kids Camp Location: Emma Wheeler Homes 4900 Edingburg Dr. Chattanooga, TN,

Click here for the Student Life Camp Packing List

Click here for the Daily Camp Schedule

EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO BE:

Prayerful – The best way to prepare for your mission project is through prayer. Remember, your ministry at the site consists not only of the work you do, but also your interactions with your contact and the way you represent the Church as a whole to the community you serve.

Servant-minded – Come prepared to do everything they ask with excellence. As the leader, you set the tone for your group.

Flexible – Student Life does everything possible to prevent changes. However, plans do sometimes change.


How to share the gospel:
Click Here for several videos on 'The Gospel: God's plan for me' an Icon driven Gospel outline.


This year's camp theme:
I AM (Exodus 3:14)
Student Life Camp 2018 will explore the characteristics of Yahweh, the one and only living God (Deuteronomy 6:4), as experienced by Moses in Exodus 3-4. Rather than reduce God to a single attribute like "love" or "judge," your students will encounter an Almighty creator God who is above us, with us in His Son Jesus (who declared His own divinity with the "I AM" statements recorded in John), and worthy of our trust because He will never change or fail. Unlike our current culture which suffers from intense "god" confusion, your students will have a clear picture of not only God's character, but also how He relates to His children. They will return home with a firm theological and relational foundation to form a God-centered worldview and decision-making process.

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Refuge Youth: Winter Jam 2018
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Refuge Youth: Winter Jam 2018

Winter Jam is here! Join us on Saturday afternoon. We will carpool over to Philips Arena and wait in line for a few hours to try to get some great seats! Winter Jam is a massive concert and church groups from all over Georgia will come together to worship God by screaming our heads off. Bring $15 for the door price and extra money for food/merch.

We will return to the church between 11:30pm-12:00am depending on when the show lets out and traffic congestion.

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Refuge Youth: SkyZone
Nov
18
11:30 AM11:30

Refuge Youth: SkyZone

Hey 6th-12th grade, come jump till you drop at SkyZone on Saturday November 18th. Foam Pits, Basketball, Dodgeball ... all while jumping on epic trampolines.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 165 Mill Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

Everyone is responsible for their own ride to and from Skyzone!

Our jump time will be at 11:30am for 90 minutes, if for some reason the slot is full we will take the next jump time at 11:45 or 12:00.

The cost is $20 for 90 minutes. If you don't want to jump that long, you can only pay for a shorter set.

Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent/guardian fill out a waiver. This can be found here: https://mcdonoughstore.skyzone.com/waiver/

If enough people are interested we can eat lunch nearby afterwards.

 

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