Centers for Parent/Youth Understanding Newsletter




Have you ever doubted God? Have you ever stared in the mirror and thought, “How can I even understand this stuff that’s in the Bible?” Well, do I have some great news for you! A close friend of Jesus, a man named John, wrote a letter to a bunch of new Christians. In this letter, he says the reason he wrote it was so they can realize they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). Apparently, John thinks there is evidence we can see to convince ourselves that Jesus is at work in our hearts. REAL | EYES is a four-week series looking at the letter we call “First John,” and figuring out how we can KNOW Jesus has transformed our lives. It’s a perfect series for helping students find certainty in their faith and equipping them to share that hope with their friends around them.

WEDNESDAY – Currently suspended due to Covid-19

Dinner is served 5:00 – 5:45 cost of dinner is $3.00 per student.

Youth group starts 5:50 – 7:30 – there is a short period of game time in the beginning, announcements, prayer requests, message time and then break off into small groups.

Please see calendar for upcoming youth activities.


Students attend the 9:30 am service and either sit together in the front pews on the left of the sanctuary or with their parents.

Student fellowship time 10:30 – 11:00 in room 31, light snacks and games.

Sunday school starts at 11:00 in Room 30.

All students meet together for an opening time and then break off into Middle school age and high school age small groups.


  • August 19th: Real Eyes – 1 John 5:13 4 Week Series Begins
  • October 17th: Gold Rush Festival Parking from 9:00am-4:00pm


We are so very glad to have you visit our website today.
Take a look around and let us know if you have any questions at all. If you have questions like the ones below, our site will answer all of those.

Tell me about the Sunday Group Teachers.

High School is lead by Mandy and Nathan Edmondson.

Middle School is lead by Linda Kinder and Nancy Gallagher.

We would love to have you join us on Sunday during the 11:00 am hour in Room 30. This time is designed to help you grow deeper in your faith and develop lasting relationships with your peers and leaders.

What's on the menu this week for Wednesday Night?

Dinner is served between 5:00 – 5:45 pm. The cost of the dinner is $3.00. Please have your student sign in and pay upon entering the Fellowship Hall.

Tell me about this month's Wednesday Night leader and series.

Middle School leaders are Marvin Stover and Nancy Gallagher

High School Leaders are Nathan and Mandy Edmondson

Current Series starting October 2nd and lasting for 3 weeks – “At Odds”.


Main Verse “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 NIV

Series Summary:

  • WEEK 1: Learning about creation can teach us a lot about the Creator.
  • WEEK 2: Science asks how we got here, but God tells us why.
  • WEEK 3: Even if we don’t understand everything, we can still follow God.
Tell me about the 'Monthly Service Day'.

The students do a service day each month, typically on the third Saturday of each month. This can range from serving in a local food bank, doing light yard work or cleaning up around the church, helping someone move boxes.

Click HERE  to submit a request for the students to do light yard work for you!


What's being talked about this month on Sunday's?

Sundays students are using the Gospel Project to navigate their way through the Old Testament.

They are currently in the second installment “Out of Egypt”.

Also we are excited to announce that we will begin implementing a new mission based curriculum “Missions Journey – Monthly Drop In” from WMU in September.

What trips are coming up?

Upcoming trips: Snowbird Fall Retreat – Retreat theme “Romans Road”

Cost:  $70.00 per student – Funds needed by Oct. 16th.

Dates:  November 1st – 3rd.


Reserve your spot today.


To Grow in God’s Grace and invite others into a life-transforming relationship with him




“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.”

JOHN 1:1-5


“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”



“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

JOHN 1:9


“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

JOHN 13:34-35


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”



“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”



“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

ROMANS 12:1-2