Thursday, November 29, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Posted by Jen over at hccfuel.com:
Here's the deal, a tradition has been started that instead of having youth group the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we ask students to come out to the Thanksgiving Eve service at 7pm. Afterwards, it's been know that a bunch of HCC peoples go and see the next family friendly movie playing at the Gig Harbor movie theater.
Now this is not a youth sponsored event. That means, we don't collect money from you, buy your ticket, drive you there, drive you home, have you sign a waiver, or even have to wait to make sure you get picked up afterwards (though we probably will out of habit). We are just letting you know that we are going and that we'd love to see you and your friends and your family there as well.
This tradition has been going on for over five years and even returning high school grads come out and join us!
I would also like to say that it is less about what movie is playing and more about getting to hang out with a room full of friends! Our average HCC-associated attendance is usually around 50-60 people and are record set a few years ago was around 95! Now that's a lot of fun!
This year we will be seeing "Enchanted" at 9:50pm and to make things easier, I recommend coming a few minutes early or simply pre-buying tickets so you don't need to stand in line in the cold!
Remember, the service is over at around 8:30pm, so plan rides accordingly because the church won't necessarily stay open for the entire 80 minutes after the service ends!
Can't wait to see you all there, bring everyone you know!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Beach Freeze registration is open - flyers in the youth pod.
Summer Camp registration opens Sunday.
Summer Mission Trip registration opens next week.
Bogus Ball - $10 - Dec. 5th, 6-9pm.
Movie Night - This Tuesday after the Thanksgiving Eve service.
Ignite Film Festival - flyers in youth pod.
For other info make sure you click on our online calendar located on the right hand side of this page (upper right).
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I shared some reflections last night about the movie and I thought I post some of them here.
In the movie, Jack Skellington finds himself restless and discontent with his life. He discovers Christmas Town and enters into the story of Christmas Town but really makes a mess of it. He ends up hurting others and hurting himself. Luckily Santa was able to pull off Christmas but the memories and scars are still there. Jack finally finds his purpose and belonging when he connects with his original home in Halloween Town but with a new perspective.
I think this movie paints a beautiful picture of our lives. How many times do we find ourselves living our lives in a story that feels awkward? A story where we are out of place and we hurt ourselves and others? A story where our own brokenness exceeds what we can handle?
In the book of Romans, Paul writes to the church: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Do we let God transform us so we have a new perspective on this world and our place in it? Do we enter into the story of God, a story that is filled with purpose and belonging? Many times we just follow what or who is around us without even thinking and we find ourselves in the wrong story.
This week try to focus on entering God's story by loving God and loving others.