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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dear Parents....

Hey Parents!

We at HCC know parenting is hard, especially with squirrly teenagers. But we would love to help you!

Youth Specialties has a Parent Newsletter than provides tools, web links, and encouragement for parents of teens. It's a great way to stay connected to the world your teen is living in!

Below is a sample of the Parent Newsletter. We will post it here on the blog once a month, but you can also subscribe to the Newsletter directly by clicking on this link:

Parent Newsletter


  1. Tools for Parenting Teens

  2. Learn Their Lingo

  3. Links to Learn From

  4. A Little Encouragement...And Humor

1. Tools for Parenting Teens


Zoom Out

Let’s help our kids to pull back from the moment right in front of them to think about their big “P” purposes as a follower of Christ—no matter where they go to school, what jobs they hold, or who they…

Read More:

Featured Resource: Boundaries with Teens

In this exciting new book, Dr. Townsend gives important keys for establishing healthy boundaries�the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for teens and the adults in their lives. The book offers help in raising your teens to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.

2. Learn Their Lingo

Cow-Mo = Cow-Mo is a subgenre of country music that is a mix of country and emo.

Noted = A reply posted when someone puts a status on facebook, myspace, etc. Sarcastically shows that you care, and are going to write the status down in a notebook, when you really don't care at all about the status.

3. Links to Learn From

Cortisol directly related to obesity in girls only

Millenials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.

Teacher Tackles Shooter in Littleton School Shooting

4. A Little Encouragement...And Humor

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

- Evan Esar

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Update 2/22/10


Wednesday - Youth group this week will be focused on Love, Sex, and Dating. 7:30 - 9:00 in the Sanctuary

Sunday - 9:59 continues with one last story from Heather. Come at 9:59 in the Youth Pod.

- Evening Lent Service! - Come check out this low-key, casual, reflective service. 6:00pm in the Sanctuary.

FORGETTABLE FACT: A snail can sleep for 3 years.

PARTING SHOT: Even if you choose not to decided, you have still made a choice.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy President's Day!


Weds - No youth group this week, but instead, go to the Ash Wednesday service at church. 7:00 pm

Sunday - 9:59 Sunday School in the youth pod - Starts at 9:59 am

FORGETTABLE FACT: Whoopi Goldberg's real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

PARTING SHOT: What if Pinocchio said: "My nose will now grow?"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Today is Monday!


Wednesday - Student Led Youth Group! Completely led, planned, and put on by students, come and see what the students have in store for youth group this week! 7:30 in the Sanctuary

Thursday - Sweetheart Banquet! Couples come for dinner and entertainment. $40 per ticket, 6-8pm in the Sanctuary. Sorry, dinner will not be provided for children.

Sunday - Come for a special Valentine's Day 9:59! Meets in the youth pod.

FORGETTABLE FACT: The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

PARTING SHOT: Doesn't expecting the unexpected, make the unexpected BECOME the expected?

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's February!


TONIGHT - Brandon Henning talk on Love, Sex, and Dating. 6:30 - 9:00pm at the Best Western by Burger King.

Wednesday - NO youth group! Go to the Brandon Henning event!

Sunday - 9 :59 Sunday School. Meets in the youth pod from 9:59- 10:45


Buy your tickets now!! $40 per couple. All money goes to support the Middle School and High School mission trips. Come for dinner and entertainment!

FORGETTABLE FACT: One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

PARTING SHOT: If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you done?