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Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Update 12/19/11


WEDNESDAY - No youth group this week (or next week!) Youth Group will start back up after the holidays in January!


          You and your family are invited to the Christmas Eve Services at Harbor Covenant! Come at 5:00 or 8:00 to celebrate the birth of our Savior! We will also be having one Christmas morning service at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit the Harbor Cov website:

FORGETTABLE FACT: Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do elves sing to Santa? A: Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Update 12/12/11


WEDNESDAY - Our last youth group of 2011.....Tacky Christmas! Come this week for our annual Christmas party - Tacky style! Wear your tacky sweater and bring a plate of cookies to share! Hot chocolate will also be provided.

SUNDAY  - No Sunday School! Come to the 11:00 service instead! :)


        Girls! You are invited to the 2nd Annual Snuggie Movie Night at Heather's House! This Sunday, Dec 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Bring a Snuggie (or your favorite blanket or Christmas pj's) and your own mug for delicious hot chocolate! We will be watching the movie, Elf! Girls only!


           Registration is open! Turn in your forms and money now to be part of the weekend experience of the year!

** Reminder - There is no Wednesday youth group on Dec 21 or 28 **

FORGETTABLE FACT: In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.

PARTING SHOT: Q: Where do polar bears vote? A: The North Poll!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Update 12/5/11


WEDNESDAY - Joy to the World! Come this week as we talk about how WE can bring joy to our world during this Christmas season! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center

SUNDAY - There is no 9:59 for the rest of 2011! Sunday school classes will resume after the holidays in January.


     We have extra poinsettias that still need to find a home! If you or someone you know would like a poinsettia, stop by the church to purchase one in the youth pod! $13 each.


       Registration is OPEN! Sign up now by turning in your forms and money. To download a form online, click the link below:

FORGETTABLE FACT: All polar bears are left handed!
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do you get when you deep fry Santa Claus? A: Crisp-Cringle!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Update 11/28/11


WEDNESDAY - Praise and Worship! Come kick-off the Christmas season with us with a night of praise and worship - Christmas style! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.

Thursday - Poinsettias arrive! If you sold poinsettias for your Summer 2012 trips, come pick them up at church on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. after school! YOU are responsible for delivering the flowers, unless the people who ordered from you specified that they would pick them up at church!


       That's right everyone! Registration opens THIS WEDNESDAY for Beach Freeze 2012! This is a trip you WON'T want to miss! The trip will be January 13-16. Scholarships are available!

FORGETTABLE FACT: In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do you call a guy who never farts in public? A: A private tutor!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve Movie!

Due to the funky show times for The Muppets, we will be going to see ARTHUR CHRISTMAS at 9:15 p.m. at the Galaxy Theater! Please buy your tickets beforehand, so you'll be able to come see the movie with us!

To buy tickets online, click here:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Update 11/21/11


WEDNESDAY - No youth group this week! Instead, bring your family and friends to our Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 p.m., and then join us afterwards for our "Unofficial Movie Night!" Starts at about 8:30, we're hoping to go see The Muppets! (official movie to be announced). This night is "unofficial" because we just all SO happen to go see the same movie! We will not buy your tickets or plan rides for you... so plan accordingly! See you there!

Thursday - Turkey day!! Woo Hoo!!

Sunday - 9:59 classes continue! Meets upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes!

FORGETTABLE FACT: At the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.
PARTING SHOT: Q: How can you make a turkey float? A: You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Update 11/8/11


WEDNESDAY - Fear Factor! Come this week for some hilarious games in our youth group version of FEAR FACTOR! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

THURSDAY - L.O.G. II Weekend Retreat! Team! You need to be at church at 2:30 p.m. (or as soon as you can). LOGGERS - You need to be at church at 6:00 p.m.! See below for the packing list

SUNDAY - 9:59 classes continue! Meet upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes! Meets at 9:59 a.m.

L.O.G. II Packing List

Loggers! Please be at Harbor Covenant at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, November 10th!

Team! Be at church at 2:30 p.m.! (or as soon as you can)

            -Journal + pen/pencil
-Sleeping Bag
            -Sleeping Pad
            - Pj’s
            -Comfy clothes (sweats, slippers, snuggies, etc)
            - Two changes of clothes, including a sweatshirt/jacket
            -Toiletries (deodorant, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
            -Hand towel
            - Hair brush
            - Any special medication

            -Cell phones
            - Clocks
            - Ipods
            -Drugs, weapons, alcohol

CHIC 2012
       CHIC registration is OPEN! Sign up now for your spot on this epic trip! 

FORGETTABLE FACT: The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do clouds wear under their shorts? A: Thunderpants!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Update 10/31/11


WEDNESDAY - Wordless Experiment! Come to youth group this week to experience a night of SILENT proportions! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center

SUNDAY - 9:59 classes continue with Mike and Blake! Meet upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes! Meets at 9:59 a.m.

LOG II Weekend Retreat

            If you are part of the LOG Team, our next Team meeting is this Sunday, Novemeber 6th, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at church! If you are a Logger, we're so excited you are coming!! We'll be getting a packing list out to you by the end of this week.

CHIC 2012

           Registration for CHIC 2012 is OPEN! Grab your sign up forms at church. This is an adventure you WON'T want to miss! If you have any questions, ask Mike or Heather.


          To help fund-raise for our trip to CHIC we are selling beautiful POINSETTIAS! Go out there and sell as many as you can! If you would like to buy a few, ask Mike or Heather and we can direct you to a fund-raising student!

FORGETTABLE FACT: During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
PARTING SHOT: Q: How do you mend a broken Jack-O-Lantern? A: With a pumpkin patch!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Women's Dinner Cancelled

Hey everyone,

         The women's dinner is CANCELLED for tomorrow night. The older women would like to reschedule for a Christmas dinner thing sometime in December.

          Thank you if you had planned on coming! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Update 10/17/11


WEDNESDAY - Women's Dinner! Girls, come have dinner right before youth group with some of the COOLEST older women ever!! Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and is in room 8&9 (right by the kitchen in the Santuary!)

                          - Youth Group - To Whom Shall We Go? This is our youth group night focused on learning more about Jesus! Come at 7:30 p.m. for an awesome night together!

SUNDAY - 9:59 continues! This week will be lead by Mike's guys group! Meet at 9:59 a.m. upstairs.

L.O.G. II Retreat

         If you want to come to L.O.G., your applications are DUE by the THIS SUNDAY, Oct 23rd! We need to know exactly who is coming on this retreat, so if you don't turn in your app by this Sunday, you'll have to wait for the next LOG.  Here is the link to download the app:

FORGETTABLE FACT: More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do cats eat for breakfast? A: Mice Krispies!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Update 10/10/11


Wednesday - No Youth Group! Yep, there is NO youth group this week! For those of you coming to the David Crowder concert, we'll be meeting at church before we leave. Stay tuned for more information! Regular youth group will return on Wednesday, Oct 19th.

Friday - Super Hero Broomball!!! Meet at church at 8:00 wearing your BEST Super Hero Costume for a night of fun, laughter, and a whole lotta ice! Cost is $10. We'll be back at church by 11:00 p.m.

Sunday - 9:59 classes continue! Meet upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes! Meets at 9:59 a.m.
             - L.O.G Team meeting #2 is at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. this Sunday! Meets in room 101, right across from the youth pod.

L.O.G. II Weekend Retreat

             L.O.G. II registration is available now! Sign up by Sunday, Oct 23rd. This is a weekend you WON'T want to miss!

FORGETTABLE FACTMore than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.
PARTING SHOT: Q: Which side of a cheetah has the most spots? A: The outside! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Update 10/3/2011


WEDNESDAY - Lip Sync 2011 is HERE! This is a night you WON'T want to miss! Come cheer on your friends, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center!

SUNDAY - 9:59 classes continue! Meets upstairs first before we split into our classes!

L.O.G. II Registration is OPEN!

          If you would like to come to the L.O.G. II Retreat on November 10-12, sign-ups are open! The weekend is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so turn in your green application forms A.S.A.P!

Super Hero Broomball!

         Next Friday, October 14 we are playing SUPER HERO Broomball! Meet at church at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $10. Wear your BEST Super Hero costume!!

FORGETTABLE FACT: If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? A: Pumpkin Pi!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Update 9/26/11


Wednesday - Praise and Worship Night! Come take some time out of your busy week to pause and worship God! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Prayer group meets at 7:00 in room 8&9.

Sunday - 9:59 classes continue! Meets upstairs at 9:59 a.m.

L.O.G. Team Meeting #1

            The first LOG Team meeting is THIS Sunday, October 2nd 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in room 101. You can only do Team if you have been a Logger at a previous LOG and have turned in your Team application. If you can't make it, please let Heather, Kayla, or Chris Herron know!

Lip Sync 2011

             Our annual LIP SYNC is NEXT Wednesday, October 5th! Sign up this week at youth group, and make sure to PRACTICE your songs! 

FORGETTABLE FACT: Four different people played the part of Darth Vader. (Body, face, voice, and breathing)
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do you call a pig that does karate? A: A Pork Chop!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Update 9/19/11


Wednesday - This week's youth group is When Nature Calls! Come this week to hear one of Mike's CRAZY cool nature stories! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday - 9:59 classes continue! Meet upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes. Starts at 9:59 a.m.

Fall Calendar

       If you did not receive a hand-copy of the the Fall 2011 Calendar, here is the online link!  You can also access this link on the right side of this page under "Current Calendars"

FORGETTABLE FACT: The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885.
PARTING SHOT: Q. What did one shark say to the other shark while eating a clown fish? A. This tastes funny. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Update 9/12/11


Wednesday - Weekly youth group starts up this week with our annual Welcome Movie! Come to see your favorite movie clips spliced together for one GIANT, hilarious flick! 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday - 9:59 Sunday School classes continue! Meets upstairs first, then we'll split into our classes! Meets at 9:59 a.m.


             That's right everyone! The annual LIP SYNC is coming up fast! The Lip Sync will be on Wednesday, October 5! Start practicing for your chance to win a FREE trip to Beach Freeze 2012!

FORGETTABLE FACT: There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum
PARTING SHOT: Q: What do you call a man with no arms or legs who gets into a fight with his cat? A: Claude. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome Back to the School Year! Tuesday Update 9/6/11

Welcome back everyone! We have had a CRAZY AWESOME summer, we lots of COOL stories to share! Weekly Monday blog posts will resume starting... NOW! :)


Wednesday - Our annual Summer Dessert is this Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! Come see the photos and hear the stories about how God moved in our students' lives this summer! We will be meeting in the Sanctuary, dessert will be provided!

Sunday - Our 9:59 Sunday School classes start up THIS Sunday, September 11. Come at 9:59 a.m. to hear about out upcoming classes and to catch up with your friends!

FORGETTABLE FACT: A dragonfly has the lifespan of 24 hours.

PARTING SHOT: Sign behind an Amish carriage:"Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on grass and oats.  CAUTION: Avoid exhaust!"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rainier's Game Next Monday!

The annual RAINIER'S GAME is this MONDAY Aug 29!! Meet at Harbor Cov at 5:00 p.m. $15 for students, $10 for other family members! Student ticket comes with a hotdog, chips, and a drink! We'll be home around 10:00. This is a night you WON'T want to miss!! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rurik Farm Day Monday Aug 15th!

Do you like TUBING? Eating lots of great FOOD? Hanging out in the water with your FRIENDS? Then the FARM DAY is the DAY FOR YOU!! :)

On Monday, August 15 we will be spending our annual day at the Rurik's Farm, boating, laughing, and hanging out together! It's from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., if you need a ride, meet at church at 1:30 in the afternoon. BRING: Swimsuit, towel, beach shoes, a sweatshirt, and $2 for drinks! (Dinner and snacks will be provided)

Oh, and you need to let Heather know that you need a ride. Otherwise, you might not have a seat! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oasis 2011 Packing List

Oasis Summer Camp 2011
Packing List

** You need to be at Harbor Covenant no later than 6:00 a.m. On Monday, August 8!**
-         Sandals (1)
-         Walking shoes – (1)
-         Light Jacket (1)
-         Sweatshirt (1)
-         Underwear (4)
-         Socks (4)
-         Shorts – (3)
-         T-shirts (3)
-         Modest tank tops (2)
-         Pajamas (1)
-         Boardshorts (1)
-         Swimsuits (1) – Girls one piece, guys no Speedos
-         Hat (1)
-         Sunglasses (1)

-         Body/Beach towel (1) + hand (1) towel
-         Shampoo + conditioner
-         Hand and body soap
-         Brush/comb
-         Deodorant
-         Toothbrush/toothpaste
-         Sunscreen – LOTS and LOTS of sunscreen!
-         Contact lenses/ solution
-         Feminine Products

-         Bug Repellant
-         Chapstick
-         Any Prescriptions
-         Allergy medicine

Money: Bring enough for lunch to and from camp! There is also small store by camp if you would like to buy ice cream or cold drinks.
-         Bible
-         Journal
-         Pen/ Pencil (3)
-         Camera
-         Sleeping Bag
-         Pillow
-         Sleeping Pad
-         Watch (cheap)
-         Flash Lights – Small size
-         Plastic bag for dirty laundry
-     Hard plastic water bottle (1) – example: Nalgene
-         Snacks: everything must be individually wrapped! Examples: energy bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, etc.
-         Cards, board games, pool toys (think inflatable things)

Do Not Bring:
-         Phones
-         Laptops/computers
-         ipods
-         hairdryers
-         drugs, alcohol, weapons

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moving help needed for the Herrons!

Hey Strong Guys! Tom Herron is looking for someone to help him move this Friday the 22nd! He will pay you for your help, and is looking for at least two guys to help from 9:30 - 4:30. Give him a call if you are interested! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BBQ Tomorrow Night!

Volleyball, great food, campfire and AWESOME people!!! Come tomorrow night to our youth group BBQ 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Winchesters! Call Heather at 925 - 963 - 6656 if you need their address! :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

SF Mission Trip - Day 6

Hey Everyone!

       Well, tonight is our last night here in the Bay. This week has gone by so fast.... it's hard to believe we'll be packing up and heading home (kind of) tomorrow!

      It's difficult to describe our experience this past week in a short blog writing. We have been stretched, we have been challenged, we have been encouraged, and we have had our hearts opened to a new side of the image of God that we don't usually see in Gig Harbor. And it was a beautiful image..... filled with hope in broken places, joy in places of hurt..... love and kindness in places of such loneliness. This has definitely been an experience none of us will ever forget.

      We're heading out to go white water rafting tomorrow (woo hoo!), so I doubt we will have internet by the river. Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement this week! And when your student gets home on Monday, ask them what their "ow moment" was during this week..... their answer will be able to give you a taste of what all of us have experienced this past week!

       Love to you all,


Thursday, June 30, 2011

SF Mission Trip - Day 6

Well. God's angels show up at random times and in random cloaks. So, I shall start at the beginning. Michaela, Fran, and myself were handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in UN plaza (next to City Hall) when Chrystal came up to us asking for prayer. When we finished our long prayer with her in a tight huddle she told us that her mother had recently died. At this, and other comments, we all began to feel God's nudge on our conscience. When Chrystal asked for Fran's simple cross necklace, Fran began to cry and felt that she should give her the necklace; so she wrapped it on Chrystal's neck. She in turn demanded to give Fran her personal bracelet. We gave her our last sandwich, which she used as communion sacraments. To make a long story short (in order to write the next segment and go to bed...) we all were crying as Mike Stelle came up and talked for a minute. After many hugs and "God Bless's" we said good-bye and went to sit on a curb to think about what just happened. As we finished digesting what just happened, an old, Chinese, homeless lady, who spoke almost no English. We all said hello as she walked past. Micheala told the group: "I wish we had more sandwiches, I fell like I can't approach homeless for conversation without something to give them," as soon as she finished saying this when the old lady (God's angel) walked back around and demanded to give us two dollars. We tried to give it back to her but she ran away through the park. We didn't quite understand until Mike said "Well... Micheala, your prayer is answered." With this, we went to the dollar store and bought chewy bars to start more conversations. We looked for the old lady and saw her at a distance, drifting quickly away from the us, into the crowd. God totally answered our prayers directly after explicitly showing us His daughter and His love!
      -Joel Rurik

On Wednesday this week, I experienced my first "ow" moment. My team was doing the city search, which entailed buying lunch with ten dollars and finding a homeless person to share our meal with. After wandering the Tenderloin area of San Francisco for what felt like hours, I know I was getting frustrated as I missed opportunity after opportunity to strike up a conversation with the people on the sides of the street. I think we were all nervous, but someone needed to step up and get us somewhere. In the end, we found a wonderful man named Rodney sitting by a fountain in a plaza. We shared foccacia bread and nectarines with him as we listened to his story of hardships. He had lived in Palm Springs for most of his life, and came to San Fran in 2002 to visit his brother. As he walked along the streets bordering the very plaza where we were sitting, he had come upon a former high school classmate who proceeded to ask him for money. Rodney refused, turned to walk away, and was hit in the back of the head with a pipe. He lost everything. His two jobs, his wife, and part of his mind. As we sat and listened, Katlyn, Erik and I were all extremely moved that this man was even still alive. And then at one point in the conversation, Rodney told us we could leave if we wanted to. That we didn't have to stay and listen to his story and that he didn't want to take up any more of our time. And I realized that all this man really wanted was someone to talk to, but he was willing to put us and our time before himself. As we left a half an hour later, praying for him, he called after us "I'll be fine. I've got Him. Don't y'all worry about me." Rodney has been by far the most influential person on this trip so far, and no matter what he says, he will be in my prayers for a long time to come. -Hannah Long

SF Mission Trip - Day 5

Today was amazing and very eventful! My team went to St. Vincent de Paul to help in the soup kitchen. We gave out food to the homeless and needy. For the first hour I was in charge of wiping tables when people were done eating. I had what the youth group calls an "ow moment". I noticed a homeless man that had finished his food. He didn't realize he could get more food so he was going up and taking peoples left-overs from their trays. It made me sad because I realized that the lunch being served was probably going to be his only meal that day. The second hour, Adam and I were handing out milk to people. This one man came up and said "HELLO DAWLINGSS!!!" and we really didn't have any idea how to respond so we said hello back and asked him if he wanted white milk or chocolate milk. He replied, "I don't know! What's the difference?!? HAHA!!" So Adam gave him white milk and the guy walked off commenting on how smart we were. My favorite person today :) In the afternoon we went to walk Mission St. with $20 to find someone in need. We found a man named Neal who was in "desperate need of bug spray". We got him bug spray and listened to his story. According to him, he died twice and had some pretty epic visions from God. He ended up breaking the top of the canister of bug spray so we got him a new one and also bought him chocolate (since he told us how much he LOVES chocolate). All in all, a pretty awesome day :)   -Jessica Arnold


Yesterday was Hannah's birthday!