Middle School Youth Update 4/20/16

Good morning!

What a blessing this year has been! It is hard to imagine that there are only three more weeks for Wednesday night youth group. With that said it is time to start thinking about middle school pickerel!

Middle School Pickerel – Summer camp will be held July 24th – 29th. It begins Sunday afternoon (we leave shortly after the second service on Sunday the 24th. This year’s theme is “Out of Darkness, into His Light”. For more information you can contact me or visit https://pllbc.wordpress.com/. This is an awesome week of camp fun, learning about God’s word, meeting other middle school students, and the food is even amazing!

The last few weeks our middle school students have been in a series “Wired”. We have been talking about Matthew 22:37-40. The two greatest commandments – to love God and to love people. As we continue to learn of God’s love for us we are also called to respond and reflect that love in our lives! We started off with looking at creation, seeing how God has wired us in His image. As Ephesians 2:10 states, we are God’s Workmanship, or Masterpiece. God has created us and we have a value and a purpose because of the one who has wired us – God! We then looked at how we are wired for community. How many of you have heard the phrase “we got our wired crossed”? How many of you have had your wires crossed (a mix up or miscommunication) with your kid(s). It happens a lot. Yet, we are still wired to live and be in community with one another. The greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God. But the second is much like it, to love one another as we love ourselves. God wants us to love others, even when loving others can be difficult. Our bottom line this week is that we can love God, by loving others.

As we come close to the end of our year, please continue to be praying for our middle school students. Pray that they would continue to learn and understand God’s love for them and how they can respond to that great love in their everyday lives!

If there are any questions or if you would like to know more about the final three weeks please feel free to contact me anytime!


Doyle Burnside