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Hello from the FGS Middle School Team!

Parents, we believe the middle school years are crucial in the life of every child, and we want to do our best to partner with you through this season. One way we do that is by keeping you in the loop about all that is happening in our middle school ministry. In this newsletter, you will find a look at recent events, an update on what is currently happening on Sunday mornings, and some things to know in the coming weeks.

RECENT EVENTS

DEFY - In January, our middle school students and volunteers went to DEFY Greenville (previously Gravitopia) for our annual night of fun at the local trampoline park! We had almost 100 students and volunteers come out to jump and hang out, and many of our students were able to bring neighbors and friends from school! 

CURRENT SERIES

Choose Your Own Adventure: We all want to live a life full of adventure, a life worth telling others about. While it may not look like the adventures we see in movies or on someone else's social media feed, there is no greater adventure in life than following God and getting to know him. In our 4-week series, Choose Your Own Adventure, we'll be talking about 4 spiritual disciplines of living the Christian life: spending time with God, spending time with others, sharing our stories, and serving others.

UPCOMING EVENTS

United Night: On February 23rd from 6-8pm, our middle school and high school students will come together to worship and study together as a united group of FG Students!

Stepping In Class: The next Stepping In Baptism Class will be Sunday, March 22nd at 11am. Stepping-In is a fun and interactive 60-minute class that will help your child understand what baptism is, discover exactly what the Bible says about it, and build their confidence in sharing their faith with others. Kids and students will need to attend this class before participating in NextGen Baptism. This class is offered 3 Sundays a year during our regular service times. Register Here

Believe Conference: The Believe CONTACT Conference will help students better understand the amazing gift of prayer and how God wants to use it in their lives. Prayer is powerful because God is powerful. Prayer is personal because God loves you. Pray anytime about anything because God is listening. Prayer is Kingdom work. The God of the universe is waiting...are you ready to make CONTACT? Join us for a weekend of fun, discipleship, and relationship building with other middle school students and leaders for this conference on March 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. Register Here now. 

Middle School Outreach Days: To foster growing hearts and minds focused on serving, students will have the opportunity to learn and serve alongside each other and various local partners and organizations during the 2020 spring break week. Students can sign up for one of the two days on April 15th or 16th. It will cost $15 per student for this service day to cover cost of transportation and food. There is limited space so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. Register Here

Lexington Mission Trip: This trip will be going to Lexington, SC with middle and high schoolers to work with Next Steps Missions on July 12-18. More details can be found on the Outreach website page

Small Groups: As many of you know, small groups kicked off on September 15th. If you have yet to register your student for a small group or have questions about small groups, please reach out to Rachel Bailer, our Small Groups Coordinator, at rbailer@fellowshipgreenville.org.

PARENT RESOURCES

The Culture Translator

This is a weekly email from a group who focuses on helping parents navigate the changing culture and news that keeps coming at us at a rapid pace. Each Friday they send an email that takes five minutes to read but keys you in on three major culture/news happenings. A lot of us on staff have subscribed and have found it very insightful.

We hope this helps you stay in the cultural loop and gives you strategic ways to keep speaking into the life of your children! Thanks for being the awesome parents that you are!

FGS YouTube Channel

Here you can find videos from FG Students including FGS vision, training for small group leaders, volunteer highlight videos, and insights on adolescent culture. Two new videos will be added each month.


If you ever have any questions about our ministry or about navigating life with a middle schooler, feel free to reach out to Dallas at dgreenaway@fellowshipgreenville.org.

The FGS Middle School Team 

STUDENT MINISTRY
students@fellowshipgreenvile.org

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