Middle School Monthly December 2015

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

That’s what we’re told, right? I don’t know about you, but my December calendar is exploding at the seams with a lot of fun things, but it’s hard to keep it straight sometimes. Still, I have the desire to enjoy this special time of year.  

Middle School Monthly is an effort to keep you on a roll with Middle School Ministry. We also hope you are able to enjoy this wonderful time of year with your family and friends. Merry Christmas!

Upcoming Schedule

Middle School Christmas Break Schedule

Middle School will not meet on December 26/27.
Weekend programming resumes January 3, 2016.

Middle School will not meet on December 23 and December 30.
Wednesday night programming will resume January 6, 2016

Weekend Worship Survey

In an effort to understand attendance dynamics of the weekend, we’d like you to complete a short survey to tell us about your family. Thank you for taking 5 minutes to complete the survey and improve our ministry.

Winter Blast

All Middle Schoolers are invited to the upcoming retreat, WINTER BLAST. There will be lots of games, great worship, and new friendships. Anyone in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade is invited to attend.

The retreat will be held at Ponderosa Conference Center in Larkspur, CO January 22-24. Register online for $125.

Summer Camp - Save the Date

Middle School Summer Camp will be July 10-16, 2016 at Glorieta Camp in Glorieta, New Mexico! Current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are able to attend. The charter bus drive to Glorieta will be around five hours. Please email Ben if you would like more information about being a Ministry Partner for the week at Summer Camp.

Current Teaching Series: Fear Not

Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us. Fear Not helps us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience. God will always give us the guidance we need to reject fear.

Week 1 - Fear of What God is Asking Me to Do
Sermon in a Sentence: Outcome is God’s responsibility. Obedience is yours.
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Week 2 - Afraid of What People Think About Me
Sermon in a Sentence: Extraordinary acts of God often start with ordinary acts of obedience.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Week 3 - Afraid of Where You Stand with God
Sermon in a Sentence: Christianity is not a religion. It’s a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

Join us in prayer that these messages will sink into the hearts and minds of the students in a way that will make a difference in how they live.

Thank you for your partnership with Middle School Ministry

You can email me anytime with questions, comments, or thoughts. We appreciate hearing from you.



Ben Patterson
Middle School Pastor
Southeast Christian Church