January 5, 2009

Thursday lunch at Doodies

Posted in Monthly Meetings at 7:21 pm by Jeremy Blount

Jared Mitterling will be hosting our meeting this Thursday at Doodies Restraunt on route 30 East towards Fayetteville.   We hope that you will be able to make it.    See you there!!


December 8, 2008

General update

Posted in 1 at 3:15 pm by Jeremy Blount

The google calendar button should now take you to the FCYN Calendar.   

This Thursday’s meeting is at First Baptist Church Chambersburg  at 8:30 AM and Brad Verner is hosting.   

Could you leave a comment with a general update of what God is doing in your life an ministry?

November 21, 2008

One of the best youth min sites

Posted in Weekly thought tagged , , at 1:52 pm by Jeremy Blount

This guys is on the move and making a difference in youth ministry. If I were you I would subscribe to his blog so that you can read all of his latest post.  Are you free Friday afternoons around 2:00 PM EST?  Join Tim and other youth pastors from around the US on a live youth ministry conference call.  Visit timschmoyer.com   for more details.  

Here is a little bit of Tim’s Last Post.   

We’ve all had them — students who cause trouble, play on their cell phones all night, are disrespectful, and generally seem mad at the world. Although we love these teenagers as much as we love the others, sometimes it feels like we’re constantly sacrificing the quality of the ministry to all the other kids for the sake of that one (or three or whatever).

When I had my first encounter with this kind of situation, my sr. pastor at the time gave me this advice and I’ve followed it ever since: “Never sacrifice the ministry to all the kids for the sake of one or even a couple.” If, because of one or a couple disruptive students, other kids in the group are not receiving the attention they crave, the spiritual input they seek, and the time to focus on God that they need, then a course of action is needed. read the rest here

November 19, 2008

Chambersburg YMCA

Posted in Community Events at 4:24 pm by Jeremy Blount

The Chambersburg YMCA has January 10th and March 14th available for a multi-denominational youth night.  The YMCA’s Christian Emphasis Committee has discussed making one of these Saturday nights an almost anything goes Olympic team format event for the church youth groups in our community.

If you are not familiar with the almost anything goes format, the evening would be filled with challenging group events in which the church youth groups would score points and receive prizes for their  team’s efforts.  There would also be a Christian speaker and refreshments as part of this event’s format.  All of this would be free to the participating youth groups.


Do you think FCYN would be interested and support an event of this nature?  Please advise.

November 13, 2008

Help Summer- She needs…

Posted in General Thoughts at 7:01 pm by Jeremy Blount

Hi Everyone!
Would your church have a Follow Spotlight, Fog Machine or Large Banners on Poles that we could use for our Christmas Cantata on December 20 and 21?
If you do, please contact me at the Greenvillage Church of God or through email.  Thank you.

October 31, 2008

Message from Vertical Concerts

Posted in Community Events at 12:36 pm by Jeremy Blount

My name is Matt Hanson and I am one of the promoters of Vertical Concerts.  We promote CCM concerts in South Central Pennsylvania and Central Maryland.  Our fall lineup is one of our best ever, and we are eagerly anticipating each concert! 

Here are our next three concerts:

Mercy Me and Bebo Norman
When: Sunday, November 2, 2008
Where:Bethel Assembly Life House Church
           515 E Wilson Blvd
           Hagerstown, MD 21740
Time: 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Cost: General Admission-$23/Gold Circle-$30

Creation Tour (Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Bob Lenz and many more!)
When: Wednesday, November 5 2008
Where: Oasis of Love Church
            10991 Station Road
            Huntingdon, PA 16652
Time: 6:00 pm (Doors Open-5:00 pm)
Cost: $20 advance / $25 Door

Barlow Girl
with special guest brook Barrettsmith and Jimmy Needham
When: Saturday, November 8 2008
Where: Faust Jr. High School,
Chambersburg, Pa 17201
Time: 7:00 pm (Doors Open-6:00 pm)
Cost: $20 advance / $25 Door

We are offering a special offer for youth pastors and youth group leaders.  If your youth group purchases ten tickets for the show, you will be given a pass for a special meet and greet with the artist before or after the show. 

For more information, please check out www.verticalconcerts.com.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me back at matt.vertical@gmail.com

See you at the show!

Matt Hanson

Vertitical Concerts
14 N. Main St. Suite 210
Chambersburg, PA 17201

October 15, 2008

Wildlife club

Posted in Community Events tagged , at 2:23 pm by Jeremy Blount

October 10, 2008

Yesterdays meeting

Posted in Community Events, Monthly Meetings at 6:13 pm by Jeremy Blount

We had a great time yesterday at Bestway Pizza.  I believe we had 10 people in attendance.   We had a great time just talking a touching base with each other.

Brian Kramer started a great discussion when he asked about locking the doors at certain time.  We talked about students arriving late, leaving early, outside threats and how our ministries handle this.   (MY INTERPRETATION).   I have been thinking about it a lot since that discussion.

We talked about various times to get away and simply spend with God.

Brian Kramer and Mark from King Street invited us to go hiking with them once a month for a couple of hours.  If I understand correctly we will go to Tumbling Rocks and then go our own way for an 1hour or 2 to spend with God.  We would meet back and then go eat lunch together.  Dates will be coming soon.

Brad Varner from young life invited us to pray Monday Mornings at CASHS.  It will be a prayer walk around the high school.  Starting at 9:00 AM. Dates will be coming for this as well.

Our next meeting is November 12th, 8:30 am at St. Pauls.  Hope to see you there.

October 3, 2008

Do you know who was there?

Posted in Weekly thought at 2:07 pm by Jeremy Blount

I was wondering how you manage and track who is there and who is not?  Do you follow up on students when they miss several weeks?  Do you let them know they were missed?  In a culture that is impacted so much by relationships students simply want to be known.  Do they know that we KNOW they were not there?

I struggle with this.  Tim shares some good thoughts on his blog. What do you think?

September 15, 2008

Learn from them

Posted in Weekly thought tagged , , at 3:02 pm by Jeremy Blount

A couple opportunities for you to learn from.

  1. Vertical Festival Session with Justin Lookadoo.  If you are going to be at Vertical Festival this Saturday come to the Youth Pastor Lounge (Click on the Picture to learn where the Lounge is located)
    @ 3:00 PM for a special time with Justin.  Following this session we will talk about the Alter Call and follow-up process. September 20th.
  2. Reach, Teach, Unleash 08-with Kathy Gunnaway @ Chambersburg First Church of God. September 27th, 2008.
  3. Presence-Centered Youth Ministry Conference with Mike King @ Lancaster Bible College.   October 18th.    Find out more here.
  4. Deep & Wide Youth Ministry Seminar online.  Listen to sessions here.

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