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!!


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.

September 8, 2008

Thursday @ 12:00

Posted in Monthly Meetings at 4:28 pm by Jeremy Blount

Sorry that I am getting this information out so late. I have fallen behind a little bit and I am now working on getting ahead. We will be meeting @ Central Pres @ 12:00 Noon. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and chips will be provided.

Make sure you check out the Calendar link to schedule upcoming meetings.

May 8, 2008

Todays Meeting

Posted in Monthly Meetings tagged , , at 3:38 pm by Jeremy Blount

The Next meeting will be Thursday June 12th at 8:30 @ Norlo Park under the Pavilion.    RAIN OR SHINE.  Anyone willing to lead this time?

We had another great turn out today.  We covered the following announcements up front.

  • Vertical Festival is September 20th.  The guys at Vertical would love for us to be involved.
  • This Saturday Manito is hosting the Youth Night at the YMCA.  Ryan Payne Band will be there.  7:00-10:00.  Everything is free.
  • Penn National Golf Center came and shared with us their desire to partner with youth groups.   They want to organize a Church mini-golf league and also have our groups sign-up for mini golf nights.  The prices are great and worth us discussing.   What are your thoughts?
  • The YMCA will be hosting a Family Version of the Amazing Race on May 18th.  View the poster here.

Today we had a great time talking about our biggest failures.  We also share some of our personal struggles.  Many of us talked about time management and allowing ourselves to become to busy and therefore really tired.   The following type of thought was discussed.

Eugene Peterson observes in Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places that we are called to live in the rhythm of the text. God set the rhythm as work, work, work—work, work, work—rest. As Peterson points out, we too often abuse the rhythm of time by procrastination or hurry. We are faced with the temptation to waste time or rush past time.

God calls us to work (x6) and rest. This was the rhythm he set in the beginning. We are called to walk to this rhythm, live to the rhythm, raise families within this rhythm. Wesley wrote in his commentary on Genesis 1, “And let our make and place, as men, mind us of our duty, as Christians, which is always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet.

FROM Derek Vreeland’s Blog.

April 10, 2008

Great meeting today

Posted in Monthly Meetings at 3:25 pm by Jeremy Blount

10 of us showed up for the monthly meeting. You missed a great time of discussion and encouragement. The Next Meeting will be May 8th @ King Street. Vertical Concerts will be leading our time together.

March 13, 2008

Monthly Meeting

Posted in Monthly Meetings tagged , , , at 7:31 pm by Jeremy Blount

If you missed this morning meeting you missed a good one. We had between 12-15 youth workers present. Jarred did a great job leading the discussion. We talked about things God is doing in our lives and ministry, asked each other questions about ministry, and then prayed with each other. I love this time of getting together.

One of the questions that was asked was “what do you do to help disciple a new believer”. RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT:

Now that I am a Christian
Now What

Other resources we talked about:
To write love on her arms.
UnChristian: What a new generation really thinks about Christianity.

Add your other Ideas by placing a comment.

NEXT meeting Thursday April 10th Hosted by Tammy Gloss. SEE YOU THEN.

40 Lincoln Way W
, PA 17201

(717) 264-4113

March 4, 2008

Monthly meeting

Posted in Monthly Meetings tagged , , at 9:40 pm by Jeremy Blount

Our Monthly meeting is coming up quickly.  Next Thursday March 13th we will be meeting at Calvary Church in Fayetteville.  The meeting time is 8:30.  Hope to see you there.  Jared Mitterling will be our host.

Calvary Church
150 Norlo Dr
Fayetteville PA 17222

January 4, 2008

January 9th- FCYN Meeting

Posted in Monthly Meetings tagged , , at 4:40 pm by Jeremy Blount

FCYN Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 9th from 8:30 – 10:00
Chambersburg First Church of God
2230  Grandpoint Road, Chambersburg

Today there were five of us in attendance.   Gene shared a devotional thought that challenged us all to keep focused on what we are called to do.  We had a time of prayer and then we talked about our last meeting with Dr. Padasak.   Gene is hoping to launch an after school program for students at Faust sometime in February.  He has been in contact with Dr. Padasak as well as Mr. Shank.  The school is going to be providing transportation.   

 We also talked a lot about Discipleship/Mentoring and how our ministry need to focus more on this. We could get into the schools, do after school programs, but our students are with other students daily.   We need to teach them how to mentor and make a difference in their schools.  

Our next meeting is February 13th @ 8:00 am and we will once again be meeting at Chambersburg First Church of God.   PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND.    

December 12, 2007

FYCN December 12th- Dr. Padasak

Posted in Monthly Meetings tagged , , , at 5:17 pm by Jeremy Blount

This morning Brain Kramer lead our meeting.  We had a Scripture Feast and then heard from our guest Dr. Padasak.   It was great hearing some of the things that he had to say.   Dr. Padasak not only wants to help improve our schools but our community.  Dr. Padasak gave us a lot to think about and this is my brief summary.   

Issues we Currently Face
Drop out rate.  9%

Starts in 6th grade. 

Signs to look for.

Miss more than 1 day per month.

They should have B’s or better in 6th grade.

No more than 1-2 referrals per month.  

½ of drop outs are White, Female, Straight A Students. 
“We lost our current generation of parents.”

40% of kids live in non traditional homes.  

More strife in the homes.  

Families lack money

40% of students to receive reduced lunches.   

Homelessness up among schools. 

Each area of Chambersburg has a different dynamic.

Down Town- Black and Latino Population

Latino population is up to 10%.

20% Latino population in Elementary.

Fayetteville- Highest population of Sexual abuse.

Megan’s Law Offenders High.  

     Alternative Schools.
400 kids at Alternative Schools.  
                       Property at Letterkenny
                                    Out of school Suspensions
                                    1-60 days.   
Step School- Kids that don’t like crowds.
                       McKinley Street.  -100 students

Time to make a difference. 
“My Desire is to open up the issues so they can be addressed.”

After School programs.
Internet Café’s
                                 Academic Help
                                 Career Help
50% of Employees in Chambersburg will retire in the next 5 years.    
Have different Career people share.
                                 Teach these students how to be good parents.  

“We just need to provide parenting from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  
Role Models is the biggest need.  

Adult Mentors- Talk to a child once per month. 

Take them out to eat, bowling, play sports, help them with homework.   


Good kids mentoring the Future Generations.  

Youth Pastor should be involved with the schools.         
         Substitute via Emergency Certification.  
         Volunteer at programs and events.  


So our question is “What can FYCN and the local Ministries do to help?” 
What are you currently doing?  After school programs.  
Where could you use help?
What ideas do you have?