Monday, October 02, 2006

FF Review

We had our first "Family First" night last night. Overall I was very pleased with the outcome. Great food, seemed to be good conversation around the tables too. I appreciate the "5 minute clean-up" as well. Everyone pitched in to take tables and chairs down and the transition to upstairs happened so quickly.
After the fun "Identity Crisis" game Joe and Alyssa helped facilitate a good time of worship through song.
The breakout into Jr. High, Sr. High and Parents went well too. I can only speak for the "parent" time, but I heard that the Harbor and Wave talks went really well (Joe Heider and Nathan). I very much appreciate the parents feedback as they described some of the "pits" that are hard about parenting in 2006. I look forward to our next two times together as we complete a "reach up, reach in and reach out" series.
Many thanks to the students and parents for trying Family First, but most of all thanks to the Fabrizio's, Vera and others that helped prep the wonderful meal!

Please pray for:
1. A set of parents that are dealing with a very tough situation with their child (sorry for no details, just pray for grace, understanding and softened hearts).
2. Pray for a meeting I have with a young man tomorrow afternoon. He is a friend of one of our fringe youth. This young man just lost his grandfather and is asking the question "why do good people go to hell?" He is willing to meet with me (and I am going to have Nathan with me) to hear the "Christian" answer. Pray for grace, wisdom and the opportunity to share the good news!
3. Pray for the parents of our youth! Pray that we would get a sense of community together!
4. Pray for our lifeboat leaders--for strength, for endurance and great wisdom in discipling our teens (I will soon list out all our leaders so you can pray individually for them).

Thanks so much!



  • Any answers to our prayers?
    How did the gospel presentation go?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 PM  

  • Hey! Missing the group - would love to hear how the "new" youth group Sunday nights are going! Feedback anyone??
    Hope lifeboats started well for all who are in them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:13 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:12 AM  

  • Thanks for the prayers, the talk with the young man went VERY well. Pray that the seeds planted would be watered.

    By Blogger Brian Aaby, at 8:59 AM  

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