20 Mar NEXT Gathering Space and Summer Updates
I am excited to let you know that we are making plans for NEXT to start meeting at the new Vintage building in a few weeks. Our first Sunday night there will be on April 12th from 5:00-6:30pm. That’s right! We have a time change as well. Now that we have our own building we will have the VCK Student Leaders (Grades 5 & 6) join us for worship and then they will break off to have a time just for them. I’m very excited to have one central place and time for our student ministries. Here is the address for the new Vintage building.
1825 Sharp Point Dr. | Fort Collins, CO 80525 | map»
Until then, we will continue to meet at my house at our regular time from 6:30-8:00pm. To celebrate the end of an era of youth ministry at my home, we are going to have a house party on March 29th. We would love it if you send your student with some goodies to share for this final bash! Also note, we will not be having NEXT on Easter Sunday.
Summer is knocking at our door! I wanted to let you know that Summer camp is going to be July 19-21. I have rented several cabins in the State Forest State Park about 80 miles west for Fort Collins on HWY 14. We have tons of activities planned that include: hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and more. Students will get to hang out by the fire for some late night worship, learn from the Bible, and have some amazing quiet times enjoying God’s creation. Summer Camp is open to all 7th-12th graders (including students going into 7th grade in the fall). Registration will open soon!
We are packing up our gear and heading out into the wilderness for four days in early July. The NEXT Backpacking Trip is open to all high school students (including students going into high school fall of 2015). The trip dates are July 6-9 and we will be hiking near the Never Summer Wilderness on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our destinations include two lakes near Cascade Mountain and one summit assent. Not only will each student be challenged physically, but we will be challenging them spiritually as we walk through the scriptures together. To help better understand what this endeavor entails we will be holding an information meeting on Sunday, April 19th at 4pm at Vintage. If your student is interested in going, please attend to get all the details.
It is going to be an exciting summer at NEXT! I know the Lord is faithful to share his goodness with us when we are intentional to pursue Him. I would love for your student to engage in these events and invite some friends to join them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I’ll see you this Sunday for our first gathering at the new Vintage building! We now have two services at 9 & 11. Love you all!