September has arrived and we're in full swing! Here are a couple important updates for this week:
1. Elevate kicks off Wednesday, September 12 (tomorrow!!). We're poised for our best year yet.
We'll be at Lighthouse, meeting in the Life Center.
Elevate will go from 6:30-8pm.
Tomorrow night is going to feature fun videos, high energy games, delicious snacks, a talk about encountering God in a real way (our kick-off series is e3 - encounter God, each other, and the community), small group breakouts, and an introduction to Tribal Wars.
Students will be split into teams for the next five weeks. Teams gain points by being at Lighthouse events, wearing their team color, posting on social media, winning games at Elevate, and the biggest point tally comes from bringing friends!
2. The Lock-out is THIS FRIDAY, September 14. We're meeting at Lighthouse at 5pm Friday night and parents can pick up from Lighthouse at 8am Saturday morning. This event is open to MS and HS students.
The cost is $20 paid to Lighthouse + cash for Perkins. The money paid to LH includes everything but Perkins.
We try to keep the night's schedule as secret as possible, so please help me by not spoiling the surprise.
We'll be gathering at Lighthouse and dividing into teams. Each team will go with a student ministry leader (we'll have six leaders at this event).
The teams will head to Mall of America, where they'll participate in a photo scavenger hunt with their leader.
Around 8pm, we'll regather and head back to Lighthouse. At Lighthouse we'll play some outdoor night games.
At 10:30 we'll load back up and head out to Bowlero in Lakeville from 11p-1a. Students will have the opportunity to bowl and play laser tag and arcade games. The cost for this is included in the $20 paid to Lighthouse, however they can add money to their play card (for the arcade) if they want.
By 1am, we'll be on our way to Perkins in Apple Valley. Students will need cash for this meal beyond the $20 paid to Lighthouse. I recommend about $10.
By 3-4am, after we're done at Perkins, we'll go back to Lighthouse for an outdoor fire in the parking lot. We'll have s'mores and a talk.
At this point, students will be allowed back into the building to hang out. We'll have board games, video games, a movie, snacks, etc.
We'll have breakfast for them around 7am.
You're welcome to pick your student up earlier than 8am, just let me know!
Please make sure you sign up and that your student's waiver and release is up to date. A waiver will need to be on file before participating in the lock-out.
3. Feed My Starving Children is happening Friday, September 21 at 6pm. Meet at Eagan FMSC. Please sign up as FMSC needs the email address of every participant or their guardian.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions! I'm here to help!
Grace and peace,
Lighthouse Christian Church
o: 651.423.2566 ext. 122