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Welcome to Impact Youth! I am Kyle, and I am glad you are joining us for all our youth activities! Here at Impact Youth, we are all about connecting with each other, deepening our relationship with God and serving our community. Come hang out with friends each week at Sunday Night Youth and on various trips we take throughout the year; join in small groups and devotions as we explore our faith and strengthen our relationship with God; and get ready to serve our community as we live our faith in the light of the impact God has made on our lives! I can’t wait to see you at our next event!
 
 
– What’s Up!
 
 
 
 
Fall Kick Off
Sunday, September 9
6-8pm | Wesley Room
 
 
 
Sunday School
Returns Sunday, September 9
9:45am 
Wesley Room & Drama Room
 
 
 
 

Storm-Breaker

Storm-Breaker

 

            There are two types of people in the world. Those who love thunderstorms and those who absolutely hate them. I am in the camp that greatly enjoys a house-rattling boom following a big, bright bolt of lightning streaking across the sky. I can understand how someone could be put off by the sound of an explosion going off next to one’s window. Especially when you didn’t see it coming. If you miss seeing the lightning, you would never know a big boom is coming. The unpredictability can be unsettling. 

            A big reason I enjoy storms follows with the unpredictability. Sure, you can watch the lightning and be anticipating thunder, but you never know exactly how long it will take and how severe the rolling thunder will be. A good way to put it would be that storms portray an atmosphere of chaos. Chaos isn’t controlled, you can’t do anything except work through it. That can be extremely scary, but it can play a big part in our lives as well.

            We don’t always know what is going to happen in our lives. Things can be going great for a while then one event can completely flip everything around. Conversely, everything might seem pretty dark and hopeless and you get caught up in the wave of negativity in the world today. It can take one phone call, one text message, one look, or one smile; something as simple or as complicated as that can be the spark that helps you start to turn things around. 


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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective
 

     If I were to take a survey and they asked me “What is your favorite season in the church” I would answer without hesitation the Easter season. Between the spring weather, the absolutely fantastic worship songs, and the overall theme of victory what isn’t there to love?

     From a Christian standpoint, Easter is the most important moment for our faith. I know Christmas is well loved (and for good reason) but Easter is what affirmed Jesus’ standing, it proved everything Christ said about himself to be true. Even beyond that, it served as the ultimate sacrifice to cover the sins of the world; enabling us to have a relationship with our creator, to cast of the shackles of sin and death. Sure, maybe you have heard all of this stuff hundreds of times in your life so that it maybe doesn’t have the same impact that it once had.

     When you start to feel that way, maybe it’s time to look at Easter from a different angle. In “The Dead Poets’ Society” Robin Williams’ character encourages his students to climb on his desk while reading a line of poetry to see the world in a new way. We can do this in our faith too, we can take a scripture that we have heard often and read as though we are looking from the perspective of someone else. For example, this year, I wanted to understand what Easter meant for the disciples, all Jesus’ followers.


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