Friday, September 9, 2011

2HYM news 09/09-09/16

 
Hello All,
I hope you guys are having an awesome day!! I am excited today as Darby turns officially one year old this afternoon at 4:40 pm. TIME FLIES!!!! Anyways, here is tonight's High School football games as well as upcoming events:
 
Ezell-Harding at DCA
Olive Branch, MS at Smyrna (homecoming)
Ooltewah at Siegel
LaVergne at Mt. Juliet
Signal Mountain at Blackman (homecoming, I think)
MTCS at Cosby
Maplewood at Riverdale
 
This week:

Monday (September 12) 2HERS (High School Girls) are meeting at Karen Mobbs’ house.  See Alison or Karen for details.

Thursdays (starting September 15) – Words of the Rabbi.  Interested high school students will meet at the Starbucks on Sam Ridley for a Bible study.

Sunday (September 18): MS Devo at building after pm services.  A big thank-you to Michelle Pope for volunteering to oversee the food for the meal. Please contact Michelle if you can help set up, provide food, serve, and/or clean up afterwards.  Many hands make light work and we can’t have successful activities without every family’s involvement.

Sunday (September 18): HS Devo at Tony & Terry Lea’s house.  Bus leaves building after pm services and will return by 9:30. 


Upcoming events:
Looking ahead, winter quarter will begin in December.  On Sunday mornings, Middle and High School will cover the Epistles, while the senior HS students will study apologetics (Case for Faith or other text) On Wednesday nights, Middle School students and Senior HS students will both cover Stewardship for young adults in their respective classes, while the other HS students discuss “Developing Godly Character.”

Please consider your availability this winter and if you would like to teach one of these classes, let Wilber know ASAP which age group and class (Sunday or Wednesday) you can commit to.

Spring Quarter will focus on True Love Waits. We have two teachers, and need four more in order to split out young men and women into three age groups.

Want to stay connected? 
2HYM students’ cell phone numbers have been added to the HH PhoneTree system (thank you Rhonda Egerton!) and we are testing text messages.

Parents, have you signed up for our Twitter page yet?  What are you waiting for? Join our page here: http://twitter.com/#!/2HYM.  Once you’ve joined, we will send you instructions for getting tweets texted to your cell phone.  It’s fast, easy, free and will not blow up your cell phone with unwanted messages!  It is the easiest way for me to be able to send you up-to-the-minute news and alert you to changes in our ETA when we’re on the road, so please sign up today!




-- God is awesome,
Wilber

Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekly Update 09/02-09/09

TONIGHT: Check out some of our High School football games in our local area. We have students involved in all these games in some capacity (players, cheerleaders, band, or fans):
Blackman at Siegel
Smyrna at Riverdale
Mt. Juliet Christian at Ezell
Cascade at MTCS
LaVergne at Oakland
Go out and support our teens tonight, if you can.

Labor Day weekend is officially declared as family time – no 2HYM activities are planned. Enjoy the last long weekend of summer! Please, pray for all those who are traveling this holiday weekend.

Upcoming events:
 
A little housekeeping.  We recently discovered some uncashed checks from a past event that are too far out of date to cash. You may be receiving one of these checks with a note of explanation.  If you have already re-written a check to cover the one that did not get cashed, great – just check the box on the note and drop it in the dropbox in the foyer.

If you have not already written a second check, please get one to us ASAP.  Be sure to note what it is for before you place it in the dropbox.  We promise these checks WILL be cashed promptly.  We appreciate your help to reimburse the church’s general funds (which covered our expenses when the original checks were not applied to our account.)

Heard through the grapevine:  Highland is participating in a new ministry with Healing Hands International.  Peggy Watkins is collecting old t-shirts and large safety pins, which will be sent to impoverished third-world countries to be used as cloth baby diapers. If you have any t-shirts that can be donated, please gather them up – any shirts will work, even those with holes and stains that make them un-wearable, but softer shirts mean softer and more absorbent diapers! Put your donations in the designated box in the foyer.  (Do NOT bring them to Wilber – he still has nightmares about being smothered by an avalanche of stuffed animals!)

Fall quarter starts September 4. We are launching year 2 of a curriculum plan that spans the entire 7 years of 2HYM (6th-12th grades).

This fall, both middle and high school will cover Miracles and Parables of Jesus on Sunday mornings – Arthur Quick will be teaching the middle school and John Lanza will teach the high school students.

On Wednesday nights, Keith McBride will lead the middle school in exploring a series of life application classes from the books “Choose” (Steer Clear of Total Stupidity), “Stick” (Glue Yourself to Godly Friends) and “Follow”

High school students will do a survey-type study of various denominations’ teachings and doctrines, led by Wilber.

Looking ahead, winter quarter will begin in December.  On Sunday mornings, Middle and High School will cover the Epistles, while the senior HS students will study apologetics (Case for Faith or other text) On Wednesday nights, Middle School students and Senior HS students will both cover Stewardship for young adults in their respective classes, while the other HS students discuss “Developing Godly Character.”

Please consider your availability this winter and if you would like to teach one of these classes, let Wilber know ASAP which age group and class (Sunday or Wednesday) you can commit to.

Want to stay connected? 
2HYM students’ cell phone numbers have been added to the HH PhoneTree system (thank you Nedia Carlin!) and we have started testing text messages.

Parents, have you signed up for our Twitter page yet?  What are you waiting for? Join our page here: http://twitter.com/#!/2HYM.  Once you’ve joined, we will send you instructions for getting tweets texted to your cell phone.  It’s fast, easy, free and will not blow up your cell phone with unwanted messages!  It is the easiest way for me to be able to send you up-to-the-minute news and alert you to changes in our ETA when we’re on the road, so please sign up today!

Friday, August 19, 2011

week update August 19-26


The weekend lineup:

Saturday (August 20):  Blood drive at Highland until 1 pm.  It is the gift of life.  If you are age- and weight-eligible, please try to give.  It is important that we have a strong turnout in order for us to continue to be a collection point. Please come before 1 pm, and they will work you in even if you don’t have an appointment.  Can’t give?  Bring a friend who can give, and drive them home afterward!
Sunday (August 21): MS Devo August 21 – at building after pm services.  A big thank-you to Michelle Pope for volunteering to oversee the food for the meal. Please contact Michelle if you can help set up, provide food, serve, and/or clean up afterwards.  Many hands make light work and we can’t have successful activities without every family’s involvement.

Upcoming events:
 
A little housekeeping.  We recently discovered some uncashed checks from a past event that are too far out of date to cash. You may be receiving one of these checks with a note of explanation.  If you have already re-written a check to cover the one that did not get cashed, great – just check the box on the note and drop it in the dropbox in the foyer.

If you have not already written a second check, please get one to us ASAP.  Be sure to note what it is for before you place it in the dropbox.  We promise these checks WILL be cashed promptly.  We appreciate your help to reimburse the church’s general funds (which covered our expenses when the original checks were not applied to our account.)

Heard through the grapevine:  Highland is participating in a new ministry with Healing Hands International.  Peggy Watkins is collecting old t-shirts and large safety pins, which will be sent to impoverished third-world countries to be used as cloth baby diapers. If you have any t-shirts that can be donated, please gather them up – any shirts will work, even those with holes and stains that make them un-wearable, but softer shirts mean softer and more absorbent diapers! Put your donations in the designated box in the foyer.  (Do NOT bring them to Wilber – he still has nightmares about being smothered by an avalanche of stuffed animals!)

Labor Day weekend is officially declared as family time – no 2HYM activities are planned. Enjoy the last long weekend of summer!

Fall quarter starts September 4. We are launching year 2 of a curriculum plan that spans the entire 7 years of 2HYM (6th-12th grades).

This fall, both middle and high school will cover Miracles and Parables of Jesus on Sunday mornings – Arthur Quick will be teaching the middle school and John Lanza will teach the high school students.

On Wednesday nights, Keith McBride will lead the middle school in exploring a series of life application classes from the books “Choose” (Steer Clear of Total Stupidity), “Stick” (Glue Yourself to Godly Friends) and “Follow”

High school students will do a survey-type study of various denominations’ teachings and doctrines, led by Wilber.

Looking ahead, winter quarter will begin in December.  On Sunday mornings, Middle and High School will cover the Epistles, while the senior HS students will study apologetics (Case for Faith or other text) On Wednesday nights, Middle School students and Senior HS students will both cover Stewardship for young adults in their respective classes, while the other HS students discuss “Developing Godly Character.”

Please consider your availability this winter and if you would like to teach one of these classes, let Wilber know ASAP which age group and class (Sunday or Wednesday) you can commit to.

Want to stay connected? 
2HYM students’ cell phone numbers have been added to the HH PhoneTree system (thank you Nedia Carlin!) and we have started testing text messages.

Parents, have you signed up for our Twitter page yet?  What are you waiting for? Join our page here: http://twitter.com/#!/2HYM.  Once you’ve joined, we will send you instructions for getting tweets texted to your cell phone.  It’s fast, easy, free and will not blow up your cell phone with unwanted messages!  It is the easiest way for me to be able to send you up-to-the-minute news and alert you to changes in our ETA when we’re on the road, so please sign up today!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekly Update for August 11-18

The weekend lineup:

Saturday (August 13):  Headed to the Wilson County Fair. Leaving HH @ 3:30, return at 9:45 pm.  Bring: $7 for admission and money for food.  An all-in-one ride ticket is $20 (optional.)  Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for spending the afternoon and evening at the fair.

Sunday (August 14): HS Devo August 14 – Keith and Teresa Steele’s home.  Leave after services; back around 9:30


Upcoming events:

MS Devo August 21 – at building

Fall quarter starts September 4
After testing some classes last year, we are launching a curriculum plan that spans the entire 7 years of 2HYM (6th-12th grades).

This fall, both middle and high school will cover Miracles and Parables of Jesus on Sunday mornings – Arthur Quick will be teaching the middle school and John Lanza will teach the high school students.

On Wednesday nights, Keith McBride will lead the middle school in exploring a series of life application classes from the books “Choose” (Steer Clear of Total Stupidity), “Stick” (Glue Yourself to Godly Friends) and “Follow”

High school students will do a survey-type study of various denominations’ teachings and doctrines, led by Wilber.

Seniors will have their own classes beginning winter quarter

Want to stay connected? 
2HYM students’ cell phone numbers have been added to the HH PhoneTree system (thank you Nedia Carlin!) and we will begin testing text messages from it next week.

Parents, have you signed up for our Twitter page yet?  What are you waiting for? Join our page here: http://twitter.com/#!/2HYM.  Once you’ve joined, we will send you instructions for getting tweets texted to your cell phone.  It’s fast, easy, free and will not blow up your cell phone with unwanted messages!  It is the easiest way for me to be able to send you up-to-the-minute news and alert you to changes in our ETA when we’re on the road, so please sign up today!

Friday, August 5, 2011

UPDATE

This week’s events

Today (Friday):  Dr. J’s annual event.  Meet at Highland at 3; we’ll return around 8:30 tonight.  Free t-shirt and pizza for volunteers.  We need as many as possible to come help.

Tomorrow (Saturday):  King’s Island trip for high school. We will leave Highland at 5:30 am; return at 10:30.  You’ll need $32 for ticket and money for two meals.

Upcoming events this month:
HS Devo August 14 – Keith and Teresa Steele’s home.  Leave after services; back around 9:30
MS Devo August 21 – at building – Need parents to prepare food and set-up/clean-up.  Contact Wilber if you can help!


New quarter starts September 4.
We need a teacher for the high school on Sundays and teachers for middle school (Sunday and Wednesday)   After testing some classes last year, we are launching a curriculum plan that spans the entire 7 years of 2HYM (6th-12th grades).

This fall, both middle and high school will cover Miracles and Parables of Jesus on Sunday mornings.

On Wednesday nights, middle school will explore a series of life application classes from the books “Choose” (Steer Clear of Total Stupidity) and “Stick” (Glue Yourself to Godly Friends)

High school students will do a survey-type study of various denominations’ teachings and doctrines.

Want to stay connected?  Parents who would like to receive text updates on 2HYM events and last-minute changes, please  join our twitter page here: http://twitter.com/#!/2HYM More details coming next week!
 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CAMPAIGN LIVE 2011-THURSDAY

TIMBERRRRR!! Today was a very different day from the past two. To begin, we showed up on the jobsite from yesterday, but it was overcrowded. After a 45 minute wait, we were sent to a different location. It was actually a property that didn't have home damage, but yard damage. It seemed a little disappointing because there didn't seem to be a massive job like a demolition. However, as we dove into the work, we quickly realized, it was more than meets the eye. We raked the entire yard of debris, picked up tree limbs, and cut down a 40 foot dead tree. After going through 2 chainsaws with dull chains, we picked up 2 more plus the homeowner lent us his. With a rope being pulled by 8 people and anchored by big daddy Pappas, Ryan Mobbs chained through the bottom of the dead tree, and that monster came down. As we were working on this yard, a neighbor asked if we could clear his yard also. So we did it. Thanks to the shade of massive trees, we managed to stay somewhat cool. But even with the shade, every project through Churches of Christ Disaster Relief was to end at 3 o'clock instead of 4:30 due to the heat (around 100 degrees all week).

Here are some fun top lists for you:
Top 5 dance moves Clint Carlin can do with a rake:
1. The Sprinkler
2. The Lawn Mower
3. The Stanky Leg
4. Cupid Shuffle
5. The Robot

Top 3 dance moves Phyllis Hurt can do to get on the van:
1. The Twist
2. The Mash Potatoes
3. The Charleston

Its been a long, hot day, but a tremendosly blessed day. I'm amazed at the spirit and energy of our crew. The air matress will feel really good tonight, when the head hits the pillow. Wilber out.

CAMPAIGN LIVE 2011-WEDNESDAY

DESTRUCTION. Our teenagers are the masters of it, considering everyone in our youth group has ADHD. In the morning, we completely destroyed a two car garage, and brought the house down. With Zeben Russell tearing up the floor, Jessica Lee lifting cinder blocks bigger than her, and some mad roof skills, we dominated the removal of a very old house. The only thing left was a basement full of pipes, wires, and possible sentimental objects for the homeowner. We then went to a tremendous lunch of spaghetti and meatballs along with salad and bread that was completely provided by the ladies of 26th and Connecticut Church of Christ (a.k.a. Joplin CoC). After filling our bellies, we traveled to a different location close to the first. 2/3 of this house was still remaining, and of course, our teens were eager to get to work. Working with volunteers from churches of Christ disaster relief teams and Scottsboro Church of Christ (Arkansas), we got right to work. While I, Austin Mobbs, and numerous others got on the roof, the youth stayed below to rip walls, baseboards, and door frames out. After quite some time, we started accumulating a few injuries. Here's the top injuries:

1. Walking on the jobsite, reinjuring femur bone (Zillion Russell)
2. Playing catch with your youth minister, missing, and getting hit in the face with shingles (Shelby Lea)
3. Throwing out your elbow using a sledgehammer (Josh Pappas)
4. Nail jumping out of nowhere and attacking your foot (Zach Byrn)

By the grace of the Lord, none of these are serious. Also, after a few scary moments of others hammering the roof below us, I, Ryan and Austin Mobbs recovered our footing. When we left, half of the studs were showing, 5 layers of roofing removed, and piles of debris stacked along the curb. We proceeded to drop the girls off and head for the outdoor showers. It was a good day, it was an exhausting day, but it was a rewarding day. We have learned a lot about the city of Joplin, the 26th and Connecticut CoC, ourselves, and our awesome God. Please, continue to pray for us. Air mattress time. Wilber out.