Women of Worth – October 1

A Walk Through the Book of Luke – Small Group

This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it – the Lord is his name: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”  Jeremiah 33:2-3NIV

What a fantastic group of ladies that are studying the book of Luke under the teachings of Frances Jacob.  As they grow deeper together and dig through this book, we are excited to hear about the things God is telling them through His Word.

Thursday Small Group at Bronx Park

New Start Date:  October 9th

Please pray for our new Bronx Park groups as they begin their Captivating book study!


Snacks this week:
Shelley Tulloch, Georgia Inglis,
Jaynie Bergen, Doris Cro


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Parenting Teens Online Class: HOW TO LEAVE A LEGACY THAT MATTERS Part 1

Dear Parents,

This is a BIG DAY in our ministry.

We are starting our online parenting class in this email. We hope that you will find this experience extremely helpful and informative.

Today we are going to begin by talking about your will….

Do you have a will? You know, the paper that they pull out when you die to see who gets your stuff.

The process of preparing a will is not fun. The lawyer asks you, “If you die who will you give your stuff to?” You say, “Give it to my spouse.” The lawyer quickly responds, “and if your spouse dies who will you give your stuff to?”

This goes on and on until it seems like everyone is dead and you are so frustrated you consider telling the lawyer that they can have it!

When you write a will you figure out how you are going to leave your stuff, but what about the stuff that matters most?

What values are you going to leave your teenager?

What will you teach them about what is right and wrong in this world?

What will your teenager know about faith?

Our student ministry wants to help you leave a rich inheritance to your teenager of the stuff that really matters.

That is why we want to introduce you to the Rites of Passage Experience. We are going to help you have the conversations with your teenager that matter the most.

We are going to give you the tools to infuse faith into the most import moments in life.

Here are the 7 Rites of Passage we are going to encourage you to lead your teenager through:

Grade 6 – Preparation for Adolescence
Grade 7 – Blessing Ceremony
Grade 8 – Purity Weekend
Grade 9 – Money Matters
Grade 10 – Driving Contract
Grade 11 – Family Tree
Grade 12 – Manhood/Womanhood Ceremony

I want to finish today’s class by asking you to watch this 3 minute video. It explains the Rites of Passage Experience we are launching as the foundation of our Parent Ministry.

You can see it here:

As always please feel free to reply to this email with any questions about the Rites of Passage Experience or prayer requests. More information next week!

Tim, Jason, & Mathew

Tim Hamm – Youth Pastor (Jr High) –
Jason Peters – Sr High Youth Director –
Mathew Povey – Youth Ministry Intern –


PS. You can also check out our Parenting Teens Blog which has more helpful articles and links about parenting teens:

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HomeWord’s Culture Update for 9/26/14

Teen Perceptions of Sexual Activity More Influential Than Peer Pressure

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Teen perceptions of how sexually active their peers are may have the greatest impact on their own sexual behavior, suggests a new analysis of previous studies.
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What’s Hot? 09/26/14

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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.
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The Younger the Age of First Drink, the Higher the Odds for Problem Drinking Later

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According to new research, both drinking and getting drunk at a young age increases the likelihood of problem drinking in high school.
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Girls Do Better Than Boys in All School Subjects

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Combing through nearly a century of research, a recent study has determined that girls perform better than boys in all school subjects. But a lingering question remains. Why?
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What’s Hot?

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

Trending Today on Twitter – 9/26/14
1. #TheEqualizer
2. #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
3. #2YearsWeMissYouAvalanna
4. #JackAndJackTheMovie
5. #happybirthdaytbhfanproblems
6. #TidesMusicVideo
7. iOS 8.0.2
8. O’Hare
9. Yankees
10. Manny
Source: Twitter

Hot Searches on Google - 9/26/14
1. Derek Jeter
2. Redskins
3. Eric Holder
4. Scandal
5. Ryder Cup 2014
6. How to Get Away with Murder
7. Big Brother
8. Grey’s Anatomy
9. Brittany Kerr
10. Sam Pepper
Source: Google

iTunes Top 10 Singles  - 9/26/14
1. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
2. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
3. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
4. I – Kendrick Lamar
5. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
6. Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo
7. Burnin’ It Down – Jason Aldean
8. Tonight Looks Good On You – Jason Aldean
9. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora) Iggy Azalea
10. Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
Source: iTunes

Top 10 TV Shows in Prime Time – Week Ending 9/21/14
1. NBC Sunday Night Football
2. 60 Minutes
3. Madam Secretary
4. Dancing with the Stars
5. Dancing with the Stars Results
6. America’s Got Talent – Wed
7. CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Football
8. America’s Got Talent - Tues
9. The Good Wife
10. Mysteries of Laura
Source: Nielsen Co.

Top YouTube Videos – Ages 13-17 – 9/26/14
1. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test
2. You Spin My Head Right Round
3. Five Nights at GMOD
Source: YouTube

Top 5 Movies – Last Weekend
1. The Maze Runner
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones
3. This Is Where I Leave You
4. No Good Deed
5. Dolphin Tale 2
Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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Threshold Jr – Oct 1, 2014 – Four Square Championships

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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Four Square Championships
Jesus:The Real Life Pt2 -The Early Years

We will see who is the best four square player at Threshold Jr!
Also Hangout & Café in The Cage

 Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)



Wheel of Fortune
Jesus:The Real Life Pt3 -The Teacher

Classic game show where you guess
the words to win some fabulous prizes!
Also Hangout & Café in The Cage

 Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)



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Boredom, Creativity, Sabbath


Exodus 20:8-11

Discussion Starter:

This video is a demonstration of what one might do when they have too much time on their hands. Or, if you like the video, perhaps not?

Have you ever found that your best ideas come to you when you have nothing else to do?

The simple fact is that our society loves to celebrate creative expression but forgets to celebrate creating time in our lives where we can be creative. Instead, we confuse being busy 7 days per week for being productive members of our society.

But don’t forget that the Creator of creativity, the Painter that colors the sunset with a million shades of orange, and the Author of life itself has given us the formula for unleashing creativity and health in our lives:

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11)

Three Questions:

  1. What’s something awesome you’ve done just because you were bored?
  2. Would you rather have a protected day, say Saturday, as the Sabbath where you were forbidden from doing any kind of work or a Sabbath day you fit in when it’s convenient to your schedule?
  3. What would have to change in your life to make a weekly Sabbath seriously.

Chew on this:

What’s the relationship between boredom and creativity?

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