Junior Youth Group: BLAST

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!

BLAST is a Christian youth group for children and youth in 5th-8th grades. BLAST is an acronym for Building Lives Around Sound Truth, so we seek to find God's truth for us in His Word and teachings and develop strong ties with each other to learn how to live out our faith in our homes, churches, friendships, community, and world.

We meet each week on Monday nights during the school year from 6:00 - 7:30pm for food, fun, fellowship and explore how we can apply Christian Truth to our daily lives. We also plan activities throughout the summer and year, such as summer camp, VBS, field trips, family outings, and serving others through outreach.

Click on the images below for the Blast 2018  &  2019  activity calendars!




Bible Study:
We have some great topics for our Bible Studies this year and are looking forward to leading the group in discussions that will include: The Power of Words, Identity, Drama Queens and Blow-up Kings, Proverbs, Hope, Guarding Your Hearts. 

CALENDAR: Our current season Calendar link is posted above. 

Upcoming Dates/ Events:


Tonight, March 4, we will have a lesson on Lent and talk about what the season of Lent means. We are even going to prepare the ashes for the Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday! 

My daughter Lindsey is in the final days before her 4th baby is born. She has  children 4 1/2, 3, and 18 months, so you can imagine what adding an infant to the mix will bring. So I am traveling back up to TN on Wednesday to help her in these days before and after Baby Daniel arrives. Jennifer Smithwick will be filling in as the BLAST leader for the next few weeks! I’ve heard raving reviews about last Monday night when she filled in for me, so I have no doubt the BLAST group will be in good hands! She will be leading the Bible studies on Identity: Uniquely and Wonderfully Made, Loved and Valued, A New Identity that looks Like Jesus, Identifiable by How I Treat Others! I think this will be a great series!

Ash Wednesday Pancake Dinner:
This Wednesday will be our annual fundraiser for Camp Glisson. I have heard from some of you.... please let me know today if you will be coming! We collect donations rather than charge per person, and the proceeds are divided up among the BLAST members to use for Camp Glisson payments. We will meet at 5:00 to prepare and cook the meal, and dinner will be served from 6-6:45. After dinner, Pastor  Mark will lead the group in an Ash Wednesday service and the imposition of ashes. This is always a great way to begin the season of Lent! 

Monday Night Dinners:
Thank you for volunteering for dinners for Monday night! There is still one night that needs to be filled: April 29th! If you would like to help with this, please scroll down for the link to the Blast dinner SignupGenius. 

Camp Glisson:
Camp registration is open. Please go to www.glisson.org to register your child. We will reimburse the registration fee for ALL BLAST members. So far, I have 5 BLAST members signed up to go!  

Dates to Remember:
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th- BLAST
March 6th- Ash Wednesday Pancake Dinner!

Mission Project
We are continuing to collect socks and underwear for school-aged children for MUST Ministries. 

Here is the link to the BLAST Dinner Sign up for this season.
Please consider and sign up to provide dinner for one of our regular Monday night meetings.

As always, if you know of 5th-8th graders that would be interested in BLAST, please email me those email addresses!

In His love and service,

Lynn Outlaw



Please contact Leaders Lynn Outlaw at (678) 316-7928 or [email protected]