Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ugly sweaters!

Remember tonight is dollar gift and ugly sweater night! Be there!

Fearless Leader

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow doubt about it. We cancel when MCCSC does

Hey Gang:
I wanted to remind you that if MCCSC cancels school, all church activities are cancelled. I will try to get something up on the blog and also call in a banner across the bottom of your television screen.

  When in doubt, check with the church office.

Keep Warm!

Fearless Leader

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shirt night

Hey Gang
     Wear your shirts tonight! If you still owe me money for a shirt please bring it!

Fearless Leader

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We're on for tonight !

You know this ministry does not cancel unless we have to, so come and work you body one more time before you assault it with food! We'll have the gym and some time to have fun. Brings friends if you like. Dress suitably for the gym and that means good shoes too!

Fearless Leader 

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Shirts on Wednesday Bring Money!

Hey Gang...
   Unless something beyond my control happens, we'll have our new shirts this Wednesday, Oct. 30. You must pay for your shirt to receive it. Make checks payable to Emmanuel Baptist Church and write "Next Level Shirt" on the memo line. You need $15.00 and please don't count on me having change. I might, but don't count on it.
     Right now, I need money from Thomas, Jacob, Jonathan, Shoshi, Meagan, Bethie, Kat, J.B. Henry, Justin, Ethan, Noelle, Nick, Hannah W., Christian, Raeshanna, and Calvin.
   We'll have them just in time to wear them on Shirt night, November 6.

Thanks a bunch

Fearless Leader

Fall Festival is a Success!

  We all join in thanking God for answering our prayers for more children and more workers. Parents, church members and even community members gave of their time to make this the biggest, safest, most fun-filled festival yet. We thank you parents for the pies, the station work, and the security. We thank you Levelheads for your patience and enthusiasm with the kids. I thank Chere for her handling of the difficult task of candy set-up and prize management. Even Andrew was counting tickets. Wow.
     We saw 119 children and their parents and more than 60 were not our own kids! That means our outreach increased by 33 %. Though Spirit 95 ads were responsible for bringing some in (according to registration cards), the majority said they were invited by friends and church members. We certainly appreciate it. We gave away about 120 lbs of candy with 100 lbs being donated by our church members (thanks!). The community members I spoke with were impressed with the quality and the organization. Security guards by every entrance and working the parking lot (along with Sheriff's deputy drive-throughs) made our event safe and secure. Officer Chris, our security chief, went above and beyond to make sure the Orange Shirts were trained, informed, and visible.
     Seth and I will be looking over the plans and making improvements to make setup and tear-down more efficient. Orange Guy was great and the kids loved him ( a few were a little weirded out, but hey, that happens to Mickey Mouse). Again thanks to everyone who made it happen, but especially our Lord who blessed and had His hands all over it.

In Christ

Fearless Leader

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Publicity Romp tonight! Parent vans needed.

Hey Levelheads!
   Did you remember to ask your parents if they could drive a van or car to deliver door hangers? This is an important part of our publicity. Send me an e-mail if your parents can help. Make sure you wear appropriate clothes for running from house to house. Wear good running shoes and also it will be a little chilly as it gets darker. We will be racing the daylight!

See you later

Fearless Leader

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Festival Activities ramping up!

Hey Gang:
   We are here and it's time to start thinking about Fall Festival. Keep the candy coming and encourage others to do so too. Chere has ordered more prizes for the games and we even picked up a fun item or two for our games on Wednesday nights. Remember to keep October 24th open for set up. We'll have pizza and then work as long as you can ( I know it's a school night). I need plenty of parent help on the night of the festival. I need parents to work security and other odd jobs including working in booths. We are not as large a youth group as we were when we created this festival.
We will also need some of the following items

* A portable air compressor for balloon room balloons
* Balloons. We have ordered some. It's tough to say how many we'll need
* Pies. Do I need to say more? Pies!

I'll keep you informed about what we need as we go. Make sure you are free to help out on Oct. 25. We are already losing some to sporting events held that night (prior commitments). I am going to invite he Trek kids to help out also.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Prayer for Next Level Service

Hey Gang:
  Be in prayer for our ushers and our song leaders Caleb, Rachael, Henry and Grace. Also for our alternates J.B. and Kat. We need to be ready. Please be in prayer for me as well. Remember singers and alternates we start practice at 8:15 a.m. and greeters should be here by 9:45 a.m. Usher should be ready to go by 10:40 a.m but you might consider coming a little earlier to get set up (and have cinnamon rolls).
Thanks for your service

Fearless Leader

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday to us!

September 7 was our sixth anniversary as Next Level Ministries! It's not a marked event on the church calendar or anything, but I like to mark the day as a celebration of how far we have come. We have a lot to do this year, so let's start by thanking God for this ministry.

Fearless Leader

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 29 is Next Level's Youth Service!

As we do every year, Sunday the 29 will be the Next Level Ministries Teen Service. We will be responsible for every aspect of the Sunday morning service. I need you to pray about serving as an usher, greeter or song leader. I will be speaking that morning so also pray for me. If you have been looking  for a god day to invite your friends to church, this would be a great one. We will start with Cinnamon Roll Sunday and then have Youth service. It's always a great blessing. Come to Wednesday night Next Level meeting and we'll finish up the details.

See you soon

Fearless leader

Shirt order time ...

Hey Gang:

   I brought in the shirt order form Wednesday but everyone scampered off before we could pass it around to sign. I need numbers soon to get the shirts ordered. Look at the tag in your most comfortable T- shirt and come ready with a size. I can give you a better price estimate when I know how many shirts I'll be ordering. This is a sample of the design. Most people want ash gray with blue letters. We'll see.
Fearless Leader

Welcome back Levelheads

We have been down for w while due to the last group' s disinterest in blogging. After our meeting you have expressed a desire to pick up the blog again so her I am. For some reason the blog now has a big Fazoli's ad on it. I will take measures to fix that.

Fearless Leader