Thursday, December 18, 2008

love mercy The next youth convention

The Wesleyan Church has begun the promotion for the next big youth convention. We will be headed to Kentucky next winter for the "Love Mercy" Convention.

Micah 6:8 (new living translation)

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Check out in the near future to see whats going on.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sponcor Hunt ~ By Payge

On Saturday November 9th we loaded up two van fulls of kids and traveled up to the Fort Wayne mall to find our counselors that were in disguise. We had no clue what to expect. Were they normal people shopping? Were they Amish? Were they pregnant? Were they hobos that were wounded? Or did they have some type of shake that nobody knew what was wrong with them? Little did we know they were every single one of those descriptions. Nate Quick was an Amish man, Amber Quick was a pregnant woman, Kent Santee was a wounded hobo, and Pastor Brian had a shake that nobody knew what was wrong with him. If you weren't able to come you missed out on a great time! We hope you can join us in the next youth group event.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dance, Dance, Dance

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Maze Daze

On Wednesday October 29th the youth group went over to the Lewton's barn and had a giant cardboard maze. It was bigger and better than last year. It took up the whole top floor of the upstairs. There was all kinds of food and candy. We all got to go on a hayride and warm up around the bonfire. If you were there thanks for coming and we hope you had a great time! If you weren't there we are sorry you couldn't make it. Thank you to all the youth sponsors who helped out with the maze and thank you to the Lewton's for letting us use their barn. We hope you had fun!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Road Trip 10/08

We took the teens to Campbell's Pumpkin Patch last night. We had about 36 join us. Big thank you to all the youth sponsors and parents that went along with us. I believe everyone had a great time. There was the corn maze, the hay ride, and of course the snack shop. If you weren't able to join us we hope to see you Sunday or at youth group next Wednesday. Check back in a couple of days to check out the paint ball video. Paintball this Saturday at 9:30 am.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Looking forward

October will be a very busy month for THE NET.

October 8th-Wednesday- we will be going to the Campbells Pumpkin Patch. We'll leave the church at 6:06 and return home about 9ish. The cost will be $5.00 There will be the corn maze, bon fire, hay ride and the snack shop will be open.

October 11th-Saturday- we will be going paint-balling here in Marion. Please bring a signed form with you. You must have this form in order to play. The cost will vary, if you have your own gun/mask and paint you only have to pay $5.00 this will help cover the cost of the refs. If you need to rent equipment it will cost $12.00 and you will have to buy his paint. A box of paint is $42. We recommend you get a couple of friends to split the cost of paint. We have the field from 10:00-1:00. There will be a safety meeting at 9:30 am sharp. After the games some of us are going to run into town for lunch if you would like to join us bring $$ for that too.

Wednesday, October 29th=MAZE DAZE. That's right, we will be building our giant card board maze, bigger and better than ever. This year we will be holding our event at the home of one of our youth families. This will be a great time.

That's the big three. We have started up The Core again on Sunday Nights. The Core is the Sunday Night youth meeting where we talk about some deeper things of faith, you know--worship, communion, baptism stuff like that. If you can't come on Wednesday then The Core may be a great way to stay connected. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blast from the past Video

Prayer Request

  1. For the many friends and family members serving in the military.
  2. School, although we are just getting started there is a lot to pray about.
  3. The big brown van, (guess what it is sitting at Pastor Brian's house right now because it won't start.)
  4. Christy's friend.
  5. Those playing football.
  6. Family members that really have some major health needs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

September 3rd, 2008

Schools Back In

By this time you are all back in school. Wow! Did the summer fly by or what? We are getting things rolling again here at THE NET. We've missed you this summer and hope you will be back. There are a lot of things planned starting with our Back to School Wacky Olympics on September 3rd. There will be some, well, crazy olympic games, tons of prizes and give-a-ways. So get your team together (teams of 5 people). We are also working on a Kings Island trip.....I know we all ready did an amusement park trip but we did not get enough. There will be info passed out this Wednesday about this trip. Right around the corner in October we have a paintball adventure planned. (flyers available)
This Sunday Pastor Brian is going to be preaching in big church and he said it would be great to get as many teens there as possible. We are going to set up a information table with all kinds of youth stuff available for you and your parents to pick up: calendars, paintball flyers/permission forms, prayer partner slips, etc. Hey, hope to see you there!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Don't Forget this WEDNESDAY! Aug 6th

Swimming Party at the Lewtons.

Bring your trunks, a towel, and a snack to share. Call Pastor Brian
if you have any questions. And yes the van will be running.

Never good bye

Well, you may have heard, Zack and Becca have moved away.

I know it's a bummer.

I know we have seen a lot of our sponsors over the last couple of years leave us...Katie, Chad, Mel, Andy, Jon, Julie, Amanda, Pastor Josh and Becca....its a long list. And we'll be going through it again in another year when Josh and Suzie move away to become youth pastors at a new church.

We must think in the was great getting to know them, it was great hanging out with them. Each of them taught us something different. They all mean so much to us, it's really sad when they leave. I want you to know that each of them left not because of us, they all loved us. They left because they felt that God had called them to do something different. Lets pray for them, and enjoy the time we all had together. Who knows we may get lucky and get them back sometime.

Just like the game of tag we played Wednesday night, there will be more come link up with us to walk with us on this youth group adventure, it will be fun. Just you wait and see.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


VBS is in full swing. Thanks for to all the teens that are helping out. You are doing a great job!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back from Camp


What a crazy couple of weeks in good ole Fairmont Campgrounds. First was Jr. High camp, where we took 12 students and 4 adults. It was a great time! We learned a ton about God and how to live for Him. There was one powerful service that focused on confession. After the "confession" time, we had another few minutes of worship that was really hard to end. It was cool.

The guys who went with us to camp were those who were always "getting into trouble". Its kinda funny because Pastor Brian is the Jr. High camp director and he was always hearing about what was going on in dorms...and it turned out that the trouble was the dorm that our guys stayed in. There was also an "incident" with super glue being spread out on all the toilet seats. The camp caretaker was all over Pastor Brian about that one, too. Turns out that it wasn't super glue but, rather, Karo Syrup. And, guess what? One of our guys did it. :) Pastor Brian got a confession phone call about that one. We asked him what he thought about it...He got a pretty good laugh from it.

Sr. High camp was really good this year, too. The speaker was a guy who used to be one of our own district youth pastors--Jeff Eckart. He did a good job and the music was good, too. The coolest afternoon game time was the "Wild Cat" games, which turned into a giant mud fight. Everyone was covered with mud. Good times.

Let us know your camp stories from this year. It was great to hear what God did for you when you spoke at last Sundays service. Do it again but, this time, post it.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Teen Camp

It's Thursday at camp, one more day to go. It seems everyone is having a great time. The speaker is good, the music is good, the food is well, camp food. ;) Now don't tell Angie that was said. We'll see you all Sunday as we get ready for SR High camp. Please keep praying for us. God is working. ~ BPH

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Last month we talked about "reflecting," "mirrors" and how we should be reflecting HIM who is in us. This month our illustrations will come from FIRE. Do you have any ideas of how we could teach with fire as our illustration? Send them in. :)

Monday, May 19, 2008


Last week Pastor Brian taught us about our hearts and how they are reflected in us. Do you remember the verse he used to speak from?

The first person that logs in with the correct verse will get a free soda. AND those who come to youth meeting this week with that verse memorized will also receive a freebie!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


How has your "light" been? Glowing? Tell us about it.

We are looking for a few students to help us keep everyone updated through this blog. Would you be willing to help? What we need is one student each week to write up a "This is what happened in youth group this week" blog entry. This isn't like homework. Really, it isn't! All you'll need to do is sit down at the computer, write an email to Pastor Brian, and he will take care of the posting. Trust us; it will be much better to get other ideas and perspectives on youth meeting. Hmmmwho knows? There may even be a soda in it for you.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Camp Forms

Sr High Camp Reg. FORM

Jr High Camp Reg. FORM

Click on the links above to get to the camp form you need.

Coming Soon

Keep your eyes open...I've heard the new shirts are in the mail !

Monday, May 5, 2008

Never To Young

This past weekend you may have missed out on a great time at Indiana Wesleyan. Never Too Young is a jr. high event that really rocked. We had a total of 7 go from Chapel Pike to join over 800 from around the world, well, maybe I should say from around the area--Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. KC and the Gloworms showed up to help us drive the bus. Jason Boyer was the main speaker and, of course, we had the run of IWU. Some of us did the rock climbing wall and went swimming in the giant IWU pool. It was a blast! If you went, please be sure to leave a comment and share one of your NTY stories.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Last Night in THE NET

Pastor Brian had been cleaning off some shelves in his office and ran across this book, copyright 1974. 125 crowd breaker games, numbered 1-125. We shouted out a number, and if it didn't require props, we played. We did the ol' standby, #103 'Honey if you love me please, please smile', and #56 'Coke Chug', #25 'Barefoot Scramble' and wrapped up the game portion of the evening with the 'Roller Coaster/Restroom Break' skit. It was a night of throw back fun. PB said the book was going back on the shelf until he moves the book shelf in his office again. So sad.

I'm pretty happy we don't live in the old youth group days.

After the game portion of the evening we heard about Campus Challenge, again, and how the Wesleyan Schools offer scholarship money for participation in the campus challenge program. We were encouraged to talk with Gale and Becca about getting ready for that event.

At the end of youth meeting we picked prayer partners and promised to pray for 5 of our friends from THE NET everyday this week. Everyone in the group made a commitment to pray. So tell us about your prayer time, who are you praying for? Have you kept up on your commitments?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

News Letter-- May

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Parent Meeting

On Sunday afternoon we held a parent meeting. Thank you to all the youth sponsors and parents that accepted our invitation and joined us.

Pastor Brian had three things on the agenda that were leading into our summer schedule that he wanted to discuss at this meeting:

Campus Challenge

Let's review some of the highlights:

We had the opportunity to look at a rough draft calendar that Pastor Brian had put together. Each month from May through August has a big event. May-Never Too Young, June-camps, July-VBS, camping trip, August-amusement park visit and Back to School Bash. Along with each of the "big" events Pastor Brian said there will also be some "spontaneous" events such as bike ride/cookout down the Cardinal Greenway from Marion to Gas City, SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) much of those events will be added to the calendar after PBH meets with the youth staff.

Tag teaming with the church, Pastor Brian is going to promote the Sunday night service project within The Net youth group. The first project is the firefighter ice cream social. We'll serve and connect with Marion's firefighters on June 1st.

Seems that email works well for those parents that were at the meeting. Pastor Brian introduced The Net blog as another tool for keeping informed. One suggestion was getting The Net page back into the church newsletter. You will see that in an upcoming edition of the newsletter. Pastor Brian is also going to be working with the students to create a newsletter for the teens. So be looking for that as well.

Campus Challenge
Gale Richmond, one of our youth sponsors and Admissions Director at IWU came and shared the scholarship opportunities available through Campus Challenge. What a fantastic opportunity for any student thinking of attending a Wesleyan university. Please check out the Campus Challenge web site here.

If you have any question please contact us.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday Night

Last night we had a great time enjoying the outside weather. It was really nice outside! It's always fun to through things at each other.
Ok here is a chance for you to win an IWU the first to answer correctly and you will win!
What were to two prayer request made last night right before we went home?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Never To Young @ IWU

Just a reminder that the money and forms need to be turned in tonight for the never to young jr high weekend at IWU. It's going to be an awesome time and I'm really looking forward to it. We'll leave the church at 5:30 pm. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, Bible, shower stuff, swimming suit if your planning on getting in the pool...We'll be staying in the dorms on campus. It will be a great time. Check out the web site for more details, or give Pastor Brian a call.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The first 3 teens that leave a message for this post will receive a free soda this Wednesday. Will you be the first?

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Check out our new updated web site! I am planning on keeping this post updated with all the news about our youth group. If you are wanting to keep in the know this is the place for you.

We are also going to use this as a way of creating some give-a-ways. Need that new IWU t-shirt or a Mt Dew "on the house", you'll have to check back in to see how you can win. You can also leave a comment any time you'd like. Tell your Mom and Dad to check it out too.