Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Summer Camp 2008

Sunday, June 22nd through Friday, June 27th we will be going to Thousand Pines for Summer Camp 2008.

Sign-ups will start April 7th. A camp brochure will be available with all of the information at this Sunday's Riptide Service. For more information, feel free to email Christina at

"I Dare You"

We are so excited about this next series in the middle school group. It is loosely based on the "Dares from Jesus" Curriculum. We are going to look at what would happen if we actually dared to be kind, to tell the truth, to forgive others, to give big and to believe that God actually has a plan for us. For the next five weeks we are going to challenge these students to take the dare.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Riptide Easter Sunday Schedule

The middle school ministries will be meeting this Sunday,
March 23rd
at 9am and 10:45am.

We will go back to the normal service schedule of
8:30am and 10:30am on March 30th.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Summer Reading Help

San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies is offering summer reading programs for students of all ages. Programs for students entering 6th through 11th grades help develop strong reading comprehension while doubling reading speed. They teach a comprehensive approach to reading, studying, and taking notes in novels, textbooks, and non-fiction. Their goal is that your student will have an easier time completing assignments, get better grades, and become a more successfully and motivated students. Classes are offered on the SDSU campus and nearby locations. They meet once a week during the summer months. For dates, times, and more information call 1-800-978-3532. All programs require small materials fee. Class size is limited.

Monday, March 10, 2008

What on Earth (week #2)

Here is the segment from Riptide News this week:

This week we looked at the miracle in John 6, when Jesus fed 5000 people. The miracle was not only that over 5000 people got fed. The miracle was that everyone there ate from just from one young boy's lunch!

We learned from this story that Jesus wants us to bring what we have. That small boy was willing to give up his lunch even though at the time it seemed like such a small contribution for the problem at large. Each of us have something like a talent or gift that we can give. If we just bring it to him, Jesus can work mighty miracles with it.


Small groups will taking a break during the spring break weeks Wednesday March 19th and March 26th. Small groups will then resume meeting April 2nd.

We will be having a Riptide Movie Night on March 19th, but there will be no small groups that night. Just a movie! We will be showing "Night at the Museum." Pizza and soda will be provided for $5. It will be a great night of fun contests and prizes!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


This Sunday at Riptide we kicked off our "What on Earth?" series. We are looking at miracles Jesus did leading up to Easter. This past Sunday we looked in Mark 2 when a group of friends ripped open a roof to get their paralyzed friend healed by Jesus.

In this story we learned two things:
1. Jesus can use us to play a part in a miracle.
2. Jesus' greatest miracle is forgiving our sins.

Below is our first episode of the Riptide News reporting this amazing story.

This next Sunday, we will be looking at the miracle of Jesus feeding five thousand people.