Friday, May 27, 2011

Just a few spots left for Summer Camp 2011

Riptide is headin' back to Summer Camp at Thousand Pines this July 10-15, 2011. In an age of constant technology, media and entertainment, camp is a great place where middle schoolers are free to focus on their relationship with Christ, meet new friends, and have a blast with the ones they already have.

The current price for this entire week of camp is $400. This includes transportation, 5 nights and 6 days of camp fun, all meals, and $10 of camp bucks that can be used by your camper for any additional food or free time activities at camp.

Speaking of activities here are a few:
Paintball — Now only $5 - YEE HAW!!
Confidence Course — FREE!
Mountain Bikes — FREE!
Skate Park — $5 Board and Helmet Rental
Frisbee Golf — $2 deposit
Malt Shop
Arte Shoppe
Tippi Taxi — $0.25
Swimming Pool
Hiking Trails
Guided Night Hikes
Recreation Championship Competition
Mega-Mega Day
Sports Tournaments
Team Building Activities
Open-Mic Night
Foosball, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Basketball, Board Games and More!

Sign-ups have already begun and spots are already half full! A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold you spot.

Please note: Payment plans, fundraising opportunities, and limited Journey Scholarships are available.

If you would prefer to pay online feel free to do so here!

If you have questions feel free to email or call me!

Forms and Applications:
Thousand Pines Registration Form
Journey Medical Release Form
Journey Scholarship Application


GURLY is for Girls Only! BURLY is for Guys Only!
Separate events, same day.
Both are Top Secret!

Details for Girls:
June 18, 2011
Event Hours: 9:00am-8pm
To Sign Up: Bring $45 and a signed permission slip to Riptide Sunday Morning. Price will cover food and transportation for the entire event.
Bring: towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, suncreen, water bottle.

Details for Guys:
June 18, 2011
Event Hours: 9:30am-8pm
To Sign Up: Bring $45 and a signed permission slip to Riptide Sunday Morning. Price will cover food and transportation for the entire event.
Bring: towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, a sweatshirt, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Details for Parents:
Parents, if you would like the itinerary of the day, please email for the details. We just ask that you keep to the "code of secrecy" to add to the fun for the middle schoolers.

Due to the nature of the event, the last day to sign up is Sunday, June 12th. If you are not there on Sunday, but know your student is coming, email me (no later that Tuesday, June 14th) and then bring the money and permission slip on the morning of event.

Note: Permission slips are available on Sunday Morning in the back of the Riptide Room or download the GURLY Flyer here and the BURLY flyer here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Current Sunday Morning Series:

any of several combinations of symbols used in electronic mail and text messaging to indicate the state of mind of the writer, such as :-) to express happiness, :-( for sadness or anger, ;-) to express only half serious.

Let's be honest, in just one day we can experience a whole gamete of different emotions. We can feel one way in the morning, and depending on people we see or situations that happen, we can feel completely different by the end of the day. Sometimes emotions can be confusing and we don't know what to do with them. The cool thing is that God created you with emotions and he actually gave us instructions on how to respond to them.

So join us the next three Sunday Mornings as we explore the TECHNICOLOR WORLD of EMOTIONS and learn how our response to them can glorify the God that created us.

May 15 TRUE BLUES: Responding when life blindsides you :(
May 22 MAD REDS: You make me so mad>:(
May 29 SHADES OF PURPLE: Cooties, germs, & crushes, oh my! <3

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

RIOT NIGHT Twenty-Eleven

Because of popular demand, RIOT NIGHT IS BACK! Riptide is joining five other churches and 300 other middle schoolers to experience the the second annual RIOT NIGHT!

We will be meeting in the Journey Parking Lot at 6:00pm. We will return to Journey at 9:30pm.
To Sign-Up bring $5 to any Riptide Sunday Service!
Must Sign-up by Sunday, May 8th to make sure we have enough Rides.

You do not want to miss this awesome event! And definitely BRING A FRIEND!

Current Sunday Morning Series:

We live in a world of "like" and "dislike" buttons, status updates, and comment boxes. Under the flag of "freedom of speech" this translates to some as permission to say whatever is on one's mind no matter the feelings or consequences of the person on the other side. And when it comes to those that live in our proximity, it can difficult to get along with people when they are unkind or even share different opinions than us. Jesus, though, gives us specific instructions on how we are to treat one another, no matter who they are to us. During the next two weeks, we are going to look at these instructions on how we are called to respond.

May 1 Hatin' in Person
May 8 Hatin' From a Distance