Newsletter — July 2012
Summer is in full swing! And we have a lot going on at Activate for the month of July. School will be here before you know it, so make sure you get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities to strengthen your walk with the Lord and have fun with friends this summer!
Mark these dates on your calendar:
July 4: Service Cancelled
July 6: SWAT Movie Night
- We will be watching the movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
July 18: “Unplugged” Q&A
July 20: Guys’ Overnighter
- The Guys’ Overnighter will start right after SWAT. It will last from 10pm-8am, and will cost $10. We will be going to Sky High indoor trampolines, so students need a Sky High Liability Waiver and an Activate Release form.
July 27: Activate Beach BBQ Bonfire
Summer Camp 2012
Well, you knew it was coming. It’s summer time, which means…Summer Camp! The dates of this year’s Summer Camp are August 31 – September 3, 2012 (Labor Day Weekend). As always, we will go up to the cool weather and beautiful scenery of Calvary Chapel Christian Camp in Running Springs, CA. Our theme this year is Unashamed, taken from Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Sign-ups for Summer Camp will start on Wednesday, July 18. You’ll be able to register at any service or online. Don’t wait! Camp will fill up fast!
SWAT Trips and G3
With the two Harvest Crusades in Anaheim and Los Angeles this year, we will have lots of opportunities to go on the streets and invite people to the crusades and also train other youth groups in street evangelism. The Anaheim SWAT Trip is August 24-26 and the Los Angeles SWAT Trip is September 7-9. Also, we have several G3 trainings lined up in August. Please contact us if you would like to go on any of these trips.
Haiti Missions Trip
Many students are making the most of their summer by going on an international missions trip to Haiti. 16 people from Activate will be in Haiti from August 5 – 14 with the Harvest Relief Corps Ministry, as they seek to help rebuild the cities and strengthen churches that were devastated by earthquakes in 2010. Please keep the team in prayer!
If you didn’t notice, we have a pretty crazy three-week schedule with the Anaheim Crusade, Summer Camp, and the LA Crusade all back-to-back-to-back. We know, you’re thinking, Cha-ching! We want everyone to be involved in all that the Lord is doing, and we don’t want money to limit or prohibit you. That’s why we have fundraising available! Did you know that we do weekly fundraising on Sunday mornings by selling drinks? And for every camp, we have a giant carwash where students can raise tons of money. For Summer Camp, our carwash will be on August 18. Make sure you grab your tickets and start selling them! If you are interested in fundraising, please contact KC McCauley.
Ephesians 5:14-17 says, “‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Make the best use of your summer by being involved in the Lord’s work here at Activate!
As always, we want to serve you and make ourselves available to you. For current updates and announcements, “like” us on Facebook. If you have any questions or needs, we would love to talk or meet with you. Please contact us at 951.687.6902 or email us at email@example.com
The Activate High School Ministry Staff