Summer is here! And for most of you, that means one thing: free time! While on summer vacation from school, there are a lot of different plans you can make and trips you can take. As you plan your summer activities, make sure you include all that is going on at Activate. The summer always goes by fast, so don’t miss out on the great opportunities to hang out, meet new friends, and grow in your relationship with the Lord. Don’t waste your summer! Make this a life-changing summer by using your free time to serve and worship the Lord!
Here is what’s going on for the month of June:
O2 Experience with Levi Lusko – June 11
The O2 Experience is a fresh look at life, death, sex and romance.
As our bodies need oxygen, our souls need God. In a world consumed by sexual smog the O2 Experience is a breath of fresh air. This is an opportunity for young people to hear the life-changing message of the gospel and understand God’s plan for their sex lives.
This is a hard hitting event that will include music from The Almost and a gospel presentation from Pastor Levi Lusko, who will bring a culturally relevant and clear message, providing an opportunity for people to make a decision to accept Jesus Christ.
The O2 Experience shows that God’s plan for our lives includes our sex-lives too. It exposes the polluted approach to dating and sex that dominates this world’s topics and sheds light on God’s call to live on a higher level. It covers real life questions like “Is it realistic to wait until you’re married to have sex?” or “How far is too far?” Or “Is there hope even if I’ve already messed up?” This is so much more than just a call to abstinence; it’s a call to life in Christ.
- When: Tuesday, June 11 at 7PM
- Where: Harvest Christian Fellowship in the Sanctuary
- Cost: Free
For more information, visit http://o2experience.com/events/riverside/.
Senior Night – June 19
In order to honor, celebrate, and pray over the graduating class of 2013, Activate is hosting a special service dedicated to high school seniors. The night will include an encouraging message, ice cream, and a graduation gift. The service is still open to all students, but it will be a specific time to address the senior class. Please support our seniors by coming to this event on Wednesday, June 19 at 7PM in the Loft!
Guys’ Overnighter – June 21-22
Guys, start the summer off right by going to the Guys’ Overnighter! We will meet in the Loft at 10:00PM and then carpool to Ice Town for Broomball. After that, we will come back to the church for a night filled with food, fun, and games. Make sure you get picked up by 8AM.
- Date: Friday, June 21 – Saturday, June 22
- Time: 10:00PM – 8:00AM
- Location: The Loft
- What to bring: Bible, sleeping bag, sports clothing, snacks, and signed release forms.
- You must have an Activate Release Form and an Ice Town Release Form. Click the links to download and print.
- Cost: $5
The Haven Girls’ Movie Day – June 22
Girls, don’t miss out on The Haven Girls’ Movie Day as we watch Monsters University! We will meet outside of the movie theatre, and after the movie, we will enjoy Cherry on Top! You must have a signed release form to participate in this event.
- Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
- Location: 3535 Riverside Plaza Drive. Riverside, CA 92506
- Cost: $10
Community Groups: Summer Reading
Do you want to grow closer to friends, deepen your faith, and have lots of fun this summer? Then you need to join a Community Group! These small groups will meet from 6:15-6:45PM every Wednesday night before Activate, where a college-aged leader will encourage, disciple, and lead the group in discussion. The small groups are split between gender, where guys meet with guys and girls meet with girls. The groups will officially begin on Wednesday, July 3.
What makes the summer Community Groups unique is that there is a special curriculum. Since you will have a lot of free time this summer, we want to take advantage of the time and read a book together as a ministry. We will be going through The Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney. This is a great resource that will help us stay rooted in the gospel. There will be a reading schedule that will consist of 1 chapter a week, and we will discuss the topics in our groups. You can purchase your book at Activate for a discounted price of $5. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have lots of fun and fellowship with friends this summer!
Sign-up for a Community Group at the Information Table at one of our services. If you’re already in a group, you don’t need to sign-up again.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Activate High School Ministry Staff