As Thanksgiving approaches, we at Activate are so thankful for many things. We are thankful for the work that the Lord is doing in and through our students. We saw the fruit of this work through “Uprising,” the youth outreach that was hosted by Activate and Crux youth ministries in October. We saw 906 young people in attendance and 109 students made commitments to Christ. This was the result of the hard work of our students praying for, inviting, and bringing their friends, classmates, and neighbors. Thank you for your support of the Uprising!

Activate Operation Christmas Child

In addition to our students reaching out with the gospel to meet the spiritual needs of students in our community, we are thankful for all of the items that have been donated to the Activate Operation Christmas Child giving campaign to help meet the physical needs of children around the world. So far, we have collected nearly…

  • 400 toys
  • 500 school supplies
  • 300 hygiene items

But the giving hasn’t ended! You can still bring any of the above items, and participate in the weeks to come:

  • Accessories – November 7: sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, purses, wallets, flashlights  (with extra batteries), gum and hard candy, etc.
  • Clothes – November 14: T-shirts, socks, hats, beanies, gloves, etc.

And make sure you join us on Friday, November 16th at 7pm in the Loft as we package all of these items into the shoe boxes. Since this night is the Friday before Thanksgiving, we will celebrate Thanksgiving together by having coffee and dessert, and we’ll show our thankfulness as we pack and pray for the shoe boxes! Please bring $7 to cover the costs of shipping and dessert and coffee.

Here are some important dates for November:

  • November 16 – Activate Activity: Operation Christmas Child Packaging Party
  • November 21 – Thanksgiving Service – 7pm in the Loft
  • November 23 – No SWAT
  • November 30 – No SWAT


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

In Christ,

The Activate High School Ministry Staff

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