All on-site church activities have been temporarily cancelled.
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Resurrection's Student Ministry offers the youth of our congregation spiritual-based meetings and fun activities ideal for their age groups -- IGNITE (6th-8th grade) and BREAKAWAY (9th-12th grade).

Questions? Contact Jenny Piontek, Breakaway/High School Youth Director, or LeAnn Trautman, Ignite/Middle School Youth Director.

 

We are lifting up our graduating high school seniors!

Enjoy this video from Student Ministry! Rejoice in your accomplishments and celebrate your blessings.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

This Class of 2020 is a special class for so many reasons. Two of our high school seniors graduating this year have chosen to go on to Concordia Universities and accept a calling in the Ministry field. Allow me to introduce these incredible young men:

Harrison
Panther Creek High School to Concordia University-Wisconsin, Pre-Seminary – Applied Theology and Theological Studies

Harrison has not been wasting a moment preparing for his studies by taking on studying Greek with Pastor Jonathan and rediscovering the Old Testament. That’s how he is! Harrison is constantly working to better himself and learn something new. He has been a part of Breakaway and the Leadership Team for his entire high school career. Music has also always been a major part of Harrison’s life. Harrison is an amazing human being and I know God has so much in store for him.

Ross
Cary High School to Concordia University-Irvine, Christ College DCE program

The word that comes to mind when you mention Ross is JOY. Ross brings a positive attitude to everything! His low moment came when he lost his Grandma Nancy in 2018. However, it was the strong faith foundation and relationships he built in Breakaway that kept him on the right path. While attending NYG last summer, God placed the call on his heart to make sure all youth have the same opportunities that he did. I am excited for all of the amazing things God has in store for Ross.

- Ms. Jenny 

During the worship service on Sunday, May 17, we gave thanks for God's abundant grace as we recognized our graduating high school seniors. You can view the service here.

 

Sunday Morning

IGNITE meets Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15 am, for Christian education in Room 246 of the Family Life Center, September through May.

BREAKAWAY's Connection Cafe meets Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:15 am, for Christian education and breakfast items in The Warehouse (Room 253) of the Family Life Center, September through May. Come for a time of guided conversation about the real things teens walk through every day. Discover how to apply God’s Word to your walk in very real, tangible ways.

Every Sunday, Connection Café at 1:00 pm via Zoom! See you then!

Watch for the Group Me message containing the meeting ID number.
If you are not on Group Me, contact me to be added.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Matthew 18:20

Right before the pandemic hit full force, an exciting new partnership was starting to take root. The RLC Children and Family Ministry and the RLC Breakaway (High School Youth) have cooperatively started working with our brothers and sisters of the Oromo Church and their Sunday School program. Pastor Daniel and his Sunday School team reached out to us in hopes of receiving some training and advice as to how to implement a Sunday School program that serves a small group with a wide age range.

On March 8, five of our Breakaway members helped to plan, prep, and implement a Sunday School class for the Oromo Sunday School children based on the scripture that when we are one family in Christ. Psalm 133:1, “How good and pleasant is it when God’s people live in unity!”

We made friendship bracelets to trade and forged new friendships. To step back and watch the interactions, the laughter and the genuine care of each group for each other was seeing God’s mighty hands at work. I am so excited to continue this partnership once again when this health crisis is over.

A special thank you to Emma, Jason, Ethan, Ilea, and Logan for your servant hearts for this service project. You all rock!


Youth Groups

IGNITE gets together once or twice per month for on/off campus activities for youth group fellowship throughout the school year. The Warehouse (Room 253) in the Family Life Center is open for Ignite from 6:00-6:25 pm during Wednesday Night Workshop (Confirmation) for fun and friendship. Come join us - it is a great place to hang out!

IMPORTANT: Our health forms/rules of conduct forms are now online. All youth will need to fill out/sign the forms to participate in any IGNITE or RLC Youth event. If you have any questions, please let me know.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UwGqBj10kMZ-iJ2kfx-erubSHrPocKOAHQYeTMjT_m0/edit


Thank you to all who joined the Zoom meeting last Friday! We will try to have a meeting every other week to chat and catch up with everyone. The group came up with a few ideas for activities this summer and I can't wait to get together and try them out! 

This Week’s (May 15) WINNERS: I will be delivering a bag of goodies to their doorstep on Saturday afternoon!

Fun Fact of the Week: Eva R.
The average person will spend 6 months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

Joke of the Week: Ben P.
What is the best thing about Switzerland? I don't know, but their flag is a big plus!

Joke of the Week/Crazy Fact of the Week: I really miss all the jokes and fun facts that you would share with me when we were together, so I have decided to create a contest. Email/text me a joke or a fun/crazy fact any time between Saturday and Thursday each week. On Friday, I will pick 2 winners! One winner for Joke and one for Fun Fact. Winners will receive a bag of goodies that I will deliver to their doorstep on Saturday.

Summer Mission Trip: Our mission trip to Pennsylvania was canceled due to the health and safety issues. Ms. Jenny and I are in the process of getting our deposit refunded by YouthWorks and hope to mail checks out to the youth families this next week. Thank you for your patience.

Service Projects: Since we are unable to do our normal service projects, I have a few stay at home ones that you can do and when you are finished, I can do a porch pickup and get them delivered.

•   Thank You Notes / Notes of Encouragement (Let me know if you need supplies)
To Volunteers - quilters who have been making face masks
To Seniors - congratulate them on graduation
To Shut ins and elderly members of the church that are alone and needing a little pick me up note

•   Homeless Mat - Plarn Making
Take your plastic grocery bags and turn them into plarn for our homeless mats. Most of my 6th graders did this with me in confirmation. Text/email me, if you need help or there are tons of videos online.  

•   Neighborhood Food Drive Right now the food banks are very low on supplies. Create a neighborhood food drive by making posters, posting on Neighborhood social media (with parents' permission), asking family and friends. You can put a container in your driveway or on your porch for people to safely drop off their donations. Once your bin is full, get ahold of me and I will pick it up to deliver to the local food banks.

Up Next: 
Group Events -  I have been planning some group events for this summer or whenever we are able to get back together. Have an idea of something you would like to do? Let me know and I can add it to my list. I will email everyone when the state/city/etc. declares that it is safe to be together.

I miss you all and can't wait until we can be together!  Stay safe and healthy!


BREAKAWAY
meets Sunday evenings, 6:45-8:30 pm, for youth group fellowship throughout the school year in the Warehouse (Room 253) in the Family Life Center.

Thank you to Pastor Jonathan for coming to Breakaway High School Youth Group! We had so much fun getting to know you and teaching you one of our favorite games (9 square).

 

Hope you are staying safe and well! Even though we are not having face to face meetings, we still have lots of opportunities to interact safely.

*Daily Instagram Devotions

*Wednesdays is Fun Day Zoom Meetings

*Connection Café at 1:00 pm via Zoom on Sundays

Breakaway Instagram
This is a private group (rlcbreakaway), so please request access.

I will be available to you through email ( ), Instagram (rlcbreakaway), Group Me, or text/phone (check RCB). If you are not a part of any of these, please reach out and I will add you. 


2019 Breakaway

 

For Service


Acolytes

As of Monday, March 16, we have temporarily discontinued all in-person worship services, so acolytes are not needed at this time. 

Being an acolyte allows our youth, grades 5-8, to be actively involved in serving at RLC. You are able to sign up online for dates and worship times that work for your family.

 www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48afa62c7-summer

Our practice is for 5th-8th grade students to serve as acolytes and be actively engaged during the service. Thus, allowing them to see the importance of worship. We hope you encourage and provide the opportunity for your child rto regularly participate in this area of service.

Any questions or to schedule a brief training, please contact MaryAnn Unger, Co-Director of Children and Family Ministry, at .


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner - February 25

Thanks to a great kitchen, setup/cleanup crews, and our amazing Middle School Youth serving team, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner served over 165 people and raised $1,100 for Appalachia Service Project (ASP). Many thanks to all who donated and served!


North Carolina Food Bank - February 29

Thank you to the youth that helped out at the North Carolina Food Bank in Raleigh this past Saturday. The group of volunteers sorted 21,000 lbs. of food, which breaks down to 17,500 meals. Way to go!

 
Ronald McDonald House Soda Can Tabs

Ignite along with RLC Preschool will be collecting soda can tabs to donate to the local Ronald McDonald Houses. Collection containers are in the kitchen, church office, preschool office, and the warehouse.

 

Mission Trips

YouthWorks Summer 2020 Mission Trip Update

This has been an impossibly hard decision! So many times during this pandemic I find myself falling back into the Psalms. Psalm 46:1-2, “God is our refuge and strength, our very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change.” We are currently living in a time where nothing is certain, except that God is our strength! What could be better than that?

After multiple conversations with YouthWorks, the cancellation of ASP, and majority of the votes from parents, we have made the decision to cancel our YouthWorks 2020 Mission Trip. We are saddened, but know and trust that the Lord has a plan that is bigger than our human vision.

We will be looking into doing some sort of local, at-home project during the summer, if the time comes where it is safe to participate in larger groups. We will also be coordinating with the ASP group as they are also saddened by the loss of their trip as well.

Please feel free to reach out, if you have any questions or concerns. We know that our mission journey does not end here. There will be so many more opportunities for us in the future to use our hands to do God’s work. Stay safe and well and if you need us, please reach out.

God’s Peace and Love,

Jenny Piontek, High School Youth Director,

LeAnn Trautman, Middle School Youth Director,

 

2019 YouthWorks Mission Trip - Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

June 16-21, 2019

Such an exciting adventure and thank you for being a part of the team! It was a fantastic week of doing God’s good work with our hands! This mission trip was open to youth in grades 6-9.

 

Middle School Mission Trip 2018

YouthWorks Raleigh

 

#NYG2019

 

Questions? Contact Jenny Piontek, High School Youth Director, or LeAnn Trautman, Middle School Youth Director.