School of the Week, Uncategorized

Kenmore East {School of the Week 17-18}

This week we thank God for and pray for Kenmore East High School!

Fast Facts:

  • Founded 1959
  • Grades 8-12
  • Mascot: Bulldogs
  • Colors: Navy and Gold

Prayers:

  • Pray for all the students of KenEast, but especially our First Trinity high school students: Haley, Jack, Chris, Jaclyn, Chris, and Ethan. Ask God to walk with them each day and give them opportunities to live out their faith at school, in extracurricular activities, and in their homes.
  • Pray for their administrators, faculty, and staff.
    Principal: Mr. Patrick Heyden
    Assistant Principals: Ms. Elaine Thomas and Mr. Joseph Greco
    Ask God to give all who lead the students wisdom and grace.
  • Pray for the students who are sports teams or in music programs that they would perform to God’s glory, stay safe, and have fun.

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Clarence High {School of the Week 17-18}

This week we thank God for and pray for Clarence High School!

Fast Facts:

  • About 1,600 students
  • Mascot: Red Devils
  • Colors: Red and Black

Prayers:

  • Pray for all the students of Clarence, but especially our First Trinity high school student: Nicholas. Ask God to walk with him each day and give him opportunities to live out his faith at school, in extracurricular activities, and in his home.
  • Pray for their administrators, faculty, and staff.
    Principal: Kenneth Smith
    Assistant Principals: Robert Coniglio and Julie Mampe
    Ask God to give all who lead the students wisdom and grace.
  • Pray for the students who are sports teams or in music programs that they would perform to God’s glory, stay safe, and have fun.

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Christian Central Academy {School of the Week 2017-18}

Central Christian Academy

This week we thank God for and pray for Central Christian Academy!

Fast Facts:

  • About 400 Students (K-12)
  • Founded in 1949
  • Mascot: Crusaders
  • Colors: Blue and White

Prayers:

  • Pray for all the students of Christian Central Academy, but especially our First Trinity high school students: Brendan and Tommy. Ask God to walk with them each day and give them opportunities to live out their faith at school, in extracurricular activities, and in their homes.
  • Pray for their administrators, faculty, and staff.
    Head of School: Mr. Thad Gaebelein
    Assistant to the Head of School: Mrs. Lori Williams
    Ask God to give all who lead the students wisdom and grace.
  • Pray for the students who are sports teams or in music programs that they would perform to God’s glory, stay safe, and have fun.

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Crossroads, First Trinity, School of the Week, Uncategorized

Canisius High {School of the Week 2018}

This week I’m kicking off a “school of the week” program connected with our High school ministry. Each week I’ll highlight one high school and our students that go to that school! I’ll spend the week praying specifically for that school, it’s students, teachers, and administrators, as well as the families of our students that attend there. Whenever possible, I hope to “represent” the school on Thursday by wearing school colors, or even better a school t-shirt if I can find it.  First Up:

Canisius High School

Fast Facts:

  • About 825 students
  • Founded in 1870
  • Mascot: Crusaders
  • Colors: Blue and Gold

Prayers:

  • Pray for all the students at Canisius, but especially our First Trinity students: Andrew, Jonah, Noah, and Wisken. Ask God to walk with them each day and give them opportunities to live out their faith at school.
  • Pray for their administrators, especially the principal Ms. Andrea Tyrpak-Endres, , that they would have wisdom in their leadership.
  • Pray for sports, music, and drama activities this week that the young men would do well, have fun, and be safe.

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Crossroads, First Trinity, Youth Ministry

MOVE 2016 – Saturday – Heading Home

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We’re heading back home today and it’s been an AMAZING week! Keep you eyes out here and on Facebook as students continue to share about their experience! Thanks again for your prayers!

Schedule:

  • Drive home
  • Arrive at First Trinity in the evening

 

Prayer Ideas:

  • Safe Travel and transitions back to “real life”
  • Rest and recuperation
  • Courage to act on the ideas of how we can build off this trip and live as loved, rescued, united, changed, and sent Kingdom Workers.

Pictures from Yesterday:

 

 

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MOVE 2016 – Friday – SENT

Day 5 - sent

Today’s Theme: Kingdom Workers are sent.

When God changes us, He also sends us to be people who tell of the hope of change to others. Today we look and how we may be challenged to work in God’s Kingdom everyday of our lives and share that hope with others back home and wherever else we may be sent.  (Eph. 6:1-9)

Schedule:

  • Morning Session
  • Encounter/Small Group Time
  • Electives
  • Free Time
  • Evening Session
  • Youth Group Debrief

Prayer Ideas:

  • For the transition back to NY
  • For students and the group as they are encouraged to take a “Kingdom Worker” card which challenges them to do something big for God’s kingdom in the coming year.
  • For everything from the week to come together so that we can understand what it means to be a Kingdom Worker
  • For a restful night’s sleep for the adults who have to drive tomorrow

Pictures from Yesterday:

 

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MOVE 2016 – Thursday – CHANGED

Day 4 - ChangedToday’s Theme: Kingdom Workers are changed.
Through Jesus, we are loved, rescued, and united, and the result of all of those things coming together is lives that are changed. In Ephesians 4, Paul tells us we can’t live like the Gentiles do anymore. We must put off our old self and put on a new self. Today we will think through how to apply being loved, rescued, and united in our lives so that we are changed people. (Eph. 4:17-32)

 Schedule:

  • Morning Session
  • Encounter/Small Group Time
  • Youth Group Breakout Games in Chattanooga
  • Evening Session
  • Youth Group Debrief

Prayer Ideas:

  • Pray that students be open to God’s life-changing truth today
  • Wisdom to know what true righteousness and holiness are
  • Events of the day would challenge us to put off our old self and put on a new self, created after the likeness of God

Pictures from Yesterday:

 

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MOVE 2016 – Wednesday – UNITED

Day 3 - United

Today’s Theme: Kingdom Workers are united.
When God rescues us, He doesn’t just leave us isolated and alone, He unites us with others who have also been rescued. Today, we look at what it means to be united. As people who have been included and made a part of God’s family, we are to be people who seek unity, peace, and reconciliation. (Eph. 2:11-22)

Schedule:

  • Morning Session
  • Encounter/Small Group Time
  • Electives/Free Time
  • Evening Session/Alternative (Talent Show)
  • Youth Group Debrief

Prayer Ideas:

  • Pray for the MOVE staff and University staff that are serving us this week at Lee University
  • Pray for fun and safety in our free times
  • Programs and small group time would help us learn how to live in unity with one another

Pictures from Yesterday:

 

Crossroads, First Trinity, Youth Ministry

MOVE 2016 – Tuesday – RESCUED

Day 2 - Rescued

Today’s Theme: Kingdom Workers are rescued.

We start our journey today by revisiting what we learned yesterday: Kingdom Workers are loved. Love and rescue are linked together. God’s love for his people isn’t passive, it takes action. Today we examine Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1 and apply it to our own lives, as well as examine our own need of rescue. (Eph. 1:15-23)

Schedule:

  • Morning Session
  • Encounter (Individual Time Alone with God)
  • Small Group Time
  • Electives/Free Time
  • Evening Session
  • Youth Group Debrief

Prayer Ideas:

  • Continued prayer for our team as we connect
  • Prayer for students to get in the right electives that will encourage them in their faith growth.
  • Events of the day would help show us areas of our life where we need God’s rescue.

A few pictures from Yesterday:


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MOVE 2016 – Monday – LOVED

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Today’s Theme: Kingdom Workers are loved.
Kingdom Workers know they are loved by God. The work they do isn’t an effort to try and earn anything; it is in response to what they have already received. Today, we consider these thoughts: God the Father loves me and God has a purpose for me. God’s love is active and invites us in to be a part of what He has planned. As we journey through the week, we’ll not only discover what the purpose is, but how we can be involved. (Eph. 1:1-14)

Schedule:

  • Adventures around Kentucky
  • Drive to Lee University in Cleveland, TN
  • Settle into dorm rooms
  • Opening Evening Session
  • Youth Group Debrief

Prayer Ideas:

  • Smooth transition into MOVE life
  • For people leading the whole event that last minute details come together and kick off well
  • For other MOVE participants we will meet
  • That we would all experience this week the truth that God loves us and has a purpose for us.

A few pictures from Yesterday:

heading out!
Petting the sharks… really it was awesome
a bridge over the shark tank
Movie at Jon and Miriam Adams’ House