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Hi Parents,

We’ve had a wild Summer and now Fall is moving into gear and so is the youth ministry team at Mariners! I don't want you to miss the exciting new things happening for your son/daughter, so here is my Top 10 list for parents of teenagers:
1. Our last junior high Youth Night Live (summer edition) happens Wednesday September 9... it's both LIVE or online... get a reservation here: JHM Live

2.  Our last high school Wednesday night HSM on the Lawn is this Wednesday September 9... get a reservation here: High School Live

3. We want EVERY Mariners teenager in a Life Group--which is a small group consisting of friends and a couple caring adults. This requires everyone to sign-up even if your child was in a previous Life Group. Life Groups will be at the church (outside), in backyard homes, and online. Something for everyone’s comfort level! Sign-up here BEFORE September 16.

4. We’re BACK on the weekends! Starting September 12 & 13 Mariners Church will be returning to gather using our spacious, outdoor property. Junior High will be meeting in an outside tent (in the Chapel parking area) at each of our 5 services (Saturday 5, 6:30; Sunday 8:30, 10, 11:30). In addition, we will be livestreaming our Saturday 6:30pm service for those who aren’t ready/able to return. For High School students, like always, they attend the regular Mariners Church service on the upper lawn.

5. For High School and Junior High students AND parents, our Life Group Meet n' Greet will happen on September 16th at 7pm. This brand NEW event is for students, Life Group leaders, and parents to collectively begin Season 1 of Life Groups. Parents--please come and meet your son/daughters' Life Group leader and the other parents in his/her group. In addition, I'll pull all the parents aside for a short parent meeting (outside) and explain what we’ll be doing throughout the year. Find more details here: Life Groups Meet 'n Greet

6 .For both Junior High and High School, Life Groups will kick-off on Wednesday, September 23 (following the Meet n’ Greet on 9/16). Both JHM & HSM will have a separate gathering location on the church property at 7pm and then break into Life Groups around the church. (For HSM students choosing a Tuesday Life Group, they will begin 9/22). 

7. Our High School students create a weekly IGTV (Instagram TV) show that is a short (10 min) format intended to encourage the faith of their peers and reveal some of the things happening within our youth ministry. If you’re on Instagram, check them out here: Upside Down

8. We are building our Marinersyouth.com website to be a one-stop place for parents to not only get the information you need but to also find some resources that will help you as a parent. Check out Marinersyouth.com/parents for monthly updates just for you!

9. We regularly create opportunities for teenagers to serve others and get plugged more deeply into our Youth Ministry. To get connected with our SERVE EVENTS or MINISTRY TEAMS, please text “JHM Serve” or “HSM Serve” to 484848.

10. Mariners in the Gap: Distance learning isn’t easy for many families! Mariners Church is “standing in the gap” to serve families through afterschool enrichment opportunities. We want our teenagers to show up and help the younger, elementary students! No experience with kids is necessary! Just a positive attitude and a willingness to serve. Go here for more details. 

As always, we want to help you and your family win. If there’s anything you need, please reach out and someone from our team will connect with you. I really hope to see you soon!

Blessings,


Doug Fields
Pastor of Youth Ministries  

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