Hey there Elevate Hope you're really enjoying the school holidays and having a blast. This is just a friendly reminder to let you know that Elevate will be back on the 29th April, 7pm in 2011. Get pumped for an awesome term of going through the Word and a whole lot of cool things we have in store for you. Be there :) Andy
Hey there Elevate
In the 2005 smash hit movie Batman Begins, the titular character Batman states or rather growls, “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me”. In other words, his actions, define the person he is. It’s the same in real life too. When you go to a party, the first thing people usually ask is, “What do you do?”. People seem to become defined by their jobs, by their actions. For instance, people will say “I’m a lawyer”.
Get your books in ASAP or Chris will go all Goliath on you. Be sure to have a sling and some stones and your 40 hour famine book by next week!
We've just come back from Real Camp 2010. God did a lot of cool stuff. Just thought I'd briefly share some thoughts I had about camp and some of the stuff I learnt. Watching you guys go nuts praising God warmed my heart and brought a smile to my face. I abslutely loved walking about and seeing everyone doing their quiet times spending time with God. it was beautiul listening to you building each other up and encouraging one another in the last session. Dont stop doing those things. Dont let it be confined to camp. Continue to praise your hearts out. Continue to to do quiet times and dwell on God. Continue to encourage one another in love. It was great to see it so often on camp, and I cant wait to see even more of it as the year goes by. Keep it up elevate! What were your favourite parts? Would love to hear about how you found it. (and please read on for more).....
Real Camp 2010: Lifted High is coming up soon. Get pumped for a hectic few days, being immersed in the word, praising our awesome God, learning more about worship, hanging with mates and some crazy fun. It's gonna go off like an alarm clock...but will be so much better. So, If you're coming, make sure you have everything you need. Once that's checked off the list, Be at St James at 6:30pm on Friday the 25th June. If you're late, you'll miss the bus and we'll miss not having you on camp. So, please don't be late. Be there at 6:30pm. Only three days to go. Fire up!!!!
Well, another week has passed and we're well into the term. Recently, there has been a lot of hype about vampires, probably because of the new twilight book and the movie that is coming out soon to a cinema near you. Let me tell you something about vampires. Vampires, whether they be Edward Cullen or Count Dracula, they all hate the light and just can’t stand it. When they go into the light, it burns them and seethes into their skin. They hate the light. What's that got to do with us? A whole lot more than you'd think. Read on to find out more....
Tonight is the tribal challenge(s). Dress in some crazy clothing and come prepared for some hectic fun. It's gonna be a rad nigh! We've got heaps in store for you! We haven't had tribal challenges for quite a while, but its a guarente that these ones are worth the wait. You wont be disappointed :D
A while ago, in geography I learnt about mangroves. They’re pretty much everywhere you go. By the sea, around lakes and wharfs and even up at the shops… ok well maybe not up at the shops, but you get the idea. Mangroves are very common. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean they are any ordinary tree. You see, mangroves are very special. They are known for one thing: their roots. Their roots are both extensive and diverse and are so strong that it’s been said they can withstand tsunamis. What does that have to do with anything? Read on to find out more….
It's the second week of Elevate and it's a cracker! Im gonna jump into it. Midday TV constantly advertise products of all kinds of shapes and sizes. Most of the time, they start off by saying that you're in a bad situation and that they have something you need. If you're floors dirty, you need a swivel sweeper. If you use too many kinds of makeup, you need thin lizie. If you need to get fit you need the ab circle pro. In short we need something and they have it. Then comes the classic line, "And, there's more! If you call in the next 10 minutes, we'll offer you all this for stuff and throw in all these extras". It might sounds pretty corny, but that's a somewhat like Ephesians 2. The only difference is that Ephesians 2 is so much cooler (Read on for more) ....