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Sr. High Summer Bible Studies

Hey There,

I’m excited to update you today on two great opportunities for growth and friendship starting next Sunday, July 15th from 9:45-10:45 at Surfside UMC . One for girls and one for boys. Let’s look at each one of them:


Girl Talk is a great bible study for girls that talks about the power of words.

As you know, a lot of our girls are having to navigate a tricky road when it comes to relationships. Dealing with gossip, trash talk,  and abuse is not easy for anyone. But it seems like if your between the ages of 13-18, things are just tougher. This study sets out to help girls find tools to handle it all from a biblical perspective.

Regina Altman and Chris Conness (both youth parents and part of our Youth Ministry Team) will be leading  the study. All Sr. High girls are invited, and all they need to do is show up at the Family Life Center (GYM) Sunday morning at 9:45. By the way, several of our Sr. High drive to church now. So if transportation is an issue, please let me know and we’ll figure something out.


Seven Daily Sins is a great study aimed at boys. It’s all about the stuff guys deal with on a daily basis. The things that keep us from enjoying our relationship with God and our lives to the fullest.

The world around tends to set us up to try and find fulfillment in all the wrong places. By looking at God’s word, we will be guided towards ways to avoid those pitfalls and to live intentionally.

Harry Altman will lead this study with the boys. He’s already well known by our Sr. High guys. They also meet at the Family Life Center (GYM) Sunday morning at 9:45. All Sr. High boys are invited. All you need to do is show up! By the way, several of our Sr. High drive to church now. So if transportation is an issue, please let me know and we’ll figure something out.

Feel free to post questions or comments below. We’d love to hear from you!


Youth Ministry Team

Jr. High Girls Summer Bible Study!

Hey There!

We have a great opportunity for Jr. High Girls beginning this next Sunday Morning (July 1st). We will begin a 5 week bible study just for Jr. High Girls.

They will use the booklet “Courting, Dating & Hanging Out”, which is part of the “True Love Waits takes a look at…” series.

I’m always very careful when it comes to discussing these subjects with our youth. It’s not easy to figure out when, what, how much, and how to, when it comes out to having conversations and instructing kids on the subject of relationships.

However, if we don’t bring it up first from a biblical perspective, they WILL (and most of them have already) see it around them, learn it from friends, watch it on TV, and look it up for themselves on Google. And when that happens, the challenge becomes greater because now we have to start by helping them first UNlearn some of the stuff they’ve seen, and give them some healthy information.

This material is very non-intrusive, and is meant for girls who are just now beginning to realize what’s going on around them when it comes to relationships.

This is our way of partnering with you, parents, in establishing a good foundation around core issues that our kids face now.We hope you will talk to your girls about participating. We’d love to have them. All they need to do is show up this Sunday morning during our Sunday School time (9:30) in the Family Life Center. We will purchase booklets for them so you will have access to what they’re learning.

Jessica Goodrich, one of our youth leaders will be guiding discussions, always accompanied by another adult. Feel free to express your concerns and requests to her.


Paulo Lopes

Youth Ministry Team