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Parent Update 2/12

In the month of February we take the time to talk about love, dating, relationships, marriage, and sex at Thirst and 180. I believe it is extremely important that students form their views about these issues, not from the culture around them, but from God’s Word. To be honest, culture screams so many lies in their face about true love and intimacy, and whether they are 11 or 18, we know our students are thinking about these things. That is why for the next four weeks (started last Sunday at Thirst, this upcoming Wednesday at 180) we will be going through the book of Song of Solomon as we look at this poetic book’s wisdom on building sustainable and lasting intimate relationships and marriages. As always, if you would like to know the exact details as to what is being talked about, please let me know! I am always willing to share my message outlines and notes so you as parents know exactly what is being talked about at Thirst and 180. Also, much of my studying for this series has been aided by the new book by Matt Chandler called “The Mingling of Souls.” It is a great read for anyone, so I would encourage you to pick up a copy of it and read it yourself!!!

Sign-Ups have officially begun for the Parents vs Teens Competition!!! There are TWO ways you can sign up…

  1. Sign-Up sheet at the Connection Center on Sunday mornings.
  2. Sign-Up online through our website!!! Head to and click on either the junior high or senior high tab. At the top of each page is the sign-up link! Fill out the information and you will be signed-up!

The last day to Sign-Up is Wednesday, March 4th, so start signing up today!!! Any questions? Feel free to contact me.

Last reminder- the Retrival Reunion night is Sunday February 22nd from 6-9pm @ Kankakee First Church. For the first hour and a half, we will be spending time in worship and prayer; the other half of the night, students will be enjoying pizza, pop, games, and hangout time with friends. We are asking each student to bring $1 to help cover the cost of the food. This event is for BOTH Thirst and 180 students, and for students who did or did not attend Retrival for the Fall. It’s going to be a great night, looking forward to being reunited with local youth groups in the area once again!!!

Thanks Parents, have a great Valentine’s Day weekend and we will see you Sunday for week two of our series at Calvary: “Becoming One: Building Intimacy in Marriage.”