Take a Break Devo!

DesignYes, it’s Finals Week – you’re almost done!  You need a short break to come (studying too much fries your brain – believe me, I know), enjoy a little time together, encourage each other, and be reminded of what is really important!

This Wednesday night for teenEPIC Youth Group, we will have a short devo, share in some hot chocolate and goodies, play the Saran Wrap game, hang out, and finish by FaceTiming Garrett Bender in China!

If you would like something besides store-bought cookies and snacks, it would be great if a few of you could bring some snacks to go along with the Lee Ann’s Homemade Hot Chocolate.  Let me know if you’re bringing something and how much and I’ll bring less.

We’ll start the Saran Wrap game at 6:50 (because it takes a while) or when at least 4 of you have shown up…See you then!


2017 teenEPIC Christmas Party

Christmas Party 2017 website copyWOW!  It’s time for our annual Christmas Party at the Crowns?!

This is STOCKING CAP & SOCKS Year…Prizes for the best of each!  See Paul’s picture below for ideas!


Friday, December 1, we will meet at Herb and Kathy’s at 6:00 PM for Breakfast Goodies and appetizers, games, & Obnoxious Santa (White Elephant)!

Bring $6 cash (to help with food) and a White Elephant Gift (use some imagination – not trash but you don’t have to spend money) – it can be used or new (not more than $5-$10).

CLICK HERE for a map to the Crown’s.



Bridges of Faith

At Lafayette we are blessed to have some people of great faith who are walking with Christ in spite of difficulties and hardships. This Wednesday night, we will meet one of those couples in a new format we’re calling Bridges of Faith.  Daryl and Janice McFarland will join us in the EPICenter for a time of fellowship and devotion and they will share their stories of how they came to know Christ and how they have overcome challenges and tragedy along the way.  I am sure you will leave being encouraged and will want to get to know them more on your own.

Daryl & Janice will join us in the EPICenter this Wednesday beginning at 6:30 PM

Daryl and Janice will join us this Wednesday, Nov 15 beginning at 6:30 PM. We will begin at 6:30 (if you can make it) with an informal time of fellowship that includes a pizza SNACK (eat your real meal before you arrive) provided by our Neotez Volleyball Champions, drinks, and hot chocolate.  At 7 PM we will have a devotional and spend time getting to know Daryl and Janice. I hope you can make it! You won’t be sorry!



Help Choose the Christmas Party Date

christmas-2745943__340There were several conflicts in trying to schedule a teenEPIC Christmas Party this year – we have two possible dates for the teenEPIC Christmas Party.

  • December 1 – 6-9 PM (Friday evening)
  • December 9 – 5-8 PM (Saturday evening)

If we can’t find a majority preference, we will look for other options.

Choose by this Sunday, October 22 at 8:30 PM.

Middle School Bowling

  • What:  Middle School Pizza & Bowling

  • Who:  Middle Schoolers (duh)

  • Date:  Oct 29, 2017

  • Time: 11:30 AM – 3 PM

  • Where:  EPICenter

Middle Schoolers – come join the group as we hang out in the EPICenter after class for a pizza lunch and then head to bowling for the afternoon.  The cost is only $11 for pizza AND 1.5 hours of bowling.  Plan on heading over to the EPICenter after class and you need to be picked up back AT THE BUILDING by 3 PM.  

(If you were to need to be picked up at the bowling alley, we are going to the Brunswick Lanes in Valley Park – we leave there at 2:30 to head back to the EPICenter for pickup by 3 PM)


  •  $11 (pay by Oct 22)
  • $13 (pay after Oct 22)

CLICK HERE to sign up

Click on Payment Options to pay by check and to get the “early bird” price.

Reflect & Renew


Who: Sr. High (9th -12th)

When: October 22

Time: 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM


Deadlines, texts, homework, social media, pressure, pressure, pressure.


We all need an R&R Experience. Take a break and join some of your fellow youth group members in this Mini-Sabbath as you take time to Reflect & Renew in multiple areas of your life.

CLICK HERE to register

What you need to know:

  • A little travel is involved
  • Bring a sack lunch – you will eat it in the van while traveling – so don’t bring anything messy.
  • This is for teenEPIC Youth Group people (including anyone who has been visiting on a regular basis) but it is not a “bring your friend” event.
  • NO PHONES ALLOWED – no exceptions – if you can’t do this, this isn’t the trip for you.
    • Phones will be collected before we leave and will be returned when we come back.
    • Mike will have a number available for parents to call in case of emergency.
  • We leave after classes and will return by 8:30 PM
  • You will be outside a lot – assuming the weather is good.
  • Space is limited – only 10-12 students can sign up – Deadline to sign up is 10/15.
    • If there are more who want to participate, we may open up some spots if there are enough to get more transportation.
  • There will be other things you need to bring – but those will be revealed once our group is formed.
  • Cost: $10 for the day (includes all materials and dinner) – you must sign up AND pay online. Credit card payment is preferred. If you do not have a way to pay with a credit card, contact Mike for other options.


  • Sack Lunch
  • Comfy clothes for outside
  • Appropriate clothing for outside (check the forecast)
  • Shoes for walking
  • YOUR Bible
  • Pens  / pencils (different colors)
  • Personal snacks (trail mix, etc.)
  • Put your stuff in a small backpack

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CLICK HERE to register

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