Current Series: “God has a plan!”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:11-14

Join us for this 5 week series and find out about God’s amazing plan for YOU! We will look deeper into what it means to really live with purpose and catch a glimpse of God’s bigger picture for our lives! He has BIG things planned, get in the game, play on the winning team!  See you Wednesdays at 7pm at AYM!

Shutterfly

Hey guys, if you haven’t yet, when you get a chance, check out our AYM shutterfly site! It’s got calendar of events, details on events, pictures, videos, polls, all kinds of stuff. Check it out! www.activate.shutterfly.com

-J-

New AYM series, “Rescued from an Ordinary Life” starts tonight @7pm

9.22.10 - 10.20.10

Tonight at AYM we’re diving into a new series entitled, “Rescued from an Ordinary Life.” Over the next 5 weeks we’re going to be looking at “existing vs. living.” So many of us these days, go through life just existing as opposed to living life. We do the things that we deem “normal” because we observe so much of it going on around us, without even thinking twice about it. We become predictable, almost robotic, as we move from experience to experience, minute to minute, day to day, month to month, year to year, and so on and so on, until before you know it, life’s passing you by at a crazy pace… 

Sound familiar!? Well, God never planned for you to merely exist, He wants you to live life, and live it to the fullest! Look at what it says in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

God wants you and me to live full, fulfilling, exciting lives! That’s why He sent Jesus, that’s why He does what He does!You may be thinking, well if that’s the case, then why am I, not living a full life?! Why am I so unhappy about where my life is at right now?! You’re not alone either, alot of us are very unhappy with our life sometimes, to the point where some of us pursue all kinds of distractions in an effort to supplement our “ordinary” life. Money, relationships, sex, drugs, drinking, etc. We try to alleveate our life’s “ordinary” boring, unfulfilling status with whatever is available, or our environments deem “normal.”

I believe that just like the bible can tell us about how God wants us to live full, fullfilling lives, it can also show us why we aren’t living full, fullfilling lives at the moment. Instead, living ordinary, unfulfilling lives.

  • 9.22.10 – Introduction
  • 9.29.10 – Watch Out for the Thief
  • 10.6.10 – When God Comes Near
  • 10.13.10 – Living Today with Hope for Eternity
  • 10.20.10 – Life Well Lived 

So, join us at AYM, Wednesday nights @7pm from 9.22 – 10.20, and check out our new series, “Rescued from an Ordinary Life.”

-J-

AYM BLOCK PARTY review!

This past Wednesday night, AYM hosted their 3rd annual block party in the parking lot of Metrowest Worship Center. Wow! What a great night! Thanks so much to all of you for coming out! How much is “all of you” you ask? Well, you ready for this. Before I tell you about this year, let me tell you about the previous 2 years. Our first AYM block party in 2008, had 94 teens present. In 2009, we had 134 teens. This year we had no idea what to expect, all we knew, was that it was gonnna be bigger than 134. This year, we had 162 teens attend our AYM block party. Huge right?! Our AYM block party is a huge draw, and our teens do a great job of getting their friends there! Check this out though, 130 of the 162 filled out connection cards! Even better right?! We will be sending each of these teens a letter in the mail formally inviting them to one of our Wednesday night services and connecting with them! They’ll also be getting a calendar of events, a FUEL cafe coupon, and some other stuff! While I love that we can draw 162 teens from our community to our block party, I’m praying we can connect a bunch of them to AYM, do life with them, and eventually introduce them to Jesus! That’s what will make our AYM block party a success, and not just a big draw! Thanks again for inviting all your friends, keep it up!

-J-

AYM block party photobooth

PS Check out our shutterfly site to look at the photo booth pics we were snapping all night long! Fun stuff…

3rd Annual AYM Block Party! TONIGHT!

Madness begins tonight at 7pm. The MWC parking lot (280 Pleasant St.) will be filled with our community’s teenagers, and YOU gotta be there. Bring a friend, bring two, bring whoever you can! For the 3rd year in a row, ACTIVATE youth ministry is throwing a crazy block party to wrap up the summer (seriously, how fast did that go by?!), and kick off the new school year! We’ve got a 150 foot inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable boxing ring, photo booth, music, snacks, drinks, and tons of fun with your friends! Oh yea, it’s all FREE too! If you’re in grades 6-12, and live in or around Ashland, we can’t wait to see you tonight at AYM’s 3rd Annual Block Party. Let’s Gooooooooo!