Thrive News and Events

The last payment for Winterfest is due Sunday, February 4th. Please make all checks to the church, and please put any names with cash. Payments may be given to James or Tammy Harting.

The THRIVE Teen Advisory Board will meet Sunday immediately after services in the youth house. Lunch will be provided.

Brandon Harriman

THRIVE Service Challenge of the Week

Pray for your THRIVE Youth Ministry every day this week. Pray for the elders, the parents, the volunteers, your peers, and your future youth minister.


My Last Sunday

Wow, my last official Sunday with you all as your Youth Minister. What can I say? ­­My goal with my life and my ministry has been “Not just to survive, but to THRIVE and live and teach the abundant life that Jesus Christ offers”. I hope I have done that in my time here.

To my church family: I love you all dearly. You have been a wonderful family to Annette and myself. Thank you for being a wonderful encouragement through the good times and the bad.

To the elders: Thank you for the chance to serve in this capacity at 53rd. I have grown much and learned much under your leadership.

To the parents and volunteers: Thank you for partnering with me to make THRIVE the best that it can be. I know that these teens have wonderful examples and leaders to follow.

To the teens: I love you and am proud of the people you are and are becoming. Continue to grow in your faith, knowledge of the Word, and passion for the mission of Jesus Christ. Study the Word, obey Jesus, and bear out the fruit of the Spirit. Live the abundant life Jesus offers you.

Know that I will miss you all dearly and you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” – Acts 20:32