Youth

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12


Welcome

The Youth group at Bridgewater United Methodist Church invites any student between the 6th and 12th grade to be a part of our ministry! Whether you are a member at BUMC or not, anyone can come enjoy learning about God, His purpose, and His awesome Son, through learning and living scripture!

When we hold our gatherings, they are primarily on Sunday evenings. Sometime we will meet together and sometime we will meet by group: Middle school and High school.

Purpose

We have a 3G prong approach to youth ministry:

Gather is meant to help youth gain an understanding of WHO God is and to bring them into the kingdom of God.

Grow is meant to assist youth in their faith journey. Youth will be challenged to deepen their relationship with God and determine WHOSE they are.

Go is meant to fulfill the Great Commission, “Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Activities

We have MANY activities that involve our group. Our group strives to live missionally every day and realize that it is God’s job to change someone’s life, however we are called to change someone’s day!

Choir, Band, Handbells

We have many ways for our youth to share their musical gifts and talents.

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Pastor Jonathan Lamb, AsstPastor@bridgewaterumc.com.

BMC Youth in Action
Come and Learn More

This Sunday Online or In-Person at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.


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Camp Overlook is Open and CDC Safe.

The first week is June 21-25, which is day camp only for grades K-8. Overlook will be hosting their overnight programs along with Jr. Day Trekkers.

Programs Camp Overlook will be Hosting; and grades are listed below.


Day Camp K-8, Jr. Day Trekkers K-2, Tadpoles 2-3, Explores 3-5, ChrisKids 3-5, Soccer Camp 3-5, Noah’s Seal 5-7, Pioneer 7-8, Night Flights 7-11, and Adventure Quest 8-11.

 

You register online at the following: overlookretreatandcampministries.weebly.com/summer-camps.html


If you register before April 15th for an early bird discount. Also, remember to note your attendance at Bridgewater UMC for an additional discount online. Paper registration forms are also available at Church. Please return your copies as soon as possible to participate.

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Come and Learn More

This Sunday Online or In-Person at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

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The Son Has Risen!

The Son Has Risen!


“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”

-  Luke 24:5-6 NIV

  

  It is spectacular to watch the night turn into morning. On the first morning in

July, I remember jogging and watch the sun crest the mountains and paint the sky with beautiful shades of red and pink over the harvested farmland here in Bridgewater. It was a sign of welcome for me in my coming to Bridgewater!

 

 The sun does more for us than provide for us an artistic expression that touches us. Spending time outside in natural sunlight offers numerous health benefits, such as reducing the possibility of many diseases, improving our sleep, and assisting our mental health. The sun plays an essential part in our life. However, the Son of God is even more important. 


 On that first Easter, the Women who followed Jesus went to the tomb during the darkness of the early morning. There they found the surprise of an empty tomb and realized that Jesus has risen from the dead! The Son has risen, defeating sin and death. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead means we can have everlasting life, God. Easter is a time for celebrating all God has done on our behave when

darkness has been driven away by the light.       

  

 I believe it is essential to take time this Easter and celebrate God in saving us from sin and death. Let us observe how Jesus, the Son of God, has come into the world as our light and changed our lives forever. Let us celebrate this April as we remember God has driven out the darkness, and the light shines through. Jesus has Risen!


Let us pray.


Almighty God, you sent Jesus on our behalf to light the way and drive out the darkness. Help us to celebrate your great victory, Lord, over death and sin. We adore you and praise your Holy Name, One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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"Love Reigns Over Our Past"

Jesus Christ demonstrated his love for humanity by sacrificially giving his

life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Because of this incredible act of

love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes,

sins, and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer has

the last word and final say over our lives and we have been given a fresh start. We

have been reconciled to God and we, in turn, can give hope to others by making an

appeal for God’s forgiving love to them as well.


Think: My past does not define me. I am more than what I have done.


Feel: The heavy burden of my past no longer weighs me down.


Do: Decide to get past our past by believing in the forgiving love of Jesus.


Join Us this Sunday, April 11th for In-person Worship

@ 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

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Meditation: Perched on a Tree


         This past February had its fill of darkness and wintry systems of snow, ice, and sleet. Between the snow systems I had an opportunity to travel home and watch birds feed during the middle of a snowstorm. Among the birds, the cardinal stood out to me with its brilliant red color that stood out to starkly white landscape. This picture of a single bird sitting on a tree in the dreary landscape, adorned in a blaze of red stands out to me.


         Jesus also stood alone on the dark hours of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, where he faced false accusations from religious and political leaders of the Jews. The Romans were swift to punish Jesus. We see leaders and people who normal indifferent and adversaries align together to get rid of Jesus by crucifying Him to a Cross, made from a tree.


         Jesus who knew no sin, the Son of God, was sentence to die for our sakes. God the Son suffer so we might know everlasting life with Him forever. This past year has been filled with many difficult moments for many of us, but may we remember we are never alone in our suffering that Christ Jesus knew the hardships of suffering and feeling alone.


         Jesus from his perch on the cross changed this symbol of terror and shame into a symbol of hope. The cross became Jesus’ Throne. In the storms of a sinful world, His love for people has blazed forth in our memories and changed our lives. I invite you to remember the love of God and share His love with others. You will see the love of God, in ways that often can be unnoticed such as a cardinal perched on a tree.


Gracious God,


We thank you for your faithful love for us by sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. He paid the price of our sins and for the actions of all people. Help us to lay down our sins at the feet of the cross and love more like Jesus. We pray this in your Holy Name. Amen.


Song of Praise: Were You There (UMH 288)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJ0IjLAmOA


Scripture Lesson: Mark 14:53-65 NIV

Link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mark%2014:53-65&version=NIV

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Easter Sunday - "Love Reigns"

As Jesus was being crucified, the soldiers mocked him by placing a crown

of thorns on his head and placing a sign over his head that read “king of the Jews.”

They did not see him as the true King who rules and reigns.


After Jesus’ resurrection, he revealed himself to his disciples, and because of his defeat of death, he claims all authority over heaven and earth. It was Jesus’ love for us that held him on the cross. His love reigns in our lives when we put our faith, hope, and trust in him.


Think: Jesus is the true king over everything and he proved his authority by

resurrecting from the dead.


Feel: Do I see Jesus as the authority in my life? Does his love reign over the way I live?


Do: Repent your desire for control and allow Jesus to take control.

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Starting Easter Sunday

To see the love that God has for us, we need not look any further than the cross of

Calvary. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we have been given an opportunity to embrace the resurrection life. This new way of living changes everything for us. It wipes away our past, it redefines our present and it gives us hope for our future. Let God rule and reign in your life and you will experience his great love for you.

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Maundy Thursday Service @ BUMC

On Thursday April 1st we will celebrating Holy Communion during our Maundy Thursday Service at Bridgewater United Methodist. The In-Person service begins at 7:00pm in the church sanctuary. Social distancing will be observed. Masks are required.

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Love Reigns Sermon Series
New Easter Sermon Series starts Easter Sunday, April 4th. We are worshiping in-person @ 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.. You do NOT have to register before the service, however, a mask and social distancing are required. You can also hear the sermon online on the BUMC website www.BridgewaterUMC.com.
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