We’re really excited about welcoming the freshman to The Yard this Sunday! We know the transition from junior high to senior high can be stressful. Bigger schools, older students, and harder classes put a lot of pressure on our kids.

But it’s not enough to just transition in school–it happens in church, too! We want to make sure we make our freshman feel at home this week, so we’re throwing a little pre-Yard party for them. We want all our freshmen to come to The Yard at 5:00pm to eat some ice cream, play some games, and get to know Carson and I, as well as some of our great student leaders.

Also this Sunday, after the 9:00 and 11:00 services at Live, we’ll be doing some giveaways in preparation for our Back to School event on the 28th. All our high school students can stop by the student ministries table and spin our prize wheel to win extra raffle tickets or great gift cards. And don’t forget about our big prizes we’re giving away–a Sony PSP, Beats headphones, and an iPad 2! Anyone who attends the Back to School event will be entered to win.

The next two weeks are really exciting and we hope your students will be a part!