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Cambodia MT 2018!

"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." - Mark 16:15

Join us in Summer 2018 as we plan to head out to Cambodia for our annual summer mission trip! Each year we go to help out at a local school through teaching English as well as the Bible. Look forward to a highly memorable time of serving God, getting to know the Cambodian students, and bonding with other Element students!

If you're INTERESTED, sign up here: https://goo.gl/RZ2MDj
(Note: This sign up is definitely not binding! So feel free to sign up if you have any interest at all, small or big!)

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THANKSGIVING RETREAT

Last week we joined Gracepoint's Thanksgiving Retreat, where we got to hear about the amazing stories of those who traveled to different college campus' nation-wide to share the word of God! We also learned that we must receive the baton and share about God with our friends and family. Join us next year for the Thanksgiving Retreat!

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ELEMENT FRIDAY - IDENTITY

On Friday, we met all together for a large group talk about IDENTITY. We kicked off the night with homemade pasta, then we had a crazy game of telephone charades. Next we had a discussion about IDENTITY. What is your IDENTITY? You might say that it is the way you look, talk, or even your status. But your IDENTITY is what goes on on the inside like how you feel, and if you feel empty. After this talk we had dessert, then we went over to the gym to play a crazy nerf game. Join us next Friday for homegroup!!!

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Element Friday - IDENTITY

Hey guys! Join us this week for a special Element Friday - we'll hear an interesting talk on IDENTITY, and have some fun games and good food!!!! See you there!

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UPCOMING NEWS

This Friday we have a H.O.T. spot. What does H.O.T  stand for? It means Hang Out Time. Every small group will go out and HANG OUT and do whatever they want. Come join us, it's gonna be gr8! 100. 

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HG 2 BEACH TRIP!

On Friday, Homegroup 2 went to Ocean Beach. We cooked hotdogs and roasted marshmallows over the campfire. We also jammed out to our most popping and lit campfire sing-alongs and had a blast! 100. 

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ReThink CONFERENCE 2017

Last week some Elementers went down to LA to attend the annual ReThink Apologetics Youth Conference.   We learned a lot of ways to engage our faith and winsomely defend it from some inspiring speakers.   It was awesome!!!

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HG 2 LIGHT PAINTING!

Hi everyone! This past Friday the seniors and sophomores went out to the skatepark at Alameda point to make light paintings! It was really fun and we were able to make some really cool paintings. Here are some pictures!

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Homegroup 1 Beach Trip!

Hey y'all! Yesterday, homegroup 1 had a lot of fun at Montara State Beach! The weather was overcast, but we enjoyed chilling on the sand, playing sports, eating really good food, and... running away from the waves.

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2017-2018 HS Element HG2

This past Friday the Sophomores and Seniors went to Fisherman Wharf. It was a really warm day so it was a perfect night to hang out in San Franciso. Then for dessert, we enjoyed some delicious crepes and clam chowder! We ended the night enjoying the beautiful bay bridge scenery. Here are some pictures!!!! :)  

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Fall Kickoff!

Hey all, hope you had an awesome summer! We had a blast with mission trip, home group trips, and retreat. Now that school is back in session, we wanted to invite you all to our Fall Kickoff. Please join us for some awesome burgers, boba, game, and a special talk given by some of our rising seniors! Details below:

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If you're curious what it will be like, take a look at some pictures from last year. Hope to see you there!

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Element Summer Events

Hope you had a fun time with us at Bladium! We have a lot more fun things planned these next few months, one you'll definitely want to keep your calendar open for is our Summer Camp - a weekend where we can get away from the hustle of school and have a fun time of bonding and learning about God together. Tentative dates are for August 3-6 - stay tuned for the signups!

Also coming up for those who signed up already is our annual Cambodia Summer Mission Trip June 19-July 1! Every year we go out to Cambodia to help out at a local school, teaching english as well as the bible. Definitely a highlight of the year! Checkout the pictures from last year -

See you next Friday!

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Element Friday

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Following E-Live last week, we have a fun Friday planned! This week we will be a special talk on the evidence for the resurrection followed with some good food and sports at Bladium! We rented out a full soccer field and will have lots of fun games. 

If you want to join us for sports, please make sure to bring a signed copy of the waivers:

BLADIUM WAIVER - Need this from everyone

ELEMENT WAIVER - If you are new with us

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Element Live!

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Element Live!

Sorry for the gap in posts, we just got done with our biggest event of the year - E-Live! Well done all who participated and thank you for all who came to support! It was a fun night of skits, dinner and good conversations where we welcomed 93 new friends for the first time!

Here are some pictures from the night of the event -

 

And here are some pictures from the practices and prep days leading up to the event - 

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ELEMENT HS | WINTER RETREAT

Hey everyone, check out this awesome video that our college helpers made for Winter Retreat!

For all of you who weren't there... you really missed out! We had some awesome worship times with our college band and were stirred to return to God and treasure the amazing inheritance of the gospel!

Photos below:

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ELEMENT HS | The Elements

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ELEMENT HS | The Elements

Hello All,

I hope you guys all enjoyed your first few weeks back to school and have really hit the ground running on whatever commitments you guys made!

It has been a packed few weeks in Element already with homegroups and two big trips. Last weekend we sent a big group of you guys to help out with the Element Middle School retreat where many were able to have a great, focused time learning more about God and growing closer to him because of your hard work. Then, right after, a bunch more of you went back up to the snow to have a bit of fun with snow football and sledding. 

As we get rolling into our normal schedule, we are going to have even more fun opportunities to serve and to learn about God and grow. This weekend will mark the restart of our student run Joyland services and, something completely new this year, the elements! For those of you that haven't heard about this, it will be a 10 week course on the fundamentals of Christianity and why we believe it's true. Join us and please bring your friends!

- Mike

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ELEMENT HS | HAPPY NEW YEARS!

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ELEMENT HS | HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Happy New Years Element! Hope you guys had a great break and got to spend a lot of quality time with your families. The break is over and Element is back! 

We staff got treated to a wonderful time of learning an equipping over the break while you were away with our annual staff retreat right here at HB. All of us were really blessed as we got to hear stories of some of Christianity's great men and women of the past. For some of you who were around you had a chance to join us as we counted off the last few minutes of 2016 and welcomed in a new year together with a live orchestra and choir performance, a great message from Pastor Ed and a chance to reflect over the past year and all God has done. 2016 was truly great!

As we enter into a new year, that means a new verse. This year's verse is John 12:24 - "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." As each of us got to see examples of men and women who lived this verse to it's fullest - making sacrifices for God and seeing powerful results - all of us were challenged to do the same.

Our first event of the year will be home group bible studies this Friday (1/6) We can't wait to see you guys and hear what you were up to and we are all looking forward to another year of serving God together with you in Element! 

-Mike

 

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