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Winter Retreat

We kicked off the new year with a great start, as all the middle school students and staff had a getaway for our annual Winter Retreat conference.

It was a weekend packed with convicting messages on repentance and God's holiness, fun games led by our high school students, some crazy dancing, and just a lot of fun time bonding and growing together in God.

We're so thankful for everything the students got to experience this past weekend, and hope that the memories from Winter Retreat stay with them as they continue into the upcoming school year. 

Check out our below pictures from our Winter Retreat:

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Happy New Year!

Hi everyone, happy new year from Element MS! We look forward to all that God has to show us this upcoming year. Let's wish for the best in 2018!

One exciting thing to share is that we have our upcoming Winter Retreat soon! 

 

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Apologetics Series

Here at Element MS, we want our middle schoolers to get equipped and deeper in their faith. Middle school is a really tough time as a Christian because you get bombarded with all sorts of questions that you aren't sure to answer, and you're just trying to navigate through Christian life. That's why at Element, we put on a new series of Apologetics for our Friday Bible Studies so that our middle schoolers can be confident of their faith!

Join us on Fridays as we go discuss these hard apologetics questions. This upcoming Friday, we'll discuss the question: Is Jesus the only way to God?

 

Last Friday, we discussed the question: Can we Trust the Bible?

Last Friday, we discussed the question: Can we Trust the Bible?

During our post-activity, we made some really impressive gingerbread houses like this one!

During our post-activity, we made some really impressive gingerbread houses like this one!

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December Events

It's now the month of December! Just yesterday, we kicked off the holiday season by watching our Joyland children put on their annual play about the Gospel, where they sang songs and danced and performed amazingly.

We have some upcoming events for middle school coming up: a community service opportunity on 12/16, a special Christmas service on 12/17, and lastly an Element Christmas Party on 12/21! Come join us for these upcoming events, we guarantee it'll be fun!

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Thanksgiving Celebration

A couple of weeks ago, we all celebrated Thanksgiving together on Friday 11/17! It was a fun night where all the middle schoolers and staff got to remember how God has been good to us this season, and share things we're grateful for.

Check out some pictures, where we had a nice activity decorating pumpkins:

 

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Jesus Mythbusters: Real or Fake?

This past Friday, we had a really special night where we got to hear an engaging talk on Apologetics! Two Berkeley graduates, Jeff and Nathan, came in and shared how they grew in their faith and learned to answer some of the toughest questions about Christianity.

Learning about Apologetics when you're a middle schooler is critical - it's a tough age when you're hearing tons of different messages from the world, and it's hard to know how to answer all the things your friends ask. That's why at Element, we seek to grow our students in their Apologetics knowledge so that they can grow in confidence in the faith of Christ!

 

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Unmasked on 10.31

Here at Element, we put our own twist on the Halloween weekend by hosting an outreach night about masks that we wear in life. It was a fun night of eating good Halloween-themed food, watching a special skit about masks, a talk, and played some really fun games featuring ones where we transformed some middle schoolers into mummies.

 

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Bowling at Castro Valley

This past Friday, we went to Castro Valley for a fun time of bowling altogether. At the end, we had a surprise challenge of Bingo Bowling! Teams had to do different things while they bowled in order to get a bingo. 

Check out the below pictures:

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Upcoming Bowling Trip!

Join us on Friday for a fun time of bowling with Element MS! We'll meet together at 1255 Harbor Bay Parkway at 6pm. See you Friday!

Link to Element Waiver (just for newcomers): HERE

Link to Bowling Permission slip (for everyone): HERE

See the below flyer for details:

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