Thursday, December 20, 2007

The advent season

We are coming up on christmas quickly and I was thinking about the advent season; advent is the period of time leading up to Christmas. Advent means coming and is a period of expectant waiting. As we "wait" on the birth of Christ, remember what it is that he brought: peace, hope, joy, love and many other things.

Takeshi Kitano Comedy Show2 - Binoculars Soccer

This one is for all of you soccer fans...hilarious!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


just taking in a small snack at Escape!


I was doing some studying today and I came across this great tool for studying God's word. Give it a try!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Miniature Earth (with more music)

What will your christmas look like this year. We have been blessed with so can you bless someone else. Check out to see what gift you can purchase for someone in need.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Vine's Christmas Party

Come join us on the 19th from 7 - 9 at the qualls home for our Christmas Party. Bring a gift that is under $5 for a gift exchange...this can be funny, serious or even something you have created! This can even be your chance to be a re-gifter. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate together. For directions to the qualls, email me at ...see you then

Monday, November 12, 2007

Important Embrace NYC Meeting

There will be an important Mission trip meeting on December 9th at 12:15. Please come and get information on next summer's mission trip to New York City. This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Pizza will be provided...Please don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Escape 07

Escape 07 was a great weekend to get away and spend time with one another in God's creation. Don't forget that it doesn't take getting away to spend time with the creator of the universe. Spend time with him daily. Be quiet for a few moments. Listen for his voice.

Click the picture for more escape pics!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Satan's SEXed

Sex sells. Sex tempts. Sex lies. Sex glorifies. SEX is all around us: TV, movies, music, magazines, at school, at work and in conversations. Most of what we see is not the truth! So what do we do? We can not talk about it and hope it goes away or we can confront it and seek the truth. Satans SEXed is going to take a look at the lies Satan tells us about Sex and relationships and what God says about it! Satan SEXed begins November 7th at the gathering!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Upcoming Series:30 Days to Live

What if you learned you had just 30 days to live? How would your life be different? Is it possible to make the most of every day, right now? Join us for the next two weeks as we look at this series called "30 Days to Live."

"Escape" Fall Retreat

Make sure and pick up your escape packet today from the info table in the foyer or by the teen center door. You can also click on the forms to print them. Don't miss "Escape"! Sign up by October 21st for the $35 price. After that it goes up to $45!

Love With Action Update

As we left the church parking lot I began praying, "Please God use us!" God truly answered my prayer. Friday night was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had has a youth pastor. We returned home Friday night after handing out over 300 pairs of socks and 200 pairs of underwear. There are many stories that could be told about our night: from the married couple who sat by the savvis center just wearing socks, which had been turned inside out; to the 20 year old young man who lives in the salvation army hotel at 18th and pine and attends Flo Valley each day trying to receive a degree; to the many people we helped at the park at 14th and locust. I am for some reason still amazed each time God uses me. I am brought back to that simple prayer I prayed pulling out of the parking lot, "Please God use us!" That is my prayer for me, our students and our church. We are now collecting coats...please partner with us again as we attempt to be the church!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Love With Action Tonight

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.
-Mother Theresa
This is my prayer for us tonight. Please be praying for us...let others see Jesus in us!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Got A Question

Use this post to ask any question you may have that does not have to do with another post!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This Friday Night.....

We will be heading out into the city of St. Louis to put our love into action. We have collected 344 pairs of socks and 249 pairs of underwear. Come with us as we pass these out to those who need them. Show up at Trinity at 6:30 pm and we will return at 10 pm. Please bring a backpack if you have one.
1 John 3:18 says, "Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions."