Parenting Teenagers... It's hard & expensive!

I can still remember when our kids were young. Looking back, I miss those days.
Just this week, our grand daughter Shiloh came over for a visit. She was completely content with the simple activity of throwing rocks and fallen tree limbs in the creek behind our home. Fast forward to the teenage years. She will no doubt very soon want a smart phone, a laptop, a car, and who knows what else?

It's expensive when our kids make the shift from Toys 'R' Us to the Apple Store!
Here's where I'm going with this email.
Would you consider helping some of our Hope Fellowship teenagers and parents?

Our goal is to help every single student in our youth ministry make it to summer camp.
I know firsthand how lives are forever changed when teenagers experience a week unplugged from the secular world. At summer camp, we equip and encourage teenagers while clearly proclaiming the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Here are 4 ways to help:
1 - Daily, begin to PRAY for our student ministry and camp the week of June 4 - 8, 2018.
2 - Plan to stay for a SPAGHETTI LUNCH right after church on Sunday, April 29th.
3 - Buy a ticket to a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday, May 19th. (8:00 - 11:30 @ RSE)
4 - Consider making a scholarship donation - Full = $300 / Half = $150
          To made a donation:
          By check - on the memo line write: CAMP scholarship.
          Online -  (click the donate to beach camp button)
We will also have tickets available this Sunday for the PANCAKE BREAKFAST.

Thanks in advance!


Tonight - April 11th - Hope Students Meet

Doors open at RSE gym at 6:30p.m. Hope Students is for all youth in grades 6th - 12th.

Sunday, April 15th - Intro to Hope at RSE 6:00 p.m.
New to Hope Fellowship Church? Looking to take the next step? Join us for Intro to Hope. Dinner and Childcare provided.

Saturday, April 21st - Refugee Training RSE cafeteria 10:00 a.m.
Learn about the refugee journey and local volunteer opportunities. In coming alongside refugee families, we are extending Christ's love, compassion, and mercy to those who are the very definition of "strangers in a strange land". (Exodus 22:2)

Sunday, April 29th - Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser for Students immediately following the service

Sunday, April 29th - Hope Prayer Night at RSE 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 13th - Baby Dedication Sunday on Mother's Day
If you are interested in participating in this special day, please email Jenny Loving at

Saturday, May 19th - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at RSE 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday May 20th - Graduation Sunday

June 4 - 8th - Student Summer Camp at the Beach

Hope Fellowship Church meets every Sunday at Rock Springs Elementary

1000 Waldron Road – La Vergne, TN

The Worship Service begins at 10:15 a.m.

Loving God | Loving People | Proving It
Church office - 615-462-5081

Jared Shingleton