New Life…

•April 1, 2015 • Comments Off on New Life…

Hello friends . . . grace and peace,

styg redWelcome to www.styg.com, the place where you can find out all the different things going on here at the St. Thomas Youth Group, aka The STYG.  We try and keep this site as updated as possible.

way of jesusOur one true passion is helping 6th – 12th graders to learn more about the teachings of Jesus, to practice what it means to live our lives according to those teachings, and to grow in the Way of Jesus.  You can find lots of info about our Sunday Youth Group gatherings, our spiritual formation class called Film School, our Wednesday evening community we call D-Groups, plus get information about our summer Love Journey, and you can even Sign Up For Stuff like retreats and camps and events.

But, more importantly than that . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHow’s your life?  What’s going on with you today?  This week?  This season?  How are you feeling? Are there good things happening? Are there difficult situations you find yourself in?  Are you stressed? Happy?  Frustrated?  Overjoyed? We know that life is amazing at times.  No, really, it is.  There’s SO MUCH good in the world.  We live in a world drenched in God’s presence.  There is quite literally, no place that God isn’t. God is in all things. (Ephesians 4:6)  But that doesn’t mean life is all sunshine, puppies, and smiling babies.  We all experience down times, times of hurt, and death.

empty tomb realOur prayer for you, especially this month, the month of Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) is that we all may know and experience resurrection in the parts of our lives that seem dead.  Because that’s the Good News of God, isn’t it?  That life doesn’t keep you down.  We rise to a new life with God.  Of course, there are always times when things happen.  But the New Life of Resurrection tells us that hope is coming, that all of creation is being reborn, that God is making all things new. We believe that resurrection didn’t simply happen, it’s happening right now . . . today . . . in this moment.

peace to you

 
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