Halogen (Student Ministry)

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Halogen creates opportunities for middle school and high school students to experience Jesus. Through events, services, and personal connections with Halogen leadership, students are challenged to live knowing that they are the light of the world and that “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome.” (John 1:5)

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We don’t want to add more to your inbox, therefore, we will no longer be sending Halogen-specific newsletters starting June 2017. To receive text reminders and event updates, on your phone, just send the message @halogen to the number 81010 to get simple text reminders before events. As always, all of our information will be included online and in the Mt. Zion Newsletter.

SUN, May 21st (10:30 AM)
Understanding God Conformation

Who: 7th Graders who completed Understanding God class
Note: We will be celebrating this years class during the 10:30 Service. Please come and support them. If you have questions about this event email Pastor Billy or call at 248.391.6166.

WED, June 21st – FRI, June 23rd
High School Boys Kentucky Backpacking Trip

Click here to view/print a detailed memo regarding the Kentucky Trip.
Click here to view/print the required Participation Waiver.

Location: Red River Gorge of the Daniel Boone National Forest (Southwestern Kentucky)
Who: High school boys
Cost: $60. Covers everything needed (will need to bring personal items and personal spending cash).
To Sign Up: Speak to Pastor Billy for your registration form beginning 5/17.
RSVP Deadline: June 14th
Arrival/Departure: Depart at 9:30 PM (after Halogen service) on 6/21; return 7:30 PM (depending on traffic) 6/24. Bus will be leaving from, and returning to, the church near the flag poles.
NOTES: The sign up for this event will open May 17th. Be sure to register quickly as this event has sold out every year! Registration forms will be available on Sundays and Wednesdays until the event is full.

TH, June 29th (10:30 AM) – FRI, June 30th (6:00 PM)
High School Girls Beach Sleepover

Who: High School Girls
Departure/Arrival: Leaving church at 10:30am 6/29 returning 6pm 6/30 (meet near the flag poles)
Location: The Nicklas Beach House • Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Cost: $15
RSVP Deadline: 6/28
How to Sign Up: With Pastor Billy
NOTES: Come hangout on the beach of Lake Huron. We will be eating a lot of food, playing games on the beach, swimming, and eating lots of food. Bring a friend and hang out with all the super hip and groovy girl leaders from Halogen. Be sure to bring stuff to sleep with, some snacks if you want, and your bathing suit.

At a Glance:
July 20-21
High school girls up north beach trip, sign up begins late June.

August 7-11
Halogen Summer Camp
Sign up begins Mid June. There will be a limited amount of spots. Camp has sold out 3 years in a row.

Why have activities?

Where do your children have friends? They have friends where they congregate the most. Where do they congregate the most? They congregate at school, sports practices, dance classes, etc. Why not add one more place to that list: church! This is where we, as parents, give our teens the opportunity to build Christian friendships that will support them in the tough choices and enjoy with them all the areas of life God has intended. It is so important that you encourage your teen to participate in church services on a regular basis and to attend special events like the Student Ministry Christmas Formal or Christmas caroling. Annual events such as summer camp and winter youth conference, Acquire the Fire, provide a chance for spiritual advancement and natural connections. If you will involve your teen with the ministers, youth leaders and students participating in the Student Ministry, you will provide them the greatest opportunity to gain Christian friends, incredible memories, and life changing experiences with God.

10:30am – 12:00pm 6th Grade Pre-Understanding God Class
Click to view/print the Registration Form
Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering to Room 510
Class Description: In Pre-Understanding God, your student will learn the major principles behind the stories in the Bible and how those principles apply to them. At this age, the students are becoming accountable to the good and bad consequences of their choices. This class allows them to discuss these themes, build a Christian perspective, develop connections with other like-minded peers and learn how they can make choices, based on biblical principles.
Cost: $10.00 (includes: materials and graduation certificate)
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; notebook and a pen

10:30am – 12:00pm 7th-8th Grade Understanding God Class
Click to view/print the Registration Form
Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering to Room 509
Description: In Understanding God, your student will learn about the foundations of the Christian faith. Things like baptism, communion, confirmation, anointing with oil, and spending eternity with the Lord. Students will have an opportunity to be baptized, confirmed into the faith and receive their first communion. This class will answer questions about God, solidify their faith and lay the foundation necessary for a healthy, vibrant Christian life.
Cost: $25.00 (includes: materials, graduation robe and certificate)
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; Understanding God book (purchase at the bookstore); notebook and a pen

10:30am – 12:00pm 8th Grade Applying Your Faith (for those who have completed Understanding God)
Click to view/print the Registration Form
Location: Meet in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; dismiss before offering
Description: Applying Your Faith is a curriculum taught mainly through small group activities and lessons that are gender specific. Due to the smaller size of the groups and the integration of adult service themes and ideas your student will get a chance to learn how to be a part of the larger church as a whole and realize how their faith equips them to be an integral part of the church. This class will leave after praise and worship for their separate guy and girl classrooms.
Cost: $10.00
Bring to Class: NKJV, NLT or NIV Bible; notebook and a pen

9th-12 Grade
If you are in 9th to 12th grade, we encourage you to enjoy service with your entire family. If you would like to become more involved though, there are many needs. After the Understanding God Program, many students become vital in volunteering in the church and helping to make many of our ministry programs possible. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities, please email your questions to billy@mtzion.org.

Sunday Morning (June 2017 – September 2018)

10:30am 6th-8th Grade Summer Class
Time: Class meets in section 310-312 in the Main Auditorium for praise and worship; we dismiss for class at approximately 11:00 AM
Location: Mt. Zion – Room 509
Instructor: Pastor Billy Foster

9th-12 Grade
If you are in 9th to 12th grade, we encourage you to enjoy service with your entire family. If you would like to become more involved though, there are many needs. After the Understanding God Program, many students become vital in volunteering in the church and helping to make many of our ministry programs possible. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities, please email your questions to billy@mtzion.org.

Wednesday Evening

7:30pm 6th-12th Grade Holy Spirit Service (Auditorium B)

Teen Ministry/Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Night Teen Outreach
Every Saturday night at the WCA for grades 6–9 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM for $5.
Come for the ½ church service at 6:00pm and get in for free.
Fully staffed activities available including: basketball, wallyball, dancing, video games, pool, ping pong, karaoke, and special events.

Drama Ministry
If you are interested in acting, we have the place for you! We are looking for actors on Sunday mornings at the 10:30am service. You can act and still attend the main service. Contact Laura Niewoit at 248.391.6166–use your talents in God’s house to bless His people!

Jr. Leadership Program
The Jr. Leadership Program is available in the Children’s Ministry for students in 6th – 12th grade. If you are interested in ministering to children (tech booth, nursery room, helping in the kindergarten class or computer check in), please contact Laura Niewoit at 248.391.6166. The time you spend volunteering counts towards community service hours. Use the gifts God has given you in His house! Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister….imitate those who, through faith and patience, inherit the promise.”

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