Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Example's First Activity

Welcome back to school and to Example!  

Nothing says back to school like the first Example activity.  Clear your calendar for Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  The cost is $3.00.  We'll meet in the cafeteria and move on from there for Example's  first activity of the school year.  

Remember, there are no dues, no secret handshakes, no fraternity or sorority rushes.  

With Example there is fun, some food and meeting people that share the same values.  Be sure to check out the videos from some of last year's events. The first event always involves paint, hands and declaring your support for Example, your friends and yourself.  Don't worry, the paint washes off....eventually.
God has showered us with so many earthly and heavenly blessings, in his Son our Savior, that we have a great opportunity to live in loving response to those gifts.  One way we can all do this is to reject the myth that alcohol and drugs are an inevitable part of high school.  We know they are not.  We know they are not part of God's plan for our lives.  We know He gives us the strength to resist satan's lies:  

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.  1 Corinthians 10:13

Yes, school is back and so is Example.  
We're waiting for you.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gearing Up!

The planning for Example 2011 - 2012 is beginning.  We are looking forward to some great fun, great events and great ways to encourage high school students to avoid alcohol and drugs.  We are also looking forward to helping out parents with a variety of resources, encouragement and suggestions.

Plan on being a leader with your actions, voice and commitment to avoid alcohol and drugs.

Let the school year begin and let's start by making intelligent, God-pleasing decisions in response to the forgiveness, grace and mercy given to us through Christ's death and resurrection.

 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 
I Timothy 4:12