Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 18

Happy Monday -
This Thursday we'll be meeting at our regularly scheduled time and place (7:30 at the Mallare's house).  We're going to just chill with a movie and some will definately be a holiday themed movie, so I'm taking suggestions...
Here's what's up for the next few weeks:
12/25 - no group
1/1 - no group
1/8 - Study
1/10 - Andrews Anniversary
1/15 - Serving
1/17 Stephanie Andrews' Birthday
1/22 - Study
1/29 - Study
See you all on Thursday!

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Fwd: Crossroads on 12/21

All - below is the information I shared on Thursday about Crossroads on December 21.  The Young Marrieds are being asked to man the sugar cookie decorating table. 
Please let me know if you'll be able to attend...Crossroads starts around 6:15 and the event should last a few hours.

Hey Leaders,

I hope you guys are doing well and are staying close to Jesus!
We have a great opportunity to reach out to families we have been meeting at the Stanton Center, and we need your groups to help!
On the 21st (at the Crossroads service) we may have up to 15 families joining us from Clay St. We are going to have a Christmas service with Carols and a short teaching from me.
We are going to shorten the service to throw a big after party for everyone there. We are going to order a ton of pizzas, drinks, etc...
It should be really fun regardless of how many families come from Clay St. to join us.

We also want to have a few activities going on for the families that may come out. We'll be showing "Kung-Fu" Panda in the Bay Café and while that is on, we'd like to have the rest of the room bumping with fun.

We are going to have:

Sugar Cookie Decorating
Wreath Making (craft Style)
Games (could use some stuff from mini-aud)

I'd like you guys to get your small groups behind an activity for the kids that night.

Here are my initial thoughts...

Young married groups — could help the kids do the sugar cookies (supplies provided, you'll just need to set up the stations, etc.)

Alfred & Steve's groups — could brainstorm a few games to play with the kids, in the gym (anything simple and fun you guys can think of would be sweet)

Josh W, and Adam's groups — could help the kids put together their craft wreaths

Josh K. -- your group can help set up and distribute the food and drinks.

Lauren can help coordinate or get stuff between now and then, but she won't be there the night of.

Also, if you guys want to spend any money for any ideas you have, we can reimburse you.

Could you guys rally your groups for the 21st, and let me know your thoughts?

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 23rd

Hello All!

This Thursday is the 4th Thursday, which means "Serving" week! Thus far, we have nothing official planned, so if any of you know of an opportunity for all of us, please let us know. Please also use this week to seek out opportunities to serve someone on an individual/couple level...we'd love to hear how it turns out!

Thursday, October 30th - NO GROUP, but rather a PAR-TAY! We are getting together with our "sister" small group that meets in the Crofton/Bowie area for pizza and games. We'll be meeting at Pedro and Sarah Milo's house at 3102 Teton Lane, Bowie, MD 20715. More info to come about costume criteria :) Please let me know if you're planning to attend so they can order enough pizza ($10/couple).

Thursday, November 6th - Eating out - Weber's turn to pick...

Thursday, November 13th - regular study at the Mallare's

Thursday, November 20th - regular study at the Mallare's

Thursday, November 27th - no study for Thanksgiving

Dates to know:
10/25 - Lily's first birthday
11/10 - Pouli second anniversary

Stay tuned for more info!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Veal Condo After Pictures

We secured a renter yesterday!! A BIG THANK YOU from the Veals!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thursday October 2nd

This Thursday is the first Thursday, which means food! It is the Pouli turn to pick, so we pick Chick and Ruth's Deli on Main Street in downtown Annapolis and then Annapolis Ice Cream for dessert.

If you've never been to Chick and Ruth's, it's really easy to get to. Basically, go downtown and park either on Main Street, or in the parking garage off Main get to Main Street from the Severna Park area, take Rt 2 South towards Rt 50...when Rt 2 meets Rt 50, follow signs for 450 south. Follow 450 south, over the Naval Academy Bridge and turn left onto King George Street (I think it's King George, but I know it's the 2nd stoplight). Follow this street all the way to it's end at the Naval Academy entrance and turn right. Go 3 blocks and at the traffic circle, take the first right and you're on Main Street. The turn to the parking garage is right before Ben and Jerrys. When you leave the parking garage, walk to the right behind the buildings, then make your first right...Chick and Ruths is on the corner...the outside of the building is if you get lost.

Last Thursday, Mike and Georgia and Nick and Leniza joined us for the first time, so we spent most of the night chatting and never got to part 3 of the video...So, the 3-part series that's taking us 6 weeks to get through will resume (finally) on 10/9.

No one is on the schedule for snacks for 10/9 (taking volunteers) and The Longs are on for 10/16.

See you all on Thursday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sports Equipment Collection

Thanks to Jason and Di who spent time on Saturday volunteering at a sports equipment collection drive at Severna Park Highschool. Steve Anstett was coordinating this event and sent the following note following the event:

"We had a very successful drive and Jason and Diane were big helps! We collected a UHaul truckload of sporting equipment and a vanload of musical instruments. We were based in the High School parking lot andwere there from 8 am-3 pm. At the end of the collections 6 of us took the truck of sporting goods and delivered them to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Baltimore. We brought the entire truck to the one location and they will distribute the items to the other B & G Clubs in the Baltimore network. What a wonderful program they have at this location and a leader with a ton of energy! They were very appreciative of the donations.

This morning, I brought the van load of musical instruments to Tyler Heights Elementary School. In addition to the instruments we had someplayground equipment (jump ropes, basketballs, hula hoops, etc). "

A Small Group Serves

Attached are some photos from last Thursday at the Veal's condo. We were able to do all of the prep work for painting, etc., that night, and even began a little priming. Apparently, even all of the prep work couldn't prevent a 9 hour day on Saturday to finish the job. Thanks to all those who helped out - even the Longs who somehow avoided being in a photo :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Inaugural Post

and, of course, it goes to the Pouli!

This is the first post on what will hopefully become a very successful experiment. Keep checking back for updates from our group members and other news on what's going on in our little world.

Demetri and Sarah