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6th-12th Grade

Our Mission: Growing with God among friends. 

Our Vision: Everyone with a friend, everyone with a place.


This past week we visited our neighbors at Lighthouse Community Church, joining with their youth group for a tailgate and inspiring night of worship. 

On the Menu: Nacho Bar

This Week: 

Coming up THIS SUNDAY Nov 13, we're back to our regularly scheduled meeting. 

Our Message this week will be from Mark 10.

Jesus demonstrates perfect presence and mindfulness in the way He interacts with people, empowering life-long transformation through His encounters with others. There seems to be something especially important about His interactions with children, and in this there's something we can all learn. 

 - What are the things typically thought of as "rest" or "leisure" that often turn into frustratingly difficult work

 - If you're not actively engaged in your work, what do you most often find yourself doing?

 - What's the best way to spend leisure time if you're trying to be present in a way that gives you energy?



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Don't miss this amazing two-night winter camp experience. From broomball to worship, it's all gas!

Who: Mission Students (6th-12th Grades)
Where: Miracle Camp in Lawton
When: January 20-22, 2023
Cost: $135/student. $50 Deposit Due at Registration. balance is due on or before November 15, 2022.
⇒Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
If you are interested, please fill out the registration form found here via link:

Come with us to see Footloose
at Portage Northern!

Nov 13th at 2pm we'll be taking a group to see Portage Northern's production of Footloose, starring our own Haley Downey! 

Sue Ossewaarde and Staci Weesies are hosting the trip. 

Call/Text Sue at ‭+1 (269) 358-8128‬ if you're interested in going with us! 

Link to Event

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The Mission is Going to Costa Rica

Southridge has partnered with the Weesies family and Pura Vida Missions to begin forming a 2023 International Mission Team - and you can join! 

Dates: July 16-24

Location: San Ramon, Costa Rica (and surrounding villages)

Registration Deadline: January 7th, 2023 (THIS JANUARY)

Cost: $1,700/person 

We believe this trip will be a life-changing opportunity for all involved.


We'll be staying with Pura Vida at their mission house in the city of San Ramon and traveling to surrounding villages to run Vacation Bible School for the children there. Anyone with a desire to share the love of Jesus can join our team!


We'll be putting together several fundraising opportunities as we build our team, the first of which will be a Fall Rummage Sale.  

We encourage all students to take part in this fundraising event, but particularly if you're interested in joining the 2023 International Mission Team. This is a huge opportunity to help build relationships with your future teammates while generating some serious revenue to aid with the cost of the trip.

For more info check our, or contact Staci Weesies @ 269-760-8559

A Super Easy Individual Fundraiser

Anne Buttery has gotten us set us up with a super easy and simple individual fundraiser to help students cover the costs of additional trips like Ice Camp, Bike Trip, and Missions.

1. Pick up a form the Mission (or contact Cori/Ben)

2. Offer pizza to friends and family through Nov. 20th

3. Raise a little dough!

Nobody you know likes pizza but they still want to help? They can donate the pizza back to us! 

Check your e-mail to sign up to host the lobby table and grab some sales on Sunday mornings!

Thank you Anne for helping us set this up!

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Benjamin Dykstra

Mission Director

Cell: 269-303-5229

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Cori Downey

Mission Coordinator

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