our wretched rebellion

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our wretched rebellion

our dreadful sin

doesn’t hold a candle

to the grace we are living in

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not our best efforts

not our works or strength

it is the blood of Jesus

It is forgiveness & faith

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / MAY 2021

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / MAY 2021 

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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION FOR TWO OF OUR OWN!!!

Can you believe it! Summer is almost here. We are asking for prayer for two very special young ladies in our church family: Bethany Frady and Sarabeth Gant. We will honor them at HFBC on May 16th. They will both be graduating from Habersham Central High School very soon. Pray for Bethany and Sarabeth as they prepare for the next big chapter in their lives. 

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SUMMER OF ‘21

Unlike our covid complicated summer of 2020, we hope to resume an“unrestricted” summer of fun in 2021 at Helen First Baptist Church. We currently have several youth ministry special events on the 2021 summer calendar. Please pray for us as the details come together for our June Mission Trip, Music Camp, Woodlands Camp, and local ministry / mission projects such as HFBC’s Vacation Bible School, Bread of Life, & Backyard Bible Clubs at the Park in Helen. 

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THE CALENDAR AHEAD:

May 15 – Bread of Life (Local Mission Project) from 730am till 9am at Helen First Baptist Church – Feeding Our Community (this one is actually every 3rd Saturday of every month – 12 months each year…) 

June 7-11 are our dates for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, We can always use lots of Youth Volunteers for the week leading up to VBS & the week of VBS (See Audra Keesee & / or Jeff Ford to plug in…)

June 12-19 Mission Trip to Huntsville, Alabama (New Church Build in partnership with www.etowahbaptist.com Contact Jeff Ford more information

June 21-26 Surge 150 Youth Music Camp (Rome, GA) Contact Angie Gant for more info. https://gabaptist.org/worshipandmusic/ 

July 12-17 – HFBC Junior High Week @ Woodlands

July 19-24 HFBC High School Week @ Woodlands

July 19-23 Helen FBC’s College Students Retreat(details coming soon…)

TBA JULY local mission work in the Helen, GA (@ the Park) Please pray with us on this.

In the pages…

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I was trying to find You in the pages of Your Word then I heard You speak so crystal clear You said go and change the world by carrying My Name We are changing the game of life itself It’s not about money It’s not about fame Life’s not about comfort It’s not about change Life is about JESUS Life is that He lived and died He is the perfect sacrifice Jesus paid the price

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / APRIL 2021 

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / APRIL 2021 

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SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP: 2021

HFBC YOUTH took part in a life-changing mission trip in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama from April 5 through 9 (during our 2021 Spring Break). As I write this April article in our latest issue of “Tell the Next Generation”, I’m feeling a great sense of gratitude. I’m grateful for the students and adults that accompanied me on our 2021 Spring Break HFBC Youth Mission Trip: Natalie, Jim, Angie, Sarahbeth, Jamie, Abbey, Emily, Bethany, & Sarah. I’m grateful for the mission work we were able to lead and / or take part in: Backyard Bible Clubs (aka Daycamps), Beach Reach (a.k.a. Beach Evangelism), and Beachside Worship. I’m grateful for our safe trip and the hope that we will partner with Gulf Area Resort Ministries on a future date. I’m grateful for a church family that prayed for us and supported us in our work.

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THE GREATEST MEMORIES OF OUR YOUTH MINISTRY YEARS

The greatest memories of our youth ministry years can often be characterized as hopeful, challenging, inspiring, and empowering. At HFBC our students begin their journey in the youth group in 6th grade, and they graduate from the youth group in the 12th grade. They are given countless opportunities to grow in their understanding of Scripture. They are given avenues of service to participate in on a regular basis. Adult youth ministry volunteers and the HFBC staff challenge our youth with ministry and missions opportunities at home and on trips (like our 2021 Spring Break Mission Trip). Students are inspired to live for Christ… to live with purpose and passion. HFBC students are empowered by the Spirit of God to live free, live strong, and lead with a heart full of life and love.

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THE CALENDAR AHEAD:

a. June 12-19 – HFBC Youth Leadership / Mission Trip in partnership with https://www.etowahbaptist.com (location: Huntsville, AL)

b. d. June 21-26 Surge 150 Youth Music Camp (Rome, GA) Contact Angie Gant for more info. https://gabaptist.org/events/surge150-music-camp/
c. July 12-17 – HFBC Junior High Week @ Woodlands

d. July 19-24 HFBC High School Week @ Woodlands
e. TBA JULY local mission work in the Helen, GA (@ the Park) Please pray with us on this 🙂

f. TBA Helen FBC’s College Students Mission Project (details coming soon…)


PS – Contact Jeff for additional details on any and all of the above-mentioned opportunities.

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In Christ,

Jeff Ford

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / MARCH 2021 

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / MARCH 2021 

A NEWSLETTER ESPECIALLY FOR HELEN FBC YOUTH PARENTS: MARCH 2021
YOUTH LEADERS: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH HELEN FBC YOUTH
———— Please remember to pray for your Wednesday Night HFBC Youth Leaders ————
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WEDNESDAYS: Pizza is served at 530pm
& our Games, Bible Study, Worship, & Small Groups are from 6pm till 730pm.
*Daniel Redding is our new “HFBC Youth Ministry Intern for 2021”. Daniel is currently considering and praying about pursuing full-time vocational youth ministry. Lauren West will become Lauren West Redding on April 24th. Pray for them as their wedding day is fast approaching. Lauren is currently assisting with AWANA at HFBC as well. Daniel & Lauren are a dynamic couple with an amazing testimony.
**Dalton Gore is also “Interning” with HFBC Youth Ministry. Pray for Dalton as he nears his TMU graduation date. Dalton will graduate in May of 2021.
We are blessed with an amazing team of Wednesday Night Leaders. Our greatest hope for the middle school & high school students at HFBC, is that each student would be “forever-changed” by the love of Christ. Pray for each leader as they faithfully present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our HFBC students week after week. Also: pray for each leader as they faithfully live out God’s grace, mercy, & peace in the world.

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MARK THOSE 2021 CALENDARS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY
April 5 to 9 – Spring Break HFBC Youth Mission Trip (Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, AL)
c. June 12-19 – HFBC Youth Leadership / Mission Trip (location TBA)
d. July 12-17 – HFBC Junior High Week & July 19-24 HFBC High School Week @ Woodlands
e. June 21-26 Surge 150 Youth Music Camp (Toccoa, GA) Contact Angie Gant for more info. https://gabaptist.org/events/surge150-music-camp/
f. FYI: Our TBA Mission / Ministry Trip will likely partner with http://www.ocoeeoutreach.org or https://www.etowahbaptist.com
PS – Contact Jeff for additional details on any and all of the above-mentioned opportunities.

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KNOWING JESUS, THE ESSENTIAL TEEN 365 DEVOTIONAL (for 2021)

In 2021, I’m challenging our students to utilize the book: Knowing Jesus, The Essential Teen 365 Devotional. My prayer is that through the use of this simple devotional book (a Lifeway Resource), your child would grow in their faith in Jesus. Much of our HFBC Youth teaching emphasis at our February Strong Rock Retreat and expanded teaching throughout 2021 on Wednesday nights will center on the tremendous benefit of personal one-on-one time with God through personal Bible Study and Prayer. If your student doesn’t already have their copy, please stop by the HFBC Youth Ministry office, and pick one up for them. This is a free gift from HFBC to your child. We love them dearly. Thank you for the privilege of partnering in ministry with your family through HFBC Youth Ministries. In Christ, Jeff Ford ( email: jford@helenfbc.org ) call or text: 706.809.**** / or call office # 706.200.1965

Photos: Daniel Redding (with his bride-to-be: Lauren), Trista Blankenship, Candice Wood, Dalton Gore, Natalie & Jeff Ford, Jacob & Abbey Booke, Keith Wade, Will Myers, and Amy & Michael Whitlark

It’s a Momma singing…

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written by Josh Wilson DREAM SMALL It’s a mama singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time the world says he cannot afford These simple moments change the world It’s a pastor at a tiny little church 40 years of loving on the broken and the hurt These simple moments change the world Dream small Don’t buy the lie you’ve got to do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall Dream small It’s visiting the widow down the street Or dancing on a Friday with your friend with special needs These simple moments change the world Of course there’s nothing wrong with bigger dreams Just don’t miss the minutes on your way to bigger things Cause these simple moments change the world Dream small Don’t buy the lie you’ve got to do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall So dream small Keep loving, keep serving, keep listening, keep learning Keep praying, keep hoping, keep seeking, keep searching Add up the small things and watch them grow bigger The God who does all things makes oceans from rivers Dream small Don’t buy the lie you’ve got to do it all Just let Jesus use you where you are One day at a time Live well Loving God and others as yourself Find little ways where only you can help With His great love A tiny rock can make a giant fall Yeah five loaves and two fish can feed them all So dream small, dream small

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / Feb. 2021

TELL THE NEXT GENERATION / FEB 2021

A NEWSLETTER ESPECIALLY FOR HELEN FBC YOUTH PARENTS: Feb. 2021
YOUTH LEADERS: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH HELEN FBC YOUTH
———— Please remember to pray for your Wednesday Night HFBC Youth Leaders ————
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WEDNESDAYS: Pizza is served at 530pm
& our Games, Bible Study, Worship, & Small Groups are from 6pm till 730pm.
*Daniel Redding is our new “HFBC Youth Ministry Intern for 2021”. Daniel is currently considering and praying about pursuing full-time vocational youth ministry. Lauren West will become Lauren West Redding on April 24th. Pray for them as their wedding day is fast approaching. Lauren is currently assisting with AWANA at HFBC as well. Daniel & Lauren are a dynamic couple with an amazing testimony.
**Dalton Gore is also “Interning” with HFBC Youth Ministry. Pray for Dalton as he nears his TMU graduation date. Dalton will graduate in May of 2021.
We are blessed with an amazing team of Wednesday Night Leaders. Our greatest hope for the middle school & high school students at HFBC, is that each student would be “forever-changed” by the love of Christ. Pray for each leader as they faithfully present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our HFBC students week after week. Also: pray for each leader as they faithfully live out God’s grace, mercy, & peace in the world.

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MARK THOSE 2021 CALENDARS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY

February 26-28 – Freedom Weekend (Retreat in place of DNOW) at Strong Rock Deadline for STRONG ROCK RETREAT sign-up is February 14.
April 5 to 9 – Spring Break HFBC Youth Mission Trip (Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, AL)
c. June 12-19 – HFBC Youth Leadership / Mission Trip (location TBA)
d. July 12-17 – HFBC Junior High Week & July 19-24 HFBC High School Week @ Woodlands
e. June 21-26 Surge 150 Youth Music Camp (Toccoa, GA) Contact Angie Gant for more info. https://gabaptist.org/events/surge150-music-camp/
f. FYI: Our TBA Mission / Ministry Trip will likely partner with http://www.ocoeeoutreach.org or https://www.etowahbaptist.com
PS – Contact Jeff for additional details on any and all of the above-mentioned opportunities.

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KNOWING JESUS, THE ESSENTIAL TEEN 365 DEVOTIONAL (for 2021)

In 2021, I’m challenging our students to utilize the book: Knowing Jesus, The Essential Teen 365 Devotional. My prayer is that through the use of this simple devotional book (a Lifeway Resource), your child would grow in their faith in Jesus. Much of our HFBC Youth teaching emphasis at our February Strong Rock Retreat and expanded teaching throughout 2021 on Wednesday nights will center on the tremendous benefit of personal one-on-one time with God through personal Bible Study and Prayer. If your student doesn’t already have their copy, please stop by the HFBC Youth Ministry office, and pick one up for them. This is a free gift from HFBC to your child. We love them dearly. Thank you for the privilege of partnering in ministry with your family through HFBC Youth Ministries. In Christ, Jeff Ford ( email: jford@helenfbc.org ) call or text: 706.809.**** / or call office # 706.200.1965

Photos: Daniel Redding (with his bride-to-be: Lauren), Trista Blankenship, Candice Wood, Dalton Gore, Natalie & Jeff Ford, Jacob & Abbey Booke, Keith Wade, Will Myers, and Amy & Michael Whitlark