Fall 2013 Kick-off Celebration

girls-combinedWe held our Fall 2013 kick-off celebration meeting to start out the new school year of Bright Lights.  We were so blessed that most of the girls were able to make it, and we were delighted to meet some new young ladies who plan to join us this year!

After a time of singing favorites from the Bright Lights songbook, we played a variety of fun games to help everyone get reacquainted again.  One of everyone’s favorites was “The Name Game” that we played during our meeting on friends last school year.

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We spent about 45 minutes playing games, and then took our snacks, tea, and hot apple cider out to the campfire to visit a bit before having a short devotional.  We talked about Jesus being the Light of the world (John 8:15) and the importance of walking in His light.  We also talked about how Jesus calls us as believers to be the light of the world (Matt. 5:14) and how this should be a reflection of His light into the darkness around us.  The closer we are to Jesus, the brighter we will be reflecting His light to those who are lost in the darkness of this world.  We ended with singing:

Lord, I will shine Your light, with joy and a smile that’s bright.
I will seek You all my days; Lord, I want to learn Your ways.
In this world of night, Lord, I will shine Your light.

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Everyone stayed past our ending time of 8:30 to enjoy more fellowship around the fire and in the house.  It was such a wonderful evening, and we are so looking forward to seeing each young lady throughout this new school year!  See you all on October 3! :)

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Bright Lights Kick-off & Schedule for 2013

Bright Lights Kick-off Celebration

You are officially invited to a special Bright Lights kick-off celebration for 2013!  Please come to my house (contact for directions) on Thursday, September 19th, from 7:00-8:30pm* for a fun evening of singing, activities, snacks, a devotion, and a time of getting reacquainted for the school year ahead of us.  Please bring your jacket to keep warm since we are planning to be outdoors for some of the evening (weather permitting), and please feel free to bring a snack to share with everyone.

If you can make it to this special celebration, please RSVP by Wednesday, September 18th, so that we can plan for you (RSVP is greatly appreciated, but not absolutely necessary).  And if you have a friend who would like to come to Bright Lights, please invite her to join us for this evening as well!

Mothers are invited to come for an evening of tea, coffee, and fellowship with the other moms.

As for the rest of the school year – we will be once again meeting at Northern Bible Church, from 6:30-8:30pm, for young ladies ages 10-15 (older girls are more than welcome to join us as well).  I will be handing out a detailed schedule with lesson topics at the kick-off meeting.  I’ve also posted lesson topics on our Bright Lights website, and you can find a map to Northern Bible church there, too.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have.  I am really looking forward to seeing you all next Thursday!

Love in Christ,
Sara Fraser

*Please note that the kick-off celebration starts at 7:00pm; after this, our regular Bright Lights meetings begin at 6:30pm as usual

Bright Lights Meeting Schedule (Fall 2013)

September 19
October 3*
-October 8-12 — BL conferences in St. Cloud
October 24
November 7
November 21
December 5
December 19

*Please note the 3-week gap between Oct. 3 and Oct. 24 due to my family’s schedule.

Fall 2012 Kick-off Celebration

Around the campfire

Last night (September 27) was our official Bright Lights kick-off celebration.  This special meeting was held in our home.  We began with a time of singing favorites from the Bright Lights songbook… the girls sounded beautiful as they lifted their voices in praise to the Lord.

Next, we spent some time playing a couple of games to help the new girls get to know everyone, and for the other girls to get reacquainted.  We then split into two groups and did some Bible charades.

Joshua and the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6)
Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11)
Balaam and the talking donkey (Numbers 22:22-40)

After games, we got our snacks and hot apple cider before heading outside to the campfire.

Yummy snacks

Then we had a short devotional and story about being a bright light in a dark world and the importance of not wasting the years of our youth.  During the devotional, Deborah was drawing a chalk picture and near the end, lit it up with a black-light.

You are the light of the world

We were so blessed to have so many of you join us for this special kick-off meeting.  We look forward to seeing you all again in two weeks at our next meeting on October 11.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14-16

Bright Lights Kick-off 2012

You are invited…

to our Bright Lights in Bemidji kick-off celebration!

I am very excited that we will be starting Bright Lights again this school year, and would like to invite all of you girls to join us again this year as we pursue the Lord and be bright lights for Him. Again our group is for young ladies ages 10-15. Mothers and older young ladies are welcome to join us as well.

At this first special meeting, we will be reviewing what we learned last year, previewing this school year’s Bright Lights plans, and enjoying a wonderful time of fellowship, activities, and refreshments. We hope you can join us for this exciting evening on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm. Our special kick-off celebration will be hosted at my home. Lord willing, our following meetings will be held at Northern Bible Church.

Although not necessary, we would greatly appreciate it if you could RSVP by September 26.

I look forward to seeing all of you again. May the Lord bless you as you seek to be BRIGHT!

Joyfully in Christ,
Sara Fraser

P.S.
We would love to see more young ladies join our Bright Lights group. If you have any friends who might be interested in joining our group, feel free to pass this on or direct them to our group’s website: www.frasernotes.com/brightlights. This special event is the perfect time for anyone new to Bright Lights to learn more about our group in person.

Please feel free to contact me concerning any questions that you might have.