This Week at Students@First

Hey Parents! 

No regular programming this week as we are celebrating Christmas these next two weeks. Middle school students will celebrate on Wednesday and High school students will celebrate on Monday! Break out those ugly sweaters!

Winter camp is just around the corner. This year's theme is WHITE OUT: what it means to be washed what as snow. Winter camp is a great time to enjoy a weekend with your friends, s'mores and campfires, games in the snow, worship filled evenings, digging deep into scripture, and learning more about God. For more information and to register click the link below!

Pastor Adrian

This week at Students@First

Hey Parents,

To celebrate the huge success we had last week at our Hunger Overnight mission experience, we are combining again with Grace church for a Thanksgiving dinner. We will be at Grace Churchthis Wednesday November 16th, for Students@First from 7:00-8:30 pm to worship, celebrate and eat. Grace is located at 3765 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558.

See below for a guide on a dish we are asking you to bring to share (enough to serve 5-6 people). We are excited to continue to grow and share with our partner church to bring students, leaders and the body together as one under Christ. If you have any questions, please contact Adrian at adrian@fccnapa.org or Catlin at catlin@fccnapa.org.

Please bring a dish to share based on the first letter of your last name.

A to I – Bring a potato dish. 
J to Q = Bring stuffing or gravy. 
R to Z – Bring a dessert. 

Thanks and have a great week!

Pastor Adrian

Reminder! Students@First is inviting you out for a morning of fun and football! Join our rowdy cheering section or jump in the game. Either way this is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving!

Hunger Overnighter

Hey Parents,

Every year as we approach the Christmas season we reflect on what we have, what we need and hopefully we are reminded that there are many in dire need. This year is no different, homelessness is a big problem in our city, state and country but what does that mean for us? Simply stated, it means that we need to take stock of our blessings and seek ways to help others. Our student’s have lives of means and comfort compared to the majority of people around the world. This thinking creates a “safe and sheltered” view of life and that can lead to complacency, greed and selfishness. We are reminded what Jesus told His disciples and those around Him that “what you did for the least of these you did for me” (Matthew 25:31-46).

We want to raise the next generation to appreciate the blessings they have and to be the hands and feet of Jesus by caring for the lost. Our Hunger Overnight experience will provide an opportunity to feel, even for a few days what it means to be without. This challenging and safe experience will open their eyes to a world some have never seen or heard from before. They will be cold, hungry, tired and without the comforts they are so accustomed to and in doing so will have a taste of what it means to be homeless. November 10-12 will be an experience that will challenge what they think, believe and know about themselves and the notion of being truly blessed.

*Important update*   - We will be having an informational meeting on Wednesday November 2 at FCC in the student room from 7:45 to 8:30. We will be answering questions about the location, planned events for the night, safety and security as well as forms that need to be singed.

I hope you will consider this as one of the events that you encourage your students to do this year (along with Winter and summer camp). These are the experiences that draw them close to each other, their community of faith, their leaders and most importantly their relationship with Christ. 

Pastor Adrian

This Week - One Life Rally

Hey Parents,

This Wednesday is the annual see you at the pole day prayer event. Students@First is taking this day on and praying over our families, schools and communities. We are living in a different time in regards to culture, faith and tolerance. We know that as followers of Christ we are called to love, not because He loves us but because He loves all. The best way to start to show that love is to pray, seeking His guidance, protection, peace and will to come over all. Let’s all get out this Wednesday and gather together to pray and ask Jesus to heal our hearts and everything around us.

We have an incredible opportunity to come together with other churches here in Napa that Wednesday for the “One Life” Rally at Hillside Church. This is where we will celebrate and share how we were able to pray that morning and gather together as one body of Christ. It is a chance to meet other students from our schools, neighborhoods and teams or groups that we may have never known that they live and seek Jesus as we do. There is great strength, comfort and support in knowing that we are not alone.

Students@First will meet directly on the Hillside campus for the One Life Rally. Please drop your student off on location (100 Anderson Rd. Napa CA 94558) See you there!

Pastor Adrian