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Graduation Lunch May 5

We still need people to sign up to bring food and a few volunteers for Graduation Sunday, next week. Please click here then click on Graduation Lunch.  Thank you for pitching in!

Honoring Our Graduates May 5

Join us for Graduation Sunday when our high school seniors will be recognized during worship service. Afterwards, there will be a Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar Lunch and everyone at Cornerstone is invited. We hope you will attend and contribute in some way. Feel free to bring graduation cards loaded with encouragement. To RSVP and sign up to contribute please Click Here

Pray for the Youth Retreat

The much anticipated youth retreat is this weekend.  Please begin now to pray daily for their safety and for the Holy Spirit to be working in the hearts of the kids and the chaperones.  Also pray for great fellowship as this will probably be the last group trip for our graduating seniors who have been together for so many years.

Stepping Stones April 12

The next event is Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.  This ministry is for girls ages 10 and up. Contact Linda Cover for more information.

Youth Retreat – Not Too Late

As of March 19 there are still two spaces available for the Youth Retreat April 5 – 7.  The cost is $100 and is due now.  Register here.

Additionally, help is still needed for the dinner on Saturday.

Stepping Stones Mar 22

The next Stepping Stones event is Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. This ministry is for girls ages 10 and up. Contact Linda Cover for more information at.

Join the EPC on a one of a kind mission endeavor!

What are you doing this summer? Don’t miss out an a unique mission opportunity for your high school students. Summer Mission Jam is a new, entry mission and outreach equipping conference for students, serving among Lebanese, Bangladeshi, Yemeni, Iraqi, and Pakistani peoples in America’s most diverse neighborhoods of Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan.

Students will learn how to ‘bridge the gap’ with Muslims and be the fragrance of Jesus through supportive and instructive teaching and service outreach opportunities. Summer Jam starts Monday evening, July 8, and wraps up Saturday, July 13. Registration is $450 per student and includes delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, and the best missions training you can receive.

If you already have plans for this summer, consider bringing a few student leaders to check out Summer Mission Jam for future summers (Fremont, CA in 2020 & Michigan in 2021).

Summer Mission Jam is an amazing opportunity for churches, big and small, to invest in their students as they learn more about Muslims and how to interact in a way that is loving and beneficial for the Kingdom. This summer, step out and be a part of something new with the EPC denomination. We are positive it will impact your world and give you new ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your own communities.

You can register and learn more about Summer Mission Jam by going to our website: Summer Mission Jam

If you know of anyone that might be interested in attending Summer Mission Jam, we invite you to pass it along and share on social media!

Scholarships Available

There are scholarships available for people of color through the EPC – these scholarships cover 1/2 of registration! We desire to see, within the EPC denomination, more people of color being empowered to lead and go into missions long-term through EPC World Outreach. Please contact us for more information about how to apply.

Stepping Stones Begins Jan 18

The Stepping Stones ministry is for girls ages 10 and up. The focus this year will be taken from the book Lies Young Women Believe (And the Truth that Sets Them Free). Each event will include food, fun, and discussions about the skills needed for navigating life’s path as a daughter of Christ.

  • Where: on campus in the Fellowship Hall
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Dates: January 18, February 15, March 22 and April 26

Contact Linda Cover for more information.


Youth at Cornerstone This Fall

I’m excited for our youth this coming school year! Sunday mornings at 9AM two youth small groups will meet.

One is aimed at our High School young men. Jonathan Shumate, who has worked with college students through Bridges International and as a teacher in Taiwan, will be helping this group focus on the big picture of the Bible by looking at particular passages that highlight the pattern of redemption we see from Genesis through Revelation. We will kick-off September 9 at 9AM with coffee, donuts and kolaches so come hungry!

The other is for our Junior High youth (boys and girls) and High School girls. Todd Elgie will lead this group as they learn to treasure and apply God’s Word. (Other parents will be on hand to lead discussion when particular subjects warrant smaller groups.) They’ll look at questions such as:

  • What makes the Bible unique?
  • Can I be confident the Bible is the Word of God?
  • What’s the big story of the Bible?
  • How do I understand narratives, poetry, prophecy, and letters?

We are also discussing the possibility of a youth retreat November 11-12 at Carolina Creek Christian Camp with some other small churches in Katy. Stay tuned for details.

Meeting for Parents of High Schoolers August 12

We will be returning to Sunday Morning Classes on Sunday, September 9 (the Sunday following Labor Day) and need to start strategizing now for our high school kids.
Regardless of your level of involvement or your youth’s involvement, please make every attempt to be part of the parent meeting on Sunday, August 12 at 9am. 
Some of the topics we hope to discuss are:
  • Sunday mornings
  • possible youth retreat
  • special events (should we have them? who can organize them? etc)
  • Q&A time
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