From the Archives: Spring Break / Holy Week

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April 5, 2012 by Stephen

This post originally appeared on March 22, 2008.  You can find the original here.  It is interesting how some things stay the same – Spring Break and worship services/opportunities – and other things change – I’m no longer working with the youth.  This post has been a good trip down memory lane.

This past week was Spring Break for our students. Spring Break always coincides with Holy Week here in Fairfax County. We usually plan a few opportunities for fellowship and an opportunity for service during the week, in addition to the special worship opportunities provided by the church. This year’s worship opportunities included a Maundy Thursday service and a prayer labyrinth.

Monday was spent at a Wizards game. The Wizards played Atlanta. We went down early and had dinner at Potbelly’s before the game. Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, the Wizards were having a promotional giveaway – nice, green rally towels that light up.

The game was exciting for the most part, but the Wizards lost, as they have not heard about something called ‘playing defense’. It was a nice consolation to see Acie Law play for the Hawks. (Acie is probably the best men’s basketball player ever from Texas A&M). All in all, it was a good time!

Wednesday was laser tag day. Laser tag was a compromise between bowling and paintball. We played over at Shadowland in Alexandria. Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time, but the best memory I’ll take from the event was when one of our senior girls got excited about finishing in second place and declared that she found her calling!

Friday, the family and I spent the day together. We went to Krispy Kreme for a mid-morning snack. I’m proud to say that I only had one chocolate-glazed donut! After that, we went to a nearby park – Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. We almost had the whole place to ourselves! We played on the park playground, walked around the park, and played on the playgrounds at the school next to the park. We ended our time at the park by having a mid-afternoon picnic and a final round of play on the playground. It was a fun day!

Today was our service project. We joined with Cornerstone Baptist in Warrenton for a follow-up time to our JUBILEE Retreat. This was another opportunity for us to put Jubilee into action.

We worked at a ministry called Community Touch. This ministry is doing wonderful things in the rural community outside of Warrenton. They have a food bank, a clothing and furniture store, and they provide transitional housing. It was great to be able to serve at a ministry that is doing meaningful things in their community. It was also fun to hang out with Josh.

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