The Latest News – BACON TEENS

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(February 7th, 2019) CLICK HERE to read a letter from Pastor Gregg about our church’s transition.


One of the keys to having a successful ministry is having information about you and your teens, and knowing ways you are willing to help.  We have an online survey, so you can give us this information.  Please take a few minutes and go to the following link to complete the survey:  It would be greatly appreciated!

Here is the handout given to new parents at our September 9th meeting, giving an overview of our teen ministry, and some dates you want to be aware of.



District FOL is in the books.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of those who placed, and who is eligible to compete at FIELD FOL in March at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.
Click here for the MAD District’s web page for the event.  Also, below are some important links for those who go to Field FOL:

◊ Field FOL:

  • Dates:  March 28-31 (a little later than usual!)
  • Cost:  $335 + money for 3 meals.  The $335 covers transportation, hotels, costs related to running FOL, t-shirts, snacks, and more.
  • We give scholarships for our teens going to FOL:   $175 for Seniors, $125 for Juniors, $75 for everyone else.  This would make the costs as follows:  Seniors would pay $160, Juniors would pay $210, Everyone Else pays $260 (You can pay online – see link below – or by check to our church) Pay online here
  • Deadline to let Beth Miller know whether you are attending:  February 1st
  • Deadline to register online:  March 1st Register here
  • Departure Time from Bel Air:  8am Thursday
  • Departure Time from Boston:  8:30am Sunday
  • There may be seats left on the bus if a parent wants to attend too.  Please register for this.


We are putting together an FOL Choir – for guys and gals!   Choir practice  will be starting soon – taking place on Wednesdays at 6pm.  There will be a sign up sheet at Midweek, or you can email Beth Miller at to let her know you would like to be involved.

◊High School Girls SMALL GROUP

Calling ALL high school girls. Starting January 1, join our group as we take a 100 day journey to be brave.  You were always meant to be brave.  It won’t be easy; it won’t be simple. But it will be worth it.  Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.

See Alycia Donati before December 23 to sign up.  Books will be available December 30 at the church so you can start January 1st.  First small group meeting January 13, 6-8 at Patty Finney’s home, dinner will be provided.



  • 6pm – Open Gym
  • 7pm – Midweek Service


High School and Middle School groups meet at 11am, following the 9:30 church service.  Both have rotating teams of teachers who lead the groups each week.

◊NYC 2019!

We are 19 teens and 4 adults strong!  We will be traveling with the MAD District, a group of 184.  We will converge on Phoeniz, AZ in July along with thousands of other Nazarene teens and adults.  It’s very exciting!

A payment is expected on the 15th of each month until May 15, when the total payment is due.  Payments can be mailed to:  Melissa Moser,  Attn:  MAD NYI, 1624 Lynch Road, Baltimore, MD 21222.  You can also make a check out to the church and we will include it in a group check to be sent out that week.

Also, Heather Ingram is organizing some fundraisers for our group.  Please be watching your emails with updates on the different projects we will be doing.

  • You can learn more about our district’s plans BY GOING HERE, and you can see a cool highlight video from 2015 in Louisville KY..
  • CLICK HERE for the complete district packet about NYC
  • Here is a cool video of NYC alum talking about the impact the event has had in their lives.
  • And, here is a link to the official NYC 2019 site


Teen Bible Quizzing provides a chance to go deeper into God’s Word, develop lifelong relationships with quizzers from other churches across our district and have fun in the process.   This upcoming year we will be doing the gospel of John, and John’s unique telling of the story of Jesus

Any teen from 6th – 12th grade can participate.   If you want to learn God’s Word better and have the chance to make friendships across the district, join us for Teen Bible Quizzing.

Practices are once a week – usually from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.   We may occasionally have a practice from 1-4 p.m.  The teen quiz events take place once a month on Saturdays from September – March.   Cost for the travel quizzes is around $10/quiz (including lunch).   There is no cost to attend practices.

The district finals will be held March 9, 2019 @ Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene.  If you would like to be involved in Bible Quizzing this year, or if you have questions, contact James Moots at  Note:  We are also in needs of adults/parents who can plug in and help coach or officiate!

Click here for a Teen Bible Quiz Flyer, which includes the travel schedule for the upcoming season.


From August 7th through August 16th, BACON Teens traveled to Honduras for the 5th time on our summer mission trip!  We were at the Church of the Nazarene in La Ceiba, where we partnered with the church there to complete a lit soccer field, do other various concrete jobs around the church, as well as do a 3 night VBS program for their neighborhood.  We also connected again with the organization ‘Helping Honduras Kids’, who operate a Children’s Home and Jungle School outside of La Ceiba.  We did a VBS program one morning at the school, and spend an afternoon with the kids at the Children’s Home.

Here are some links to places you can go to get highlights from the trip:

  • CLICK HERE to access a YouTube Playlist of individual videos of team members sharing about the trip while still in Honduras, as well as the sharing and highlight videos from the Sunday service, and more!
  • CLICK HERE to watch the highlight video of pictures from the trip.
  • CLICK HERE to watch a compilation video of team members sharing about the trip.





THE February ISSUE IS OUT!  We subscribe to a parent page created monthly by Walt Mueller and CPYU (the Center for Parent and Youth Understanding).  Paper copies are available at Communication Central at the church, across from the Teen Suite.  You can request it via email (  You can also elect to receive it monthly by email.  You can do so by subscribing:

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March 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • MS & HS Small Groups
  • Bible Quiz Practice
  • Midweek Open Gym
  • Midweek Service
  • District Quiz Finals
  • MS & HS Small Groups
  • Midweek Open Gym
  • Midweek Service
  • MS & HS Small Groups
  • Midweek Open Gym
  • TeenMembershipClass
  • Midweek Service
  • FOLTeens Bistro
  • MS & HS Small Groups
  • Midweek Open Gym
  • Midweek Service
  • Field Festival of Life At ENC
  • Field Festival of Life At ENC
  • Field Festival of Life At ENC
  • Field Festival of Life At ENC
  • MS & HS Small Groups