The Latest News – BACON TEENS

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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.




  • High School, 6:00-9:00* (Orndorffs)
  • Middle School, 6:15-8:45* (Mangiones)

*The parties are planned so that the host homes are close to each other and the parties’ start and end times are staggered for families that have teens in both groups. (Addresses below)

Dinner will be provided at both parties.  Everyone should bring $5 to put towards the cost of the meal.

Also, for both middle school and high school:  Bring a FUN White Elephant gift valued at no more than $10.  It can come from a store of from your home! (We’ll use them in a fun gift exchange game!)

We have a sign-up at Communication Central (at the church).  You can also RSVP by emailing



It is that time of a year again . . . time to kick-off FOL 2019.  This year’s theme is: Fear Less.  Our speaker is Greg Jalsozynski, of 12th Rock Ministries, a graduate of ENC.  He is a great example of someone who has learned to Fear Less and trust God more.
Important to note!  Because FOL is one week earlier this year, this moves up ALL our registration dates pretty significantly.  Early registration are due by December 17th and late registrations will only be taken until January 1st. 
  • Early registration by December 17th will be $35
  • Late registration by January 1st will be $40 . . . The registration link will shut down at midnight on January 1st!
  • Creative writing and poetry should be submitted to Heather Ingram ( by January 11th.
  • Here is a flyer for the event, the FOL handbook with rules for all of the events, and the arts and crafts from that will  need to be submitted with work.


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.


  • 6pm – Open Gym
  • 7pm – Midweek Service
  • On December 19th, we’ll have our traditional showing of “The Nativity Story”, beginning at 6:30pm
  • We will not have Midweek on Wed Nite, December 26th or Jan 2


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.  Note:  In the month of December, groups will not meet on Dec 16, 23, or 30 because of the Children’s Musical (16th) and the Holidays (23, 30)

◊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!

It is required that everyone pay $450 by December 15th.  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 turn it in by Sunday, December 9th, 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


High School Girls in 11th and 12th grade will continue their small group September 23rd at 6pm at Patty Finney’s house. Dinner is provided, so please RSVP to Patty Finney at


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 first quiz practice of the season will be Sunday, August 19th.  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 Nazarene church 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 OCTOBER 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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