We leave THIS Friday!! Please be at the church at 2:00PM sharp.
If you haven’t already turned it in, all waivers and payment are due Friday before we leave.

What luggage to bring?

  1. ONE bag per student (purses, sleeping bag and pillow can be separate)
  2. Should be a soft-sided, SMALL carry-on sized bag (backpack or duffel bag…please no hard-frame roller bags)

What are other things to make sure you bring?
(first-timers can also see notes at the end)

  1. Money for 2 meals on the road   (have this on your person, NOT in your luggage)
  2. Snacks for the road
    (Totally optional. Sharing is caring.)
  3. Physical Bible
    (as in, paper…electronic Bibles are a no go at this retreat)
  4. Sleeping bag and pillow
    (if you don’t own a sleeping bag, sheets/blanket are ok, but keep in mind you will be on the floor or sharing a mattress)
  5. Towel
    (there are none up there; trust me from experience, sharing is NOT caring.)
  6. Jacket / Warm clothes
    (Supposed to be high of 45 on Saturday…yikes!)
  7. Tennis shoes for outdoor hiking / activities
  8. Appropriate PJs
    (sleeping areas and bathrooms are separated, but there are shared common areas)
  9. Toiletries
    (Girls – think camping with your family…go light on this stuff. Boys – don’t think camping with Battalion…you WILL take a shower this weekend!)

What NOT to bring? (hopefully these are obvious)

  1. Extra electronics (tablets, game devices, etc.)…we’re getting away to unwind and unplug.
  2. Alcohol, drugs, etc. (please DO remember to bring any necessary prescriptions!)
  3. Weapons / knives (pocket knives are ok)
    (In case there was any confusion:  you definitely aren’t providing the teaching firearms.)

Save the Dates

It’s time for Wavelength to start gearing up for a great year ahead. You may want to save a few of the dates we are planning for:

  • Sunday, Sept. 11, 6pm-7pm – Ice Cream Social
    • Ministry Center Basement
    • Girls bring a beverage to share
    • Guys bring your favorite topping
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 6pm-8pm – First Youth Group Kick Off
    • Ministry Center Basement
    • Theme to be announced soon. This will be a great night to bring some friends!
  • Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23 – Fall Retreat
    • We are working on firming up the dates and details, but tentatively book your calendars for these days. Our fall retreat will be the SPEP HS Youth Group only and will once again be at the cabin in PA. We have some great activities in the works. YOU WONT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE.


Big Beach Weekend Details!

It’s Almost upon us!  Big Beach!!

We will meet at the church at 12:00pm on Friday the 5th.  Please eat lunch before you arrive (or bring it with you).

We will leave Harvey Cedars aprox 11:15am on Monday the 8th.  That should put back at the church aprox 3:15pm. You will need money for lunch on the road.

You will need…

  • Clothes…duh
  • Possibly a sweater, raincoat
  • Swim suit.  here is Harvey Cedars requirements

Attire/Swim Suits: Harvey Cedars Bible Conference requires that everyone wear shoes/flip flops and a shirt on its campus, and when walking to/from the beach.  In addition, students are to wear one-piece swim suits at all times – two piece swim suits must be covered with a dark colored t-shirt.

  • Bible (physical)
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Money for snacks, meals on the road, BBW Merchandise
  • A good attitude
  • All the forms

Merchandise/Snacks: Harvey Cedars has a full-service snack bar and vending machines.  Big Beach Weekend will offer free coffee to all adults, and $1.00 coffee to students at its Coffee House on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  Big Beach will also sell official merchandise including hats, long sleeved shirts, beach towels, tank tops, sun-glasses, water bottles, etc.

Paddleboard/Kayak: We are offering free use of our boards/kayaks this year.  Students will have multiple opportunities to sign up for 30-minute time slots on both Saturday and Sunday.  We will be asking leaders from each church to sign up to supervise these activities at least once during the weekend.  It is essential that students under the age of eighteen (18) who want to paddleboard/kayak, complete the attached liability waiver in advance and bring it when they sign up for their time slot.

There are 3 forms for this trip.  Harvey Cedar’s waiver, the marina waiver which allows you students to paddle board or kayak on the bayside and the SPEP Annual waiver.  If your student has been on a HS trip this year (Fall Retreat, Ski Retreat, Guppy Gulch) then we should have one on file. If not than we will need all three.

Harvey Cedars Marina Waiver and Release 2016

Harvey Cedars Medical form 2016

SPEP Annual Waiver

If you have any questions please email me at mhedinger@spepchurch.org


Girl’s Night!

Hey girls, we’re going to have a girl’s night on Thursday! It’ll be 8-10pm at my house (text/email/facebook message me if you need my address). It’d be great if you could bring some kind of snack/dessert to share, but if not, don’t worry about it. And if you need a ride, let me or Katie Goslin know and we’ll try to work something out for you so you can come! Hope to see you all there!

Big Beach Registration

bbw16Are you ready for the most exciting weekend of the summer? Join hundreds of high school students on Long Beach Island as we celebrate Big Fun, Big Friendships and our Big God at Big Beach! We will have a blast with tons of fun, sun, sand and connecting with what God is doing in our midst!

Join hundreds of area high school students for three nights and four action-packed days at one of the region’s finest high school retreats. Big Beach Weekend is produced by the Chesapeake Youth Network, and held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in Harvey Cedars, NJ. BBW features excellent speakers, break-out seminars providing practical take-aways for students, fantastic worship, indoor pool, hot tub, the beach, various exciting games, including dodgeball & volleyball tournaments, coffee house, free- time options, surf lessons, paddle boarding, and MUCH more. Cost includes registration, transportation, lodging, meals, event t-shirt, and most activities.

You are not going to want to miss out on this weekend!

Speaker : Rob Stansberry

Rob Stansberry has served in several youth and preaching positions and has a deep commitment and adoration of the local Church. He attended seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and pastored Lake Shore Baptist Church in Chicago for 5 years, before finishing his Masters at Shepherds Theological Seminary in North Carolina. Now a Theology & Apologetics teacher at Cary Christian School and preaching elder at Sovereign Christ Church, Rob lives with his wife and 3 kids, and has an active blog at anunworthyservant.com.


Register!  Registration ends July 11th.  Click the Link HERE to register and have the option of paying online.  The cost is $260 per person and scholarships are available. Simply have a parent contact Matt (mhedinger@spepchurch.org, 305-321-3885).

Waiver : Once you have registered You will be contacted with which waivers are needed for your student, if you do not already have an annual SPEP waiver one will be sent along with the newly required Harvey Cedars’ (our physical location for this event) waiver.

If you have any questions contact Matt (mhedinger@spepchurch.org, 305-321-3885).

Sunday School this week…

Dear Wavelength,

This Sunday (June 26th) we will be having a special class that will meet in the class room in the narthex.  Please join us in the sanctuary for refreshments and special guest speaker Julie Soltis.  Julie has returned home from serving overseas for some time now.  She will be sharing what God is doing in the refugee community in Austria.  The Oasis is the ministry that Jeremey and Steph now serve.  So don’t head to the basement, come straight to the church and look for me in the narthex.