Mission Statement Making a difference in our community through Christian outreach in a fun and safe environment.

Purpose Statement Our primary purpose is to expand the knowledge of Christ among youth by setting a positive example and providing a safe place for recreation.

Vision Statement To be Washington's premier skatepark and recreational facility by providing each guest with a variety of activities in a friendly, affordable, Christian environment.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RAMP IT UP!

Ladies and Gents,

The time is near... Only three more weeks until the Arizona Rock n Roll Half Marathon.  My mother and I will be walking the half marathon on January 16th.  For both of us this is a new challenge.  Neither of us has ever done a half marathon.  So, what does this have to do with the subject line "Ramp It Up!"? 

Well...

We decided to take this opportunity to raise some money to help M.A.D. Skates!  Funds raised through this adventure will be used to purchase portable ramps for our Monday night skate outreach. 

So, go to www.giveforward.com/rampitup and make your donation today.   

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CHRISTMAS PARTY 2010

CHRISTMAS PARTY 2010

December 20
6:00 - 8:30pm
Bethany Bible Church Gym

Dinner & Dessert
Games/Competitions with prizes
Gift Exchange Battle (all gifts will be provided)
Special Presentations
Skating area will be open as well

SKATERS - Remember the Dress Your Deck competition.  Dress yourself and your inline skates, scooter, or skateboard in Christmas holiday decoration and try to win one of our wonderful prizes! 

RSVP ASAP! Thanks

Monday, November 22, 2010

Support One Of Our Skate Families

Support one of our skate families by purchasing your Christmas tree at Donna's Trees in Bothell just across from Burgermaster! Open today!

Skate Night Cancelled for Tonight

Sorry everyone, but I feel it is the wise choice to cancel Skate Night for tonight.  We have the flu in our family right now, and I did not get the studs on the van in time to beat the bad weather.  Please be safe out there, enjoy the snow, and have a fantastic THANKSGIVING!  We'll see you next week.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Support M.A.D. Skates easily and at no cost to you!

Go to www.goodsearch.com and when it says, "Who do you search for?" type in MAD Skates.  Choose MAD Skates and Rec Center (Bothell, WA) and start searching. 

I just received our first check from GoodSearch, and I'm looking forward to getting the next one when more people than just myself are using it.  I have been using GoodSearch for 1 full year now, and I have to say that I'm happy with the results it comes up with. 

Make the switch from Google or Bing today and help M.A.D. Skates one search at a time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Nick!

This month Nick is celebrating his 16th birthday, and we are helping him celebrate tonight at Skate Night.  As is our tradition, we will be having cupcakes for everyone to celebrate all the November birthdays, but in addition to that, we are having free pizza and ice cream.  I hope to see a bunch of you there tonight to wish Nick a Sweet 16!

M.A.D. Skates T-Shirts on Clearance Sale - $5

We only have a few t-shirts left, and I'm selling them for $5 each.  They are all adult sizes. 

Quantities available are:

Solid Blue                                                          
                    2 Large                                                                    
                    5 X-Large                                                                
White Ringer
                   1 Medium
                   7 Large
                   3 X-Large
                                                                                                   


Solid Blue



Ringer Tee




Back of Shirt
 

Front and Sleeve
 


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Injured Again - Prayer and Set up Help Needed

Yes folks, I have injured myself again.  This time it is my right hip flexor, and loading and unloading the van is going to be next to impossible as I can hardly get in and out of my car.  If I could get one person to help unload the van tomorrow night (Monday 5:15) it would be greatly appreciated.  Hopefully, we will have Nick and Kory back tomorrow night to load it at the end of the night.

Also, I would greatly appreciate prayer for my injury.  I was just getting over the left quad tear and hip flexor strain and had begun training in earnest with my mom for the half marathon we have signed up for in January.  The left leg took almost 5 months to heal, and as you can see on your calendars, I have 2 months for this leg to heal.  Please pray for a miracle.

Thanks everyone, and may God richly bless each and every one of you.

Sincerely from my heart,
Brett Elizabeth Spore

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Van Battery Update

Half of the money has come in and the other half has been promised to us. Thank you to those who jumped in to help out.  The battery was replaced Tuesday night, the van passed emissions Wednesday afternoon, and Lord willing I'll be getting the new tabs for it this morning.  Thanks again to everyone who helped keep us running!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Emergency Financial Need - Van Battery

The van battery is dead.  We have had to jump start it for 2 weeks now.  We need $100 to replace the battery.  If you feel led to help out, please donate. 

Donations are accepted in cash at Skate Night, check via standard mail 21705 2nd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021, or via PayPal.  Thank you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Taking Back Halloween

Here at our house we get around 100 trick-or-treaters every year.  This year was no different with a record high of 119! 

Every year I try to do something to help "take back Halloween" and give glory to God.  This year, I put a sign on our door that said, "If you are a skater, raise your hand."

The first group of kids that came to the door had 2 junior high boys in the front with their hands raised.  I gave them each one of the skater packets I had put together.  They were so excited that after I gave them their candy, they asked if they could give me a hug.  It was a pretty awesome start to the night.

So, what was in the packet? 
Mike Steinkamp's Skate Testimony on DVD
The Gospel of John put out by Pocket Testament League
NOTW Sticker
MAD Skates Sticker
MAD Skates Business Card with the Skate Night information on the back

I handed out approximately 10 complete packets, 3 more Gospels of John, and about 5 business cards.  I just pray God uses these items to reach into the hearts of the young people and 2 women who took the packets.  I ask that all of you take a moment and say a prayer for these people as well.  We need your help...

Washington State is listed as one of the most unchurched states in the U.S. and Wikipedia states that we are part of what is now known as the "Unchurched Belt." As of 2000, the six U.S. states reported to have the lowest rate of religious adherence were Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Maine, and West Virginia.  In January of 2009, Washington was rated as 6th lowest in having "religion as part of their daily life." 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Physiocare Physical Therapy!

Thanks to Physiocare Physical Therapy in Woodinville for being a corporate sponsor.

If you have a need for physical therapy, I highly recommend Bret Swigard and his staff at Physiocare. I have been seen by almost everyone in that office, and they are a great group of people.

Thanks again Physiocare!

Monday, September 20, 2010

TONIGHT! Monday - September 20th - BE AT SKATE NIGHT!

Prawphit is coming to share his story for God's glory. He will have CDs on sale for $10.

We are celebrating the September birthdays with something special for Kory turning 16 this month.

Bring a friend who hasn't come before, and win a prize from the mystery box.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PRAWPHIT is in the house!

Prawphit will be coming next Monday, September 20th to share his story during Bible session. Be there and bring a friend. (Prawphit will have CDs for sale for $10.)

We'll also be celebrating the September birthdays with a little something special because Kory just turned 16!

Skate Conference Update

Well, unless a check for $2,500 and a note saying "GO TO SKATE CONFERENCE" ends up in our mailbox in the 2 weeks, MAD Skates won't be going to skate conference this year. Thanks to everyone who has been praying about this. We're hopeful we can attend next year.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Skate and Be Counted!

A new friend of mine is putting on a Late Night Christian Skate Jam at the Mukilteo YMCA on Saturday, September 18th. It is his goal to put Christ back in the Young Men's CHRISTIAN Association.

First request - PRAY FOR THIS EVENT!

Second request - Show up and skate!

Third request - Bring your friends!

Final request - PRAY MORE! :)

Seriously folks, we need to be here for this. Russ has spent 6 years trying to get the YMCA to allow a "Christian" event at their facility. We need to support this movement to put Christ back into an organization that was founded on Christian values, principles, and Christ himself - the solid rock.

Information: http://www.ymca-snoco.org/Content/Documents/Teens/MK_LateNightSkate.pdf

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chair Massage is Back

Our masseuse will be back this coming Monday, August 30th. She is starting school in September and may not be back again this year, so come Monday night if you would like a massage!

$15 for 15 minutes

Dodge This!


Monday night we had 5 guests arrive just as we were starting our game of dodgeball. Teams were divided up equally by height.
Despite losing one player due to his ride home arriving early and the team apparently being overwhelmed at the start of the event, the red team dominated in a 5-1 victory over the neon yellow team winning a free soda for everyone on the team!






Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

What's going on at MAD Skates for the next 5 weeks?

August 23rd - The first 1/2 of the last episode of Underground Reality: Columbia, Free Popcorn, and an organized 30 minute game of dodgeball at the end of the night from 8:00-8:30.

August 30th - The final night of the Underground Reality: Columbia video series, Free Pizza, and Free Popcorn.

Labor Day - September 6th - NO SKATE NIGHT! Enjoy your family time together, and if you see Kory tell him happy birthday! :)

September 13th - Micki is back from Africa! She'll be sharing the story of her trip and some pictures she and her husband took along the way. I've had a sneak peek, and these are some great photos.

September 20th - Prawphit - A local hiphop/rap artist comes to share his testimony.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Intensity Increases with This Week's Episode

I just finished watching the next two weeks worth of our Underground Reality: Columbia video series, and it is good! I'm really looking forward to sharing the video tomorrow night, so I hope all of our regular attendees can come and bring a friend. We will have popcorn with the DVD as usual.

Also, I will be sharing a couple of thank you notes from our ministry friends around the world, and we'll be doing our new version of Bible Drill. So study your books of the Bible tonight, and come win some candy tomorrow. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Skate Conference 2010

Jason (my husband) and I attended this conference in 2008, and it was fantastic. We are praying about whether or not God wants us to attend in 2010.

It looks like this year, skaters and not just leaders are able to attend. If you are interested in attending, please check out http://www.skateconference.com/ and let me know. We'll see where God leads all of us this fall.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Skate Night Update

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight for skate night. Everyone seemed to have a great time playing dodgeball and skating. I am truly thankful that I have the opportunity to work with such great kids. A special thank you to the parents for driving your kids each week.

Thanks to Crystal for doing the chair massages again, and thanks to those of you who received a massage. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed your massage.

Next Monday night I am planning on starting the Underground Reality: Columbia video series. The group seemed to enjoy the Vietnam series we did last summer. In this series, one of the teens that went on the Vietnam trip takes a new group to Columbia. We will have popcorn with the movie each week. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Jubilee Skate Shop - The Jubilee Skate Shop merchandise will be put out on the last Monday of each month. How will you remember this? If we are having FREE PIZZA, the skate shop merchandise will be there. :) A percentage of all profits from Jubilee Skate Shop goes to M.A.D. Skates.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Boarders For Christ Videos

Boarders for Christ has a great thing going on YouTube. They have short little video clips that show some great skating as well as presenting a positive message. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/user/BoardersForChrist

Chair Massage Fundraiser

You asked - We answered. The Chair Massage is back!

Chair Massage
Next Monday - July 5th
15 Minutes for $15
Starting at 6pm.
The 8pm time slot is booked.
The following time slots are open: 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40.

(BTW: Have a safe 4th of July!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

SKATE NIGHT IS BACK!

We're back on our regular schedule everyone, so we hope to see you tonight. We'll be starting the last of the DVDs in the series we've been watching.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

NO SKATE NIGHT - MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 31st

There will be no skate night on Memorial Day, May 31st. Enjoy this time with your family!

Free pizza night will be tomorrow night - May 24th! See you there. We'll be watching the second half of the video we started last week.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Concert Tomorrow Night - 6PM

Voice of the Martyrs Benefit Concert


Friday - May 21st


6pm


$2


Bands: OR1GINAL and Affected (You can find both of them on MySpace)


Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase as well as CDs and T-shirts from the bands.


Hope to see you all there.


Bring your friends.


The gym can hold 458 people! Let's pack the place!




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Personal Study Questions - May 17th

Here are the personal study questions from May 17th.

PERSONAL STUDY – 2 Points if turned in May 24th

1. Read Matthew 26:36-46. How was Gethsemane a picture of the suffering Jesus had to face? Does his suffering help you to face the possibility of persecution in your own life? If so, how?

2. Do you think most Christians in our culture expect to suffer for following Jesus? Should they? Why or why not? Read John 15:18-23.

3. If you are a disciple of Christ, did you anticipate such a price when you decided to follow Jesus? If you are not a disciple, how does learning of this suffering affect your decision making process about becoming a disciple?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

CONCERT MAY 21st - Voice of the Martyrs Benefit Concert Details

Voice of the Martyrs Benefit Concert

Friday, May 21st

6:00 - 8:00pm

$2

This is an all ages show.

Location: Bethany Bible Church Gymnasium where we usually meet for skate night.

Performers: OR1GINAL and Affected

Chair Massage Fund Raiser

CHAIR MASSAGE NEXT MONDAY - May 17th

We only have 2 spaces still open! Sign up today for 7:00 or 7:20pm.

For those who have already signed up, thank you. We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chair Massage Fund Raiser - Monday, May 17th

Chair Massage Fund Raiser - Monday, May 17th
$15 for 15 minutes.
Sign up today for your appointment!
Payment is due when you make your appointment.
1st appointment is at 6pm.
Last appointment is at 8pm.
In the side room off of the gym where we normally meet. It will be heated.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

$10 Helmets at Local Fire Department

One of our skate parents informed me tonight that the Lake Forest Park Fire Department is selling skate helmets for $10, so if you are short on cash and in need of a helmet, check out the Lake Forest Park Fire Department. I believe this may be the correct address, but I am not positive. Station #57 at 17020 Brookside Blvd.Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Friday, April 23, 2010

TEEN CHALLENGE FREE CONCERT

TEEN CHALLENGE FREE CONCERT
Date:Sunday, May 2, 2010
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:Shoreline Community Church, 125 NE 185th St. Shoreline, WA

Come out and support local artists as well as our local Teen Challenge. Make a difference today!

Friday, April 16, 2010

1-2-3 News

1 - Taco Time Fundraiser was a success. Thanks to Taco Time and our youth for doing such a wonderful job.
2 - Latest Five16 Magazine - www.five16.com
3 - Check out one of the newest Christian Punk Bands - www.thekingskids.com

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Personal Study Questions - March 29th

PERSONAL STUDY – 2 Points if turned in April 5th

1. Read Acts 16:1 – Timothy’s mother was what? Timothy’s father was what?

2. How would you feel if you were Timothy growing up in Lystra as a mamzer/outcast?

3. How would you feel if someone like Paul came into your life today and chose you to be his disciple? Would you go with him?

4. Repeatedly throughout the video, Ray talks about Paul chasing after a life that was as similar to Jesus’ life as he could live. He worked to live a life like Christ. I John 2:6 says “Whoever claims to live in him, must walk as Jesus did.” In what way are you walking like Jesus walked?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Taco Time Fundraiser

Taco Time Fundraiser ends next Monday, March 29th.

All money or unsold coupon books must be turned in next Skate Night - March 29th.

Winners will be announced the following week.

Personal Study Questions - March 22nd

PERSONAL STUDY – 2 Points if turned in March 29th

1. What does the shepherd do in the opening of the sheepfold?

2. What does that look like in your life with God being the shepherd?

3. What are the differences between the birth of Jesus we see in the church Christmas pageants or on t.v. versus the reality of the birth and the manger that was discussed in the video?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Personal Study Questions - March 15, 2010

Personal Study Questions - 2 points if turned in March 22nd


*Read Malachi 1:6-14.

*If this were written today, what would God be saying to his people?

*Write down 5 things you are really good at.

*Explain whether or not you have given those 5 things over to God, and if you have how that is playing out in your life. Are you keeping your best from God or are you giving Him your very
best?

*Read Leviticus 9:2, Isaiah 53:5, Romans 12:1, and Hebrews 9:26. What message do you personally get from each of these verses?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Excite Night - Eastside Foursquare Church

Calling all Jr. High and High School Students!

This event looks like it is going to be fantastic. Check it out! Friday night March 12th.

http://uturnjh.blogspot.com/2010/02/excite-night.html

Friday, February 26, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Help Needed - Monday!!!

Friends,

We desperately need help setting up and tearing down this Monday night. Micki will not be there to assist Jeremy with set up as a member of her family is having surgery, and she must be with her. Additionally, my husband who usually handles tear down with the kids will be unavailable this Monday night due to a work obligation, so any extra hands for tear down would also be appreciated.

Thank you,

Brett

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2009 A Year In Review - VIDEO

video

This is my first time making a video, so cut me a little slack and just enjoy the show.

NOTE: I have had several people tell me that they cannot view the video via the blog. If you are having this problem and would like to watch the video, please check it out at any of our other accounts: MySpace, Facebook, Ning, or Shutterfly. Thank you.

Games Wanted

The following games have been requested by the teens. If you have any of these sitting on a shelf collecting dust and wasting space, please consider donating them. Thank you.

Chutes and Ladders
Candyland
Payday
Connect 4
Decks of regular playing cards
Stadium Checkers

Games can be dropped off at skate night any Monday night, or you can schedule with me to pick them up from you.

Thank you.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thanks from Jamaica

This email came through on December 24th...

I can not thank you and your guys enough for the gift! I learned about it today and was touched that the kids wanted to designate the gift to the Jamaican Skatepark Fund!!

Please tell everyone how thankful we are. We just had our first annual skate camp here in Jamaica and it was a huge success!

Much love!

in His hands and for His glory!

-Stephen

Skate Night - BFC Visit

Tonight the guys from BFC (Boarders for Christ) came to Skate Night for a visit and to help out in my absence. The report I received from my volunteers is that the kids loved having BFC and that Sky did a great job sharing his testimony.

We hope that the BFC crew will visit us again soon. Thanks to BFC for coming alongside our ministry and sharing this time with our youth; you are always welcome in our house.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Skate Night Begins for 2010

Skate Night starts again tonight. The pizza has been ordered. The van has left my house and has arrived at the church. Set up has started.

If you can, come skate tonight! It's the first of the month, so scooters are allowed.

Micki will be running the show, but I might stop by at the end of the night with Isaac, so Jason can drive the van home. :)

Next week we have a special guest - Boarders for Christ!