Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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!"?
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
6:00 - 8:30pm
Bethany Bible Church Gym
Dinner & Dessert
Games/Competitions with prizes
Gift Exchange Battle (all gifts will be provided)
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!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
We'll also be celebrating the September birthdays with a little something special because Kory just turned 16!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
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.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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
Friday, May 21st
6:00 - 8:00pm
This is an all ages show.
Location: Bethany Bible Church Gymnasium where we usually meet for skate night.
Performers: OR1GINAL and Affected
Saturday, May 1, 2010
$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
Friday, April 23, 2010
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
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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
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
*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
*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
This event looks like it is going to be fantastic. Check it out! Friday night March 12th.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
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.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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.
Chutes and Ladders
Decks of regular playing cards
Games can be dropped off at skate night any Monday night, or you can schedule with me to pick them up from you.
Monday, January 11, 2010
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!
in His hands and for His glory!
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
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!