Oregon Food Bank day
PMC youth helped bag corn at the Oregon Food Bank on June 6.
So how bad are violent games?
An article by Art Bamford reposted here from Fuller Youth Institute
There is still a lot of disagreement among scholars as to just how much of an effect violent games have on players, partly because faster processors have made these games much more realistic in recent years. While ongoing research needs to be conducted, there is now enough evidence to comfortably say that playing first-person shooters can be a hindrance to the formation and wellbeing of today’s young people.
Researchers Lavinia McLean and Mark Griffiths published an article in 2013 titled “The psychological effects of videogames on young people: A review” in which the authors catalog and review all the existing data on the subject up to that point. Here is how they conclude their analysis:
Babysitting offered january 31!
The Jr. high youth group is hosting another Babysitting for Benefit! You can come and drop off children at PMC at 5:30 p.m. and the Jr. High youth group will watch them until 8:30 p.m. We will supply a snack, fun activities, a craft, and a story.
You get a night out... and maybe you donate a little something. The Jr High kids do something cool with the money and the world gets a little better. Pretty cool right?
Please bring: a supper item for your child (no peanuts or nut products), pajamas & blanket for story time.
Signups will start NOW! Email Melissa Burton or sign up on Sunday! Space is limited! If you have any questions, contact Melissa Burton or a Jr. Higher.