Greetings to All Saints family and friends!
Anti-racism resources can be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website under the “Resources” tab (CLICK HERE). This includes recommendations for a wide range of ages for personal study and/or having conversations at home. If anyone has any recommendations that might be beneficial to this list, please contact Erin Wolf or Fr. Christopher.
Prayer @ Home Summer Program
Thank you to everyone who helped provide feedback about summer programming. At this time, All Saints will not be providing any in-person youth ministry events for Summer 2020. However, we are in the middle of our first of two weeks of “Prayer @ Home”, which is a week of daily prompts that encourage us to engage more intentionally with our prayer life.
This first week, July 5-11, provides opportunities for us to: 1. Engage in daily worship with the Daily Offices; 2. Learn and practice the “5 Finger Prayer” with a prayer board activity; and 3. Dig deeper into the Baptismal Covenant and the five key questions that come with it. The week also includes a mid-week check-in that will take place tonight, July 8, from 6:45-7:30pm via Zoom.
The second week of Prayer @ Home will take place Aug. 2-8, and the three daily prompts will include: 1. Engage in daily worship with the Daily Offices; 2. Exploring the Lord’s Prayer; and 3. Practicing sharing pieces of our faith stories with others (also known as evangelism). There will also be a mid-week check in on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 6:45-7:30pm via Zoom.
The daily prompts may be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website, the All Saints Youth Ministry Facebook group, and the All Saints parish Instagram account. Zoom call details may be found HERE or via the Youth Ministry Weekly Update email (CLICK HERE to sign up).
The Eucharistic Festival date has moved to August 29, 2020 and will be held virtually beginning at 11:00am. You can find more information at the diocesan website (CLICK HERE). This year’s preacher is Mother Hilary Crupi, OJN. She is the Guardian of the Order of Julian of Norwich (orderofjulian.org), a contemplative monastic Order of monks and nuns of the Episcopal Church.
March 24: Due to multiple spring breaks overlapping, all Sunday School classes will meet as one class in the Youth Room from 9:00-9:50am with NO Youth Group in the evening.
March 26-April 23: The Way of Love Lenten program continues! Thank you to all who have joined so far! We gather in Room 22 for a light dinner beginning at 5:30pm, have a brief teaching with discussion to follow, and our night wraps up around 7:00pm. Please join us. If you can bring a light soup dinner, please contact Erin Wolf HERE.
March 31: Medieval Knight at St. Thomas, open to grades 6-12 & adult leaders. 5:00-7:00pm with dinner included! This will take place of our usual Youth Group gathering.
April 7: Service Project for Youth Group. Details pending.
April 14: Camp Worship: This particular evening for Camp Worship will include Stations of the Cross and will be better suited for grades 2 and up. Younger students are invited to participate with a parent/guardian/family-connect adult assisting. Plan to meet in the Chancel (choir area of the church) at 6:30pm.
April 21: Easter Sunday—No Sunday School or Youth Group. Children’s Sermon at the 10:00am service with Easter Egg hunt for ages 11 and under following. More Holy Week details to be coming soon—stay tuned!
April 28: Youth Sunday/End of Year Celebration! Join as we celebrate the end of another year of Youth Ministry at All Saints! Students will be active within many parts of the 10:00am service, and the Youth Choir will sing again. Erin Wolf will serve as guest preacher, and all Youth Ministry volunteers will be recognized as well.
June 10-23: Diocesan Summer Camp Registration & Staff Applications are open! Please visit diofdl.org/camp for Camper Info, and diofdl.org/campstaff for Volunteer Staff Info! All camp-related inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note date change for Senior Camp.)
More Information for Youth Ministry can be found at the All Saints Youth Ministry website.
March 26: The Way of Love (Learn), 5:30-7:00pm, Room 22
March 31: Medieval Knight at St. Thomas, grades 6-12 & adults, 5:00-7:00pm with dinner
April 2: The Way of Love (Bless), 5:30-7:00pm, Room 22
April 7: Youth Group service project, details TBA
April 9: The Way of Love (Rest), 5:30-7:00pm, Room 22
April 14: Camp Worship, 6:30-8:00pm, Chancel
April 16: The Way of Love (Worship), 5:30-7:00pm, Room 22
April 21: Easter Sunday—No Sunday School or Youth Group. Children’s Message & Egg Hunt.
April 23: The Way of Love (Go), 5:30-7:00pm, Room 22
April 24: Unity Night at Fox Cities Exhibition Center, 6-8pm, grades 6-12 & adults
April 28: Youth Sunday/End of Year Celebration at 10:00am service
June 10-23: Diocesan Summer Camp at Camp Lakotah