From the Youth Minister
Greetings to all!
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS continue TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 20. We’ll gather on the North Lawn at 6:30pm for a Prayer Walk around the neighborhood. Upon our return to church, we’ll enjoy cool treats on the lawn! Dress accordingly and bring your own water bottle. Mask optional outdoors, though still asking folks to mask indoors.
Here's what we'll be up to for our remaining gatherings:
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:00pm: CHANGE IN PLANS – As Fr. Christopher will be on vacation, we’re switching up our plans a little bit to still provide an opportunity for Wednesday night worship. We will have interactive prayer stations in the church for folks of varying ages to engage with, and we will end our evening together with Compline from the Book of Common Prayer. As a precaution, we are asking participants to mask for this service, as we will include music with our Compline service.
Wednesday, August 24 (times/details to be announced): Parish Potluck & Blessing of the Backpacks – Keep an eye out for sign-ups and more information!
MISSION TRIP PRAYER REQUEST: Abby Wolf, a member of the All Saints Youth Group, is in Salyersville, Kentucky this week with a crew from around the diocese, sponsored by St. Thomas, Menasha. The crew is partnering with Appalachia Service Project to do house repair projects at local homes. Please continue to keep their team in your prayers. Thank you!
LET’S CELEBRATE! Be sure to check out this month’s edition of "Let's Celebrate!" For those wishing to participate in August's edition, please send in your moments of joy and celebration to Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, August 16.
FALL 2022 YOUTH MINISTRY SCHEDULE: Schedules for varying Youth Ministry gatherings for the Fall 2022 semester will be available in August. Some events of note, including the Diocesan Youth Fall Lock-In (see below) are currently available on the Calendars page of the youth ministry website. More details to come – thank you for your patience!
Sunday School classes will resume Sunday, September 11 from 9:30-10:15am, and based on feedback from families, we are planning to offer options both in-person & via Zoom.
Youth Group gatherings will resume Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30-8:00pm, and based on feedback, are planning to gather in-person.
SAVE THE DATE: After a three year hiatus due to the pandemic, it’s thrilling to announce that the Diocesan Youth Fall Lock-In is set to return in 2022. This overnight retreat-type event is open to students who will be in grades 6-12 for the 2022-2023 academic year. This year’s Lock-In will be held November 18-20 at Waypost Camp (weekend before Thanksgiving). Space will be limited – stay tuned for more information.
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