Levi's Update
 
Parents and families,

Thank you to all of you who participated in our Spring Kick Off in January. We have so many great things planned for the youth over the next several months.  We hope you can participate in as many of them as possible!
 
We are back into our normal routine with youth programming.   In Sunday School we will continue to look at lesser known stories in the Bible.  We meet from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday mornings in the HSY room (EW 307).  Sunday Evening Fellowship will meet from 5:30 to 7 at church starting with dinner followed by programming from 6-7.  Wednesday Evening Faith & Fellowship will meet in the fellowship hall and then transition to the high school room upstairs in the education wing. 

We have some really exciting things planned for you all this spring and we are thrilled to be back into the swing of things!
Levi Bannerman
Director of High School Youth Ministry
WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday Morning
Sunday School 9:30 - 10:30 EW 307
Choir - 10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sunday Evening Fellowship
Dinner - 5:30 - 6:00 pm Fellowship Hall
Fellowship 6:00 - 7:00 EW 307

Wednesdays
Open Table 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Youth 6th-12th - Open Gym hosted by Perrin Tribble in the Gym OR Faith and Fellowship  hosted by Levi Bannerman in EW 307
iWorship
led by Jason Graffis
Any youth interested in participating in iWorship is invited to a time of discussion and rehearsal on Sundays from 4:45 to 5:15pm before youth fellowship. We will begin to look at songs to share in upcoming worship services as well as talking about why and how we choose songs, and what it means to lead worship.  Bring your voices, instruments, and enthusiasm, and we'll see you Sunday!

Mission Festival
Sunday, February 24th

Covenant mission trips provide transformational experiences of faith as we engage with people and places in challenged parts of the world.   Proceeds from the Mission Festival keep our trips affordable for youth and adults while also supporting our local and international partners. Youth are invited to participate in the Mission Festival through helping with set-up, clean-up, distributing raffle tickets, and other ways. If you would like to be involved and help out on this exciting Sunday then please contact Levi for more information. 

HSY Spring Beach Retreat
Camp St. Christopher
March 8th - 10th

The High School Youth will head to Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island with the Quest class on Friday, March 8th.  Reserve your spot today by sending in your check for $150.00!  Bring it by the Education Wing or drop in the mail to the attention of Levi Bannerman or Sally Jackson.  Chaperones always needed!

Youth Sunday
Sunday, March 31st

Youth Sunday at Covenant is a Sunday morning in March where the youth are given an opportunity to lead the congregation in worship throughout all of the services. Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to deliver a "Senior Sermon" and Freshmen-Juniors will have the opportunity to lead worship in other ways such as liturgy, dance, song, music, artwork, greeting, and processing. The youth will use their creative energy to plan all of the services and make it their own. It is an exciting Sunday at Covenant and you don't want to miss out! Mandatory rehearsal for Youth Sunday will be the day before, on Saturday March 30th at 8am.

Summer Planning....
Send in your deposit today!
Now is the time to start planning for summer. Include Covenant in your summer plans by participating in our great  trips that we are offering for your youth.  This summer, youth can go to Yucatan, Mexico (seniors only), Washington, D.C., and Montreat Youth Conference!  All three are going to be incredible trips and you won't want to miss out.  We are asking for deposits for summer trips now so please send in your deposit of $100 for any of the three trips this summer in order to reserve your place on the list. It is extremely helpful to us if you get that deposit in sooner than later so we can plan for the trips with a more accurate number of participants in mind!  Contact Levi if you would like to reserve a spot or if you have any questions. 

Yucatan:  June 16 - 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.: June 23 - 29, 2019
Montreat Youth Conference:  July 7 - 13, 2019
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