A Newsletter for 6th-12th grade youth at St. James's
Here's some helpful information to keep you connected to your church community. We're here to support you and your family, so please don't hesitate to be in touch. See you at church soon! Love ya, Mean it, Mary Beth Abplanalp, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Coming Up!
9th-12th PYM Senior High Weekend Shrine Mont Retreat
JYF (No Confirmation or SYF) 
Cooking Class for 6-12th grades* 10:15-11:15 (Details below. Register by Nov. 6)
19 JYF, Confirmation, & SYF
26 No Youth Groups (Happy Thanksgiving)
JYF & Confirmation; (No morning SYF); SYF Carols & Cookies 5:00-7:30pm; Youth Choir sings Advent Lessons & Carols 5:00
10 JYF, Confirmation, & SYF
16 (Sat) Outreach Project: Peter Paul Development Center Christmas Party*; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal* 
17 JYF, Confirmation (No SYF); Christmas Pageant 5:00 p.m.; Youth Choir sings 5:00
Christmas Eve; Youth Choir sings 6:00
25 (Mon) Christmas Day

Full Youth Ministry Calendar
Summer 2018 Mission Trips

Planning is underway for the Summer 2018 Youth Mission Trips.

The 2018 Mini-Mission Trip to Exmore, VA with Harvest of Hope will be July 13-15, 2018, for current 5th-8th graders. Mark your calendars. Registration begins on January 7, 2018.

We have multiple options available for the High School Youth Mission trip for current 9th-12th graders). We need your input on where you want to go and what type of mission you want to do. We strongly encourage 10th-12th graders to come to SYF youth group this Sunday, Oct. 29 to explore the options and give your input. Join us on the 3rd floor of the Michaux House. There will be donuts! 
Youth Cooking Class for 6 - 12 graders
Cooking 2016 small
Sunday, November 12, 2017
From 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Cost = $5 cash at the door
Register online by Nov. 6: Register Here for the Cooking Class
Chef Rob is back again this year to teach us some awesome cooking skills so we can then prepare lasagna, soup, and baked goods. We'll donate all the food we prepare to the Taste of St. James's to raise money for Food Force. Youth can earn 1 hour of community service.  Any 6th - 12th grader who wants to participate must register online November 6. This is a required service event for all 9th grade confirmation students, but you still must register online the event coordinators can plan correctly for ingredients.

Meet the New Rector December 10
John McCard is coming to SYF on Sunday, December 10 to meet with our 10th-12th grade youth and their parents. Come get to know Father John a little better and get ready to have some fun too! 
PPDC Christmas Party 
Save the date to help Celebrate Christmas at Peter Paul Development Center. On Saturday, December 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., youth and their parents can help deliver Giving Tree gifts, host craft stations, serve refreshments, and offer a photo booth with surprise visitor! Youth can earn 2 hours community service hours for helping. More details coming soon!   
Christmas Pageant Roles for Youth
The Christmas Pageant
The Christmas Pageant is loads of fun and we need 
teen s to help tell the s tory. Contact Becky Page to sign up bpage@doers.org

Registration for SNOWFEST (February 9-11, 2018) will open in early December. This weekend is open to 6th-12th graders. This makes a great Christmas gift from grandparents. :)
Did you know we have a Facebook Group called St. James's Youth Ministry? Join today so you can keep up with pictures, news, and other cool things going on at St. James's! Parents, youth, volunteers - All are welcome.
Look What We Did!
Pictures from the Fall Kick Off!!