Crossroads Camp & Retreat Center
Did you miss church on February 23rd? If you did, we know you know we missed you. What you might not know is that you missed meeting Anthony Briggs, Executive Director of Crossroads Camp & Retreat Center. Anthony gave us a taste of what lies in store for your children when they go to camp and, of course, he had lots and lots of information about Crossroads to share. Please talk to Rev. Paula if you'd like more information or check out Crossroads' website
If tuition is a problem, do talk to Rev. Paula. She and Anthony agree that together they can work with families to make a week of camp possible for any child of the parish.
In addition to summer camp and retreats, Crossroads has an active role in the diocesan
Pop-Up Youth Ministry
, which is a youth group for kids in grades 6-12 from all across the diocese. Activities and location vary month-to-month but all are a blast! Because we are a small parish with not enough middle and high school age children to have our own youth group, this is a great option. Rev. Paula would love to attend one or more of these events with your child and you, if you're interested.
Don't miss the information about the Middle School retreat the weekend of March 13th - 15th. A couple of the parents talked to Anthony and expressed great interest, so you and your child would not be alone.
Ministry Opportunities for Kids!
We would love to have your children involved in our worship, especially the monthly Youth Sunday services. If there is any question of any interest, please let Rev. Paula know. She'd love to provide the support and encouragement needed to help grow in faith in this way. And (which might be of encouragement in and of itself) she loves, loves, LOVES kids in church!
Kim would love to talk to you about how your child may be a part of the music ministry at St. Stephen's. There is always an invitation to sing in the Children's Choir. If your child has other musical gifts, talk to Kim. She may have other ideas of how your child can be a part.