December Update

 Photos were taken at the youth Confirmation with Bishop Parsley, the intergenerational Advent Wreath Workshop, and the Provincial Youth Network meeting!            
   
Upcoming Event s
 
   
Sunday School: Sundays, 9:30 - 10:15 AM, All Saints Center 
We invite ALL 6th - 12th graders to join us at youth Sunday School. Join us at 9:15 AM for doughnuts and bagels prior to class starting! Learn more. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack. Please note that our final Formation offering for 2018 will be on Sunday, December 16th. We will resume Sunday School Formation on Sunday, January 13, 2019.   
 
Youth Cookies and Cocoa: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, Christ Church We invite you to join us for awesome "reindeer games," gingerbread tag, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and SO much more! We invite you to bring a friend and to wear a Christmas sweater. We look forward to being in community with evening! RSVP by TODAY. Contact Hannah Flack to learn more.
 
Meals on Wheels Outreach Event 
Wednesday, January 2, 9:00 AM - 12 noon, Christ Church 
Meals on Wheels of Greenville relies on a strong network of volunteers to deliver so much more than a meal to every home-bound citizen in our community. Come join our team to assist with this incredible organization!  RSVP via email to Hannah Flack by Thursday, December 13.
 
         
 NEW EYC Offering, ServeUS begins in January 2019, 3:00 - 5:30 PM 
We are excited to be offering a new format for EYC on the second Sunday of each month beginning in January 2019. The second Sunday of the month will be Service oriented. We are calling this ServeUS. This offering is designed to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to ingrain in our youth the importance of service. It is through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we are seeking to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life.
 *Please note that these events will rotate being on campus and then off campus.
 
EYC Schedule for 2019 
January 2
: Meals on Wheels Outreach event
January 6: EYC Resumes for 2019!
January 13:  EYC ServeUS - On Campus
January 20: NO EYC
January 27: Normal EYC Schedule
February 3: SUPER EYC
(Greenville Episcopal Youth Groups Gather at Christ Church)
February 10: EYC ServeUS - Off Campus
February 17: NO EYC
February 24: Normal EYC Schedule
March 3: Normal EYC Schedule
March 10: EYC ServeUS - On Campus
March 17: Normal EYC Schedule
March 24: Normal EYC Schedule
March 31: Normal EYC Schedule
April 7: Normal EYC Schedule
April 14: EYC ServeUS - Off Campus
April 21: NO EYC
April 28: FINAL ON CAMPUS EYC   
 


  Upcoming Events for Middle School Youth

Middle School Short Term Mission Experience to Chattanooga, TN
June 16 - 21, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 16, 2018
This short term mission experience to Chattanooga is for youth currently in 6th - 8th grade. Our group will serve the community by partnering with local organizations to meet various needs. In the evenings, our group will gather together and will also explore more of the history, culture, and life of Chattanooga, TN. We are seeking to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to ingrain in our youth the importance of service. It is through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we are seeking to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life. Some of our projects will include partnering with local recreation centers where we facilitate Children's programming as well as partnering with land preservation organizations. Cost: $329. Scholarships are available. Please do not hesitate to talk to Hannah or Kellie.
Payment Deadlines:
December 16, 2018: Non-refundable deposit: $114.
February 10, 2019: Remaining deposit: $215.
Download an application. Applications are also available in the Parish House at the front desk. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

Upcoming Events for High School Youth
 
High School Short Term Mission Experience to Quito, Ecuador
July 8 - 18, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 16, 2018
This short term mission experience to Quito, Ecuador is for youth currently in 9th - 12th grade. We are seeking to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to engrain in our youth the importance of service. It is through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we are seeking to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life.
Approximate Total Cost: $1,990.00
(Cost includes on ground cost of $1200 + airfare + $30/per person background check fee + $100 charter bus to/from airport)  (The airplane tickets will be purchased by December 2018 so we will have the exact cost before the January 6 payment.)  On ground cost includes lodging, in country transportation, food and international travel insurance.  Youth World uses a portion of the on ground cost to purchase supplies for our work projects, ministry funds and administration fees. Scholarships are available. Please do not hesitate to talk to Hannah or Kellie.
Payment Deadlines:
December 16, 2018: Non-refundable deposit: $200
Sunday, January 6, 2019: ½ Deposit ($850)
Sunday, April 7, 2019: ½ Deposit ($850)
Download an application. Applications are also available for pick up at the front desk in the Parish House. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

   

Save the Date  
 
December 12: Youth Cookies & Cocoa
January 2: Meals on Wheels Outreach Event
January 6: EYC Resumes for 2019
January 18 - 20: Middle School Ski Retreat
March 15 - 17: Happening #81 High School Retreat at Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC 
April 5 - 7: Diocesan Middle School Retreat at Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC
April 27 - 28: Diocesan 5th Grade Bridge Retreat at Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC  
 
Parent Info

Participate in Youth Sunday School as a Volunteer or Guest 
Whenever we baptize someone in the Episcopal Church, everyone present is asked, "Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?" Volunteering in Formation classes for children and youth is one clear way to live into our response, "We will!" If you are interested in serving in Sunday morning Formation or attending as a guest, please contact Hannah Flack.
 
Parenting Faithfully: A NEW Adult Sunday School Class! 
Join us for a new class for parents! Parenting Faithfully will meet weekly in All Saints Center Room 103 from 9:30 - 10:15 AM. We will have an informal discussion of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark. The book is an easy read that offers both rationale and strategy for encouraging your children's spiritual growth so they have a faith that will stick with them as they leave for college and beyond. Each week is a separate stand-alone topic so don't worry if you haven't read the chapter for the week. Questions? Contact Caroline Avinger .
 
Can you help with Sunday School breakfast in 2019?
We are looking for volunteers to help provide breakfast to our middle and high school youth from 9:15 - 9:30 AM in the All Saints Center. We are looking for helpers to assist with bringing in bagels, doughnuts, or other simple breakfast items.  
Sign-up online. Contact Hannah Flack with questions.
 
Can you help with EYC Dinner in 2019? 
We are looking forward to resuming our weekly youth group Sunday evening programming on Sunday, January 6, 2019. We are looking for volunteers to help provide dinner for middle and high school youth on Sunday nights for EYC. Youth enjoy dinner from 6:00 - 6:30 PM in the All Saints Center lobby. We are looking for helpers to assist with set-up and clean up, picking up catering orders or bringing desserts. Sign up online. Contact Hannah Flack with questions.   
 
Resources 
Check out these wonderful online resources for you and your family!
BuildFaith.org
GrowChristians.org   
 
  Extra-Curricular Activities 
Does your youth participate in any extra-curricular activities? We would love to come and support them! Please email Hannah Flack the dates, times, and locations of any activities this fall. We would love to support and cheer on your youth!
 
Stay Connected

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Director of Youth Ministry
Christ Church Episcopal
Office: 864.672.4157