September Update

Upcoming Weekly Events
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! Questions? Contact Hannah Flack
6th - 8th Grade: Room 209
Middle Schoolers will continue with the Weaving God's Promises curriculum. Youth will become engaged through prayer, story, and multiple activities, and are taught connections to Episcopal traditions and the seasons of the church year.  
9th - 12th Grade: Room 204
High Schoolers will engage with Teen Text, a diverse and educational curriculum that encourages youth to "go deep, be real, and let go." Every week, the youth will work with the following central questions: What is happening in the story? How is this happening in the world around me? How is this story my own story?  
Faith Foundations (Confirmation): Room 200
This class is designed for youth in 10th - 12th grades and interested adults to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Christian faith, what it means in the Episcopal context, and how they fit into the tradition.  
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)   
Sunday Evenings , 5:00 - 7:30 PM, All Saints Center
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Middle School EYC, All Saints Center Gym
6:00 - 6:30 - Meal for all youth, All Saints Center Room 100
6:30 - 7:30 PM - High School EYC, All Saints Center Gym
Our EYC mission is to provide a community that offers our youth opportunity to work, engage, and grow with one another in their faith through fun and fellowship. Dinner is $5 per week or $60 for the semester. Payment is taken at the door on Sunday evening via cash or check (please write check Attn: Christ Church). Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

  Upcoming Events for Middle School Youth

Converge - Middle School Diocean Overnight Event
Saturday, December 8, 6:00 PM - Sunday, December 9, 12 noon
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC
Join us on Saturday, December 8 - Sunday, December 9 for an awesome overnight retreat at Trinity Cathedral with the theme John 3:1 - "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness." Register online by November 19. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

Middle School Ski Retreat: January 18 - 20, 2019
We invite all 6th - 8th graders to join us for an awesome weekend retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. We will spend time in worship, enjoying fellowship with one another, and of course we will be going skiing! Register online or by picking up a packet at the Parish House by Sunday, November 18. Space is limited.

Upcoming Events for High School Youth

Converge - High School Diocesan Overnight Event
Saturday, September 22, 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 23, 12 noon
Christ Church Episcopal
Join us on Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23 for an awesome overnight retreat at Christ Church with the theme Mark 9:35 - "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.
Happening #80: November 16 - 18,
Camp Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, SC
Happening #80 is for rising 10 - 12th grade youth. Happening is a weekend that allows youth to experience God and community more deeply during a weekend of discovery and reflection. Register online by October 29. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

College Ministry
Update your contact information to stay in touch with Christ Church! 
We are updating our information in our system for all of our college-aged parishioners and we would love to stay in touch! Please complete the online registration to receive College Ministry updates and care packages! Questions? Contact Mary Ellen Vernon, 282.3101.  

Save the Date

September 14 - 16: Confirmation Class Retreat, Camp Gravatt  
September 22 - 23: High School Converge Overnight Event at Christ Church 
October 14: Walk the Labyrinth 
October 21: Diocesan Greenville Gathering 
October 28: Halloween Festival 
November 16 - 18: Happening #80, High School Retreat
December 8 - 9: Middle School Converge Overnight Event at Trinity Cathedral
December 9: Youth Christmas Caroling with Senior Adults
December 12: Youth Cookies & Cocoa
January 3: Meals on Wheels Outreach Event
January 6: EYC Resumes for 2019
January 18 - 20: Middle School Ski Retreat
April 5 - 7: Diocesan Middle School 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.
Safeguarding God's People Training
  Sunday, September 23, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 AM - 12 noon
Cavalier Training Center, 245 Cavalier Drive
Join us for our Safeguarding God's People training this summer to become certified through this Diocesan program. This certification is required to participate in all youth events! Register online.
Middle School Ski Retreat Chaperones  
Would you like to assist with the Middle School Ski Retreat as a chaperone? We would love to have you join us for a fun weekend on the slopes! Contact Hannah Flack if you are interested in volunteering. 

Check out these wonderful online resources for you and your family!

Extra-Curricular Activities   
Does your youth participate i n any extra-curricular activities? We would love to come and support them! Please email Hannah the dates, times, and locations of any activities this summer and fall. We would love to support and cheer on your youth!
Stay Connected
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Text "@86hg7" to 81010. 

Director of Youth Ministry
Christ Church Episcopal
Office: 864.672.4157