YOUTH HAPPENINGS January/February 2019
Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a Joyful Holiday Season. There are a lot of events and activities coming up in the next few months, so mark your calendars.
Youth Forum meets in the comfortable youth room, Sunday mornings at 9:45am. We catch up, share the Gospel reading and then talk about moments in our lives when we feel Jesus’ presence. Youth 8th grade and older are invited to gather in this casual setting.
Jr. EYC Middle school Youth Group Nights are Tuesday evenings from 6-8. What a group! We share in our Blessings, enjoy a meal, engage in a group activity and then enjoy each others company at free time in the comfortable youth room. All middle school age youth and friends are invited to join us most Tuesday nights throughout the year. We ask participating families to help provide a simple dinner (pizza, tacos, subs. Contact Paul or Frankie to sign up) once in the fall and spring. This a fun time to gather with others in a safe, friendly environment. Come join us and bring a friend!
Sr. EYC High school Youth Group Study Breaks meet on Wednesday nights, from 7-9pm. No EYC during winter break. All high school age youth are invited to hang out in the comfortable youth room, enjoy munchies, play xbox, wii, foosball, Uno, or just chill. Take a break from your busy schedules and recharge with other cool youth. See you then!
The next Youth Summer Mission Trip meeting is Wednesday night, January 16 from 6:30-7:30. Mission Trip is open to all high school age youth (8th graders can participate this summer!) and adults as chaperons (we need you!). We are beginning the plans for MT’19 but we still need your help planning! Contact Paul Barker with questions about this important life-changing experience.
Jr. EYC Middle School Lock-In and MLK Mission Work Day will be January 20-21, 2019. The fun starts at 7 pm on the 20th. We will participate in fellowship and formation activities, camp out in the youth room and lounge, and have a Morning Prayer Worship on the 21st. Then, we pack breakfast bags for the Severe Weather Emergency Shelter, downtown Pittsburgh. Sign up forms will go out soon, or contact Paul Barker. Also, please talk with Paul if you can be a chaperon. We need at least one other adult. Thank you!
All Youth Talent Show! Will be on March 2 at 4 pm. All youth can participate! If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, work stage, sound and lights you can be a part! There will be 2-3 rehearsals scheduled so be looking out. This is a free show but we ask for a $10 donation. Money raised goes to Youth Summer Mission Trip to West Virginia. Families of MT’19 team are asked to bake a dessert to share during the show.
Acolytes, if you want to be trained up in your duties, contact Paul after any Sunday morning service for a 20 minute training. Much experience comes with serving, but this way we can slow down, you can ask questions and get some one-on-one instruction.
I’m so glad to be a part of another year of Youth Ministry and looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Director of Youth Ministry, St. Paul’s
Operations Manager, Old St. Luke’s