Happy New Year!! To all our amazing youth, families and friends!
LOCK-IN FOR 4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH
Friday, January 19th at 6pm until Saturday, January 20th
Calling all 4th, 5th, and
6th graders-- we're having a
LOCK-IN for you!!
Bring your sleeping bags and pillows and come on over to St. Paul's for dinner,
games, Playstation, foosball, and lots of fun-- plus free rein of the
church! Parents, we need your help to make this happen-- there is a
spot for you to sign up to participate too. We need helpers to distribute and
clean up after dinner; helpers to bring/prep whatever breakfast you think these
kiddos should get to eat on Saturday morning; and at least 2 chaperones
for the boys sleeping area and 2 chaperones for the girls sleeping area.
Here's the link to sign up-- this is going to be really fun, don't miss it!
Youth Praise Band is open to all youth with any touch of musical skill. We jam, have fun and occasionally rock the 8:45 Contemporary service! Join us on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm in the church.
Explore with Youth Forum is a casual gathering of high school age youth looking into Jesus’ teachings and how His Words strengthen all of us. We meet in the comfortable youth room to catch up with friends, discuss the Gospel and relate it to areas of the modern world. In recent forums we’ve explored race issues, grieving, and prayer. We look forward to discussing challenging teen decisions, helping others and supporting friends. Come join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30.
We call them EYC Study Breaks because that is what they are! These weekly get-togethers provide an opportunity for youth to step into church and relax away from their busy schedules. We share a light meal, we engage in fun, group activities that encourage fellowship. Then it’s kick back and chill time in the comfortable youth room! EYC stands for Episcopal Youth Club and is a central part of our Youth programs throughout the year. Jr. EYC (middle schoolers) meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-8, and Sr. EYC (high schoolers) gather on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30. Come join us!
Laser Tag!! Our annual EYC Laser Tag trek is Sunday, January 21 from 1-3 pm. This fun event is open to all EYCers. We have challenged our Vestry members to a match! We so hope they can join us! Location is planned for Laser Storm, Robinson. Group cost is being worked out, Contact Paul Barker to sign up!
MLK Work Day We are planning a mission work day for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15. Most youth will have this day off from school so plan on joining us for a few hours in the morning helping those of us in need this winter. We will be assembling breakfast bags for the Severe Weather Emergency Shelter here at St. Paul’s from 10 to noon. Please join us!
Youth Bible studies meet before Study Breaks. Juniors meet Tuesdays at 5:30 in the youth room. Seniors meet Wednesdays at 6. This is a casual setting with friends where we read and study the Gospel and other scriptures. Bring your favorite Bible or use one of ours. Join us!
Acolytes. Thank You! To all our acolytes who served so diligently during the Christmas Season. Your service brightened the Holiday! Looking forward; a full team of acolyte volunteers will be needed for the Ash Wednesday service, February 14, 7pm. Acolyting is an important, youth led ministry that helps with the flow of our Worship services. Anyone 5th grade and older can become an acolyte! Contact Paul Barker with questions and a 20 minute introduction.
Our next Mission Trip Meeting will be Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm at St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon. We will share a meal, and continuing our plans for June 2018! Mission Trip dates are June 17-23. Registration will begin online through St. Paul’s website in January! Youth Mission trip is open to all high school age youth and adults in the Diocese. Come on out and find out more about this amazing ministry.
For more information on any Youth Program contact;
Director of Youth Ministries
Other ways to stay in touch;
www.facebook.com/hokiebarker (friend me and I can add you to EYC group)
On Instagram/stpaulspgh (photos from MT16 and other events)