For August/September 2018
Summer is rolling right along. I hope that our St. Paul families are getting a chance to get away and enjoy some fun time together. It was great seeing so many of you at the EYC Summer Fun Night. There are a lot of events and activities coming up in the next few months, so stay tuned!
Mission Work Day As part of my process to become a Deacon, I am working as an intern at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in the South Side. A big part of HMBFC is their Table ministry. They offer a free meal to all who come in. The Table is set up like a restaurant; folks sit at tables and enjoy conversation and a coffee station before being served dinner. Outside groups prepare and serve the meal much like Shepherd’s Heart downtown. I have signed us up help on Thursday evening, August 23 from 3:30-7. The menu will be simple and easy to prepare. The number of meals will be around 40.Youth and families are invited to join. This will be another great way to help our neighbors in need so contact Paul right away to help serve! http://www.hotmetalbridge.com/
St. Paul’s Day at Old St. Luke’s is Sunday, August 12 from 1:30-4pm. I know some of you are into history so come by Old St. Luke’s historic church in Scott Twp., and learn more about our local history dating back to 1765. I’ll be in period dress leading tours of the building and burial ground. Our Asst. Music Director, Christin Cooper will be performing a short recital on the 1823 organ. Come join us!
EYC Kickoff Cookout! What better way to start off our youth program year than with fun, food and fellowship! Both middle and high school age youth, families and friends are invited to hang out, play games eat burgers and dogs, and catch up with friends we might not have seen through the summer. We grill the meat and you bring the sides and desserts to share. Come join us, Wednesday evening, September 12 from 5-8.
Youth Forum begins September 16 in the comfortable youth room at 9:45am. We catch up, share the Gospel reading and then talk about moments in our lives when we feel Jesus or when we want to feel Him more. Youth 8th grade and older are invited to gather in this casual setting.
Jr. EYC Nights begin Tuesday, September 18 from 6-8. We share 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. A sign up sheet will circulate soon) once in the fall and spring. This a fun time to gather with others in a safe, friendly environment. Come join us!
Sr. EYC Study Breaks begin Wednesday, September 19 from 7-9pm. 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!
I’m excited to be beginning another fantastic youth program year soon! Enjoy the second half of Summer!
Director of Youth Ministry, St. Paul’s
Operations Manager, Old St. Luke’s