YOUTH

 

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 YOUTH NEWS

Fall Program Kickoff

Kicking Off the Program Year!
Fall Sunday Schedule
 
As we transition towards the academic year and fall programming, so many things are in flux – including the use of the education building and the church staff (with the arrival of our new vicar in the coming weeks).
 
As we live into transitions, here are some things you will notice at church:
 
– The circle of Godly Play & Big Church are coming closer to each other. Our space and stories for forming faith with children is coming into the embrace of our big church space for a time. This will allow folks of all generations to be formed by our stories and the presence of children.
 
– The Sunday schedule will have a rippling circle of gatherings. The Sunday schedule will be something like this:
8:00-9:30 – Worship Leaders will be preparing our space for worship
9:30-10:00 – Children and adults who wish to gather for the Godly Play story will be welcomed to the circle in the Godly Play space at the side of the room. Those not joining the circle will be invited to visit or prepare in the Narthex and other spaces until the story ends. As the story ends, children and others may choose materials like art supplies or stories or books to work with in the children’s space or at a seat with their family and friends, and we will transition towards the wider circle of Sunday Worship.
10:00-11:15 – We worship together in person and online, usually with Holy Communion, in the ways that are familiar to most.
11:30 – Following worship and some fellowship time, opportunities will arise to share in learning, conversation and fellowship over lunch – sometimes at church and sometimes at other locations. If you have a conversation topic, study, presentation, or book you wish to discuss, please let us know, and we will build a calendar for these gatherings.
 
Our Godly Play story circle at 9:30 will begin meeting on August 21. Our post-worship gatherings will begin as we find topics and venues (and assess pandemic safety protocols).
 
Confirmation/middle school and high school youth activities will begin to be announced within the next few weeks.
 
We are looking forward to a new program year together!


Picture of backpack with text Backpack Blessings August 14

Rally Day & Backpack Blessing

Picture of backpack with text Backpack Blessings August 14
As we prepare for a new program year, we invite everyone to a special worship service on August 14 giving thanks for the many ministry programs of Peace. Our worship service this Sunday will be familiar, but our space will be a bit different…as we sit “family style” and have table centerpieces celebrating our faith family’s many ways of sharing God’s love with the world. All are also invited to bring a bag or backpack for a special blessing…whether students, teachers, workers, crafters, or anything in between…


School Supply Drive 2022

Wow! This year has seen the largest financial donation ever to the school supply drive. Our congregation raised $1115 for the students and teachers of Anderson Mill Elementary. Anderson Mill Elementary is a Title 1 school meaning that more than half of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. If you are able please consider staying after church this Sunday, August 7th for the blessing of the supplies and for their assembly into grade level bags. Any excess funds will go towards purchase of disinfectant wipes and tissue for teachers to use in their classrooms during the year. The supplies will be delivered to the school on the morning of August 9th.

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New Program Year 2021

The Program Year Begins! Here are the Faith Formation Connections coming up:

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Dungeons and Dragons and Dads

Join us for Dungeons and Dragons Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom! 
If you would like to join you will need a filled out Character Sheet and your imagination! Contact us to get the zoom link or if you have any questions! 


12/13/20 Christmas Program

Join us here, on Facebook or YouTube for the Christmas Program at 1:00 pm on December 13.


Christmas Program Online

Recording December 6, 2020 – Online Presentation December 13, 2020
This year our Children’s Christmas Program will be done online! We will record our program via Zoom, and share it on December 13th! You can find our script here. And you can sign up for a part here on Sign Up Genius. There are many different parts to be filled, and children and adults are welcome to participate!

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Blessing of the Animals

We invite the animals in your household to receive a special blessing on Sunday October 4 at 11:15 on Zoom as we bless our pets and all creation in our care during a special gathering following the worship service. Check the weekly email update for the link or email us.


Confirmation Starts Sunday 9/27/2020

Our new year of Confirmation starts Sunday, September 27, at 5 pm on Zoom! We pray that our new year of Confirmation Ministry in a new way is blessed with new relationships, growth in faith, and new connections with our youth, parents, and mentors!
 
Email Jacob or Pastor Carolyn if you’d like to be part of our confirmation ministry or know someone in 6th-8th grade who’d like to participate!