Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Jam Concert!

Welcome Back!

THIS Saturday (January 13th) from 3-10 p.m. (with some "tailgating" and games while we wait), St John's EYC is going to see the Winter Jam Tour at the Amalie Arena! The concert features artists such as Skillet, NewSong, and comedian John Crist! Tickets are $15, friends are welcome to join us--you can get more info about Winter Jam here!

Check out this quick mashup video from Sunday's EYC:

Signups for our EYC Summer Mission Trip (June 2-9 to Chattanooga) are open until THIS Sunday (January 14th)--and we're about halfway full so far! The Mission Trip cost is $550 per person (scholarships are available). Here's our Mission Trip Preview video:

We will be serving in Chattanooga at Rec Centers, Nursing Homes, Food Banks, and/or Parks. Our free days will include an Atlanta Braves game, Whitewater Rafting, and spending the night in a cave! Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns--sign up TODAY!

NEXT Sunday (1/21), our EYC event will be sponsoring St John's Sandwich Sunday--making sandwiches from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. that morning in the Parish Hall! In order to personalize our service, we'd like to include personalized notes from the youth group in the lunch bags. Since we didn't have time on Sunday, I'd like for each Youth to write 4-5 small notes (1/4 of a sheet) at home to bring/include on Sandwich Sunday. Please let me know if you need paper/resources!

Our first group of pics from Sunday's EYC feature our Pie Face game!

Are you ready for some football? On February 4th (Super Bowl Sunday), St John's EYC will have a Super Bowl themed EYC, at our regular time of 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House. Kickoff isn't until 6:30 p.m., so you will still get back in time for the big game :).

New Beginnings #63 Middle School Retreat will be held at Dayspring Conference Center on March 2-4, 2018! New Beginnings is an awesome weekend geared especially for 6th-8th graders--using songs, skits, and small group discussions to address some meaningful topics. Here's a quick video from New Beginnings in the Diocese of Florida (some things may be different, but you'll get the idea):

You can get more info on New Beginnings here, and you can sign up for the weekend here! The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 16th. I am planning to work New Beginnings as an Adult Sponsor, so I will be there with the Youth on the weekend.

Quote of the Week: "I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes...Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before...Whatever it is you're scared of doing, DO IT. Make your mistakes, next year and forever." --Neil Gaiman

Our last photos show some fun times at EYC! Remember that God loves you, and so do I :)!

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