Posted by Barbara Gillespy

The following are the current dates for the upcoming Fall Schedule.  Our first meeting will be a kick off party this Sunday on the back patio at Faith.  The party will be a Broadway themed affair with games and such.  We will not have a costume contest this year, but guests are encouraged to showcase their Broadway themed t-shirts or socks and such.  If you’ve got flying monkey wings, more power to you.  Please note, our first event will be a casual party, the youth band will not be meeting this first week and will start on the 17th.

Meeting times (unless specifically listed for a special event) are:
5 PM – 7 PM (youth are invited at 4 PM to participate in the Youth Band, all voices and instruments are welcome)

Our standard evening agenda is as follows:
4-5 PM Youth Band rehearsal
5-5:35 – meal
5:35-5:50 group game
5:50-6:40 Evening Program / Break out Groups
6:40-7 pm Music and prayer

Who we are as a Youth Community:
JCrew / Youth Group is for youth in grades 7-12 and members are highly encouraged to invite their friends.

What we do:
While some nights are more serious than others, each week we meet in Fellowship with Faith and Fun.  Our goal is to establish and maintain a community that loves and supports each other to live every day as Christ would have us.  To love God and to love our Neighbor as Ourselves.
After our kick off party here’s the rest of our schedule.

September Dates:
September 10 – Kick off Party
September 17 – Who are we and what is the Episcopal Church (abbreviated version)
September 24 – How and When to call BS when someone misquotes the Bible

October Dates:
October 1 – JCrew will host the All Faith Family Annual Blessing of the Animals
October 8 – Anxiety / Depression
October 15 – Sky High (Stay tuned for the time as it will likely be different than normal)
October 22 – Lets have a lively talk about Death
October 29 – JCrew Game Night and Halloween Costume Party

November Dates:
November 5 – Grace or Works, that is the question
November 12 – Youth Mission Night
November 19 – Casual Movie / Game Night
November 21 (Tuesday) – JCrew to help host Thanksgiving Service
November 26 – not JCrew meeting

December Dates:
December 2 (Saturday AM) – Mandarin bagging
December 3 (Sunday) meeting, topic still being confirmed
December 10 – Gift Buying Sunday after church
December 17 – Tentative JCrew Christmas party

Anyone wishing more information on this ministry, the program or schedule is encouraged to contact me or the church office directly.  Additionally, anyone wishing to have their names added to a contact list (emails, cell/text msg, etc) are asked to contact me at the information below.

Matthew Batkin
Interim Youth Ministry Lead
916-835-5280
matthew@FaithEC.org


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