Register Now for New Beginnings #51

Join us at New Beginnings #51, December 8-10, 2017 at Honey Creek. The total cost for the weekend is $115, and Financial Aid is available. Participant registration is now open!

Register Now for New Beginnings #51!

New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for teenagers in grades 7-9 led by a team of mostly teenagers, with a few adults, and two clergy who serve as spiritual directors. The weekend takes participants through a discovery about ourselves, our friends, our families, our faith, and how to live out our faith in our daily lives.

How might this discovery happen? Through making new friends and sharing with old ones, through singing, skits, talks given by teens, videos, games, worship, and conversation with each other! You are encouraged to bring friends from your church and an adult who will stay through the weekend. Everyone will take an active part in the program. You can go to New Beginnings as many times as you’d like…as long as you’re in grades 7-9. We know once you go, you will want to go back.

All youth in grades 7-9 are encouraged to register with friends from your church! Financial Aid is available. For information about financial aid, please contact our Canon Missioner for Children & Youth, the Rev. Joshua Varner at jvarner@gaepiscopal.org. For all other questions, please contact New Beginnings Coordinator Maggie Bloodworth at mabloodworth3@gmail.com.

Participant registration is now open!

Click here or visit http://bit.ly/NB51SignUp to register!

 

Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention, November 10-11!

Join us November 10-11 in Valdosta, Georgia!

Register for the Full Convention at http://bit.ly/ConventionYouth2017

or

Register for the Lock-in Only at http://bit.ly/ConventionLockIn2017

Youth in grades 6-12 are encouraged to come and be part of the 196th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Georgia! Youth can arrive either on Friday morning, November 10, and work with the Convention throughout the day, or arrive for the Convention Eucharist on Friday afternoon. Friday night there will be a lock-in hosted by Christ Church, Valdosta, and the youth will lead worship on Saturday morning at Convention!

Cost for those who are working the Convention on Friday is $10! Cost for those who come for the Eucharist and Lock-In only is $30 per person.

For more information, read the full information sheet!

 

Please contact the Rev. Joshua Varner, Canon Missioner for Children and Youth, with questions about the Youth Presence at Convention at jvarner@gaepiscopal.org.

 

Acolyte Festival, October 21-22 at St. Anne’s, Tifton

Acolyte Festival, October 21-22, St. Anne’s Tifton

Grades 3-12, Cost $40 (scholarship available)

Register Now at http://bit.ly/AcolyteFestival2017

The October 21-22 Acolyte Festival is open to 3rd through 12th graders. During the Acolyte Festival, participants will enjoy an Acolyte Olympics and can also expect to participate in acolyting and church leadership workshops facilitated by experienced practitioners; to meet other young acolytes and church leaders from across the diocese; to learn about other liturgical practices; to share their own church experience; and to have fun!

Participants should bring their own vestments (marked with a church name or participant’s name) and their home church’s banner if available, which will be processed during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning Eucharist at St. Anne’s, Tifton, where the festival will be held.

 

Fall Youth Events Coming Up!

There are several Youth Events coming up this fall that we want to put on your schedule! Come back here or visit our Facebook Page for more information about these events as they get closer.

 

Fall Youth Event: Growing in Faith and Love

September 15-17, Honey Creek

Grades 6-12, Cost $150 (scholarship available)

This weekend is for all youth in grades 6-12 who want to come worship, sing, play, rest, and learn about their own story and the story of faith. We will use the lens of the life of Deaconess Anna Alexander, the first black woman to be ordained in the Episcopal Church to help us reflect on our stories. On Saturday night we will be joined by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and then on Sunday we will travel to Good Shepherd, Pennick for the Eucharist in honor of Deaconess Alexander at which the Presiding Bishop will preach. We will then return to Honey Creek to help with and be part of the Revival, at which nearly 1000 people will be present!

To register for the Fall Youth Event, follow this link.

 

Happening #99, September 22-24, Honey Creek

Grades 10-12, Cost $100 (scholarship available)

Happening is an experience of God’s love in action, presented by teenagers and for teenagers, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. During the weekend the participants experience God’s love through worship, prayer, and the ministry of peers and adults, both lay and clergy.

For more information, visit georgiahappening.com

To register for Happening #99, follow this link.

 

Acolyte Festival, October 21-22, St. Anne’s Tifton

Grades 3-12, Cost $40 (scholarship available)

The October 21-22 Acolyte Festival is open to 3rd through 12th graders. During the Acolyte Festival, participants will enjoy an Acolyte Olympics and can also expect to participate in acolyting and church leadership workshops facilitated by experienced practitioners; to meet other young acolytes and church leaders from across the diocese; to learn about other liturgical practices; to share their own church experience; and to have fun!

Participants should bring their own vestments (marked with a church name or participant’s name) and their home church’s banner if available, which will be processed during the Sunday morning Eucharist at St. Anne’s, Tifton, where the festival will be held.

More information and registration will be available soon!

Diocesan Convention Youth Presence

November 10-11, Valdosta

Grades 6-12

The Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention begins on Friday morning, November 10, and lasts through the end of Diocesan Convention on Saturday, November 11. Youth will be an active part of convention, including serving as pages, as tech support for their elders, and as assistants to the Bishop and other Diocesan leaders. Friday night will include reflection on the full day of Convention. Saturday morning will begin with the youth leading worship

More information and registration will be available soon!

New Beginnings #51, December 8-10, Honey Creek

Grades 7-9, Cost $115 (scholarship available)

New Beginnings #51 is a retreat led by youth for youth in grades 7-9. The team consists of a lead teen and lead adult with support from other youth, lay adults, and clergy.  The weekend takes participants through a discovery about ourselves, our friends, our families, our faith, and how to live out our faith in our daily lives. We share a lot about LOVE; love of self, love of friends & family, and most importantly, love of God.

More information and registration will be available soon!

 

Register Now for New Beginnings #51!

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Join us at New Beginnings #51, December 8-10, 2017 at Honey Creek. The total cost for the weekend is $115, and Financial Aid is available!

Apply to be on staff at New Beginnings #51!

Deadline to apply to be on staff is September 20, 2017. You must have attended New Beginnings or Happening and be the 8th grade – college to apply. A steering committee made up of youth and adults will select the team. You will receive an  email letting you know the status of your application by October 20, 2017. Please understand that applying to be on team does not guarantee you a position on staff. We have a limited number of staff positions and the steering committee discerns what position and person should fill each roll. Please pray with us as we prepare for the next New Beginnings.

New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for teenagers in grades 7-9 led by a team of mostly teenagers, with a few adults, and two clergy spiritual directors. The weekend takes participants through a discovery about ourselves, our friends, our families, our faith, and how to live out our faith in our daily lives.

 

Winter Retreat: January 20-22, 2017

What is your story?

Join us for the Winter Retreat, for grades 6-12, which will take place January 20-22, 2017. This retreat, led by Liz Williams and the Rev. Joshua Varner, will be a time to step away from all the busy-ness of our lives, to worship, to play, and to pray together. Depending on registration, separate programs may be offered for older and younger youth. Come and gather in the new year to listen, to relax, and to hear our own stories and the story of God’s people.

Register here for the Winter Retreat!