Hey there folks,

Go Here:


for details about the Home Works Blitz on Oct. 11th. Also, it is not too late to sign up!



JR High Fall Retreat @ Gravatt

Hey there folks,

This past weekend (Sept 26-28), I took 10 of our Jr. High youth from St. John's to the Diocesan Jr High Fall Retreat at Camp Gravatt. There were nearly 150 Jr High youth with youth leaders and adult volunteers hanging out at good ole rustic Gravatt. It was insanely fun!

The theme for the weekend was: "God is at work in you," and it was based on this past Sunday's lectionary reading from Philippians 2:1-13. The DYLC design team performed skits that spoofed popular reality tv shows, and the small group discussions progressed through the Philippians passage (joy being made complete in your heart, working out God's kingdom on earth, living Christ-like, and then recognizing how God is at work in you). As part of our activities, we practiced working out God's kingdom in the world by giving back to Gravatt. We built decorative wooden bins to hold the trash cans for recycling. The will be placed all over Gravatt. We also played games, hung out, acted crazy, had a dance, prayed, sang, and worshiped...wow!

Check out these pics (there's about 200 or so):


ps...Gordon added some photos to the EYC kickoff slideshow, so go check those out.


EYC @ the Art Shack!

Hey there folks,

Just wanted to give a little reminder:

Sunday, Sept. 21
pizza for dinner

2701A Rosewood Dr.
Corner of Rosewood and Woodrow,
facing onto Woodrom across from Pizza Man

Hope to see you there. It's going to be a grand time hanging out in a creative atmosphere. Come and flex your creative muscles!



The EYC KICKOFF rocked!

All I can say is that it was an insanely great time. We had nearly 70 people, and the fun included: boating, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, volleyball, badminton, canoe sliding, food, fellowship, and a lot more. It was awesome. Simply awesome. Thank you to the Close family for openning up their lake homes to us. We cannot express our thanks enough to you! Thank you to all of the volunteers as well. Thank you to the youth for being such great and cool youth...you guys and gals rock.

Below is a slideshow. You can also click on the slideshow to go to the picasa webalbum and download any of the pictures. There are some really good ones. There are even some neat pics of a random wake boarder who showed off for us. Also, Gordon will be adding some more photos and videos soon. Check it out:

I think everyone had a great time, and I hope to see everyone at EYC 101 this Sunday. Also, don't forget to sign up for up and coming events: Jr High Fall Retreat, Home Works 1 Day Blitz, and 24: Sr High Diocesan Event. Thanks to all who came out and had fun. See you soon.