This Week at St. John's (1 week till Valentine's Day Edition)

Hey Everybody!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I've heard from many of you who participated in the Stop Hunger Now event at the Church on Saturday, and all of you kept mentioning what an amazing event it was. I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there for it. But we'll touch on that in a second.

If you haven't heard, thank you to everyone who helped with The Souper Bowl on Sunday morning! We raised $370.10 which will go to our Helping Hands Weekend Food Program, and will go a long way to continuing the help this ministry provides.

Over the past weekend, Winston, Beaumont, Sam, Gordon, and I were at Kanuga for The Diocesan Youth Conference, or DYC for short. It was a great weekend, as we learned how to tell our story through things that we love. This included the Outdoors, Photography, Music, Art, and Storytelling. There are photos and video links located on the Facebook page, which also has a link on the left hand side of this page. You can also find pictures from our Super Bowl party this past Sunday on that page as well. I want to thank David and Janine Lewis for allowing us to take over their home for the game. Y'all were wonderful hosts!

Coming up this weekend, we'll meet on Sunday at the church from 5 pm till 7 pm. Dinner will be provided, and we'll have a "St. Valentine's Day Party" where we will discuss who St. Valentine was and also make Valentines for the shut-in's of St. John's. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

It's not too late to sign up for Parish Retreat at Kanuga! Please turn a form in ASAP if you want to go so I can know who to expect that weekend. Also, let me know if you want to ride on the bus up to Kanuga on the 17th.

Senior High Guys: We're going to need some help this Saturday bundling up Firewood at Dr. Close's Lake House for us to sell as a fundraiser for Youth Mission. Please contact me if you're able to help at all.

Here are some upcoming dates of St. John's and Diocesan Events:

March 23rd-25th: Happening #67 @ Camp Gravatt

April 20th-21st: All Ages Lock-In @ St. John's

April 27th-29th: Jr. High Spring Retreat-New Beginnings @ Camp Gravatt

Forms for Happening can be found here, while New Beginnings forms can be found here

I'll have some more news about upcoming events/activities in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Until then,



P.S. St. John's EYC also has a Twitter Account now! You can find it by clicking here or clicking the link on the left hand side of the page.