A few dates to put in your calendars:
This week at EYC, October 28, we will be doing Trunk or Treat. We ask that as many of you as possible participate so that the younger members of the St. John's Community are able to have a fun event to attend. If you have a car, please bring it and decorate your trunk. If you do not have a car, or cannot drive, that's ok as well. We have cars that you can decorate! Those of you that wish to decorate we ask that you meet in the St. John's parking lot at 3 pm. The event will begin at 4pm and conclude at 6 pm. Afterwards, we will be going to the Richland Mall, to take a trip along the Dark Knight Terror Trail. For more information please go to https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkKnightsTerrorTrail. Their personal website seems to not be working. Please, bring friends. Afterwards, we will be eating at D's Wings by the Richland Mall. We need chaperones for this event. The ministry of a chaperone is very important to St. John's EYC.
November 4, Gordon Schell will be joining us at EYC to add music to our fun and praise. I am so thankful for his ability to join us.
November 11, from 2pm to 6 pm we will be going to Ballbusters paintball and be participating in an EYC paintball event. Friends are encouraged to come.
November 30 and December 1, coinciding for those who are not going to Happening, will be a class on icon painting with Mother Kelly Ayer. Originally, from Irmo, SC, now of Avon, NY. More information will be given soon. Friends are welcome to come and learn and paint as well.
December 8, from 9 am to 1 pm is our Harvest Hope event. Afterwards, we are working on a trip to Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park. As always, friends are welcome.
For those of you who wish to volunteer, or wish to continue to volunteer there is Safe Church Training - Saturday, November 3, from 8:45 - Noon at St. Martin's in the Fields, 520 Clemson Ave. Columbia, SC 2206. The Cost is $10. To register, contact Victoria Fleischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 787-0392. Remember, you must be Safe Church trained to work with EYC, and must be retrained every 5 years.
We will be looking into EYC Tee Shirts for all members of EYC. I will be asking for shirt sizes soon.
Just to remind you that this week there WILL be EYC. EYC will be Sunday, from 5 pm to 6 pm with dinner served at 6 pm.
Also, what does toothpaste with tartar control, clothespins, and tennis balls have in common? Well, Come to EYC and find out!
On Sunday, November 4, Gordon Schell has agree to accompany our EYC event with his instrumental expertise.
Below are the Homeworks dates. They have been finalized. And we need you get in contact with me so that we can get you registered early so that there is no problems when we wish to leave for the mission trips. I was told by the good people at Homeworks to remind parents that the mission trips are there for the youth to do most of the work, and for the adults to supervise. Either way, we need adult volunteers! If you have further questions email me or Cliff Moore at email@example.com. The cost of the Augusta, GA trip is $75. The cost of the Johns Island Trip is $200.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Spring Homeworks Blitz in Columbia
Thursday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Augusta, GA Trip (Jr. High)
Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Johns Island Trip (Sr. High)
Saturday, October 19 - Fall Homeworks Blitz in Columbia
Friday, December 27 - Monday, December 30, 2013 - Christmas Homeworks Trip
Remember to Like us on Facebook, and request to join the St. John's EYC Group!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I would like to thank all of you that came out to EYC, and the meet and greet afterwards. Your welcoming was very heartfelt and an amazing outpouring of love. I can tell that you truly love St. John’s, and it brings me joy to be a part of such a devoted and warm parish. I hope my ministry is as blessed as the many ministries that you all encompass. I look forward to meeting those of you that could not make it tonight, and ask that all of you pray for me and the growth of our youth program.
Chad C. Reis
Just to let you know the EYC Ski Trip will be happening Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20, 2013. That Monday, January 21, is the celebration of Martin Luther King Day. This should give everyone a day to recuperate after all the fun! Please RSVP as soon as possible because I want to know how many tickets need to be purchased for the trip. Please, RSVP if you need lessons as well. There is a few places that we are looking at depending on the group size. We are looking into some sort of souvenir. Also, parents and volunteers: please RSVP if you can chaperone. Your ministry is crucial to us!
Here are a few dates that have been set in stone for EYC that I would like you to put on your calendars:
Saturday, October 20 - Homeworks Blitz
Diocese: Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28 - Junior High Retreat
Diocese: Friday, November 2 - Deadline for Happening #68 Candidates Application
Diocese: Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2 - Happening #68
Saturday, December 8 - Harvest Hope, 9 am to 1 pm
Diocese: Friday, February 22 - Deadline for Happening #69 Candidates Application
Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17 - Parish Kanuga Retreat
**Need based scholarships available
Diocese: Monday, March 18 - Deadline for New Beginnings (Middle School) Candidates Application
Diocese: Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24 - Happening #69
Diocese: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 - New Beginnings (Middle School)
Thursday, June 7 to Monday, June 11 - Homeworks, Jr. High Mission Trip to Augusta, GA.
I hope to see you this Sunday at EYC! I'm very excited to meet you all. Below is our schedule.
October 7, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Middle School and Senior High
Sr. High will lead the programing & games for Middle School (How to Share Your Faith), PLUS come out and meet and support St. John's new Youth Minister, ME! Chad C. Reis.
PARENTS - You are invited to join the youth in the Barr Center at 6:30 pm for Ice Cream and to meet me. Please, bring the whole family.
We would like to welcome you to another year of Episcopal Young Churchmen (EYC), and tell you that there will be lots going on at St. John’s this year. St. John’s is putting emphasis on fun, education, and faith in our EYC programing. The calendar for the year should be out shortly, and will be emailed for your convenience. It will also appear on our website, on the youth blog, and on Facebook.
I am Chad Reis, and I would like to introduce myself to you and your family as the new youth minister at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Shandon. I have a calling for youth work and Christian education. I have completed a Master in Divinity from the University of the South, and have taken multiple classes in children and young adult ministry. I’ve taught Confirmation, Christian history, and theology classes. I’ve led Bible studies, and am an Education for Ministry mentor. If you have any questions about me or St. John’s EYC, please, do not hesitate to contact me. Suggestions are always welcome, as well.