Things to Remember

Hello All,
  Below is some helpful reminders and miscellaneous house keeping things to keep you informed.  Thanks!

Starting Sunday, October 28 - Sunday, December 22, EYC will be meeting in the Multipurpose Room in the basement of Heyward Hall.  This is due to the Church Services being moved to the Gymnasium.  I am truly sorry, and I humbly repent for the inconvenience.

The Homeworks Blitz is Saturday, October 20.  This is a great time to be a part in Christ's mission in the world.  We must remember what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 25:40 -- "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." (NRSV)  Please, we need more youth to sign up!  To sign up or for more information contact Bob Graham at bgraham@keenansuggs.com.

Along the same lines, Saturday, December 8, from 9 am t0 1 pm, we will be helping at Harvest Hope.  They have asked if we can get between 12 - 15 volunteers, including adult volunteers.  The Age requirement is that you must be in 8th grade to participate.  Please, email me at stjohnscolumbia@gmail.com if you can make it.  This is a great time to do hands-on ministry in our community and help our neighbors.

We are bringing back Tuesday mornings for Senior High.  The Senior High will meet at Panera Bread on Garners Ferry at 7:00 am.  This will be some one-on-one time with Me -- Chad.  This is the Senior High's time to talk about what they want to.  They will have my undivided attention!  It will also be time to fellowship.  We will wrap up around 7:45 am, so everyone can make it to class on time.  Tuesday morning breakfast will start beginning Tuesday, October 23, and will continue as long as there is interest.  The exact address is 6080 Garners Ferry Road, Colubmia, SC 29209.  Remember Matthew 18:20 -- "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (ESV)

The Ski Trip is Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20.  This is for all EYC aged youth (6th - 12th).  There is need based scholarships available for EYC youth to go on this trip.  We also need one chaperone for every five youth.  Your ministry is crucial! Send me an email if you'd like to join us on this trip.  I need a good head count by the first week in November so that I can book the reservations.  Otherwise, I'll have to cancel.  "Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes?" -- Jeremiah 18:14 (NIV). Let's hope that it doesn't vanish from where ever we ski!

Anyone who wishes to start volunteering, or anyone who wants to continue volunteering for EYC or Sunday School, please contact me.  We need to make sure everyone is Safe Church trained.

The Confirmation Class will be going on retreat at Camp Gravatt on Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21.  I will be accompanying them, and teaching them about the Sacrament.  There still will be EYC that Sunday night.  I will be out of the office that Monday, October 22.

EYC this week will start at 5 pm on Sunday, October 14.  The youths will be getting messy at EYC, so please have them dress appropriately.  Old clothing is a best bet.  The schedule for EYC this upcoming week is as follows:
15 minutes of opening devotion and discussion
30 minutes of games
15 minutes of "secret activity"

Happy Centennial!