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Hello Family,

Sunday, February 3, 2013, after each service (7:45, 9:00, 11:15).  The youth of St. John’s EYC, will collect a donation from willing parishioners after each service in cooking pots.  They will wait at the entrance to the narthex.  All Funds collected will go to "The Helping Hands Weekend Food Program."  This program helps cover the cost of meals for 50 impoverished students from Hand Middle School during the weekends.

2/3/13: EYC will be from 5 - 7:30 pm.  Junior High will meet from 5 -6 pm.  Dinner will be from 6 - 6:30 pm, and Senior High will meet from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  CRASH: There will be football themed games, and a lesson on deep connectivity with God.

2/10/13: EYC will be from 5 - 6:30 pm.  EYC is combined today as we will be having a brief service.  To dust you shall return: We will begin our Lenten observance with a look at the things that separate us from God.  EYC will be helping Mrs. Georgianna Wheeler with the burning of the palms for Ash Wednesday.  As always, there will be fun with our lesson!

2/15 - 2/17/13:  Kanuga Parish Weekend!  The theme this year for Youth is "be still, and know that [He is] God."  We will take time to rest in God's presence and meditate on His faith in us.  Using scripture, poetry, art, and prayers to focus on gathering strength to face all the things that separate us from God.  And, of course, we will set aside some time for some craziness.  Who knows what other insanity will ensue?  Come, find out, and be a part of it all.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 will be ST. J'S CHILI COOK OFF from 5 pm - 7 pm.  This will be a fundraising event for our Youth, to help support events such as our summer mission trips.  Any and all parishioners may submit chili entries.  Prizes will be awarded!  For those who would like to attend there will be a $5 spoon fee: for tasting and voting.  You may purchase multiple spoons.  There will be an alternate menu - something other than chili - for those who prefer to stay away from the chili.  These plates can be purchased separately.  If you wish to submit an entry please contact: Chad C. Reis at ccr@stjohnscolumbia.org or 803-799-4767.