Bible Studies and Breakfasts

Hello Family,
 Here are a few things to mark on your calendar and consider for the next few weeks:

2/24/13: EYC will be from 5 - 7:30 pm.  This will be our first Home Works Night with the help of Cliff Moore.  Home Works Nights will be a time of Christian growth and fun with a slant toward better understanding Christian mission work.  We will use this time to prepare ourselves for the Junior and Senior Home Works Trips.  There will be teamwork and camaraderie built during these EYC's that will continue on during our mission trips.

The sign up deadline for Augusta, GA (Junior High) is March 15, 2013.  The Augusta, GA, trip will cost $75 per person and occur on June 7 - 11.  There are 20 youth spaces available.

The sign up deadline for Johns Island, SC (Senior High) is March 22, 2013.  The Johns Island, SC, trip will cost $200 per person and occur on July 21 - 28.  There are 20 youth spaces available.

Unorthodox Christianity, our Youth Education Program begins Wednesday, February 20, 2013, until Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  The time will be between 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Senior High Classroom.  The Lessons and discussion will be surrounding Hertics for Armchair Theologians by Justo L. Gonzalez.  This class will introduce our youth to important early church figures whose teachings were denounce by the church, and shaped Christianity into what it is today.

3/16/13:  On Saturday, March 16, St. John's EYC will be a part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Five Points.  We will be decorating the St. John's Bus as a float prior to the event.  More details will be given out soon.

Starting March 18:  On Mondays, the Senior High are invited to meet me from 6:30 - 7:30 am in the Senior High Classroom each week to begin our Senior High Bible Study.  Any youth without a drivers license will be dropped off at their respective school by me in the St. John's Bus.  More information soon!

Starting, Wednesday 20: On Wednesdays, all EYC are invited to enjoying breakfast at St. John's in the dining room of the Barr Center from 6:45 - 7:30 am.  Pancakes, bacon, and drinks will be served this first week.  The menu will change somewhat each time.  Any youth without a drivers license will be dropped off at their respective school by me in the St. John's Bus.  Moore information soon!

Things upcoming that should be looked at from my last post:

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.

Also note:  That the EYC calendar is always up-to-date on the blog, if you have any questions visit: http://stjohnscolumbiayouth.blogspot.com/ and click the "Youth Calendar" link on the left hand side.