Diocesan Event Information

Hello Family,
Kellie Wilson sent me a lengthy email, with lots of attachments.  Here is the things that you need to know:

1)  Happening Candidate and Sponsor Forms Due February 15th. 
Happening is a weekend event for youth in grades 10-12 which is focused on encountering Christ within community and learning how to strengthen their relationship with Christ and each other. Youth interested in participating in Happening #69, which is March 15-17, 2013, should complete this application and return with $120 to Kellie Wilson, 1115 Marion St., Columbia, SC. Sponsors may be any previous participant of Happening, Vocaré or Cursillo or an adult who has been a spiritual mentor to you, such as a Youth Minister, youth leader or godparent.

2)  Happening #68 Reunion
February 16th from 10am-12 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church in Clinton, SC. All candidates and staff from Happening #68 are invited! For more information, contact Elizabeth Jarrett at jarette@cces.org .

3)  Provincial IV Youth Event – Middle School (PYEMS) 
Come be a part of an amazing week with middle school youth from all over the south, June18-22, 2013, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Our theme for the week will be “Beacon of HOPE, FAITH AND LIGHT.” We will serve with the “Hearts of Palm Mission.” Participants need to have completed the 6th-8th grade. Youth groups should provide 1 adult chaperone for every 5 youth participating. Cost is $475 per person. To register, youth ministers should meet these deadlines by providing the following information to Kellie Wilson, 1115 Marion St. Columbia, SC  29201

February 21st
§  Youth Ministers by this date should submit the following:
§  $240 per person
§  Number of spots needed
§  A statement telling us whether or not you can provide your own transportation.
March 18th
§  $235 per person due,
§  PYEMS application for each participant (attached)
§  Individual Registration Form for each participant. (attached)
4)  DYLC Applications Due February 28th 
The Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee is made up of young people in High School and adults from throughout the diocese.  This group serves as the core leadership for implementing policy, developing procedures, and designing overall structure for diocesan youth ministry for the coming program year and serve on at least one design team for either a Junior or Senior High Diocesan Event.  Members are appointed to serve for one-year terms and may reapply to serve for up to three years.  Those chosen to serve on DYLC are required to attend an orientation meeting May 10-12, 2013. For additional information and to apply, download the attached application.