1/25 Youth Fellowship, Souper Bowl, and Youth Sunday!

Hi, youth and families!

We had a great trip to Asheville this weekend. Thank you to all who participated!

This Sunday, January 25, Jerusalem Choir rehearses at 4:50pm, followed by Youth Fellowship, 6:00-7:30pm. Sunday school resumes as normal (9:45am).

It is time to start planning YOUTH SUNDAY!youth sunday  This is such an exciting tradition in the life of Central, and we want all youth to be a part of it. We will begin planning this week at youth fellowship. Youth who wish to participate in youth Sunday need to be at youth group this week and throughout February.

There are big things coming up next Sunday, February 1! This is Super Bowl Sunday and the SOUPER BOWL OF CARING! After worship, the youth will be collecting donations and canned goods for the meals at the night shelter. Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm. At 6:00pm, we will have a super bowl party at the Catterall home. Parents should plan to drop off and pick up youth from the Catteralls’. Parents can pick up at 8:30pm, or youth who wish to watch the entire game are invited to stay.


Sign Ups:

February 1 is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it is BAKE SALE SUNDAY!  Please click here to sign up to make baked goods or staff the sale. This is an important fundraising effort for our summer trips!

Each week at youth fellowship, we enjoy a delicious dinner provided by a youth family.dinner

We still need parents/families to sign up to serve dinner at youth fellowship on 2/15 and throughout March, April, and May. Please click here to sign up. (And remember that sign up sheets are always available under the “Forms and Sign Ups” tab above.)


Upcoming Trips:

-SENIOR HIGH RETREAT: Senior highs, we are looking forward to our retreat, March 13-15! We will be going to the mountains of North Carolina. More info soon to come!

-MONTREAT: Senior highs and 8th graders, mark you calendars for MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE, July 12-18! If you have never been before, you are in for a treat. If you are planning for your youth to go to Montreat Youth Conference, please email Anna asap so that we can get a headcount. We have to reserve our housing very soon.

-GUATEMALA: Remember that your $100 deposits are due no later than March 1. Your space on the trip is not officially reserved until we have your deposit. Everyone needs a passport, valid for 6 months after our return. The CDC recommends that people travelling to Guatemala have the Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as a typhoid vaccine. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

See you Sunday!

1/14 Youth Update: Mission Trip, Youth Sunday, Variety Show, and Montreat!

Hi, youth and parents!

We hope that everyone is excited about the mission trip to Asheville this weekend.

There will be no youth Sunday school this Sunday, January 18, because of the Asheville mission trip.


Guatemala Mission Trip

We hope you are all getting excited about the trip to Guatemala, June 6-14! We need a $100 deposit for each youth planning to go on the trip, no later than March 1. Place deposits in Michelle’s box in the main office. If you haven’t already done so, please click here to enter your youth’s name to let us know you are planning to attend.

Remember that every youth needs a passport, valid for 6 months after our return. The CDC recommends that people travelling to Guatemala have the Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as a typhoid vaccine. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

Click here to view and download a draft of our itinerary for the trip: Cedepca itinerary draft


Mark your calendars for Central Acts Up, our youth-fundraiser variety show on April 19!

This will be our main fundraiser for our youth trips. As a part of the evening, we will have a silent auction!

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 Youth should think about services they can auction off. For example, they might auction a night of babysitting, yard work, etc. Any funds a youth raises by auctioning off services will go directly towards their summer trip costs, not into the general fund.


Senior highs and 8th graders, mark you calendars for MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE, July 12-18! If you have never been before, you are in for a treat. Watch this video to find out more about the Montreat youth conference: 

If you are planning for your youth to go to Montreat Youth Conference, please email Anna asap so that we can get a headcount. We have to reserve our housing very soon.


It is time to start planning YOUTH SUNDAY! Youth Sunday is March 1, 2015, and we will begin planning it at youth fellowship on January 25. This is such an exciting tradition in the life of Central, and we know the entire church looks forward to it.

All youth who wish to participate in Youth Sunday should plan to be at youth fellowship on January 25 and every Sunday in February. There is lots of dreaming, planning, and rehearsing to do, and it will be a stronger youth Sunday if we are all committed to planning it together. We are excited, and we hope are too!

That’s all, folks. See you Friday!

February 7 Youth Choir Festival Registration and LAST CALL for 1/11!

Jerusalem Choir folks,
It is time to register for the February 7 youth choir festival!
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Youth will need to register with Ms. Rachel (rstewart@cpcatlanta.org) and send a $12 check to Tammy in the office or bring and put in Rachel’s folder Sunday. Rachel needs to know ASAP who/how many are going so she can register our group. In addition to the $12/youth, there’s a church fee of $30 for 1-10 singers, $40 for 11-20, etc.
 
The plan is to leave from Shallowford Pres parking lot at 8:00 and return there at approximately 4:30. Unfortunately, we won’t have access to the church bus as that’s a prison ministry Saturday, so Rachel is still working on arranging transportation. Contact her if you are willing to drive. 

Also, if you or a member of your family wants a ticket to the Center for Civil and Human Rights museum on Sunday, please email Anna (atraynham@cpcatlata.org) today (Thursday, January 8) by 5:00pm. We were able to get a reduced group rate, so tickets will only be $12/person.

Thanks, and see you Sunday!

January 11: Civil Rights Museum! RSVP asap!

Hi, youth and families!

This coming Sunday, January 11, is our Second Sunday Swap. Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm, and then we will go to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. We will leave Central at 1:15pm, and parents can pick up youth from Centennial Park at 4:00pm. Parents, families, and church members are invited and encouraged to join us! Please RSVP to Anna (atraynham@cpcatlanta.org) by THIS THURSDAY, January 8 so that we can purchase tickets!

The museum is incredibly powerful and engaging, with a experiential lunch counter sit-in simulator.

If you’ve not been to the wonderful civil rights museum, this is your chance. This experience will inform and engage the work we do on the Asheville mission trip, so we would especially love to encourage youth who are going on the mission trip to come on 1/11, as well.

As with every Second Sunday Swap, we will not be serving lunch, since lunch is already served in Tull Hall. Youth should eat quickly in Tull before heading to Jerusalem Choir. They are welcome to politely “cut” in line, since they have such a quick turn around.


Guatemala Mission Trip

We hope you are all getting excited about the trip to Guatemala, June 6-14! We need a $100 deposit for each youth planning to go on the trip, no later than March 1. Place deposits in Michelle’s box in the main office.

In order to help us get a tentative head count, please click here to enter your youth’s name if you have not already done so. This lets us know that your youth is planning to go. Parents who wish to chaperone should also fill out the survey.

Every youth needs a passport, valid for 6 months after our return. The CDC recommends that people travelling to Guatemala have the Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as a typhoid vaccine. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

Click here to read more about Cedepca, the Guatemalan non-profit with whom we are partnering!

Remember that our fundraising efforts are under way, and it’s time to start selling “stock” for our summer trips!

Thanks, and see you Sunday!


January 4 Youth, Bake Sale, and More!

Hello, CPC youth and families!

On Sunday January 4, Youth fellowship will resume, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Be sure you join us as we kick off the new year in style! We will have some fun together and introduce the theme for the spring.

At 7:30pm, the youth committee will have a brief meeting in the youth suite.

January 4 is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it is BAKE SALE SUNDAY! We still need two families to sign up to bring baked goods, and we need youth to staff the table. Please click here to sign up. Remember that the stock sale fundraiser is also going on, and each youth is asked to sell at least 10 shares to contribute to the cost of the trip.


Mark Your Calendars for the Second Sunday Swap!

On January 11, we will go to the Center for Civil and Human Rights for our Second Sunday Swap. We will leave Central at 1:15pm, and parents can pick up youth from Centennial Park at 4:00pm. Parents, families, and church members are invited and encouraged to join us! Please RSVP to Anna (atraynham@cpcatlanta.org) by January 8 so that we can purchase tickets. Adult tickets are $15, and seniors, students, and educators are $13.

The museum is incredibly powerful and engaging, with a experiential lunch counter sit-in simulator.

The museum is incredibly powerful and engaging, with a experiential lunch counter sit-in simulator.

If you’ve not been to the wonderful civil rights museum, this is your chance. This experience will inform and engage the work we do on the Asheville mission trip, so we would especially love to encourage youth who are going on the mission trip to come on 1/11, as well.

See you on January 4!

December 15 Update: January Mission Trip, Guatemala, Fundraising, and More!

Hello, youth and parents!

We had a wonderful parent meeting after church yesterday. If you missed the meeting, here’s what you missed:

-It is almost time for the January 16-19 mission trip to Asheville Youth Mission! In order to sign up, we need your AYM permission form and covenant along with $100. You can download the form here (AYM permission form), complete it, and email it to Michelle or place it in her box at church. The absolute deadline is Sunday, December 21. If your youth will be going and have not turned in a form or check, please let Michelle know ASAP so that we can have a final head count.

Click the image to read more about AYM!

Click the image to read more about AYM!

On Friday, January 16 we will depart from Druid Hills Presbyterian church at 5:00pm, where our church van is parked. We anticipate returning in the afternoon on Monday and will meet you at Druid Hills. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.

Please look over the packing list (included in the permission form above). Note that some work sites do not allow people to wear leggings. Please dress in warm layers; we will be doing a lot of walking, and we will worship outdoors with homeless neighbors. Also, please bring an air mattress. We will be sleeping on the floor in church Sunday school rooms.


Guatemala Mission Trip

We hope you are all getting excited about the trip to Guatemala, June 6-14! We need a $100 deposit for each youth planning to go on the trip, no later than March 1. Place deposits in Michelle’s box in the main office.

In order to help us get a tentative head count, please click here to fill out an online survey to let us know that your youth is planning to go.

Every youth needs a passport, valid for 6 months after our return. The CDC recommends that people travelling to Guatemala have the Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as a typhoid vaccine. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

-Click here to read more about Cedepca, the Guatemalan non-profit with whom we are partnering!


Fundraising:

In order to make the trips to Guatemala and Montreat affordable, we have a lot of fundraising to do! Thanks to Jan, Tracy, and all who have helped with the bake sales, we have already made some progress, but we are hoping to raise $15,000 to lower the cost of the trips. We’re raising funds in three ways:

  • Tasty Treats Bake Sale- First Sunday each month in Tull Hall
  • Stock Sale Fundraiser- Ongoing
  • “Central Acts Up Again 2015 – Variety Show 2.0” – Sunday, April 19 (mark your calendar now! – more to follow)

We are asking that each youth participating in summer trips sell at least 10 shares of stock to contribute to fundraising efforts.

***We need youth and adults to sign up to staff a stock sale table in Tull Hall this coming Sunday, December 21. Click here to sign up! Additional times/days will be added after Christmas.

Donors can also support the youth via online giving! Click here, and choose “support the youth of Central.” You may want to share this link with friends and family! This info is also available under the “fundraising” tab at the top of the page.

That’s all, folks! Remember that youth fellowship is taking a break for the holidays, and we will meet again on January 4.

Thanks!