This Week: Confirmation Retreat, No Youth, and Mission Trip announcement!

Hello, youth and parents!

There will be no youth fellowship this week because of our confirmation retreat. We will resume with youth fellowship at 6:00pm next week, October 5, when we will cook lunch for the OAC Main Frame and learn more about homelessness.


We are very excited about our confirmation retreat this weekend, September 27-28. Here are some details about what to expect.
Theme: “Claimed by God.” We will be talking about what it means to be a people of faith in community with one another, exploring our church’s confessions, and thinking creatively about who we are as children of God.
Time: We will begin with lunch at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 27th. Parents should plan to say until 2:00pm, and confirmation sponsors should plan to stay until 3:00pm. Youth will spend the night and attend Sunday School and worship on Sunday.
Parking: The garage will be open until 1:30pm after which you may leave but cannot come into the garage.
Meals: We will begin with a catered lunch. To offset costs, please plan to pay $7/adult, $5/youth, or a $20 max/family. We will have pizza for dinner and a light breakfast before Sunday School. Please notify us of dietary restrictions as soon as possible.
Snacks: Each youth is asked to bring a snack to share.
Study time: We know that all our youth have an abundance of homework, so we have reserved an hour of “study time” after dinner for anyone who needs it.
Packing list for Youth: Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, change of clothes for church, snack to share

Summer Mission Trip Announcement
It’s official! The CPC youth will travel to Guatemala for a mission trip June 6-14, 2015. We will be doing a “mission-immersion” trip through a wonderful organization called CEDPECA. Click the image below to learn more about CEDEPCA.
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Mark your calendars now, and look for more details in the coming months.
In order to make this trip affordable, we will be doing fundraising throughout the year, including our “stock sale” fundraiser, bake sale on Sundays, and second annual variety show.
Contact Michelle or Anna with questions, and we will see you Sunday!

Youth This Week: “Who Am I?”

Hello, youth and families!

Here’s the rundown for youth this week.
Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, followed by dinner and youth fellowship from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm.

For youth fellowship, Sarah will lead us in a creative reflection on who we are as individual children of God and who we are as a church family. There will be food, fun, a beautiful craft, and much more.

Parents, please remember that our child protection policy requires that you sign your youth in and out.

Hope to see you there!

YOUTH THIS WEEK: SIX FLAGS

September 14, 2014: Youth Fellowship at Six Flags!

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This week is our first Second Sunday Swap! On the second Sunday of each month, the youth group will meet at 1:30pm rather than the usual 6:00pm.

RSVP: If you haven’t already RSVPed, please email Anna at atraynham@cpcatlanta.org by Thursday afternoon. We’ll need to buy tickets in advance.

Lunch: **UPDATE** We will have pizza for lunch in the youth suite, and any youth who are not in choir are invited to come to the youth suite to hang out between lunch and 1:30.

Jerusalem Choir will rehearse from 12:30 to 1:15pm. Youth handbells will rehearse at 9:00am, as usual.

Time: We will leave for Six Flags at 1:30pm, and we will return to the church at 7:00pm.

Cost: The church is subsidizing the cost and asking each youth to pay $20, plus any additional money for snacks (optional).

Medical Form: We need a medical form for each youth! Click here: Youth Permission, Medical, and Photo Release Form. Please download the form, fill it out, and bring it with you on September 14, if you have not already turned one in. We will also have printed copies available.


Other News:

Meal sign up: As in years past, we’re asking parents and volunteers to provide meals for youth fellowship. To sign up, click here. The sign up sheet is also available on the “Forms and Sign Ups” tab above. You are more than welcome to “share” meal duties between two families; just let Anna know if you plan to do so.

Upcoming Events: Be sure to check the “Calendar and Upcoming Events” page to stay up-to-date! We have some big events coming up this year, including…

  • MLK weekend mission trip, January 16-19
  • February 7 Youth Choir Festival with Mark Miller
  • Senior high retreat
  • International mission trip
  • Montreat Youth Conference
  • and much more!

Here are the main ways we will be working to generate funding to help subsidize these activities:

  • “Stock Sale” Fundraiser
  • “Central Acts Up Again 2015″- Variety Show 2.0
  • Selling baked goods (pastries, muffins, biscuits, etc.) on Sunday mornings

Contact Anna or Michelle with questions or concerns. Hope to see you Sunday!

YOUTH KICKOFF- **UPDATE**

Hello, youth and parents!

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We have had a change in plans for our kickoff on September 7. Here are the NEW, UPDATED, FINAL details for youth on 9/7 and 9/14!

September 7, 2014: Youth Group Kickoff and Parent Meeting

4:50pm- Jerusalem Choir kicks off in the Jerusalem Choir Room!

5:00pm- Parent Meeting in Tull Hall. We will look at the calendar, ask and answer questions, and set the tone for a great year. If you are a youth and are not involved in choir, please join your parents in Tull.

6:00-7:00pm- Dinner and Program. Parents are invited and encouraged to stay as we introduce the youth advisors, welcome the sixth graders, and talk about this year’s trips and events. Come with your calendars, your questions, and your enthusiasm!


 

September 14, 2014: Youth Fellowship at Six Flags!

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Second Sunday Swap: On the second Sunday of each month, the youth group will meet at 1:30pm rather than the usual 6:00pm. On these Sundays, Jerusalem Choir will rehearse from 12:30 to 1:15pm.

We will leave for Six Flags at 1:30pm, and we will return at 7:00pm.

Cost: The church is subsidizing the cost and asking each youth to pay $20, plus any additional money for snacks (optional).

Medical Form: We need a medical form for each youth! Click here: Youth Permission, Medical, and Photo Release Form. Please download the form, fill it out, and bring it with you on September 14, if you have not already turned one in. We will also have printed copies available.


 

Meal sign up: As in years past, we’re asking parents and volunteers to provide meals for youth fellowship. To sign up, click here. The sign up sheet is also available on the “Forms and Sign Ups” tab above.

Upcoming Events: Be sure to check the “Calendar and Upcoming Events” page to stay up-to-date!

MISSION CELEBRATION!

Hello, youth and parents!

Next Sunday, August 17, is our “Mission Celebration” dessert. Each youth (or parent) is asked to contribute a dessert. This is a chance to share the wonderful experiences we had this summer with our congregation, eat dessert, and enjoy time together. Invite your friends and families!

The event begins at 7pm, so please arrive by 6:45. Contact Michelle or Anna with any questions.

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See you there!