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.
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!
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.