November 2 Youth Fellowship: Bullying

Hello, youth and families!

On November 2, Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, followed by Youth Fellowship, 6:00-7:30pm.

During youth fellowship, we will be talking about bullying. What does bullying look like? How do we respond to bullying? How do we help stop bullying? What does our faith have to say about bullying? Join us on Sunday night to engage this important issue.

We will watch scenes from the documentary "Bully" and reflect on bullying in our own lives.

We will watch scenes from the documentary “Bully” and reflect on bullying in our own lives.


Other Updates:

-This is BAKE SALE SUNDAY! Come to church hungry for a delicious sweet treat for breakfast. All proceeds go towards the youth trips. The sale begins at 9:00am in Tull Hall, and goods will be available before and after worship. We are having a sale the first Sunday of each month; click here to sign up to bring treats or staff the table!

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-The meal sign ups for youth fellowship in the spring are live! Click here to sign up.

-Our fundraising is well under way, and we’re grateful to Jan and Tracy for their leadership. We want to fill the congregation in on the wonderful things our youth are doing, and a picture is worth a thousand words! If you have pictures you’d be willing to share, please email them to Anna.

-Reminder: Next Sunday, November 9, is our Second Sunday Swap! Youth are encouraged to eat lunch in Tull with their families after church. Jerusalem choir will rehearse at 12:30pm, followed by Youth Fellowship from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We will take the bus to Candler Park to meet the youth of North Decatur Presbyterian Church for an afternoon full of fun and fellowship! If your youth did not go to Six Flags, please bring a completed  Permission and Medical form, available here.

That’s all, folks! Contact Anna or Michelle with questions. See you Sunday!

October 26 Youth Fellowship and More!

Hello, youth and families!

We’ve got some exciting things come up for CPC youth.

Sunday, October 26: Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, followed by youth fellowship, 6:00pm-7:30pm.

We will be imagining and exploring ways that God can use our gifts talents as we learn about the way one Central member is using her gifts! We will be doing a service project for Ties that Matter, a non-profit (founded by a member of Central) that empowers low-income women of Haiti through employment and training.

Ties that Matter empowers women to earn money through sewing. Changing lives, one tie at a time!

Ties that Matter empowers women to earn money through sewing. Changing lives, one tie at a time!

Don’t worry–no sewing required! We will be making price tags for the items made by women in Haiti.

We will also be learning about how one of our wonderful youth is using her gifts for the church! Avery will fill us in on her advent origami star project, and youth will be encouraged to fold stars to contribute to the beautiful artwork.

Click the image to see folding instructions.

Click the image to see folding instructions.

Also, don’t forget about our upcoming bake sale on November 2, and check the calendar to see what’s coming up!

What’s On Deck: Youth This Week, Fundraising, and Mission Trip Updates!

Hello, all! Here’s what’s coming up for CPC youth.

Youth This Week: 

Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, followed by dinner and Youth Fellowship from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

Be sure to bring your CRAFTY SIDE to youth this week. We’ll be exploring and engaging the topic of baptism in a creative, hands-on way.

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Mission Trip and Fundraising

We’re all getting excited about our mission trip to Guatemala June 6-14, 2015! It’s time to start making plans and applying for passports. In order to buy tickets, we will need commitments in February, so be thinking and talking with your families.

In order to make the trip affordable, we have several fundraising opportunities going on.

  • Bake Sale: We still need 2 more families to bring baked goods on November 2, and we need one or two more youth to staff the table. Click here to find out more and to sign up!
  • Child Care: Do you enjoy babysitting? The church has several childcare needs coming up. Youth can provide childcare for church events, and the money raised will go towards their summer trips. The first childcare opportunity will be a dinner for parents of elementary-aged children on November 8. Email Michelle if you are interested!

Have a great week, all! Contact Anna with questions or concerns, and we’ll see you Sunday!

YOUTH THIS WEEK and BAKE SALE SIGN UP

Happy “Second Sunday Swap” week, everyone!

We’re excited about travelling to the Chattahoochee together this week for some time of fellowship, spiritual reflection, and exploration of God’s beautiful creation. Here are the details:

This is where we're headed--the Paces Mill access point

This is where we’re headed–the Paces Mill access point. Beautiful spot with a wide, rocky beach!

Lunch: Please either bring lunch or eat in Tull Hull prior to Jerusalem Choir.

Jerusalem Choir: Rehearsal will be from 12:30pm to 1:15pm.

We will leave from the youth suite promptly at 1:30pm, and we will return to the church by 3:30pm. 

Things to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes (water shoes or Chacos are great!) and a medical release/permission form if you did not go to Six Flags (see “Forms and Sign Ups”).

If any youth would rather walk in the Pride parade with their families, we fully welcome and encourage them to do so! It is a full, exciting day in the life of our church.


Bake Sale Fundraiser: Our first sale was a huge success. Please click here to sign up for a time to staff the sale and/or bring baked goods!

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Thanks, and see you Sunday!

YOUTH THIS WEEK and BAKE SALE SUNDAY

Hello, all!

This week, Jerusalem choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, followed by youth fellowship at 6:00pm.

We will start with dinner, and then we will be preparing lunch for the students and staff at the Main Frame, the job readiness program in the Outreach and Advocacy Center.

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We are asking each youth (or family) to bring an item to contribute to the Main Frame lunch. Please sign up for your item here.


Sunday will also be the first week of our bake sale in Tull Hall, benefiting the youth mission trip! Stop by Tull to purchase some sweets or treats to go with your coffee, and support the youth.

See you Sunday!

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!