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Youth Ministry E-News: January 2020

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DIOCPA Youth Ministry E-News

January 2020

In this issue:

  • Youth Leadership Planning Weekend
  • Happening #13
  • 2020 Absalom Jones Contest
  • Middle School Retreat
  • The Way of Love: Wholehearted Worship
  • EYE

January 17–19

Youth Leadership Planning Weekend to Prepare for Happening

Youth leadership is a key feature of the Happening program. The entire weekend is led “by youth, for youth” with adult supervision and guidance. This is the gathering where we plan the retreat. For questions, contact

Happening #13
February 14-16
Camp Mount Luther

Happening is open to grades 9 – 12. You will have the opportunity to talk about God in your daily life with your peers, the people who will be experiencing the same event with you. Happening is truly an event designed with you and your faith in mind!

No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your favorite cereal happens to be, you are welcome with open arms.

To register, click here. For questions, contact

Sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE)
Bishop Nathan Baxter Chapter
Youth Awards Ceremony – Saturday, February 29, 2020

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral
221 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

For more information, click here. To download the 2020 Contest Form, click here

March 27-29
Middle School Retreat
Camp Mount Luther

This event is open to all children in grades 7 – 8, and our theme this year is Narnia. Watch for new information in the DIOCPA Youth E-news and on the diocesan website.

The Way of Love:
Wholehearted Worship

We will not be holding our Feb. 1st youth leaders gathering. Instead we will be gathering on April 25 during the Whole Hearted Worship.

This event is open to all church school teachers, confirmation class teachers, children, youth and families.

Time: 10:00 AM to Noon and 12:30 to 3:00 PM. Come for both sessions or attend only one session.

Cost: $10.00 per person or $15.00 per family

Location: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster PA

10:00 to Noon session: An interactive focus on how we are beloved children of God as we prepare ourselves for worship sharing the Baptismal Covenant in creative ways; ideal for those preparing for confirmation, Inquirers class, church school teachers, and youth leaders.

12:30 to 3:00 PM session:  How2charist suited for all ages, including anyone going through newcomers’ classes, confirmation prep, acolyte/altar guild/usher training, and more! To register, click here.

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2020

EYE registration is a top priority: we only have three weeks to gather the names of our delegation.

Register Now: All senior high youth are invited to attend this opportunity to meet people from all over the world, worship with amazing music and speakers and preachers, and take part in activities designed for you.

Hope to see you as a part of the Diocese of Central PA delegation which includes Mary Ellen Kilp and our Bishop, Audrey Scanlan.

For more information, click here. To register, click here. For information, contact Dean Robyn Szoke-Coolidge

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Kilp,

or (717) 475-2785. Scholarships are available for youth and children’s programs.

For scholarship information, contact Dean Robyn Szoke-Coolidge,

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