Greetings Youth Leaders! Happy Friday!
The Diocese of Virginia (and the National Church) have finalized the dates of a number of events happening in the next 18 months and we wanted to share them with you as soon as we could. Please note that these are all new so please make sure you make note of the changes, even to the programs that we do every year.
PYM Sr. High Weekend: November 8 – 10, 2013 @ Shrine Mont
PYM 6th/7th Grade Weekend: March 28 – 30, 2014 @ Shrine Mont
PYM 8th Grade Weekend: May 16 – 18, 2014 @ Shrine Mont
Youth Leader Connection Meetings:
September 17th, 6:30 – 8:00 in Fredericksburg (location: *TBD)
September 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 at Church of Our Savior in Charlottesville.
*If you’re a church in the Fredericksburg area and would be willing to host us on that date, please let me know. We’ll bring all the materials, all you need to provide is the space!
Episcopal Youth Event 2014: July 9-13, 2014.
EYE 2014 will take place in Philadelphia, PA at Villanova University. This is the first time EYE has ever been in our province (province 3) so this is very exciting! Here is a link to the church center’s page about EYE, http://www.episcopalchurch.org/youth-ministries. You can also check them out on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalYouthEvent. It’s still very early and information will be coming out slowly as the event draws closer but we just wanted to let you know now so you can start chatting it up with your current 8th – 11th graders. Your current seniors will not be eligible for this event after graduation.
In 2011 our diocese sent a group of 16 to St. Paul, Minnesota @ Bethel University for what was truly a fun and memorable adventure at EYE. We hope to take somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 in 2014. That also means maintaining a ratio of roughly 5:1 youth to adults, so we’re going to need some adult chaperones as well. We’ll advertise/talk about this several times over the span of the next year but please do keep it in mind, and if you are interested, let us know!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!