The weather folks have said the “S” word for the weekend (snow), but who knows what will actually happen (ok, God does). If you’ve lived around here for at least one winter, you know that snow predictions are tricky, so we’ll plan on church, play practice, and EYC. Check the church website or WRAL for weather updates, delays, or closings. I love snow, but I hope we still have our programming.
I want to highlight the upcoming Adult Formation (Sundays 10:15-11 am) series, Nurturing Faith: From Childhood to Adulthood, that will appeal to parents. Thank you to Christine Ingram for writing this description for her Children’s Ministry weekly newsletter:
• 2/3 – Stages of Faith Development, taught by Rev. J. Carr Holland, III. The class will discuss how we grow faith in children and in ourselves throughout our life stages.
• 2/10 – Parenting Through the Stages, taught by Rev. J. Carr Holland, III. The class will explore how parents can actively assist our children in maturing in their faith.
• 2/17 – Finding God in Everyday Life: Celtic Spirituality, taught by Lanny Wase. This class will explore some tools available to adults that wish to deepen their faith.
• 2/24 – Young Adults and Faith, taught by Dr. Sam Laurent (Episcopal Campus Minister, Duke University). This class will explore ways faith is nurtured in older teens and young adults.
• 2/24 -Parent Communion Class with Rev. George Adamik (not really applicable to parents of youth, but it could be interesting).
• 3/3 – Finding God in Everyday Life: Spiritual Direction, taught by Carolyn Edge, Spiritual Director. This class will discuss how adults can seek guidance to mature in faith.
I encourage you to attend these.as many of these as your schedule allows.
Here’s our Youth Ministry news:
• Sunday School: Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
• Murder Mystery Play Rehearsal Sunday 4-5 pm: Please bring your script.
• EYC Sunday 5-7 pm: Paper Airplanes – We are going to learn to fold them (some of you might be teaching me!), have some contests, and connect all our fun to the Gospel. And of course. we’ll have dinner together.
• Diocesan Civil Rights Day 1/19 8am-3pm: The Diocese is sponsoring a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum followed by time to reflect and process this experience. We will have lunch out in Greensboro. The cost is $10 plus money for lunch. Register at https://goo.gl/DY8UiQ. Let me know when you register so I can arrange enough drivers.
• Bishop’s Ball 2/8-10: Registration is already open and the spots will fill up, so go ahead and sign up now: https://www.dionc.org/digital_faith/events/3179645. This is a wonderful Diocesan event with workshops, games, music, service, and the big dance. Scholarships are available. Please don’t miss this event!
• Kanuga Snowtubing Trip 2/15-17: We are going back to Kanuga and Moonshine Mountain for snowtubing. This was a great trip last year. The cost is $135 which includes lodging, meals, transportation, and snowtubing. The registration deadline is 1/31/19 and payment is due by 2/3/19. Register at https://goo.gl/oX5DxU.
I hope to see you Sunday, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather.