For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
Our big 30 Hour Famine weekend is upon us. The Confirmation class and other youth will go without food for 30 hours to do a number of things. First, it is a time to raise money for World Vision, an international organization that helps feed hungry children around the world. The attendees get sponsors for their “famine” time. We hope to raise $1400.00. Secondly, this is a real way to experience hunger and understand what that feels like and what it does to your body and mind. No, this isn’t exactly like what a child feels who is hungry day in and day out. But it’s amazing how much more aware you become of the issues of hunger and food scarcity when you’ve fasted for 30 hours. There is a service component to the event, so we are actually helping to feed the hungry (bagging sweet potatoes this year). And last, but not least, we have awesome fellowship time together. Doing a fast in community makes it MUCH easier to do. Not completely easy, but easier.
We ask for your prayers during the 30 Hour Famine. And if you can help contribute to our goal, that would be appreciated.
There’s still other youth news for the week:
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- Sunday School: The lesson Sunday is entitled “Difficult Decisions: Living With Divorce.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- Confirmation Class: Class continues Sunday in the Curry Center during the education hour.
- EYC Sunday 5-7 pm: We continue our series on World Religions with Hinduism tonight. The Director and a Teacher from the Sanskar Academy at the Cary Hindu Society will be visiting us to help us learn about Hinduism. Our goal is to start building relationships, identifying commonly-held beliefs, and enhance the everyone’s own faith experience.
- Last call: Worship at St. Ambrose Episcopal Jazz Mass March 12: We are returning to St. Ambrose in Raleigh to attend their Jazz Mass. We will meet at St. Paul’s at 8:30 to carpool there. Please sign up by Friday so we can have enough transportation: http://bit.ly/2l7I9HF. We will need parents to drive.
- PJ Sunday 3/12 (f you’re not going to St. Ambrose): To celebrate the time change, you can wear your PJ’s to church!!
- Appalachia Service Project (ASP) June 25 – July 1, 2017: ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. There are limited spaces available for youth (rising 9th- graduating seniors) and adults. It’s a week of hard work, lots of fun and fellowship, and many, many God moments. No construction experience is necessary; on-the-job training is provided! More information or to sign up, contact Kevin Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meal Signups: http://tinyurl.com/j3mtct5
I hope to see you throughout this weekend.
Youth Program Coordinator