Dear Parents and Youth,
We celebrate Memorial Day this weekend by honoring the men and women who have died in service to our country. If you are looking for a special way to observe Memorial Day, here are some local suggestions: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article230645349.html.
Thank you to all the youth who helped make Youth Sunday such a special day. Everything from the homilies, to the music, to the ushering and everything in between was wonderful. I’ve gotten lots of compliments from parishioner; see, they really do notice you guys! Thank you also to the parents who helped too, especially with Coffee Hour. There’s not much going on in Youth Ministry this weekend but there are news items to share:
• Christian Formation:
5/26: We’re done for the semester, but we’ll be back in September.
5/26: No EYC due to Memorial Day.
5/26 Youth Leadership Team 5-7 pm: all the youth on the team will meet in the conference room to work on summer scheduling and YLT planning.
• 6/2 Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event 10 am-12 pm: Join the parish to help package meals that go around the world to help alleviate hunger. It’s a fun, intergenerational event and you get to wear a hair net (or a hat)! Go to http://events.stophungernow.org/StPaulsCary to make a donation and register yourself (and family).
• 6/2 Shake It Up Sunday 6-8 pm: Our first milkshake event of the summer! Come for milkshakes, games and Compline. Other summer dates are 6/30, 7/14, and 8/11. We meet in the youth wing.
• 6/9 EYC Pool Party 4-6 pm: The location isn’t confirmed but save the date and look for details soon. And note, the date is different than was published in the newsletter due to high school exams.
• Episcopal Farmworkers Trip June 17: We are going down for a day to learn about the EFwM and see what they do and where they are. We will also spend an evening with farmworkers at a local camp, including cooking dinner for them and sharing a meal. Soccer or volleyball is sure to follow. All ages are welcome, including parents. We will leave St. Paul’s at 11 am and return around 10 pm. The cost is $25.00. Register at http://bit.ly/2Wg8Rmw. Registration and non-refundable payment is due by June 9th. Contact me If you have any questions.