Diocese of Georgia Youth ProgramsApril 2014 - Holy Week
In This Issue
Youth Presence
Youth Programs Brochure
A Great Way to Pray
Georgia Priest Gets Golden Halo
Youth Photos
Summer Camp
Savannah Convocational Youth Event
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Internet Links

Spring Rally is 8 days way!  Don't delay sign up today!

A retreat with a leadership component, Spring Rally offers music, worship, self- discovery, and fellowship.  Young people not only learn more about being who Christ is calling them to be, but they are also given resources which increase their leadership skills to help them  lead both diocesan youth events and events at their home parishes.  Attendees participate in workshops ranging from planning and playing games, leading prayer, facilitating small groups, and event planning to understanding Episcopal Church governance.  These new skill-sets give participants opportunities for leadership roles in Youth Programs during the 2014-2015 school year.  Come for an amazing weekend of worship, singing, talks, games, and workshops!  Leave being spirit-filled with new skills and new friends.


Spring Rally is an established traditional diocesan event that is being re-branded and given a new identity.   Held at Honey Creek, the retreat is for youth in grades 6-12; cost is $114.50. 


Registration deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014


Click here to register for Spring Rally


Youth Presence Ministry Update


Due to the overwhelming interest of the churches in Savannah, the Youth Presence Ministry workshop scheduled for Honey Creek has been moved to Savannah.  There are still space in all 3 workshops for church to join.  


Youth ministry is different in every place and possible in every place.  Every congregation no matter how large or small, no matter how many youth you already have can benefit from this initiate.  Come journey with the Diocese and YP Ministries as we help local congregations vision, plan, and create a stronger youth presence in their church.


Participants will leave the Visioning Workshop with a:  

        • Plan for developing a youth presence in their congregation
        • List of four priorities on which to focus their efforts
        • Set of goals to accomplish in 90 days and then in 6 months


Phase One: Visioning Training Schedule 

May 16 -17 - Tifton

May 30-31 - Augusta

June 6-7 - Savannah


Click Here for more information


Sign Up Here



If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Elizabeth Burns, Missioner for Youth.  Elizabeth can be reached at 912-236-4279 (office), 912-656-9905 (cell) or at eburns@gaepiscopal.org.  She is very passionate about this partnership and would love to take time to answer questions and help you decide if this program is right for you and your church.  



Remember to let Elizabeth know if your parish is interested.

The deadline to register is May 2.


Printable Brochure in time for Easter!
Click the image or the link below for a brochure on all of our youth events from now through May of 2015, then print away.  Put the brochure in the church narthexes. 

Oh, and mark your church and family calendars while your at it. 

What a great way to pray- no matter how old you are.

A Georgia Priest Gets the Golden Halo
Lent Madness 2014 has ended and Charles Wesley is the winner of the Golden Halo. He squeaked by Seminole Indian missionary Harriet Bedell with 51 percent of the vote in the final round. Charles Wesley served as the secretary to General James Edward Ogelthorpe, the founder of the Colony of Georgia.  He thus was a "bi-vocational" or non-paid priest in the 18th century. Accompanying General Oglethorpe to Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island, he served in his free time as chaplain to the military community, and out of his work there, grew Christ Church, Frederica, which continues as a thriving church today. He is a well known hymn writer, having composed 6,000 of them including such favorites as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and a song you are likely to sing this Sunday, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!
As the Lent Madness site notes, "It's no secret that this mission of Charles Wesley often led him right up to the edge of trouble. With his brother, Charles received disapproval from church authorities when, casting aside long-standing practice, he went out into the fields to preach the gospel to people who otherwise never would have had an opportunity to step into a church. And preach he did -- to thousands upon thousands." 

 Youth Presence during Holy Week 
At St. Anne's Tifton

At St. Luke's Hawkinsville

At Trinity Cochran

At Christ Church Savannah

At King of Peace Kingsland

 "Lifelong friends is the truth.  Go to camp!"

 -Liz Williams, Youth Minister at St. Anne's Tifton


Reserve your spot at honeycreek.org 

Pictures from the Savannah Convocational Youth Event 

Got Something to Share? 
Please send in pictures, youth group games and activities, and stories to Elizabeth Burns at eburns@gaepiscopal.org 
Calendar at a Glance

April 25-27, 2014
6th-12th grade
Honey Creek

May 30-June 1, 2014
10th- 12th grade
Honey Creek

3rd-12th grade
Honey Creek

June 23-30, 2014
9th-12th grade
Sewanee, TN

July 8-13, 2014
9th-12th grade
Philadelphia, PA

Acolyte Festival
August 16-17, 2014
St. Paul's, Albany

Fall Gathering
September 19-21, 2014
Honey Creek

Bishop's Burger Bash
October 11, 2014
St. Anne's, Tifton

New Beginnings
October 17-19, 2014
Honey Creek

Convention Lock-In
November 7, 2014

January 30 - February 1, 2015
Honey Creek

Confirmation Retreat
February 20-21, 2015 
Honey Creek
New Beginnings 
March 27-29, 2015
Honey Creek
Hometown Missions
April 18-19, 2015
Spring Rally 
May 1-3
Honey Creek
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