Diocese of Georgia Youth ProgramsJuly 2014
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Register Now for Three Youth Events
Episcopal Youth Event
Sewanee Pilgrimage
Youth Photos
Summer Camp
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Planning Ahead for Fall
I don't know about y'all, but I am in the swing of summer. Yet, I am looking forward to some awesome events this fall and I hope you are too. 
We have expended the age for some events to include 3rd-5th grade and two of those are open for registrations now: Acolyte Festival and Bish Bash. You can also register for Fall Gathering, which kicks off the year for middle and high school students.

Fill out the registrations forms below and I will see you around the Diocese.

Happy Trails!

Register Now for the Acolyte Festival
The Acolyte Festival is open to 3rd through 12th graders. This year's festival will be hosted by St. Paul's, Albany and will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17. Participants process during the Sunday morning Eucharist. 
Register Now for Two More Upcoming Events
As we work through the dog days of summer, don't forget to plan ahead for Youth Events this Fall. Don't know what's coming up? Check out the calendar of events at the bottom of this email and grab a copy of the flyer (2014-2015 Youth Events) to hang on your fridge. In the meantime, there are three event registrations open now! Acolyte Festival is listed above and here are Fall Gathering and Bish Bash:
Fall Gathering
September 19-12 at Honey Creek
This event for 6-12 graders kicks off youth programs at Honey Creek for a new school year. Come enjoy The Creek with singing, games, worship, and more. 
Bishop's Burger Bash
October 11 at St. Anne's, Tifton
Enjoy a fun event on October 11 at St. Anne's Tifton hosted by Bishop Benhase. This event is for 3rd through 12th graders and their families. 
A group photo of all of the participants at Episcopal Youth Event held last week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Georgians Participate in National Youth Event

Here are a few photos from the Diocese of Georgia's Bishop, youth and chaperons who are attending the Episcopal Youth Event this week.




Mission Team Home from Sewanee Pilgrimage
The Sewanee Mission Team returned to Georgia yesterday afternoon, after a fun-filled and meaningful week working in the mountains of Tennessee. The group did yard work, painted shelves, built a chicken coop, walked the labyrinth, toured the prayer garden of the Sisters of St. Mary, went rappelling off a cliff and hiked along a river to a swimming hole! 
On Sunday morningThere was worship, reflection, and music each day, and our Saturday evening Eucharist took place at sunset on the edge of the bluff looking out into the valley. 


 the group attended worship at Otey Parish, where Deacon Betty Carpenter serves as the director of the Community Action Committee, the group which coordinated our travelers' work. The group also toured the Sewanee: University of the South, which is partly owned by the Diocese of Georgia.

The group included eight youth from seven different congregations in the Diocese, and three adults from three different congregations! The leaders thank everyone who supported the travelers on their mission and pilgrimage journey.

SCYE Meets this Sunday in Savannah 
Savannah Convocation Youth Event is hosting a SCYE NITE from 5:30-7:30PM for all 6th-12th Grades (and Graduated Seniors). This will meet on July 13 at St. Francis of the Islands on Wilmington Island in Savannah.

The Rev. Sam Buice, Rector of St. Peter's Savannah, talking to the teens on that congregation's pilgrimage to Spain earlier this summer.


Photos of Youth Around the Diocese

St. Anne's Tifton has five middle school youth and three adults traveling to Atlanta July 9-13. They will work with Emmaus House, which is a ministry sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. During the summer Emmaus House offers day camps for children in the surrounding neighborhood. St. Anne's youth will help as group leaders and teachers' assistants for the day camp. The group will also enjoy a tour of the Cathedral of St. Phillip, a picnic dinner at Stone Mountain, and a visit to the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 


Teens at St. Paul's Albany help load cars with food for needy families as a part of Second Harvest.


Teens all around the Diocese are helping their church put on a Vacation Bible School. These two photos are from this week's VBS at St. Thomas Isle of Hope in Savannah. 



The Rev. Matthew Lewis rocks some Crocs Roman style in a Facebook ad for Good Shepherd Augusta's summer Sunday School. Theirr youth theme for June was from Gladiator on "Strength and Honor," encouraging students to live bold lives of faith and courage!

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






Elizabeth Burns and the Rev. Leigh Hall show how its done on the high ropes.


There is still room for middle school students at the Summer Camps last session of the summer. Find out more at honeycreek.org 



Two Summer Camp Videos
I love Honey Creek Because...
Camp St. Peter's tells what they love about Honey Creek while enjoying the high ropes

High School camp enjoys the Camp Olympics
High School camp enjoys the Camp Olympics slip and slide

Calendar at a Glance
Acolyte Festival
August 16-17
3rd-12th grade
St. Paul's Albany

Fall Gathering
September 19-12
6th-12th grade
Honey Creek

Bishop's Burger Bash
October 11
3rd-12th grade
St. Anne's Tifton

New Beginnings
October 17-19
7th- 9th grade
Honey Creek

Convention Lock-In
November 7
9th-12th grade
Honey Creek

January 30- February 1
10th-12th grade
Honey Creek

Confirmation Retreat
August 16-17
14 years old and older
Honey Creek

New Beginnings
March 27-29
7th- 9th grade
Honey Creek

Hometown Missions
April 18-19
3rd-12th grade
Augusta and Thomasville (2 Locations)

Spring Rally
May 1-3
6th-12th grade
Honey Creek
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