New Year, Fresh Spirits

by Charlotte Long, Youth Ministries

Welcome back! And a special welcome to Holy Comforter's families with 7th -12th grade teens! Our Children's Formation Mission Statement is as follows:

          "In partnership with families, we will
           nurture each child's relationship with
           God, the World and themselves so
           that Christ's love will grow in and
           through them."

That is our goal in all that we do, all that we give and all that we receive. We are so thrilled to partner with your families in guiding your teen's spiritual journey! Read on to find out important upcoming dates.

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL...

Sunday School takes place 10AM to 10:45 on September 7th. Our classroom will be an open house for the morning; that means you will hang out with me and your teachers, we'll chat about our summers and start writing our covenant. Your parents are welcome to come in for a bit to chat with us and see our room! Bagels provided. Yum.

Youth Group begins 5pm to 7pm on September 14th and continuing every Sunday after that at 6pm to 8pm. All teens entering 9th grade and up are encouraged to come hang out with us! We will be providing dinner as usual, and our first meeting will err on the fun side as a kick-off for the year.

If you or your parents haven't been getting my emails the past few weeks, email me and let me know at cbllong@holycomforter.org. I will be sending out details on our first Youth Group dinner rota schedule and a calendar for the upcoming 2014-2015 season to put on your fridge.

IF YOU ARE IN 7th OR 8th GRADE...

Sunday School for you also takes place 10am to 10:45am on September 7th. Our classroom will be an open house for the morning; that means you will hang out with me and your teachers, we'll chat about our summers, get to know one another and start writing our covenant. Your parents are invited to come in for a bit to chat with us and see our room! Bagels provided. Yum.

Your Confirmation Year is upon us! Classes with Fr. Jason and Bill-o don't begin until January, but in the meantime we have a kick-off lock-in AT CHURCH (whoa) on Saturday, September 20th. This is your first chance to get to know the other Confirmation kids, learn about what's coming up in the year... with pizza and a movie, of course. If you can only stay until 10 or 11, that is a-ok. RSVP to me at the email below.

If your parents haven't gotten my email about this lock-in, let me know at cbllong@holycomforter.org ASAP so I can send you the info and get you on my regular email server!

So excited about this year! Many happy times ahead for us!