Here is a list of some planned activities for the Summer of 2013. Other activities will be announced from time to time:
Vacation Bible School, June 24 – 28 ~ We will need lots of counselors and counselors-in-training, grades 6th -12th.
Last year we welcomed 120 campers, and this year we could have as many as 200 – IF we have enough counselors! Parents are very welcome (and needed) to volunteer as well! We have a volunteer form for you to complete. a commitments of attendance for the entire week, Monday through Friday, and one training session is required. For more information, contact Jessica Neeper at 248-644-5210, ext. 28 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This provides excellent leadership training and the experience is going to be amazing.
Bass Lake Camp – Join youth from Christ Church Cranbrook for Bass lake 2013, also known as Bass Lake Music Fest. This is a 4 day Youth CAmp and Retreat (Up North at Camp Michi-Lu-Ca), July 26-29, 2013 for High School-aged youth – incoming 9th graders to 2013′s graduating seniors. We’d LOVE for you to come! A group of us went last year and had a great time. There is time for canoeing, hiking, and other activities every day. We stay in cabins, and come together each day for meals we make together. Lots of the activities are centered around live music (meet bands and youth from all over.) Your friends are also welcome to register to attend as well!
The cost is approximately $100 per person. Scholarships are available. This will cover participation costs (cabin, t-shirt, amp fees and activities.) Each person is responsible for their own travel to and from Michi-Lu-Ca however we will work on carpooling and I am definitely bringing the church van. Please let me know if you are planning on attending right away so that I can reserve cabin space.
Mission Possible – Local mission trip (changing the world one week at a time.) A joint project by many Episcopal Churches in the Diocese.
When: Monday, July 29 at 6:30 PM through August 2 at 8:30 PM. This is an overnight camp.
Where: All Saints’ Church in Pontiac (plenty of space for sleeping and playing dodgeball.)
How Much: $275. You will receive a fundraising package and information about prayer partners.
What: Work in Pontiac building up, tearing down, cleaning up and caring for those who struggle. Opportunities for all!
Who: Rising 8th graders through college age kids. Adults skilled in construction are invited to “Donate a DAy” or more to help the youth with the projects.
Contact: Andrew Wilke, Youth Minister at Advent Episcopal Church; 248-921-9694 or email@example.com or register on Facebook page – Mission Possible
Coming this Fall:
Rite 13 (Group 2 – rising 7th and 8th graders) 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings
J2A (Rising 9th graders and older) 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings
Dominican Republic MissionTrip for rising 10th – 12th graders – meets on First Sundays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM starting in September. Trip in July 2014, dates to be determined.
Thanks and blessings! Let us know if you have any questions
Kris Forsyth The Rev. Beth Taylor
Rite 13/J2A Coordinator