Diocese Youth Events

These youth events will be held and directed by the Diocese of Georgia.

Acolyte Festival

From Saturday, October 21 at 10:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 11:30am

Grades 3-12, Cost $40 (scholarship available)

Saturday, October 21 at 8:30am we will arrive at Saint Paul’s Church to load up. On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:30am we will arrive back here. The October Acolyte & Youth Leadership Festival (AYLF) is open to 3rd through 12th graders. During the Acolyte Festival, participants will enjoy an Acolyte Olympics and can also expect to participate in acolyting and church leadership workshops facilitated by experienced practitioners; to meet other young acolytes and church leaders from across the diocese; to learn about other liturgical practices; to share their own church experience; and to have fun!

Participants should bring their own vestments (marked with a church name or participant’s name) and their home church’s banner, which will be processed during the 9 am Sunday morning Eucharist at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Tifton GA, where the festival will be held (2411 Central Ave, Tifton, GA 31794).

Check in starts at 10 am on October 21 and acolytes will be ready to pick up after the Sunday Eucharist (about 10:30 am) on October 22. Those picking up acolytes are encouraged to attend the closing 9 am Eucharist. The cost is $40 and includes three meals, a t-shirt, and other event costs. Scholarships are available on request. If you have questions, please contact the Rev. Joshua Varner at jvarner@gaepiscopal.org


Click here to sign up


Please Contact Edward Newcomb @ 229-894-7614 or edward.newcomb@stpaulsalbany.org



New Beginnings #51

  • Dates- December 8, 2017 to December 10, 2017

New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for teenagers in grades 7-9 led by a team of mostly teenagers, with a few adults, and two clergy spiritual directors. The weekend takes participants through a discovery about ourselves, our friends, our families, our faith, and how to live out our faith in our daily lives.

How might this discovery happen? Through making new friends and sharing with old ones, through singing, skits, talks given by teens, videos, games, worship, and conversation with each other! You are encouraged to bring friends from your church and an adult who will stay through the weekend. Everyone will take an active part in the program. You can go to New Beginnings as many times as you’d like…as long as you’re in grades 7-9. We know once you go, you will want to go back. New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for teenagers in grades 7-9 led by a team of mostly teenagers, with a few adults, and two clergy spiritual directors.

You are encouraged to apply with friends from your church! All youth in grades 7-9 are eligible. Financial Aid is available. For information about financial aid, please contact our Diocesan Missioner for Youth, the Rev. org Joshua Varner at jvarner@gaepiscopal.org For all other questions, please contact Maggie Bloodworth at mabloodworth3@gmail.com.


For sign up and questions at your local church please contact Edward Newcomb 229-894-7614 or edward.newcomb@stpaulsalbany.org


Registration for participants is not yet available


(Staff Registration is closed) 

Link will be provided for sign-ups as soon as October 1st.





Happening #100  

Rector: Graham Hummel

January 12-14, 2018

 


What is Happening?

Happening is a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers. It is designed for youth in grades 10 – 12 and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. Most young people have serious questions about Jesus and the Church. Happening is designed to address these questions. During a Happening weekend, participants experience the love of Christ as shown through prayer, worship, and the ministry of peers, clergy, and lay adults. The Happeners are encouraged to make their renewed faith a part of their everyday lives. Happening shows how Christianity can keep pace with the many changes in our lives and our world.

Important!!!!!
Scholarships are available upon request. The cost of this event is $100. If you would like to apply for a scholarship to attend Happening #100, do NOT fill out this application. Instead, contact Jody Grant directly with your request at jgrantcg@aol.com

Click here Candidate/ Participant Registration Link


           Staff Application Deadline:  Wed., October 25, 2017
        Staff Meeting: Fri., December 8 - Sat., December 9


Past candidates can click here to apply for staff!!!

For sign up and questions at your local church please contact Edward Newcomb 229-894-7614 or edward.newcomb@stpaulsalbany.org