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YOUTH NOTES: YOUth and YOUng Adults Newsletter - May 2018

Two youth deputies (front pew in blue shirts) react to the election of the XI Bishop of Newark. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO

Two youth deputies (front pew in blue shirts) react to the election of the XI Bishop of Newark. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO

Youth Leadership Group

Work continues to develop an experiment for our “Pop Up” youth ministry model. We are working in partnership with Cross Roads staff to recruit young adults to lead the experiment hopefully this fall. Do you have lively, talented young adults – perhaps returning to the area from College – willing to work part of a weekend on a regular basis to supplement their income? If so, please let us know –

Monthly Youth Minister’s meetings

The group meeting was cancelled in May due to the Bishop election and attending pressures on everyone’s time. We will meet again on June 21st (Venue to be determined – want to host?). This is an important meeting as we will share calendars and plot in group/regional events that we hope to share. If you have dates in mind now for open events – please send to me so I can put them into the calendar.

Confirmation Retreat Planning Group 2019

The group met at Episcopal House on May 9 to evaluate and discuss the Confirmation Retreats and to plan the Retreats for next year. The day retreat format was felt to have worked well, although we felt it was a long day. We learned that we need to mix up the energy levels of the events more, and to develop more interactive opportunities.

Save the Dates!

Tuesday July 24 - A Summer Celebration Evening – open everyone working with children and youth starting with dinner at 5:15 and on…up at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center.

October 5,6 &7 - Youth Rally and Fall kick off will be held at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center. There is no charge for this event, and it will provide an AMAZING FUN way for youth to connect across churches and groups. A commitment to raising funds for Cross Roads is an essential part of the Retreat.

Summer Job Opportunity at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center

Join our awesome team! Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center still has a few more positions open for Summer Staff 2018, particularly for female counselors. Do you know any young adults 18 and older looking for an unforgettable summer opportunity? Invite them to check out our website and apply today at Reach out to Program Director Kathryn Schaefer with any further questions or leads! Her email is

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