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Youth Ministry

 

St. Michael's Episcopal Youth Community, or EYC, is among our most vibrant parish ministries.
Lead by Abby Van Noppen, our Director of Youth Ministry, and a team of adult leaders, students meet regularly for youth group, bible study, fellowship, and fun events. Youth Ministry is for all 6th-12th grade students!

Leadership

Abby Van Noppen
Director of Youth Ministry

Abby

Contact
Office: 919-782-0731 x115
Email: vannoppen@holymichael.org

2019-20 Weekly Schedule

September 2019 - May 2020

Sundays

5 - 6:30 p.m. — Jr EYC — 6th-8th grades
6 - 7:30  p.m.  Sr EYC — 9th-12th grades
(6 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner for all)

Wednesdays

5 - 6 p.m.  — Middle School Bible Study
For grades 6-8, we explore stories in the bible incorporating games, activities and more! Dinner provided, register below.

7 - 8 p.m. —  High School Bible Study
For grades 9-12, with a focus on the living Word, we explore stories in the bible and how they relate today. Dinner provided, register below.

Youth Ministry Programs & Registrations

This online registration is good for all Youth Ministry programs and Sunday School registration, 6th-12th grades, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church from Sept. 2019 – Sept. 2020. We must have a current form on file for your student to participate.


Middle School Bible Study

Sept. 11 - Dec. 18, 2019
We meet on Wednesdays
with dinner provided, 5-6pm

The middle school bible study, for all 6th-8th grade students, is a great time for mid-week fellowship and fun! Covering different topics and stories in the bible, we'll see just how relevant they are in our lives today. From games, activities, discussions and more, we want you to join us! This Fall we’ll be covering stories in the New Testament.

Where | Youth Room, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Raleigh, NC
When | We meet on Wednesdays, 5-6pm (we rotate between Jersey Mike’s and Armadillo Grill)
Cost | FREE! But we do need your student to register to help with planning!
Last minute walk-ins are always welcome - come just as you are!


High School Bible Study

Sept. 11 - Dec. 18, 2019
We meet on Wednesdays
with dinner provided, 7-8pm

For all 9th-12th grades, our high school bible study is a mid-week fellowship time where we hang out to talk about current events, bible stories and how God is revealed to us in our every day lives. This Fall we’ll be covering stories in the New Testament.

Where | Youth Room, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Raleigh, NC
When | We meet on Wednesdays, 7-8pm (we rotate between Jersey Mike’s and Armadillo Grill)
Cost | FREE! But we do need your student to register to help with planning!
Last minute walk-ins are always welcome - come just as you are!


Youth Lock-In

Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary
Friday, Oct. 18th-19th

Register by Wednesday, Oct. 16

YOUTH LOCK-IN!!! Come join us for a fun night of fellowship, games, food, movies and more! This event is for all 6th-12th grade students! Friday’s drop off will be at Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary and pick up will be Saturday morning at St. Michael’s.

Where | Jellybeans Skate & St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Drop Off: 8pm at Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary - 1120 Buck Jones Rd #3325, Raleigh, NC 27606
Pick Up: 8am, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Parish Hall
When | Friday, Oct. 18th (8pm) - Saturday, Oct. 19th (8am)
Cost | FREE! But you must register for this event!
What To Bring | Overnight bag, pillow and sleeping bag.

PARENTS/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT:
• Food Help: set-up, serve and clean-up, for when we get back from skating around 10:30pm (food will already be paid for, we just need help with setting up, serving and clean up).
• Adult Drivers to help transport students back to the church from skating.
• 1-2 Parent Chaperones


Parent Programs & Sign Ups

EYC Meal Sign-Ups

Sept. 2019 - May 2020

Sitting together for dinner and breaking bread is a BIG part of our fellowship every Sunday night and it wouldn't be possible without the help of all of our EYC parents!

Parents of students that are participating in EYC are requested to plan, prepare, serve and clean-up for at least 2 meals meals each year. It takes about three parents/volunteers each Sunday to help out. The students and leaders really appreciate your help and support with our meals!

 

Finding God In The Ordinary:
For Jr EYC Parents

Fall Semester
Sundays, Sept. - Dec. 2019

For all 6th-8th grade parents, this small group study will introduce you to Contemplative and Christian Spirituality, explore what helps us respond to God in ordinary life, and provides fellowship for middle school parents while students are at Jr EYC. We will meet on Sundays when Jr EYC meets at their normal 5-6:30pm times (this small group will meet from 5-6pm)

Parents will be using the book Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson. Each gathering will discuss a chapter from Thompson’s book, we will practice attentive listening and response to scripture (Lectio Divina), and practice silence & contemplation as uniquely powerful ways of being open to God.

Where | St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Raleigh, NC
When | Sundays from 5-6pm; This small group will meet when Jr EYC meets during their normal 5-6:30pm program days. (*Please note that Jr EYC runs from 5-6:30pm)
Questions | If you have any questions, please contact Leon Woodruff.


Save The Dates: Spring & Summer 2020

High School
Reach Mission Trip

NC Hurricane Relief
June 21-27, 2020

*Registration, forms and all payments
are due by April 1, 2020.

A long-standing St. Michael’s tradition is the high school summer mission trip, for rising 9-12 grades. This year we will be providing NC Hurricane Relief as we serve families in need through significant home repairs. We can promise a great week, amazing friendships and an unforgettable experience!

Where | NC Hurricane Relief
Cost | $410 – Students will also need money for 3 meals on the road, our Wednesday Wal-Mart and Goodwill run, spending money/etc (around $100)
Things to bring | Check out this last summer’s Mission Trip Packing List
Chaperones | The Director of Youth Ministry, Youth Leaders and parent chaperones will be attending this trip.
*If you are a parent and interested in chaperoning this amazing week of service, please contact Abby for more information!

Eligibility Requirements & Forms Needed

  • Current 8th (rising 9th, summer 2019) to 12th grades - school grade not church grade.

  • In good standing with St. Michael's Youth Ministry

  • Demonstrates ability to be effective & respectful within a community setting

  • Contributes positively and fully participates to help improve the group's mission

  • Attend mandatory Parent/Student meeting - DATE TBA (10:45am, after the 9:30am service in the youth room)

  • Students attend Reach Meet-Up Dinner - DATE TBA from 7-8:30pm, dinner provided.

  • St. Michael's Youth Registration/Medical Release Form 2019-20 (online form)

  • Reach Workcamper Information Form 2020 (this online form will be emailed to you from the Director of Youth Ministry - no more paper forms!)

There are 28 spots available on this trip. Once they have been filled, the trip is full.

All payments and forms must be collected on or before April 1, 2020. Individual cancellations made on or before April 1, will receive a refund minus a $50 deposit. Due to the nature of this trip, there are no refunds after April 1, 2020. 

***Scholarship opportunities are available; please contact Abby for more information.

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Abby Van Noppen, Director of Youth Ministry.

Volunteer with Youth Ministry!

There are so many ways to get involved with this amazing, student-led community. If you have any questions about volunteering or just want to know more, contact Abby Van Noppen, Director of Youth Ministry.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • EYC Sunday night programming

  • Chaperone trips/events (ski trip, lock-in, mission trip, etc)

  • Assist with outreach and service projects

  • Adult leaders for small group programming

  • Youth Ministry Committee