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Youth Ministry

The 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, the EYC meets regularly for youth group, bible study, fellowship, and fun events.


2017-18 Weekly Schedule

September 2017 - May 2018

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! Moe's provided for dinner.

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. Pizza dinner provided.


Abby

Abby Van Noppen
Director of Youth Ministry

Abby joined our team in February 2014 after directing the Y Guides program for the YMCA of the Triangle. A lifelong Episcopalian, Abby brings her infectious energy to everything she does, and has a wealth of experience working with children and teens. She has also served as Health and Wellness Director for the Chapel Hill YMCA and as Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Elon University. She and her husband, Chance, have a three-year-old daughter, Maggie.


Youth Events & Registration

Youth Registration & Medical Release Form 2017-18

This registration is good for all Youth events & trips with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church from Aug. 2017 – Aug. 2018
We must have a current form on file for your student to participate


Middle School Bible Study

Spring Semester
Jan. 3 - April 25, 2018

For grades 6-8, we explore stories in the bible incorporating games, activities and more! Moe's is provided for dinner!

Where | Youth Room, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Raleigh, NC
When | On Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Moe's provided for dinner.
Cost | $50 each semester, helps cover cost of food and materials.

Fall semester (Sept. - Dec. 2017) Going on now!
Spring semester (Jan. - May 2018)


For grades 9-12, a great time for mid-week fellowship and focus on the living Word. We'll explore stories in the bible and see just how relevant they are today! Dinner provided (tbd).

Where | Youth Room, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Raleigh, NC
When | On Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Moe's provided for dinner.
Cost | $50 each semester, helps cover cost of food and materials.

Fall semester (Sept. - Dec. 2017) Going on now!
Spring semester (Jan. - May 2018)

High School Bible Study

Spring Semester
Jan. 3 - April 25, 2018


YOUTH LOCK-IN!!! Come join us for a fun night of fellowship, games, food, movies and more! This event is for all 6-12 grade students!

Where | Triangle Rock Club, North Raleigh & St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Drop Off: 8pm at Triangle Rock Club, 6022 Duraleigh Road, Suite 100, Raleigh 27612
Pick Up: 8:30am, St. Michael's Episcopal Church - Parish Hall

When | Friday, Jan. 12 (8pm) - Saturday, Jan. 13 (8:30am)
Cost | FREE! You must register for this event!
Waiver | Your student cannot climb without an updated TRC waiver
What To Bring | Overnight bag, pillow and sleeping bag.

PARENTS NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT:

  • Drivers to help transport students back to the church.
  • Food Help, set-up and clean-up, for when we get back from climbing (food will already be paid for, we just need help with setting up, serving and clean up).
  • 1-2 Parent Chaperones

Youth Lock-In

Triangle Rock Club, North Raleigh
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Register by Wednesday, Jan. 10


Sr EYC - DC Trip

Washington, DC -
Epiphany Mission Center
Jan. 26-28, 2018

A new trip for our Sr EYC! We'll stay at the Epiphany Mission Center in DC while we explore, engage, and respond to the downtown area. From speakers on social injustice and homelessness, a walking tour of the DC Monuments and visiting the National Cathedral, this will be a great trip to explore our faith through our actions in the DC area. 

Where | Washington, DC area and the Epiphany Mission Center
When | Friday, Jan. 26 - drop off by 3:30pm. Return Sunday, Jan. 28 - around 3pm.
What To Bring | Sleeping bag & pillow, blow-up twin mattress. One bag, toiletries, towel, cold-weather coat, gloves, hat. Money for two fast-food meals and one nicer sit-down meal.


Jr EYC Ski Trip

Winterplace Ski Resort, WV
March 2-4, 2018

Register by Feb. 18 or until spots are filled.

*Due to the nature of this trip and lodging, we have a limited capacity of 18 students.

Join us for a weekend full of fellowship and fun skiing in Winterplace, WV! This is the trip our Jr EYC looks forward to each year!

Where | Winterplace Ski Resort, West Virgina. We'll be staying at a ski-in/out lodge.
When | Drop-off at church on Friday, March 2 at 3:30pm. Expected arrival time on Sunday is around 3pm. Please know this time is tentative and can change depending on traffic, etc. We will keep everyone notified through our social media/email outlets. 
What To Bring | A sleeping bag & pillow. One bag - towel, toiletries, ski clothing for wet/cold weather, ski goggles, hat/gloves, warm socks. Money for two fast-food meals.
Ski Gear/Lessons | All of our skis, helmets and poles are rented on the mountain. Each student will get a FREE ski lesson before heading out on the slopes!
Chaperones | Youth Ministry Leaders and parent chaperones will be attending this trip. The Director of Youth Ministry, Abby Van Noppen, will not be attending.


High School
Reach Mission Trip

Greenville, South Carolina
June 17-23, 2018

*Registration, forms and all payments
are due by March 18, 2018.

A long-standing St. Michael’s tradition is the high school summer mission trip, for rising 9-12 grades. Come with us to Greenville, SC as we serve families in need through significant home repairs. We can promise a great week, amazing friendships and an unforgettable experience!

Where | Greenville, South Carolina
Cost | $410 – Students will also need money for 3 meals on the road, our Wednesday Wal-Mart and Goodwill run, spending money etc.
Things to bring | Check out our Mission Trip Packing List

Chaperones | Youth Ministry Leaders and parent chaperones will be attending this trip. The Director of Youth Ministry, Abby Van Noppen, will be out on maternity leave.

Eligibility Requirements & Forms Needed

There are 20 spots available on this trip. Once they have been filled, the trip is full.

All payments and forms must be collected on or before March 18, 2018. Individual cancellations made on or before March 18, will receive a refund minus a $50 deposit. Due to the nature of this trip, there are no refunds after March 18, 2018. 
***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