NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS Amy Grella — email@example.com
YOUTH MISSION: SOUPER BOWL OF CARING This year, for the first time, Bower Hill youth are collecting dollars and canned goods for the “Souper Bowl of Caring” collection drive now through Sunday, February 5. This collection drive is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in our own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. Canned goods can be placed in the large plastic bins outside of the Narthex, and youth will be collecting monetary donations. 100% of what is collected will be given to SHIM food pantries. Thank you for supporting Bower Hill youth!
30-HOUR FAMINE RETREAT – MARCH 10-12 This school year, Bower Hill youth have been focused on learning about and helping combat hunger. Youth grades 5 and up are encouraged to attend Camp Crestfield for the 30-hour Famine Retreat. The retreat will allow us to gather, pray, reflect, serve, go without, worship, play, question, wrestle with realities and make a difference. We will join with others who are completing the fast and experiencing the very same hunger, and end the fast with communion, reflecting on the meaning and the first meal of hope and remembrance. A service project is also completed during our stay. This is a “do not miss” opportunity! Check your email for full details and the link to sign up.
TWEENER RETREAT SIGN-UPS Youth in grades 4th-6th are encouraged to sign up for the Tweener Retreat at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center from Saturday, April 29—Sunday, April 30. Come enjoy 24 hours of fun! This retreat is specially designed to introduce the importance of retreating to young people. The 24 hours will give kids a chance to start exploring their relationship with God and what it means to be a Christian in an ever-changing world. The sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. If you have any questions, please contact Amy @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 801-3723.
SAVE THE DATE for Day Camp / Jr. Day Camp Please mark your calendar for the week of July 17-21 for Day Camp and Junior Day Camp. Bower Hill will partner with Crestfield again to offer Day Camp, which is for completed 1st – 6thgraders. Junior Day Camp is for completed Preschool – Kindergarten. Details about how you can volunteer to help and/or contribute supplies will be sent in the coming weeks.