Youth Ministry

Grand Old Days – Summer is fast approaching and that means that Grand Old Days will be here before you know it- Sunday, June 2. As part of their fundraising efforts, the youth of St. John’s sell parking spots in our parking lot that day after church. You may, of course, park in the church parking lot that morning without having to pay.
Donations of bottled water and ice would be greatly appreciated, contact Jean at rjhansen3128@aol.com or 952-201-0424.
Pilgrimage Update – Please join us on June 9 at the 10 am worship service in sending  the Senior Youth off on their pilgrimage to Juneau, Alaska.  We ask also that you pray for our encounter with the living God.
Summer Stretch – Mark your calendars for our third year of Summer Stretch. Summer Stretch is a service and recreational program, based on Gospel values. We will meet for four Thursdays during the summer.
Who:    All youth entering grade 6 in the fall through grade 12.
When:  July 11, 18, 25 and August 1.
Time:   9am – 5pm
Cost: Covers recreational entrance fees and miscellaneous supplies. The cost for each date is $5 per youth. Along with paying the fee, we need parents to drive one Thursday out of the schedule to ensure we have enough drivers.
This program is designed for those who will be entering 6th grade this fall through those who will be graduating from high school. Friends of our youth are also welcome to register and participate. So, talk it up among your friends and neighbors.
Registration begins Sunday, May 19th. You can download the registration form by clicking the following link, SJ_SS_Registration_Packet_13, or you may pick one up from your Youth Minister, contact Jean at rjhansen3128@aol.com or 952-201-0424.
Sheltering Arms Episcopal Parish Grant – Thank you, thank you to Longkee Vang! Our dear Longkee wrote a very strategic grant letter to the  Sheltering Arms Foundation in an effort to help offset the cost of Summer Stretch. We are very excited to announce that we have been given a grant from The Sheltering Arms Foundation for our Summer Stretch program this summer.  With the gift of the grant we are able to lower our participation fee to $5 per youth per session.
Episcopal Creative Arts Daycamp (ECAD) – Sign up for summer fun!
Who:     Children 4 years through entering 6th grade
What:    Episcopal Creative Arts Day Camp – ECAD
Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis
When:  July 29-August 2 9am – 3pm
Cost:    $75 (Early and late drop off available – $5/hour) Scholarships available contact: MaryL@OurCathedral.org
**Adults and youth older than 6th grade are welcome to join the fun! Training events are on June 26 and July 26

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