DIOCPA Youth Ministry
Dear ones,
Summer looks to be full and active. Come join us as we return to gathering, belonging, and connecting with each other and with our God.
July 2021
In this issue:
  • Camp Mt. Luther - safe, in-person connections and conversations on August 5th and 6th
  • Presiding Bishop’s visitation to include special time with children and youth on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Spooky Nook Sports Complex. Also, an update as to how Convention looks different this year.
  • Update on the Youth Ministry Task Force
Save the Date!
Camp Mount Luther: August 5th and 6th
More information and registration coming soon!
Join us at 10:00 AM on August 5th where we will gather for adventure, fun, and fellowship -- all ages invited. Registration will soon be open, and all youth are invited.
Activities will include preparing for the Presiding Bishop’s visit with children and youth on Saturday, October 23rd; sharing our hopes for future youth ministry; and having a lot of fun. This is "Pick an Adventure" week. Join us all day on August 5th, or spend the night and leave on August 6th.
Cost: 25$ to cover meals. 
Breakfast with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 
Spooky Nook Sports Complex, Lancaster, PA
Saturday, October 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
All Children and Youth are invited to share breakfast with the Presiding Bishop. A youth ministry task force will be contacting every congregation to participate either in person or with a message of care and love. This is a time for the Presiding Bishop to meet and greet our young people. Watch for more information; meanwhile, take a look at Bishop Curry’s message to youth in 2019.
Youth Ministry Task Force Update
During the summer months, the youth ministry task force is engaging in a data-gathering process that includes individual interviews as well as larger group listening sessions throughout the Diocese of CPA.  We appreciate all who have shared their insights, concerns, and celebrations for youth ministry at this time. Our next step is interviewing the youth. We will share the results of our interview as we continue to engage in our conversations. The task force has a desire to honor the goodness of what has been in diocesan youth ministry coupled with an eagerness to see a new thing born in Central Pennsylvania, calling more youth into relationship with God, resourcing and serving the local congregation and each other.
Safe Guarding God’s Children Training for All Children and Youth Ministry
The Diocese of Central PA offers hybrid zoom + online modules. Also, if desired, face-to-face training. Safeguarding Online has been developed in response to the requests from Episcopal Church clergy and lay leaders for more flexible, easy-to-access, and cost-effective training.
Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30-45 minutes. These courses can be taken from any location where a high-speed internet connection is available. For more information contact Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, rszoke@diocesecpa.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(220, 169, 44);font-weight:bold">rszoke@diocesecpa.org and check out our Safeguarding God’s Children web page. 
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Kilp, cpayouthcom@gmail.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255);font-weight:bold">cpayouthcom@gmail.com
or (717) 475-2785. Scholarships are available for youth and children’s programs.
For scholarship information, contact Dean Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, rszoke@diocesecpa.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255);font-weight:bold">rszoke@diocesecpa.org
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