Notes from St. David’s Youth Interest Group

Erik and Courtney LeRoy are interested in forming and leading a youth group that would meet at St. David’s outside Sunday morning. They are looking at a Saturday evening time. They hope to have a Bible lesson, craft, games, food, etc. Fr. Joe suggested that a service project be included in the goals. The first two events will be Oct. 14, 2023 and Nov. 11, 2023. Courtney will give Fr. Joe two ideas for these dates soon.

Sunday school will start Sept 10, 2023. There will be two classes at this point: K-4th grade, and 5th grade and up. This can change depending on the number of youth who show up and the number of leaders available. Right now, Michelle will teach the younger group and Carol will take the older group. There is potential of Ashley and/or Tyler Holmes assisting with this group. The curriculum for the older group is currently planned on exploring the book “Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints” and the Catechism in the Prayer Book.  All people involved with the youth MUST have gone through the Safe Church program. This is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2023 and will be led by Jennifer Cronkite.

We saw a strong need for a Catechism class for those wishing to be confirmed into the Episcopal church.

Fr. Joe would like to see the youth involved in the Altar Guild, Acolyte, Usher, and Greeter ministries. Coordinators of these ministries need to be contacted. There will also be more Youth Sundays.

The nursery is in need of cleaning and organizing. Is there a need for a changing table? Carol is going to get with Ashley to start this process.