South Carolina Synod youth and adults are invited to register for the fourth annual GraceWorks week of service July 16-21. The week kicks off with a Sunday night program and then runs 9-5 Monday through Friday with worship, service, learning and fellowship as together we put our hands to use for God’s work!
By The Rev. Eric Wolf
“Don’t let them pigeonhole you into youth ministry!” advised a seminary professor as we prepared for internship. What that professor meant was, “You’ll be doing many different roles in your ministry, so insist on getting a wider experience than working with one group in your internship congregation.” What a lot of us heard was, “Youth ministry isn’t really pastoral ministry.”
The Event (6th Grade) – March 18-19
Being in 6th Grade can be hard because it’s a year of transition. This is on the same weekend as the 7th & 8th Grade Winter Retreat, and begins on Saturday (information on the registration and RSVP forms). We will be using the same theme as that retreat! The Event @ Camp Kinard, 3/18-19 cost is $60 per person.
One of the things that has made LCY such an effective ministry over the years for helping our youth become leaders in the Church is that we’ve had a dedicated group of adult volunteers to help shape and form them, and encourage them to think about how they can live out their call to live in the light of the Gospel. Our volunteers who serve during events have helped many pastors discern their calls to ministry, and many congregational leaders understand what leadership in the Church looks like.
Club 345 is a day-long event for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders to get a chance to meet others from around the synod, get a taster of LCY, and learn more about how to follow Jesus – all in the context of fun games, songs, and study!
Hand in Hand is our fall service project for LCY! Registration for Hand in Hand is underway, and we’re looking forward to a day of helping seniors from Pine Ridge Senior Center clean up their yards!