St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church EYC & Journey Programs
All 7th through 12th graders are invited to participate in EYC; Episcopal Youth Community (aka: Youth Group) and our Journey to Adulthood programs. EYC activities are what you, the young adults make it, as it is your group. Some events include “Souper” Bowl food drive, trips to Philadelphia, pool parties, game nights, global awareness days, bowling, attending Diocesan events, overnight lock-ins, and much more! Watch for details on upcoming fun. Friends are always welcomed, as all are welcomed at St. Andrew’s.
Journey meets on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the EYC Room of the Parish Hall. It’s not like the church school classes that you grew up with. As young adults, you are given the gift from God of womanhood and manhood. This program goes on that journey with you; seeing how relevant church is with today’s modern life and where you fit in. It’s not just lessons; we do community service projects (These are great for your school transcripts & Honor Society.) and fun events too. Come check us out- what do you have to lose? For more information; contact Lucy Adams 609-784-8867.
April 2nd – Journey 9 a.m. Regular Journey members are asked to text Ms. Lucy by Sat. a.m. and let her know if you are attending. This is to ensure enough supplies and, of course, food.
April 9th – Journey 9 a.m.
April 13th – Maundy Thursday Overnight Lock-In: “You Are Not Alone”
- At St. Andrew’s. Start 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.
- Fun themed activities, a Lenten scavenger hunt, food, an opportunity to take a “watch” with Jesus, worship time, and more! All 7th-12th graders are invited to join the fun! Call Lucy Adams 609-784-8867 to reserve your spot. A count is needed so we will have enough for dinner BY April 2nd.
- NEED permission/emergency contact slip, sleeping bag or bed roll, comfy, appropriate clothing (Shoes of some type a must.), toiletries & hand towel. Flash light. NO Electronics needed. Friends are welcomed, but MUST have permission/emergency contact slips.
Trampoline Park Day: During Easter break. Call Mrs. Kelly Higgs (609-412-9039) if you are interested in attending. Watch for more details.
April 28th – Free Children’s Movie Night at St. Andrew’s; The community is invited to join us for a fun movie, fellowship & snacks at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall. Children must be accompanied by adults. Hopefully, this will be a monthly event. If you’d like to help with this outreach ministry, please contact Lucy Adams 609-784-8867. EYC & Journey members are encouraged to assist.
April 30th – Journey Class followed by Confirmation at 10 a.m. service. All Journey members are asked to attend.
May 7th – (Tentative Date) Journey Class: Bagels on the Beach Day! This will wrap-up our series on prayer. We will venture to Island Beach State Park for a lesson and Morning Prayer on the Beach. (And yes, Lucy will bring her kite.) There will be time to hunt for “treasures”. Don’t forget your sunscreen & blanket or towel!
May 14th – Journey 9 a.m. Happy Mother’s Day May 21st-Journey 9 a.m.
St. Andrew’s Trenton Thunder Baseball Game Family Day! Even if you are not a baseball fan, you will enjoy this event. Parents will be responsible for their & sibling tickets ($8 each). EYC members needs to contact Lucy, if they are attending by April 29th, as their ticket will be paid for. Parents see Pat Jackson or Kathy Murphy from ECW to reserve your tickets. Don’t delay or you will be missing out!
Senior Baccalaureate Service; This is a celebration which honors the graduating seniors from high school. Join the entire Diocese in recognizing our graduating seniors. There will be a reception after the service for all in Synod Hall. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street.
May 28th – No Journey; Memorial Day Weekend.
June 2nd – June 3rd; Nightwatch Crossroads Overnight Retreat at St. John Di Vine, NYC. Permission slips will be sent to those EYC/Journey members who have put their reservation in. Just a reminder; the $50 balance is due before the trip. Scholarships available. Parishioners; we ask you to keep these young people and their chaperones in your prayers as they make their journey to New York.
June 4th – Pentecost Sunday Celebration; Need all Journey & EYC hands on deck! They will be organizing & setting-up for the festivities. Everyone wear your reds! Be sure to join the fun!
June 25th – (Tentative) Welcome to Journey & EYC Pool Party! All those currently in 6th grade are also invited to join the festivities. This party is for all 6th-12th graders and their parents/guardians. The Adams family will be hosting this event. Watch for more details.