Parish Announcements

PARISH COOKOUT.
Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m. The Parish Family Life Committee invites you to join us in the backyard of the Kyle House for this fun event. Please bring your favorite dish: salad, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, fruit or anything else, including dessert!  A signup sheet is available on the bulletin board outside Hauser Hall.

SIGN-UP FOR PARISH BEACH WEEKEND.
June 9th-11th. It’s approaching summertime! That means we’re preparing for our parish beach weekend at Trinity Center. A sign-up sheet
is available on the bulletin board across Hauser Hall and details can be found in the April Epistle.


Children’s Christian Formation
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. Vacation Bible School this year will be at and hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., serving those children entering Pre-K to those entering 5th grade. If you would like to volunteer,
please contact Richard Alligood (485-7079) or sign up on the bulletin board outside of Hauser Hall. Registration forms for children are also available on the bulletin board outside of Hauser Hall.

“QUIET BAGS” are available in the narthex and the inside entrance into the church near the Sacristy for children to take into the 10:30 a.m. service. This creative opportunity includes a Bible story booklet, quiet game sheets and coloring pages for your child to use now and take
home with them. Once the service concludes, please return the bags with clip boards and crayons inside so they may be reused.

CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES ON WEDNESDAYS.
Bible Adventures is at 5:30 p.m.

CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES ON SUNDAYS.
Nursery: 9 a.m.-noon ages 0-2
Children’s Chapel 10:15 a.m.: Preschool - 3rd grade

EYC - Episcopal Youth in the Church
YOUTH SUNDAY IS MAY 21. Please come and support our youth as they participate in the service as greeters, ushers, acolytes, and readers. One of our youth will also be presenting the sermon that day.

ST. JOHN’S IS LOOKING FOR NEW ACOLYTES. We are looking for young people to be part of worship. We encourage anyone in 4th through 12th grade to participate. Training is provided. For further information call the church office at 483-7405.

DIOCESAN YOUTH EVENTS:
Youth Week at Kanuga: Youth Week 2017 June 18-23, 2017. Youth Week at Kanuga is the summer event for KEY Conferences (Kanuga Empowered Youth). As one of the longest running events for youth ministry in the United States, Youth Week brings together youth
and adults who work with youth from around the country for a week of fun, friendship and prayer. Full payment must be made for reservations by May 18.


EYE Diocesan Delegation. EYE July 10-14 for 9th-12th graders, in the Diocese of Oklahoma. EYE is the largest gathering of Episcopal young people anywhere, and it only happens once every 3 years. Youth get to hear amazing preachers, speakers, and music from
across the Episcopal Church.  Camp Trinity: Summer Program. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina
to serve the 74 parishes of the Diocese. Camp Trinity offers young people (grades 3-12) an opportunity to experience camping in an enjoyable and beautiful setting along Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Campers share in a Christian program that helps them grow
spiritually and emotionally and provides them opportunities to develop new interests, skills, and friendships.

Adult Christian Formation
PILGRIM COURSE. Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Vestry Room. Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey, is a course to help people become disciples of Jesus. They are currently studying the Lord’s Prayer.

Event/Volunteers
CONNECTIONS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY - GUIDED / PARTNER READING
PROGRAM. May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Exciting new volunteer opportunity! Connections of Cumberland County has started a program to pair adult volunteers with children of all ages for Guided/Partner Reading. This event will be Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Hauser Hall.
The mothers of the children are current clients of Connections. We will start with a communal dinner for everyone, children, mothers, and volunteers. At 6:30, children will go with their volunteer partners and the mothers will go to a room for their support group. At 7:15, everyone will gather together for sharing time, and dismissal is at 7:30. What a wonderful way to share a love of reading, encourage young people, and provide parents a chance for networking! We need motivated volunteers, both for reading and for preparing the meal. Crystal Bennett, Executive Director of Connections, said that the first such event, held in April at Hay Street United Methodist Church, was a big success, and she envisions holding Guided/Partner Reading sessions periodically throughout the year on a rotating schedule among the downtown churches, which tend to be most accessible for their clients. For further information call the church office at 483-7405.

Other Announcements
FIRST 100 YEARS OF ST. JOHN’S EXHIBIT. The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum has opened an exhibition on the First 100 Years of St. John’s Episcopal Church’s History. The exhibit examines the unique architecture, symbolism, and stained glass windows at St. John’s. Most importantly the exhibit addresses the impact the church has made beyond its congregation. The exhibit will be open during the museum’s operating hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.