Youth Group Heading to Houston

Six of our young people and three adult volunteers are heading to Houston, Texas for a weeklong service project. We leave very early on Saturday, April 14 and return late in the evening on Friday, April 20. The group will be staying at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, which is the largest Episcopal Church in the United States. We will worship at the Cathedral in Houston on Sunday, and begin work with the Saint Bernard Project on Monday morning, doing construction and building work as part of the Hurricane Harvey clean up and rebuilding effort. Kids will work
from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm each day, and will spend time in the evenings cooking and eating together. We will have some opportunities to experience Houston, and to do at least one outing in the city, and one dinner out.

Participants will be speaking during sermon time on April 29 at all three services, so please mark your calendars and plan to be there to hear from our young people. If you would like to support our service ministry, you can participate in a special offering on April 29, or you can send a contribution directly to the church. Just mark “Youth Group Service Project” on the memo line of the check, or mark an envelope with “Youth Group” for cash donations. Half of any money collected will go as a direct gift to the Saint Bernard Project, an organization founded after Hurricane Katrina. The other half will go in the youth fund, as seed money for next year’s trip.

Watch the E-News and website for photographs of the trip, which we will be posting while we are away, and after
we return. Please keep all the participants in your prayers: Molly Hurley, Bob Keener, Cole Lysaght, Brian Melvin,
Tim Melvin, Scottie Miller, Jim Prescott, Nate Ruddy, and Mairead Walsh.