Youth Group: SAYES! (St. Aidan’s Youth Exploring Spirituality)
Fall 2016 Events
The Youth Group for ages 11-17 meets 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm and is full of friendship, faith and fun. We will participate in themed activities, movie nights, sleepovers and much, much more!
September 23rd– Welcome Back to SAYES.- We will catch up with friends, old and new as we discuss what this year has in store and play fun games to get to know each other even better!
October 8th – Sleepover – Join us for our first sleepover of the year where we will play games, watch movies, and enjoy delicious snacks. A fun preview of the fun overnight retreats later in the year.
October 14th -“Minute to Win it” Night – Based on the hit TV show, this evening will put your skills to the test as you will be try to complete some challenging, and silly, activities. Youth will have a great time working as teams to discover the wacky talents they never knew they had!
October 28- Halloween Party – St. Aidan’s SAYES group and other local youth groups will team up for a great evening of Halloween fun. We will meet for a dinner at St. Aidan’s and proceed to the Galey Farms corn maze and Halloween train. More details will be provided as closer to the event.
November 11th– Medieval Night
Travel with us to the land of Castles, Dragons and Fairy tales at medieval night. Participate in a royal scavenger hunt and other magical activities.
November 26th –Survivor Night – Two tribes will work to outwit, outlast and outplay in this evening based of the long running TV show survivor. Youth will get the opportunity to build shelters and compete in activities as they work together to be survivors.
December 9th –Christmas Party – Join us for a fun evening of Christmas joy as we share in music, activities, food, faith and fun! Details TBC
Wider Church Youth Events
An important part of our youth program also involves taking part in wider church youth activities. On the third Sunday of each month after the service, the youth will be doing a fundraising activity for the youth conferences in the spring 2017.
St. Aidan’s Youth will be fundraising throughout the year so those grade 9 and older can attend these conferences:
Evolve Youth Conference – Nov. 11- 14, 2016
This is a Conference for Youth, Young Adults and their leaders at Stillwood Conference Centre at Cultus Lake. The theme this year is REST AND RENEW IN THE WONDER OF THE NATURAL WORLD. The cost is shared 3 ways: St. Aidan’s Education Fund, Victoria Presbytery Bursary and the individual youth. The youth are responsible to write a letter to St. Aidan’s and Victoria Presbytery requesting support prior to the event. Travel to the event is arranged by the Conference.
SAYES will engage in fundraising to help support individual costs. We’ll explore sacred spaces and spiritual practice, enjoy amazing meals, time in community, dance, learn, have fun and practice our faith.
Island Time Youth Camp – April 2017 – This event takes place at Camp Pringle for youth 12 -25 and youth leaders. Watch for details in the winter program guide.
Rendez-Vous Youth Conference– Aug. 2017 – Rendez-Vous is a national gathering of the United Church of Canada youth (going into grade 9), young adults (under 30) and their leaders. Where: Concordia University, Montreal Cost: $325 (until May 30, 2017)/$360 (from May 31 to June 30) Register between March 31 – June 30
St. Aidan’s Youth Leader: Megan Steffens: firstname.lastname@example.org