One of the most challenging pieces of the COVID puzzle for the church has been thinking through and executing a responsible, safe way to re-engage the many ministries we hold so dear. One of these is obviously our youth ministry. Your clergy and youth minister, Brent Benvenutti, recently gathered to have a conversation about returning to some form of in-person gathering for our 5th-12th grade folks. We have some creative ideas to share with them and their parents.
We would like to invite the youth of St. Mark’s, Redeemer, Trinity, and St. Peter’s-By-The-Sea to a service of Holy Eucharist at 5pm on Sunday, October 4th. We would love to have one parent from each family to join us as well. The bishop’s guidelines for in-person worship will be in place as we will be socially distant and wearing masks. Below is a link to let us know if you would like to be with us.
We’ll worship as well as discuss our plans and your ideas!
Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gulfport
When: Sunday, October 4th, 5-5:45
Then every other Sunday from 5-5:45pm
Who: Jr. High (5 th -8 th ) once a month
Sr. High (9 th -12 th ) once a month
What: EYC Kick-Off with pet blessing for the Eucharist.
We’ll be meeting in one location for the duration of this event, socially distancing in a circle with masks on. We will engage in bible study, discussion, stationary games and compline.
How many: 10-20(max)
*There will not be any food or drinks provided.