Dear Students and Parents,
We are in the process of updating our summer plans for the student ministry, and we are excited to provide some more opportunities to connect with all of you in the coming months. Our schedule of upcoming events is below.
First, we are updating our small group format for the summer. Instead of meeting virtually through a platform like Zoom, we are going to try to schedule some in-person meetings, following social distancing guidelines. Based on the number of students on average, we are combining groups into one High School Girls group, a Middle School Girls group, and one Guys Group with middle and high school guys. These will meet every other Sunday night with a planned activity or service at individual homes. Information about the locations will be sent out soon. Our first small group is scheduled for Sunday, June 14. Small group leaders will be reaching out to students this week to get them more information. The rest of the dates are outlined on the summer schedule below.
Our other exciting change for the summer is schedule youth nights every other Wednesday during the summer. To comply with social distancing guidelines, we will be hosting these events at Deep South Farms, a wedding venue here in Gilmer County. These will be opportunities for students to fellowship and worship together. Our first scheduled Wednesday night will be Wednesday, June 10. See below for details.
These two events, small groups and youth nights at Deep South Farms, will continue through the summer until we can resume normal youth activities in the student center. Tentatively, our first Wednesday night back will be August 5th, and we plan to have our annual “Pass the Torch” night for the seniors on that Wednesday.
We are also rescheduling our summer camp for fall break in September. Tentatively, these dates will be Saturday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 23. Our plan is for this to be basically the same trip we had planned for the first weekend in June. We will still be going to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City Beach, Fl. We will get more information to you about this trip as it is available.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the information in this letter, please contact Laney Henson at 706-515-5611 or email@example.com.
We love and miss you all!
FBC Ellijay Student Ministry