Small group discussions can give new perspective and we invite you to explore each chapter of “The Story” with others. Sign up for groups by September 25th. Here’s what’s on tap:
Sunday School for Children and Youth: Sundays at 10 am beginning Sept. 13th
Focus: “The Story” for each age group – Ginger Latyak and SS Teachers
Adult Sunday School Class: Sundays at 10 am beginning Sept. 13th– Drew Hartigan
Tuesday Evening Small Group: Tuesdays at 6:30 am beginning Sept. 15th
Focus: “The Story” in general (kids/adults welcome) – Jason Van Camp
Location: Van Camp’s home in Lexington Park, MD (see Jason for directions)
High School and Adult Small Group: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning Sept. 15th
Focus: “The Story” in general for high school to adult group – Dave Goodrich
Location: Chuck and Ginger Latyak’s Home in Wildewood, California, MD
(see Dave for directions)
Mocha Morning Bible Study: 1st & 3rd Wed. at 9:30 am beginning Sept. 16th
Focus: “The Story for Women” by Carol Stine – Martha Rau
Location: Rau’s home in Lexington Park, MD (see Martha for directions)
Women of Faith Small Group: 2nd & 4th Wed. at 7:00 pm beginning again in April 2016
Focus: “Women of The Story” – Kami Carlsen and Nancy Shoemaker
Location: Shoemaker’s home in Leonardtown, MD (see Nancy for
Every three years we have the opportunity to attend this event, making it a triennial gathering. Over 30,000 youth and 5,000 leaders and presenters will attend. The upcoming gathering dates are July 14-19, 2015 in Detroit.
There are five major components to the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering daily programming. Each day, youth, volunteers and their Adult Leaders will gather in Ford Field to hear the day’s Scripture text articulated by engaging speakers and Christian musicians, as well as stimulating video and interpretive dance. During the middle of the day, congregational groups will participate in a three-day activity rotation that includes a day of service in the Detroit metropolitan area (Proclaim Justice Day), a day of exploratory learning with other groups from their synod (Proclaim Story Day), and a day of interactive learning in the Convention Center (Proclaim Community Day).
The fifth program component is called Community Life, which takes place in various venues, including some hotels. The Community Life activities include dances, game rooms, prayer stations, and an activity called Final 15. The Final 15 was introduced at the 2006 ELCA Youth Gathering in San Antonio, and has been a program staple ever since. It is a 15-minute time period where everyone at the Gathering, regardless of where they are located, stops to pray and reflect on the Scripture of the day.
Check out the website to learn more: http://www.elca.org/YouthGathering. We are sending a great group of kids and adult leaders so please take note when you see fundraising opportunities to support this endeavor.
The youth at Southern Calvert Baptist Church are taking a stand against the evil of human trafficking in Maryland. In their quest to do this they have formed a group called Maryland Teens Against Trafficking (MTAT). The goals of MTAT are to educate other teens about what human trafficking is, teach teens how to protect themselves and their friends, and advocate for better laws protecting the young lives caught up in this form of modern-day slavery.
MTAT invites all 12-20 year olds to come learn about this important issue. They are hosting a free awareness event on September 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 pm at Southern Calvert Baptist Church in Lusby, MD. There will be a live band, food, and a dynamic speaker from the Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition.
Sunday School Rally Day is September 7! Come, find your classroom, and meet your Sunday School teachers for 2014-15 in their classrooms and then plan on going to the church picnic at Cecil Park. We will also be giving out our 100 Sunday awards. Mark your calendars and plan to come out for a fun day at church.
Our first full Sunday School class will begin after fellowship time on September 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
We have received a great amount of donations for the yard sale and are in need of more people to sort and set up on Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18 (12-4 pm). We are also looking for people to help during the Yard Sale on Sat., July 19 (7 am-12 pm). If you can help during these times, please contact Sue V. or Ginger L.