Erie Playhouse Fundraiser
July 9-11, 6:00-9:00
In conjunction with Erie Playhouse’s production of Into the Woods in Wayside’s backfield, WaYouth will be hosting a concession stand to raise money for the 2022 mission trip with the Appalachia Service Project the nights of July 9-11 from 6:00 to 9:00. Please contact Pastor Nathan if your youth or family would like to help out as we raise money for this upcoming trip and welcome our community to enjoy an evening of the arts (and you enjoy the show!).
International Institute Urban Garden and Community Market
Monday, August 9,10am-2pm
The International Institute works to help refugees find a new home and new life in the Erie area. One of their projects is an educational garden in Little Italy that trains clients in agriculture and commerce.
On Monday, August 9, youth and families are invited to help out in the morning with harvesting, cleaning, and packaging produce, then helping to set up for the farmers market that will be held that afternoon. Participants will have a chance to learn more about urban gardening and the resettlement experience in Erie, enjoy a lunch break with foods from parts of the world that have made their home in Erie, and participate in building community and opportunity in the city. Please contact Pastor Nathan to participate.
Confirmation Classes for Grades 9-12
Often we have been supported and nurtured by a community of faith, but then there are opportunities for us to explore the Christian faith personally and ask, “What do I believe? What do I put my trust in?” This fall, Confirmation Classes will present that opportunity, starting in later September and going through February.
A formal schedule is in the works, but here are features of what to expect:
- Class discussions after worship (lunch included)
- Visits to experience other religious traditions
- Opportunities to engage in community service
- Developing a statement of faith (either written or in artistic medium)
- Overnight confirmation retreat in January
If you are interested in this opportunity for discovery, please contact James or Nathan. A complete schedule will be available and an orientation will be scheduled by September.