YOUTH SERVICE DAY RETREAT
On August 26th, over 100 youth representing 15 parishes came together for the annual Youth Service Day Retreat. During this day, youth get the opportunity to not only serve but to also learn from no less than 5 service organizations. The day started with a Teen Refugee Panel Discussion hosted by Refugee Ministries of All Saints’ Atlanta. 4 amazing teens representing 3 countries shared their experience of being a refugee including how they got to America and what their life is like now. After each story was shared, the youth of our Diocese asked their own questions about being a refugee. Throughout the remainder of the day, our youth learned about serving with Emmaus House, Freedom School Macon, Midtown Assistance Center, Threads, and Crossroads Ministries. Together our youth collected 500 clothing articles, 500 canned goods, and 200 books. They also assembled 100 hygiene packs and 1,500 sandwiches. It was a great day filled with love and what it means to serve compassionately.
Eclipse at camp mikell
On August 21st, Camp Mikell saw no less than 500 people on the property for the Solar Eclipse. The 500 included 4 buses from the Westminster Schools! Many photos were taken of the Eclipse at Camp Mikell including this one!