Hillyer Youth News: February 22

Hillyer Youth News: February 22

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This Weekend…

  • Saturday, February 25, our Hillyer Hoopsters play their tournament game at 12:00pm at First Presbyterian Church. If they win that game, they will play again at 2:00pm.
  • Sunday, February 26, Youth Handbells will begin practice from 9:45-10:30am on the third floor. Practices will continue March 5 and 12 before the performance on March 19.
  • At 6:00pm, there will be regular youth.

Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper…

  • Wednesday, March 1, the youth will sponsor a pancake supper to benefit youth missions and scholarships. Please arrive by 5:45pm to help serve and clean up! 

Chi Rho Spring Retreat at Camp Caroline…

Busch Gardens Trip Scheduled…

  • Wednesday, April 12, we will load up the church van with 13 youth and a couple brave adults to tackle the rides at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. The cost is $20 and the trip is available to the first 13 middle or high school youth to pay and sign up! We will depart Raleigh at 7:00am and return around 8:00pm.

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16. The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. Your balance is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29. The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. Your balance is due February 26.

Summer Camp Registration…

  • If you would like to register for summer camp, please click here: 2017 Summer Camp Registration. All forms can be returned to the church office.
  • We are encouraging all Hillyer youth to strive to register by the early bird date, March 15. Please remember that each youth receives a $100 scholarship each summer season (we cannot give the $100 scholarship if you register online through the region). Payment plans and additional scholarships are available as requested. Please contact Catherine or Donna Moore with questions!

Upcoming…

  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12) at 6:00pm
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)
  • Sunday, March 19: Youth Handbells Performance
    • Practices are February 19, 26, March 5, and 12 from 9:45-10:30am
  • Sunday, April 2: Faith in Action Sunday from 9:30-11:30am

Hillyer Youth News: February 14

Hillyer Youth News: February 14

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This Weekend…

  • Sunday, February 19, Youth Handbells will begin practice from 9:45-10:30am on the third floor. Practices will continue February 26, March 5, and 12 before the performance on March 19.
  • At 3:00pm, all youth are invited to attend Catherine’s Ordination and Reception! After, there will not be regular youth.

Chi Rho Spring Retreat at Camp Caroline…

Busch Gardens Trip Scheduled…

  • Wednesday, April 12, we will load up the church van with 13 youth and a couple brave adults to tackle the rides at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. The cost is $20 and the trip is available to the first 13 middle or high school youth to pay and sign up! We will depart Raleigh at 7:00am and return around 8:00pm.

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16. The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. Your balance is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29. The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. Your balance is due February 26.

Summer Camp Registration…

  • If you would like to register for summer camp, please click here: 2017 Summer Camp Registration. All forms can be returned to the church office.
  • We are encouraging all Hillyer youth to strive to register by the early bird date, March 15. Please remember that each youth receives a $100 scholarship each summer season (we cannot give the $100 scholarship if you register online through the region). Payment plans and additional scholarships are available as requested. Please contact Catherine or Donna Moore with questions!

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)
  • Sunday, March 19: Youth Handbells Performance
    • Practices are February 19, 26, March 5, and 12 from 9:45-10:30am
  • Sunday, April 2: Faith in Action Sunday

Hillyer Youth News: February 8

Hillyer Youth News: February 8

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This Weekend…

  • Saturday, February 11, our Hillyer Hoopsters play at 12:00pm at First Presbyterian!
  • Sunday, February 12, our Junior Youth Fellowship (3rd-5th grade) will host our Prime Timers for their annual luncheon. Everyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend February 12 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to the church office.
    • Youth in grades 3rd-5th should meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. on February 12 to prepare for the luncheon. 
  • Sunday, February 12, there will be youth for Chi Rho (middle school) and CYF (high school). There will be no youth for JYF (3rd-5th grade)

Catherine’s Ordination…

  • Catherine has recently received approval from the North Carolina Regional Committee on Ministry to be fully ordained as a pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her ordination ceremony will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, February 19 at Hillyer. Everyone is invited to attend.

Chi Rho Spring Retreat at Camp Caroline…

Busch Gardens Trip Scheduled…

  • Wednesday, April 12, we will load up the church van with 13 youth and a couple brave adults to tackle the rides at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. The cost is $20 and the trip is available to the first 13 middle or high school youth to pay and sign up! We will depart Raleigh at 7:00am and return around 8:00pm.

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Summer Camp Registration…

  • If you would like to register for summer camp, please click here: 2017 Summer Camp Registration. All forms can be returned to the church office.
  • We are encouraging all Hillyer youth to strive to register by the early bird date, March 15. Please remember that each youth receives a $100 scholarship each summer season (we cannot give the $100 scholarship if you register online through the region). Payment plans and additional scholarships are available as requested. Please contact Catherine or Donna Moore with questions!

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)
  • Sunday, March 19: Youth Handbells Performance
    • Practices are February 19, 26, March 5, and 12 from 9:45-10:30am
  • Sunday, April 2: Faith in Action Sunday

Hillyer Youth News: February 3

Hillyer Youth News: February 3

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This Weekend…

  • Today, Friday, February 3, the Hillyer van will leave at 4:00pm on and return around 2:00pm on Sunday, February 5.
  • Saturday, February 4, our Hillyer Hoopsters play at 1:00pm at First Presbyterian!
  • Sunday, February 5, our Hillyer Hoopsters play a make-up game at 3:00pm at First Presbyterian!
  • Sunday, February 5, there will be no youth. Have fun watching the Super Bowl!

JYF/Prime Timers Luncheon…

  • Sunday, February 12, our Junior Youth Fellowship (3rd-5th grade) will host our Prime Timers for their annual luncheon. Everyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend February 12 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to the church office.
  • Youth in grades 3rd-5th should meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. on February 12 to prepare for the luncheon. 

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Summer Camp Registration…

  • If you would like to get a jump start on summer camp registration, please click here: 2017 Summer Camp Registration. All forms can be returned to the church office.
  • We are encouraging all Hillyer youth to strive to register by the early bird date, March 15. Please remember that each youth receives a $100 scholarship each summer season. Payment plans and additional scholarships are available as requested. Please contact Catherine or Donna Moore with questions!

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)
  • Sunday, March 19: Youth Handbells Performance
    • Practices are February 19, 26, March 5, and 12 from 9:45-10:30am
  • Sunday, April 2: Faith in Action Sunday

Hillyer Youth News: January 20

Hillyer Youth News: January 20

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  • Saturday, January 21, our Hillyer Hoopsters play at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian! Come cheer on the team!
  • Sunday, January 22, there will be regular Youth for 3-12 grade from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm with your dinner in hand (optional). Youth will not be allowed to walk to Char-Grill after 6:00pm.
    • We will be surprising Mrs. Polly with the apron we made in the fall and a plaque dedicating the Hillyer kitchen to her. THIS IS A SURPRISE!! She is coming to be our storyteller and has no idea that we are surprising her with a party! 

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Summer Camp Registration…

  • If you would like to get a jump start on summer camp registration, please click here: 2017 Summer Camp Registration. All forms can be returned to the church office.
  • On Sunday, January 29, there will be registration tables set up in the youth lounge beginning at 9:00am. We will have all forms available, but please bring your youth’s insurance card. If you register your youth by January 29, along with a $50 deposit, you will be entered in a drawing for a free camp!
  • We are encouraging all Hillyer youth to strive to register by the early bird date, March 15. Please remember that each youth receives a $100 scholarship each summer season. Payment plans and additional scholarships are available as requested. Please contact Catherine or Donna Moore with questions!

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, January 29Camp Registration Sunday (grades K-12)
  • Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5CYF Midwinter Retreat (high school)
  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)

Hillyer Youth News: January 10

Hillyer Youth News: January 10

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This Weekend…

  • Saturday, January 14, our Hillyer Hoopsters play at 4:00pm at First Presbyterian! Come cheer on the team!
  • Sunday, January 15, there will be no regular Youth, but middle and high school youth should arrive at 6:00pm for the No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-inWear warm clothes! 
    • Every MLK weekend, our youth sleep at the church and delve into how a social justice issue and our faith connect. This year we are focusing on experiencing and understanding homelessness. Also, this year, we are opening the event to adults! Everyone ages 12 and up are invited to take a walk in someone else’s shoes for an evening and explore the challenges that face our friends sleeping outdoors this winter. There is no cost to attend, since Hillyer and St. Paul’s will provide your meals, but we do ask that those who come bring a donation of winter scarves, gloves, hats, etc. The lock-in concludes at 11:00am on Monday, January 16. Contact Catherine for more information.

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, January 15 – Monday, January 16No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in (middle, high school, and adults)
  • Sunday, January 29Camp Registration Sunday (grades K-12)
  • Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5CYF Midwinter Retreat (high school)
  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)

Hillyer Youth News: January 5

Hillyer Youth News: January 5

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Stay tuned for inclement weather updates!

Sundays…

  • Sunday, January 8, there will be regular Youth from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
  • Sunday, January 15, there will be no regular Youth, but middle and high school youth should arrive at 6:00pm for the No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in. Wear warm clothes! 
    • Every MLK weekend, our youth sleep at the church and delve into how a social justice issue and our faith connect. This year we are focusing on experiencing and understanding homelessness. Also, this year, we are opening the event to adults! Everyone ages 12 and up are invited to take a walk in someone else’s shoes for an evening and explore the challenges that face our friends sleeping outdoors this winter. There is no cost to attend, since Hillyer and St. Paul’s will provide your meals, but we do ask that those who come bring a donation of winter scarves, gloves, hats, etc. The lock-in concludes at 11:00am on Monday, January 16. Contact Catherine for more information.

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, January 15 – Monday, January 16No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in (middle, high school, and adults)
  • Sunday, January 29Camp Registration Sunday (grades K-12)
  • Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5CYF Midwinter Retreat (high school)
  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)

Hillyer Youth News: December 30

Hillyer Youth News: December 30

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Sundays…

  • Sunday, January 1, there will be no youth.
  • Sunday, January 8, there will be regular Youth from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
  • Sunday, January 15, there will be no regular Youth, but middle and high school youth should arrive at 6:00pm for the No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in.

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Upcoming…

  • Sunday, January 15 – Monday, January 16: No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in (middle, high school, and adults)
  • Sunday, January 29Camp Registration Sunday (grades K-12)
  • Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5CYF Midwinter Retreat (high school)
  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)

Hillyer Youth News: December 9… It’s a long one!

Hillyer Youth News: December 9… It’s a long one!

Please read carefully… there is a lot of information here!
If you have questions, you can contact Catherine!

This Sunday, December 11…

  • 9:45am: The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus Advent Series (all-church)
  • 12:00pm: Youth Band Practice (youth who play instruments; please bring your instrument, music, and a stand if you have one)
  • 12:45pm:
    • Youth Band Grades 3-8 Head Home
    • Brown Bag Lunch for High School (we will not have time for youth to walk to Char Grill – please prepare lunch ahead of time)
  • 1:00pm: Christmas Eve Acting Practice (high school)
  • 2:00pm: Hillyer Hoopster Practice (high school; at First Presbyterian)

Next Sunday, December 18…

  • 9:45amThe Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus Advent Series (all-church)
  • 12:00pm: Christmas Luncheon (all-church)
  • 12:45pm: Youth Band Practice (youth who play instruments; please bring your instrument, music, and a stand if you have one)
  • 1:30pm:
    • Youth Band Grades 3-8 Head Home
    • Christmas Eve Acting Practice (high school)
  • 2:00pm: Hillyer Hoopster Practice (high school; at First Presbyterian)
    • Christmas Eve Acting Youth who are not playing basketball will stay until 2:30-3:00pm

Christmas Eve…

  • 5:00pm: Christmas Eve Acting Practice (high school)
  • 6:00pm: Youth Band Practice (youth who play instruments; please bring your instrument, music, and a stand if you have one)
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: There will be 3 kinds of chili available for dinner (beef, chicken, and vegetarian; including non-dairy, non-egg… if none of those options work, please bring a brown bag dinner – there will not be time to go to Char Grill)
  • 7:00pm: Youth-led Christmas Eve Service!!

Retreats at Camp Caroline…

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.

Upcoming in 2017…

  • Sunday, January 15 – Monday, January 16No Room in the Inn Justice Lock-in (middle and high school)
  • Sunday, January 29: Camp Registration Sunday (grades K-12)
  • Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5: CYF Midwinter Retreat (high school)
  • Sunday, February 12: JYF/Prime Timers Lunch (grades 3-5)
  • Sunday, February 19: Catherine’s Ordination
  • Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper (grades 3-12)
  • Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5: Chi Rho Spring Retreat (middle school)

Hillyer Youth News: November 8

Hillyer Youth News: November 8

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Sundays…

  • Handbells have a performance this Sunday, November 13, for both services. Practice will be at 8:30am in the Sanctuary. Please be on time and we will run the song Simple Gifts a couple of times before the congregation enters the sanctuary.
  • Sunday night, November 13, there will be Regular Youth (6:00-7:30pm). Please be sure to arrive at 6:00pm, sharp, with brown bag in hand, ready to practice a youth choir piece for the Hanging of the Greens. We have a limited time to practice!!
    • Parents, if your kids are picking up Chargrill you may want to arrive by 5:45pm. We love supporting our neighborhood business, but it does take some time to get your meal!

Christmas Parade Lock-in…

  • Friday, November 18, Chi Rho (middle school) will meet at 8:00pm for our annual Christmas Parade Lock-in! After spending the night, our youth will be selling breakfast at the Raleigh Christmas Parade! The fundraiser proceeds will be split between youth missions and youth scholarships. But we need your help! Would you consider donating sausage biscuits? Biscuits are pure profit for us, so we will take as many as you are willing to donate! You can bring your biscuits to the church anytime that week and place them in the Hillyer kitchen marked “Christmas Parade.” Please do not individually wrap your biscuits. Our youth will wrap and reheat the biscuits for Saturday morning. For size reference, think “Bojangles biscuit.”
  • We hope you will join us on the steps Saturday morning to watch the parade. We begin at 6:00am and go non stop until noon. This is one of the best neighborhood outreaches on our program calendar. You don’t want to miss it!

Summer 2017 Mission Trips…

  • Sign ups for our Summer 2017 Mission Trips are ongoing. Bring your $50 deposit to secure your spot.
  • Our middle school youth will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to join Maxwell Presbyterian for their Mission Immersion Project June 10-16, 2017. Thank you for providing feedback. We are going to keep our date and move forward. Please get in your $50 deposit ASAP! The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve.
  • Our high school  youth will travel to Chavies, Kentucky to join Appalachia Service Project July 23-29, 2017! The total cost for the trip is $150 and is first come, first serve. We need your deposits for this trip ASAP. The remaining $100 is due February 26.