Hillyer Youth News: September 27

Hillyer Youth News: September 27

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Sunday Nights…

  • Sunday, October 2, there will be Regular Youth (6:00-7:30pm) for CYF and JYF; there will be no Chi Rho (middle school).
    • Parents, please remember there is no snack supper, but there will be a few minutes at the beginning of youth for finishing up brown bag dinners.
    • There will be Hillyer Hoopster practice this week at 5:45pm!

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. (For those of you with a high schooler at home, yes, this is the same week as CYF Conference at Camp Caroline… plan your romantic getaway accordingly!) The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve for the 12 remaining spots.
  • After a conversation with Appalachia Service Project, we tentatively have July 23-29, 2017** for our high school mission trip to… where they send us. I do promise to send you to a site with air conditioning in your sleeping quarters this year! The total cost for the trip is $150 and 8 youth spots are first come, first serve. **If the date changes, deposits will be refundable**

Youth Health Form…

  • Parents, in order for your youth to participate in Youth this year, you will need to fill out a health form for each family. Forms are available here and also in the boxes outside of the Youth Lounge.
  • If your insurance card information has changed since camp, please provide a copy of your youth’s insurance card. You can contact Catherine for more information and with questions.

Middle School Fall Retreat…

  • Friday, September 30, Chi Rho will travel to Camp Caroline. The church van will leave at 4:00 pm (arrive early) on Friday and return by 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 2. Please send money for dinner on the way there and lunch on the way home.

Hillyer Youth News: September 19

Hillyer Youth News: September 19

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Sunday Nights…

  • Sunday, September 25, there will be Regular Youth (6:00-7:30pm) for Chi Rho and JYF; there will be no CYF (high school).
    • Parents, please remember there is no snack supper, but there will be a few minutes at the beginning of youth for finishing up brown bag dinners.
    • There will be no Hillyer Hoopster practice this week, but we just got the league email! Our team will soon be registered!

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. (For those of you with a high schooler at home, yes, this is the same week as CYF Conference at Camp Caroline… plan your romantic getaway accordingly!) The total cost will be $150 and is first come, first serve for the 12 remaining spots.
  • After a conversation with Appalachia Service Project, we tentatively have July 23-29, 2017** for our high school mission trip to… where they send us. I do promise to send you to a site with air conditioning in your sleeping quarters this year! The total cost for the trip is $150 and 8 youth spots are first come, first serve. **If the date changes, deposits will be refundable**

Youth Health Form…

  • Parents, in order for your youth to participate in Youth this year, you will need to fill out a health form for each family. Forms are available here and also in the boxes outside of the Youth Lounge.
  • If your insurance card information has changed since camp, please provide a copy of your youth’s insurance card. You can contact Catherine for more information and with questions.

High School & Middle School Fall Retreats…

  • Friday, September 23, CYF will travel to Camp Caroline. The church van will leave at 4:00 p.m. (arrive early) on Friday and return by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. You may even recognize our keynoter, Tom Gillaspy!
  • The registration deadline for Chi Rho (middle school) Fall Retreat has passed, but contact Catherine ASAP if your youth still wants to attend!
  • Friday, September 30, Chi Rho will travel to Camp Caroline. The church van will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and return by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. Casey Perry will be keynoting! The cost is $90 ($75 for RCYW). Chi Rho Registration Form.

Hillyer Youth News: September 13

Hillyer Youth News: September 13

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Sunday Nights…

  • Sunday, September 18, there will be Regular Youth (6:00-7:30pm). Parents, please remember there is no snack supper, but there will be a few minutes at the beginning of youth for finishing up brown bag dinners.
    • Youth interested in joining our Hillyer Hoopster basketball team can come to the church at 5:45pm to shoot around with Coach Trent.
  • We will kick off our new theme for this year: “What’s on Your Bucket List?” We will enjoy new opportunities for music, fellowship, and study.
  • Sign ups for our Summer 2017 Mission Trips will open on Sunday night. Bring your $50 deposit to secure your spot. Dates and locations will come via email on Thursday, September 15.

Youth Health Form…

  • Parents, in order for your youth to participate in Youth this year, you will need to fill out a health form for each family. Forms are available here and also in the boxes outside of the Youth Lounge.
  • If your insurance card information has changed since camp, please provide a copy of your youth’s insurance card. You can contact Catherine for more information and with questions.

High School & Middle School Fall Retreats…

  • The registration deadline for CYF (high school) and Chi Rho (middle school) Fall Retreats has passed, but contact Catherine ASAP if your youth still wants to attend!
  • Friday, September 23, CYF will travel to Camp Caroline. The church van will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and return by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. You may even recognize our keynoter, Tom Gillaspy!
  • Friday, September 30, Chi Rho will travel to Camp Caroline. The church van will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and return by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. Casey Perry will be keynoting! The cost is $90 ($75 for RCYW).
  • Registration forms are available by the youth lounge door or here: CYFChi Rho.

Hillyer Youth News: June 28

Hillyer Youth News: June 28

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New Changes Coming to Youth this Fall…

  • In an effort to continue to shape our youth programming to meet the needs of our Hillyer families, some adjustments are being made for the 2016 fall semester. At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the Youth Committee made the decision to transition away from Hillyer Live (a two hour Sunday night rotation of choir, drama, and handbells). This does not mean we will stop having youth music and drama altogether. Instead, much like the special music for May’s Youth Sunday, practices will be scheduled for ensembles to play special music as needed. The decision was also made to transition away from consistent Snack Supper, instead focusing on special occasion meals. For example, on September 11, Youth Committee will host a kick-off cook out in Fred Fletcher Park from 6:00-7:30pm.
  • Beginning September 18, our new youth program schedule will begin at 6:00pm with a 15 minute window of gathering, allowing youth to bring in their own snacks as they hang out with friends.
  • At 6:15pm, all youth will go to the Youth Lounge for announcements, music, and camp songs.
  • Around 6:30pm, there will be a combined storytelling moment.
  • After, youth will break out into three groups and sponsors will take over working through the age-relevant curriculum that relates to the main idea of the story until we end at 7:30pm.
  • If you have any questions about the new schedule or if you would like to volunteer to be a youth sponsor, please contact Catherine.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

  • Reserve your tickets before they are all gone! Saturday, July 30, there will be an All-Church Durham Bulls Outing! We hope you will plan to join us cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Louisville Bats! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or through the church office by July 6. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. and your ticket(s) will be located at Will Call. Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

Vacation Bible School…

  • Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am to noon Hillyer will host its second year of The Society of St. Andrew’s “Abundance Orchard” curriculum. This Vacation Bible School (VBS) includes daily Bible stories, recreation, music, crafts, snack, and a field trip to a community garden! VBS is open to children age 3-years to those currently in 5th grade. We would also love to work with volunteers who have completed 6th grade and older! (Volunteers ages 18 and older will be asked to submit a Hillyer-sponsored background check). If you have any questions, please contact Susan.

CYF Fall Retreat…

  • Can’t wait to get back to camp? Registration for CYF (high school) Fall Retreat is already up and running! Friday, September 23, CYF will travel to Camp Caroline. Registration ends September 7 and the cost is $90 ($75 for RCYW). The church van will leave at 4:00pm on Friday and return by 2:00pm on Sunday, September 25. You may even recognize our keynoter, Tom Gillaspy!
  • Regional Youth T-shirt sales have also opened. The same themed t-shirt will be on sale all year long leading up to camp and is only available for purchase online. All t-shirts are on sale for $14.53 and they will be available for pick up at Fall Retreat at Camp Caroline if ordered before September 7.

Hillyer Youth News: May 24

Hillyer Youth News: May 24

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  • 2016 Summer Camp Registration is ongoing; turn your form into Hillyer today!
    • Hillyer provides transportation to camps with 4 or more youth registered. Transportation is first come, first serve and was finalized May 15 (Please check your email. If you did not receive a confirmation for each camp, please contact Catherine.) After May 15, youth will only be able to be added as space allows. Otherwise, youth are responsible for their own transportation.

Vacation Bible School…

  • Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am to noon Hillyer will host its second year of The Society of St. Andrew’s “Abundance Orchard” curriculum. This Vacation Bible School (VBS) includes daily Bible stories, recreation, music, crafts, snack, and a field trip to a community garden! VBS is open to children age 3-years to those currently in 5th grade. We would also love to work with volunteers who have completed 6th grade and older! (Volunteers ages 18 and older will be asked to submit a Hillyer-sponsored background check). Our registration deadline is Sunday, June 5Please complete one form per child (paper registration forms are located in the church office). If you have any questions, please contact Susan.

Durham Bulls Outing…

  • Saturday, July 30, there will be an All-Church Durham Bulls Outing! We hope you will plan to join us cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Louisville Bats! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or through the church office. The game starts at 6:35pm and your ticket(s) will be located at Will Call. Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

Hillyer Youth News: May 17

Hillyer Youth News: May 17

retreat renew2016 Summer Camp Registration…

  • 2016 Summer Camp Registration is ongoing; turn your form into Hillyer today!
    • Hillyer provides transportation to camps with 4 or more youth registered. Transportation is first come, first serve and was finalized May 15. After May 15, youth will only be able to be added as space allows. Otherwise, youth are responsible for their own transportation. Confirmation emails will be going out this week.

Vacation Bible School…

  • Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am to noon Hillyer will host its second year of The Society of St. Andrew’s “Abundance Orchard” curriculum. This Vacation Bible School (VBS) includes daily Bible stories, recreation, music, crafts, snack, and a field trip to a community garden! VBS is open to children age 3-years to those currently in 5th grade. We would also love to work with volunteers who have completed 6th grade and older! (Volunteers ages 18 and older will be asked to submit a Hillyer-sponsored background check). Our registration deadline is Sunday, June 5Please complete one form per child (paper registration forms are located in the church office). If you have any questions, please contact Susan.

Durham Bulls Outing…

  • Saturday, July 30, there will be an All-Church Durham Bulls Outing! We hope you will plan to join us cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Louisville Bats! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or through the church office. The game starts at 6:35pm and your ticket(s) will be located at Will Call. Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

Hillyer Youth News: May 9

Hillyer Youth News: May 9

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This Weekend…

  • Sunday, May 15 is Youth Sunday. Our youth will lead worship and we will celebrate our graduating seniors. Please see the timeline below:
    • 8:30am: Youth Band and CYF worship leaders arrive
      • Youth Band will warm up in the Youth Lounge (JYF classroom) with Scott Dickinson.
      • CYF worship leaders will meet in the sanctuary to review the Pentecost skit, their parts of the service, and sound check.
    • 9:00am: CYF worship leaders and Youth Band will lead worship.
      • We will need middle schoolers to be ushers and K-5 to help with collecting offering at both services. Please let Catherine or Susan know if you will be available.
    • 9:45am: Youth Committee is providing breakfast for all youth worship participants in the Youth Lounge.
    • 10:30am: Youth Band will warm up again in the Youth Lounge (JYF classroom) and middle school ushers will pass out bulletins at the sanctuary doors. 
    • 10:45am: Seniors will line up in the Fellowship Hall for the processional. 
      • Seniors will wear their caps and gowns for the 11:00am service.
      • Senior gifts will be distributed and the Bundy Scholarship will be presented at the 11:00am service.
    • 11:00am: CYF worship leaders and Youth Band will lead worship.
    • 6:00pm: Senior Dinner at Planter’s Walk Clubhouse (901 Lynnwood Rd
      Knightdale, NC).

Vacation Bible School…

  • Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am to noon Hillyer will host its second year of The Society of St. Andrew’s “Abundance Orchard” curriculum. This Vacation Bible School (VBS) includes daily Bible stories, recreation, music, crafts, snack, and a field trip to a community garden! VBS is open to children age 3-years to those currently in 5th grade. We would also love to work with volunteers who have completed 6th grade and older! (Volunteers ages 18 and older will be asked to submit a Hillyer-sponsored background check). Our registration deadline is Sunday, June 5Please complete one form per child (paper registration forms are located in the church office). If you have any questions, please contact Susan.

Durham Bulls Outing…

  • Saturday, July 30, there will be an All-Church Durham Bulls Outing! We hope you will plan to join us cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Louisville Bats! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or through the church office. The game starts at 6:35pm and your ticket(s) will be located at Will Call. Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

2016 Summer Camp Registration…

  • 2016 Summer Camp Registration. Turn your form into Hillyer today!
  • Hillyer provides transportation to camps with 4 or more youth registered. Transportation is first come, first serve and will be finalized by May 15. After May 15, youth will only be able to be added as space allows. Otherwise, youth are responsible for their own transportation.
  • If you have a question or concern, please contact Catherine or Donna Moore.

Hillyer Youth News: May 3

Hillyer Youth News: May 3

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This Weekend…

  • Sunday, May 8, there will be Youth Band Practice at 9:45am in the sanctuary. Please bring your instrument and music.
    • On Sunday, May 15, the youth band will play for the 9:00am and the 11:00am services. Please arrive at 8:30am and meet in the Youth Lounge ready to warm up.

Youth Sunday…

  • Sunday, May 15, our youth will lead worship and we will celebrate our graduating seniors. Please see the timeline below:
    • 8:30am: Youth Band and CYF worship leaders arrive
      • Youth Band will warm up in the Youth Lounge (JYF classroom) with Scott Dickinson.
      • CYF worship leaders will meet in the sanctuary to review the Pentecost skit, their parts of the service, and sound check.
    • 9:00am: CYF worship leaders and Youth Band will lead worship.
      • We will need middle schoolers to be ushers and K-5 to help with collecting offering at both services. Please let Catherine or Susan know if you will be available.
    • 9:45am: Youth Committee is providing breakfast for all youth worship participants in the Youth Lounge.
    • 10:30am: Youth Band will warm up again in the Youth Lounge (JYF classroom) and middle school ushers will pass out bulletins at the sanctuary doors. 
    • 10:45am: Seniors will line up in the Fellowship Hall for the processional. 
      • Seniors will wear their caps and gowns for the 11:00am service.
      • Senior gifts will be distributed and the Bundy Scholarship will be presented at the 11:00am service.
    • 11:00am: CYF worship leaders and Youth Band will lead worship.
    • 6:00pm: Senior Dinner at Planter’s Walk Clubhouse (901 Lynnwood Rd
      Knightdale, NC). Please RSVP to Catherine ASAP.

      • Seniors – don’t forget to submit your pictures!

Vacation Bible School…

  • Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am to noon Hillyer will host its second year of The Society of St. Andrew’s “Abundance Orchard” curriculum. This Vacation Bible School (VBS) includes daily Bible stories, recreation, music, crafts, snack, and a field trip to a community garden! VBS is open to children age 3-years to those currently in 5th grade. We would also love to work with volunteers who have completed 6th grade and older! (Volunteers ages 18 and older will be asked to submit a Hillyer-sponsored background check). Our registration deadline is Sunday, June 5Please complete one form per child (paper registration forms are located in the church office). If you have any questions, please contact Susan.

Durham Bulls Outing…

  • Saturday, July 30, there will be an All-Church Durham Bulls Outing! We hope you will plan to join us cheer on the Bulls as they take on the Louisville Bats! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or through the church office. The game starts at 6:35pm and your ticket(s) will be located at Will Call. Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

2016 Summer Camp Registration…

  • 2016 Summer Camp Registration. Turn your form into Hillyer today!
  • Hillyer provides transportation to camps with 4 or more youth registered. Transportation is first come, first serve and will be finalized by May 15. After May 15, youth will only be able to be added as space allows. Otherwise, youth are responsible for their own transportation.
  • If you have a question or concern, please contact Catherine or Donna Moore.

Hillyer Youth News: April 25

Hillyer Youth News: April 25

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This Weekend…

  • Friday, April 29: Last Day for Camp Registration Refunds
    • After April 29, no refunds will be issued. Prior to April 29, you can be refunded minus a $100 penalty from the region ($50 for weekend camps). Registrations using Hillyer scholarships will be responsible for paying back the refund penalty to Hillyer.
  • Sunday, May 1, there will be Regular Youth (Hillyer Live at 4:15pm, Snack Supper at 6:00pm, and Youth from 6:30-7:30pm). This is the last youth meeting of the year!

Calling all Musicians…

  • Sunday, May 15 is Youth Sunday, Senior Sunday, and Pentecost. We are inviting all youth musicians to play in a band directed by Scott Dickinson. Ensemble practices are as follows:
    • Sunday, May 1 at 5:00pm (sanctuary)
    • Sunday, May 8 at 9:45am (maybe, TBD)
  • Please bring your instrument, music, and if possible, a music stand with you to each practice.
  • The youth band will play for the 9:00am and the 11:00am services. Please arrive on May 15 at 8:30am, ready to warm up.

Snack Supper…

  • Youth contribute $3 each for their meal. Food costs will be offset from those contributions. Please make sure if your child is eating you send $3 cash with them!

Important 2016 Summer Camp Registration Info…

  • Several changes have come with the release of the 2016 Summer Camp Registration information. We wanted to simplify the timeline in order for families with children and youth to better plan their summer and fee payment schedule.
  • Each youth will be awarded a $100 scholarship from Hillyer towards their total 2016 camp fees. In order to receive this scholarship, you must register through Hillyer.
  • This year, your youth will not be registered with the camp until your full fee payment has been recorded at Hillyer. We are ready and available to answer questions, address concerns, and assist with YES Fund Scholarships.
  • The Yes Fund is a need-based event scholarship available through application for Hillyer members. With the changes in fees, the YES Fund will not cover refund penalties or the $25 fee up-charge to registrations past March 10.
  • Hillyer provides transportation to camps with 4 or more youth registered. Transportation is first come, first serve and will be finalized by May 15. After May 15, youth will only be able to be added as space allows. Otherwise, youth are responsible for their own transportation.
  • If you have a question or concern, please ask!! Communication up front with Catherine or Donna Moore is encouraged! Communication will help us help you have a fun and enriching camp season!