Youth Group Calendar Fall/Winter 2017-2018:

29 October— “Starting a Journey” Bring a board or a card game you like to the Stearns Room at 9:30. We will share how we moved from our birth to where we are now.

5 November— “Skip Church Breakfast” Meet in the Kitchen at 9:30 for food and fellowship. Come hungry and bring a friend!

19 November–“Understanding Service” Meet at 9:30 in the Stearns Room. We will try out a poverty simulation and talk about service in our church, and outside of church, lives.

3 December–“Skip Church Breakfast” Meet in the Kitchen at 9:30 for food and fellowship. Come hungry and bring a friend!

21 January–Walking Meditation, concluding with hot cocoa. Meet at 9:30, location TBD.

4 February, 4 March, 8 April – “Skip Church Breakfast” Meet in the Kitchen at 9:30 for food and fellowship. Come hungry and bring a friend!

Contact Youth Coordinator Russell Olwell with questions: olwellr@merrimack.edu

Confirmation Class, initiation into adult membership follows the broad outline of our Adult Formation Program Episcopal-101.  Anyone wishing to be confirmed or received  might like to attend this program. For further details go to the Adult page and/or contact the Rector, The Rev Mark Sutherland  if you wish to learn more.

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St. Martin’s Youth & Youth In Action

On October 16, young people from St. Martin’s Church went to Youth In Action at 672 Broad St. in Providence.  The goal was and is to support young people in holding conversations about making sense of the world.  Together, the group decided to support Youth In Action youth to lead 2 one and a half hour discussions on the subject of racism and themes of privilege and oppression, power structures and stereotypes.  These discussions will be for young people in grades 8 through 12 and will happen on  December 3 and 10 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Youth In Action, 672 Broad St., Providence.  “These discussions will help them to start to pull apart the systems of oppression that continue to bind us and what that means.  They will also provide youth with the opportunity to delve into how they can best use  their own stories to feel empowered and informed enough to start to impact change.”  said Court King, Program Director of Youth In Action.  If you have questions, please contact Kate Chute at mcchute@gmail.com.