Dear High Schoolers (and 8th-graders) of HTGOC,
This is Delaney Clodfelter, the Youth Ministry program leader at HTGOC. This year, for youth group, we are pleased to announce that we will be participating in a program called The Relationship Project. With the help of David Parker (former HTGOC Youth Ministry leader), Fr. Vasili Hillhouse, and Fr. Matthew Howell (of St Herman's in Wasilla), we will embark on this new program together beginning October 1, 2020.
We are thrilled to begin this new project! It will help us discover who we are as Orthodox Christians and what that means for us in this world. The program is divided into 3 sections, and each section has 4 different lessons. We will work through various topics that ultimately revolve around having relationships with others, ourselves, and most importantly, God.
We will begin these meetings virtually, via Zoom. We will meet every Thursday at 6:30 PM. We ask that you arrive a few minutes early to ensure you don’t miss any content! Details on the Zoom link will be sent out via email as we get closer to the start date. You will purchase a workbook provided by the church that you will need to use every week. This will be YOUR workbook! No one else will get to read it, unless you want to share. We want you to feel comfortable to be open and honest in all our conversations, and it’s up to YOU what you do and don’t want to say.
A note for parents: there is an informational Zoom mtg for parents on September 22nd at 6pm, and you are encouraged to attend so that you will get a better understanding of the scope of the program and what will and will not be expected of you.
On behalf of the entire Youth Ministry team, we cannot wait to begin learning and growing in our faith together. We hope you’ll join us, and look forward to getting to know one another better!
May God bless you all.