As Youth Group winds toward summer, Mrs. Patti and co-leaders Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Joe Miramontes, and Mike Oliver asked the YG members this week for a worst and best list from the past year: 

  • I had a set schedule and COVID ruined it. But also, my schedule got ruined and it was okay because I was really busy.
  • Finding ways to make learning fit into COVID’s restrictions; spending time with my mom.
  • How hard school was and trying to focus. A good part was growing as a person in several areas.
  • My grandma isn’t doing well. The best thing was joining the fraternity. I have 35 good friends now and I’m grateful for them.
  • Had a hard school year. Doing more plays with my theater group.
  • Online school was the worst. Was able to travel a lot. 
  • The worst part was masks. The transition from Covid to regular school was the best.
  • Transition to online learning. Began to better understand pro sports.
  • Had a hard time with some relationships. Getting time to explore my other interests and hobbies.
  • Separation from family. Did a lot of weekend driving trips. 
  • Separation from family. But I kept my job, and I looked forward every week to ZOOMing with YG.

Mrs. Patti said she started The Episcopal Church’s 10-week series called Sacred Ground which is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Piggy-backing on the opening devotional***, Mrs. Patti said to YG members, “You guys have the ability to keep the world moving forward toward peace and reconciliation. Stay strong and keep your faith.” 

No YG ZOOM next week so that members can focus on graduations. YG ZOOM nights will be scheduled by the leaders for summer and they’ll be in touch.

 If you’re in Middle School or High School or College and are looking for a place to land, join us Wednesdays on ZOOM from 7 – 7:45 p.m. To join, or ask questions, get hold of Mrs. Patti.

Have a wonderful week.

***Devotional:
Breathe in, breathe out.
Open your mind to the Spirit of truth.
Open your heart to the Spirit of compassion.
Open your hands to the Spirit of justice.
Open yourself to the Spirit of God, moving in you.