Sr. EYC Beach Trip

By Paul Cizek, Youth Minister

Every Fall a group from Sr. EYC travels down to Pawley’s Island, SC for our annual beach trip.

The car ride down, our dinner stop at Cook Out for Friday’s dinner, long walks on the beach at sunset – or really anytime, cooking food and cleaning-up together, and just hanging out at the house all give us time to enjoy our friendships, build new friendships, or discover something new about one another – especially those brave youth who came out for the first time!  Punctuating our day at morning, noon, evening, and before bed are worship and devotions that remind us that this is about more than just warm feelings for one another, but about learning to live a common life together as the body of Christ.  It’s these little ways – a walk, a talk, a meal, cleaning up, a song, a psalm – through which God seems to show up and knit us together as Christ’s body.


Plotting the Jr. EYC Lock-In and Sr. Beach Trip

This past Sunday, Jr. and Sr. EYC did some planning for our common life together.  In particular, What should we do during the Jr. EYC Lock-in? and What should we do on the Sr. EYC Beach Trip?  Here’s what we came up with.

Jr. EYC Lock-in, Nov. 2-3:

Main Event: Frankies Fun Park in Raleigh

Group game back at church: Grog!

Movies to watch between 11pm and 7am:

– The Adventures of Tintin

– Eragon

– Finding Nemo

– The Goonies

– Spirited Away

Sr. EYC Beach Trip, Oct. 19-21:

Wake-up – 8:30

Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, assorted fruit, coffee, juice, and oatmeal

Group time on Beach: Sand Sculpture contest and some free time

Lunch: grilled cheese and tomato soup

Afternoon: free time

Dinner: Grilling out, or Tacos

Movie: Star Wars, or, Cheaper by the Dozen

Evening: Capture the Flag

Devotions interspersed throughout day

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