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Blueprints: Summer Youth Ministry

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This afternoon, Orin was a panelist on a webinar put on by http://www.rebuildmychurch.org on the topic of summer youth ministry – ideas, camps, programs, etc.  It was a good discussion, with lots of great ideas and insights.  Here’s the video of the webinar if you want to see what you missed live:

 



 

 

Orin mentioned by name two camps: http://youthsingpraise.com and http://youngneighbors.org – check them out for quality ministry programs over the summer! Thanks to our hosts for the good work!

Sunday Scripture in Wordle

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What a great idea! A friend of Orin’s on facebook (in real life, from Young Neighbors Tijuana 2007) posted a note on facebook about throwing the Sunday readings into wordle to get a sense of important themes, repeated words and ideas, etc. Here’s the one she created for this coming Sunday’s readings.  How cool! How…

YNIA – Tweeting Away

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Well, regular internet access will be hard to come by for both of us this week it appears, but watch our twitter feed (in the blog sidebar or @oddwalk) for regular updates, including a few pics now and then, at least from Orin in Omaha. Let justice surge like water (says the book of the…

Orin at YNIA in DC – Update #4

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Hello! Here is yet another update from the Young Neighbors adventure that Orin finds himself on this week. It sounds like they’re doing very well and having some great experiences in our nation’s Capitol. Here are some of the highlights from Thursday: This picture was taken on the drive to one of the work sites.…

Orin at YNIA in DC – Update #2

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Monday at Young Neighbors in Action was pretty busy for Orin. During each week of YNIA, Monday is typically the day when the parish groups make their way to their work sites for the first time. Usually the three staff members, the Site Coordinator, the Program Director, and The Prayer and Music Coordinator, drive around…

Orin at YNIA in DC – Update #1

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Hey Everyone! Orin arrived safely in Washington DC on Saturday to begin a week as the Prayer and Music Coordinator for Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA). As he mentioned in a previous post, all the parish groups and staff are staying at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. This church has a great location as…

Orin, YNIA DC

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Hi all, This is Orin, writing from Washington DC on my phone… Young Neighbors in Action (youngneighbors.org) is about to begin later today, and I’ll again be the prayer and music person. I won’t be able to post as many pictures as last year – I didn’t bring my laptop, and there’s no wi-fi near…

YNIA St. Louis 2007 Wrap-Up

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Well, Orin’s first Young Neighbors Summer has come to a close. Thanks to the folks in Saint Louis that made the week quite wonderful: Mairin (all-around helper) and Erin H. (Site Coordinator), with Sean (led a group of participants from Belleville, IL) Jane, the Program Coordinator (Erin again and) Elise, cook and helper-outer And, of…

YNIA STL Day 6 Pics

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Some pics from the last day of work: Mixing cement for the end of the North City ramp. Weeding down at City Seeds. Not weeding (but they had been earlier) at City Seeds. Mary and Joseph once again reunited in South City (see the day 3 pics). South City ramp nearly done! Staining a deck…

YNIA STL Day 5 Pics

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Gateway Greening folks visit a Midtown St. Louis Church. Mairin, on of the program staff, lends a hand. Ramp builders take a second to pose for a quick picture. Yes, they even let them use power tools. This ramp is almost done! Brent Reeves from McKendree University talks to the participants in the evening about…