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Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team

Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team


Appalachia1.jpgThe Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team is a group of young men and women who are excited and ready to go out into the world and serve those in need. In the Old Testament, YAHWEH is a sacred and special name for God used to help the ancient Israelites begin to understand and appreciate their unique connection with a God and Lord who both created the universe and cared for them personally. This Team's efforts are designed to help all those who participate deepen their own understanding of the connection that each of us has with God and to, then, go out and do his work in the world. This is why we call ourselves Y.A.H.W.E.H.:


Appalachia2.jpgGuided by young adult leaders from our church, the mission of the Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team is to begin that work by giving high school age students the chance to go and have firsthand experiences of living out and deepening their faith through serving the poor, the struggling, and those in most need. Simply put, we want to give these students the chance to do the work of YAHWEH, our God.


The Team's efforts of providing young adult service opportunities will begin by going on a trip this summer to serve in a poor, rural section of Appalachia. The trip will take place from August 12 - 19, 2017. Any high school age members of the parish are open to join us, but when trip availability fills up, preference will be given to any interested students in the Confirmation program who are seeking to fulfill their service requirements.
If you or your child are interested in being a part of this Team and having an experience of service this summer that will be incredible and probably pretty fun, please contact Fr. Matt, Emily, or Nicole in the Parish Office. To officially register, please download the Registration Form and Christian Appalachian Project Information Sheet below and return the Registration Form to the Parish Office as soon as possible.


YAHWEH Appalachia Trip 2017 Registration Form
Christian Appalachian Project Information Sheet