Calendar

Jan
22
Sun
2017
OYMT Training #1 @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our first training session!

Please bring any jar money, deposits, and missing forms, as well as $4 for dinner.

No Adult leaders meeting.

At this first meeting, we will have a chance to meet new team members, get an overview of this year’s project and start to delve into the theme for 2017.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
OYMT Training #2 stock mailing “A” @ St. John's, Stratford
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You will have two options for making up our Stock Sale Meeting.

1. Saturday Feb. 25th 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. John’s in Stratford (600 Silver Lane, Stratford, CT 06614). There will be Vespers at 4:00 p.m. and Alex will give a presentation about missions at 4:45 p.m. Following the presentation there will be some refreshments and an opportunity for Q & A with Alex. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about our host organization, OCMC, and also to speak to someone who has already done what you are about to do and we urge teens and parents to take advantage of this opportunity. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. we will have our meeting and get our stock letters addressed and ready to mail. And, we will get to do an OYMT meeting at Melissa’s church which never happens. Yay!

2. Sunday Feb. 26th 1:00-3:00 at Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT. Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brunch to support OCMC and a presentation by Alex, and a Q & A. From 1:00-3:00 p.m. we will have a meeting to send out our stock letters out. Again, if you (and your parents) can come in time for the presentation it will be very beneficial but the meeting will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

We are asking that all team members attend one or the other of these two meetings. It is imperative that we get our stock letters out before the beginning of March. Please let me know which meeting you plan to attend. If you absolutely (no way) can meet either of these two times, please let me know ASAP.

As with today, please bring your mailing list on peel and stick address labels to the meeting, along with $5 which will be a donation to OCMC since dinner/brunch is being provided. Also, please bring your $150 final payment to which ever meeting you attend.

Feb
26
Sun
2017
OYMT Training #2 stock mailing “B” @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You will have two options for making up our Stock Sale Meeting.

1. Saturday Feb. 25th 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. John’s in Stratford (600 Silver Lane, Stratford, CT 06614). There will be Vespers at 4:00 p.m. and Alex will give a presentation about missions at 4:45 p.m. Following the presentation there will be some refreshments and an opportunity for Q & A with Alex. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about our host organization, OCMC, and also to speak to someone who has already done what you are about to do and we urge teens and parents to take advantage of this opportunity. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. we will have our meeting and get our stock letters addressed and ready to mail. And, we will get to do an OYMT meeting at Melissa’s church which never happens. Yay!

2. Sunday Feb. 26th 1:00-3:00 at Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT. Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brunch to support OCMC and a presentation by Alex, and a Q & A. From 1:00-3:00 p.m. we will have a meeting to send out our stock letters out. Again, if you (and your parents) can come in time for the presentation it will be very beneficial but the meeting will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

We are asking that all team members attend one or the other of these two meetings. It is imperative that we get our stock letters out before the beginning of March. Please let me know which meeting you plan to attend. If you absolutely (no way) can meet either of these two times, please let me know ASAP.

As with today, please bring your mailing list on peel and stick address labels to the meeting, along with $5 which will be a donation to OCMC since dinner/brunch is being provided. Also, please bring your $150 final payment to which ever meeting you attend.

Mar
12
Sun
2017
OYMT Training #3 @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our third mandatory training session.

Bring $5 for dinner.

Adult leader meeting at 5:00.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
OYMT Weekend Training Retreat @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

OCMC staff  will join us in Danbury for a weekend training session and we will immerse ourselves at a fun-filled retreat in  preparation for our mission in Alaska.

Arrive at Holy Trinity on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast. We will also  provide lunch, dinner, and breakfast after liturgy on Sunday.

What to pack:

  • ASP dress code appropriate attire for day sessions (no work boots required) and sleeping
  • a Bible
  • clothes for liturgy on Sunday
  • air mattress or mat and sleeping bag (NOTE: on our trip we will not be bringing air mattresses, only camping mats. This may be a good time to purchase and try out your mat to make sure it works for you.) If the weather cooperates, boys/men may be sleeping outside—we will provide the tents
  • Please bring all stock sales and fundraiser proceeds 
  • Government issued photo i.d

Logistics:

  • There will be separate bathrooms for males and females; no showers.
  • We will be making breakfast on Sunday as a fundraiser for our trip.
  • The training session will end for youth on Sunday at 2 p.m. Youth are expected to be here for the entire time unless you have already cleared an exception with me. (Adult leaders will have an additional session with Andy from 2:00-4:00 p.m.)

PARENTS: There will be a Q&A session for parents with Andy from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A parent for each teen is strongly encouraged to attend. This will be your one opportunity to speak directly with someone from OCMC about our trip and get any and all questions you have answered.

 

May
5
Fri
2017
OYMT Airfare Confirmation
May 5 all-day

No turning back now!!

This is the date our airlines reservations will be locked in. After this point, anyone who needs to back out for any reason will be responsible for reimbursing their airfare in full.

May
20
Sat
2017
OYMT Safety Training @ St. John's Church
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for our mandatory safety training in Bridgeport. There will be a series of learning stations for various construction tasks. Safety is one of our top priorities on our mission trip and this session is key to making sure everyone has the proper training to do our work well and safely.

 IMPORTANT: You will need work boots, long pants and t-shirts (no sleeveless shirts) for this training session (just as you will when we are working on the trip).

As you all have heard, our service in Alaska will be on two projects:
· Running a youth camp and teen conference
· Helping build a church in the nearby town of Oscarville

On 5/20 we will divide our time between
· A refresher of the construction and safety skills we will need for the church construction project
· Training on the lessons, crafts and sports/activities we will be offering at the youth camps
There will also be a presentation from Matushka Tamara Cowan from Holy Trinity Yonkers who has spent much time in Alaska and will share first hand some “insider info” and maybe teach us a phrase or two in Yup’ik.

There will be no meal on Saturday. Please bring any additional stock sales/fundraising proceeds.

NO Adult leader meeting.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
OYMT Training #4, Parent Night @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th and LAST mandatory training session, including parent meeting!

3-4:30 PARENT MEETING:  Parents: fill out trip paperwork, go over pack list, answer last minute questions

4:30-6 TEEN TRAINING: Teens: go over pack list, final travel and trip details, prayer walk, preparatory activities

Bring any missing insurance cards, ids or forms, as well as outstanding stock and fundraising. 

Leader meeting at 6. 

Jul
7
Fri
2017
OYMT Depart for AK @ TBD
Jul 7 all-day

More to come as logistics are confirmed.

 

Jul
17
Mon
2017
OYMT Return from AK @ TBD
Jul 17 all-day

More to come as logistics are confirmed.