Happening Brochure - Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta-Youth Ministry

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					                                                           Community Covenant
                                         As a Christian community, all of us are expected to treat each
                                         other with respect and dignity. The following norms will allow
                                         each of us serving and participating in the weekend experience
                                         to have an enjoyable weekend. Those choosing not to live ac-
        How to Register                  cording to these expectations will be sent home at their own
                                         • I will refrain from smoking, the use of drugs, tobacco, and
                                              alcohol, and all sexual behavior.
                                         • I will respect all property and facilities.
All registration for Happening is now    • I will attend all scheduled activities throughout the week-
online. You can register at one of            end.
two websites:                            • I will not ride in or operate any motor vehicle for the dura-
                                              tion of Happening
     The Happening Website at            • I will not use any electronic devices, including cell phones,
                                              laptops and mp3 players
                                         • I will respect the leaders and what they ask me to do.
                                                       Other Info about the Weekend
  The Diocesan Youth Website at          •   Registration is from 5:30-7:00 pm on Friday. Please arrive
                                             on time.
                                         •   Dinner will be served from 6:00-7:30 pm on Friday
                                         •   Pack: sheets&blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toilet-
At either site, click on Registration.       ries, warm clothes. You may also want to bring shower
There will be a link to “Candidate           shoes/flip flops, slippers and a flashlight
                                                                                                                      CANDIDATE REGISTRATION
Registration”                            •   Do not bring a watch or alarm clock. This weekend, you
                                             are on God’s time. Have some faith!
You will need:                           •   No music players, cell phones or electronics are allowed.
                                                                                                              More than just a retreat, Happening is a
1. Health Insurance Info                     The point of “Retreat” is to “get away” from all of that.
                                             Emergency messages can be communicated through the                 powerful encounter in which young
2. Your Priest/Youth Leader’s name
                                             Camp Mikell office at 706-886-7515.                             people minister to young people, bringing
   & email
                                         •   Happening is a long weekend. It wraps up on Sunday                Jesus joyfully alive in an enthusiastic
3. Parent’s name & email
                                             around 5:30, and depending on where you live, you may not                community of disciples.
4. To sign and send in the permis-           get home until late. Due to the nature of the weekend, you
   sion form on the back of this             must stay the whole time.
   page of the brochure                  •   Failure to adhere to the covenant will result in expulsion
5. To pay. If you choose not to              from the weekend.                                                     2011-2012 Happening Dates:
   pay online, you’ll need to send
   in a check with your signature                                                                                   Happening #56—Nov. 18-20
   page made out to the Diocese                                                                                         Deadline: Nov 11
   of Atlanta for $100.00.                                                                                          Happening #57—Feb 24-26
                                                                                                                        Deadline: Feb 18
If you have any questions or prob-
lems with registration, please email
the Happening Lay Director, Sally
Ulrey at
                                                                  A Ministry of the Diocese of Atlanta                   Questions?

                                                                                                      Happening Candidate’s Name:

                                                                                                         PERMISSION, MEDICAL, LIABILITY &
                          What is Happening?                                                                            RELEASE:
                                                                                                                  MEDIA RELEASE
                                                                                                      As parent (or guardian) of the above named child, I give
                                                                                                      my permission for my child to attend Happening.

                                                        What to Expect at Happening                   As parent (or guardian) of the above named child, I at-
                                                The Happening weekend takes place at Camp             test that he/she is in good health and has no physical,
          Happening is a renewal weekend        Mikell in Toccoa, GA. It begins on Friday eve-        mental, or emotional reason that would prohibit him/her
                                                ning with Registration at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be     from participating in Happening at Camp Mikell. I under-
sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of
                                                served on Friday after Registration. The high         stand that every precaution has been taken to assure
Atlanta, using the gifts of young people                                                              the good health and safety of each participant. There-
                                                schoolers hear talks on a variety of subjects that
and adults from many parishes and mis-                                                                fore, I waive any liability of the Episcopal Diocese of
                                                are relevant to their lives as high school students
sions. It is guided by the Happening            in 21st century America. They are assigned to
                                                                                                      Atlanta or staff representing it for personal injury or
Steering Committee (H.S.C.), and is led                                                               death while attending Happening. I give my permission
                                                Family Groups where they are able to respond
by a Lay Director and a Spiritual Director.                                                           to the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and its staff, includ-
                                                to talks. The weekend is full of singing, fellow-     ing the Lay Director or nurse to hospitalize, secure
The weekend is led by teenagers for             ship, surprises, fun and friendship and is designed   proper treatment for, and to order injection, anesthesia
teenagers. The Team, which facilitates          so that individuals are given opportunities to dis-   or surgery for my child as named above, and to have
the weekend experience, consists of             cover more about themselves, their Lord, their        my child medically treated by a licensed physician,
young people and adults who are ac-             families and their world. The Happening week-         nurse, or hospital staff during the time period described.
tively involved in their local Episcopal        end finishes late on Sunday afternoon with the        I also understand that the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
                                                celebration of Eucharist. Participants are re-        does not provide medical insurance for expenses of
congregations.                                                                                        these treatments. Therefore, all expenses would be the
                                                quired to stay for the entire weekend.
          The purpose of the Happening                                                                responsibility of the family of the child requiring treat-
                                                       Can Adults Attend Happening?
movement in the Diocese of Atlanta is to        In addition to high school students, a limited        ment.
enhance the ministry of the local con-          number of spaces are made available to clergy
gregation/mission by presenting the Gos-        and lay adults who work with their Episcopal          I hereby give my consent to all photographs, audio re-
pel of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to                                                             cordings, academic work, and/or video recordings taken
                                                parish youth ministries. These “Geritols” are in-
                                                                                                      of me or my minor child by The Diocese of Atlanta or
youth in an environment expressed in the        vited as participants so they can help integrate
                                                                                                      their designee. I understand that any such photographs,
traditions of the Episcopal Church which        the Happening experience with the Episcopal           audio recordings, academic work, and/or video re-
fosters and nourishes growth in Jesus           parish youth ministry. PLEASE NOTE: Adults stay in    cordings become the property of The Diocese of Atlanta
Christ.                                         cabins with Youth and must have Safeguarding          and may be used by the parish, diocese, or others with
                                                Training.                                             their consent, for educational, instructional, or promo-
          The Happening Steering Commit-
                                                Can Non-Episcopalians Attend Happening?               tional purposes determined by the Diocesan Youth Co-
tee realizes that Happening cannot be                                                                 ordinator and/or other leaders of Diocesan Youth Pro-
                                                Happening is offered for Episcopalians in grades
all things to all people. Happening does        10-12 (and 9th graders in the spring before their     grams in broadcast and media formats now existing or
not exist to fix young people or their          10th grade year with recommendation of their          created in the future, including print and audiovisual
problems, but rather to be a Spiritual Re-      clergy or youth workers) but members of other         presentations
newal experience for high school young          denominations will be invited if room is avail-
people in the Diocese of Atlanta. There-        able. They must also receive approval of a cler-      ______________________________                ________
                                                gyperson in the Diocese of Atlanta as well as         Parent/Guardian Signature                     Date
fore, it is important to prayerfully consider
this application. Please visit our website      their own pastor. for more info!                                        Cost                                 Registration is not complete without
                                                The cost for the weekend is $100. You can pay               this form. Please sign and send in to :
                                                online or write a check to the Diocese of At-
                                                lanta, and mail in with your signature form OR
                                                                                                                     Sally Ulrey
                                                bring with you to Registration.                                      St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                                     1520 Oak Road
                                                                                                                     Snellville, GA 30078

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