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Ellyn Siftar
Bethlehem
Interests: youth ministry, young adult ministry, hiking, traveling, dancing, singing, swimming, field hockey, mushroom hunting, reading, hanging out with my kids, eating!
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EYE2014 is just one week away and our team is all ready to go! Watch this page for updates when the event begins. Info for parents of team members can be found on the page on the right hand side of this blog, labeled EYE2014. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at re:create
YOUNG ADULT GATHERING "A HERO'S JOURNEY" Saturday May 31st, 2014 • 10am to 5pm Join us for a day-long retreat for young adults from 18 into their 20s and 30s, hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. This event will take place at the beautiful Kirby Episcopal House in Mountaintop,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at re:create
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Diocese of Bethlehem Youth Council members were invited to participate in the Provincial Youth Event gathering last weekend at NorthBay camp in Maryland. Our youth leaders prepare and facilitate so many events throughout the year that this weekend is a retreat for them as they have the opportunity to just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at re:create
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The following youth have been chosen to represent the Diocese of Bethlehem at EYE 2014! YOUTH Emily Garrity Redeemer, Sayre Amy Minemier St. Gabriel's, Douglasville Josh Heckman St. Gabriel's, Douglasville Ian Rathgeb St. Gabriel's, Douglasville Adam Rizzo Cathedral Church of the Nativity Sophie Kitch-Peck Cathedral Church of the Nativity Jennifer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at re:create
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Registration for Christophany opens this Friday, February 28th! Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at re:create
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Snow, snow, and more snow have put a damper on the expediency of completing EYE paperwork on our end here at DIocesan House! Please stay tuned this week for EYE announcements. Until then, here's a photo that captures the beauty of God's creation, in the season of winter: Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at re:create
Download EYE 2014 application Download EYE 2014 Reference Form Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at re:create
Interested in EYE? Visit the EYE 2014 page for information and applications! The page can be found at the right hand side of this blog, just scroll down a bit and look for EYE 2014. Keep watching that page for updates and more info. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at re:create
Youth council will be meeting this Sunday, October 20th from 1pm-4pm at the equally inconvenient location of Trinity, Mt. Pocono :) Please bring a bagged lunch and I will bring a snack to share! Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at re:create
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Registration for Happening #22 is now open! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at re:create
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Put these dates on your calendar NOW! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at re:create
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It's been almost 8 weeks since we returned home from our mission trip and I've been going through the photos, notes in my journal, and memories of the week. These middle school youth worked HARD for the glory of God and for the service of others. What a transformational time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at re:create
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Dear friends, I am happy to announce that all missioners are home and in one piece and that the week was a great success! On Day 5 we set out to paint the staircase at St. George's, Nanticoke. We had been sleeping there since Tuesday night, and it was satisfying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at re:create
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I promise to get something meaty up here soon but we've been so busy from dawn until well past dusk, and today was no exception! What a full day of service, community and some relaxing at the ballpark with Derek Jeter (seriously!). So far this week we have worked at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at re:create
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Over the next few days we'll be posting some photos and some thoughts about our mission in NE PA. Please keep these youth and their chaperones in your prayers as they learn about a variety of missions and ministries in our diocese. commissioning the mission team (photo by Andrea Cato,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at re:create
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Middle School Mission Trip applications are now available. Please send an email request to esiftar@diobeth.org and one will magically appear in your inbox :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at re:create
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VOCARE #3 May 31-June 2, 2013 Kirby Episcopal House Mountaintop PA "I attended my first Vocare weekend during a time in my life where I was trying to figure out my spirituality and what to do with my life. Where did God fit in for me? Am I alone in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at re:create
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Dear friends of Christophany , The youth council has been hard at work preparing an amazing weekend for you in April! Our theme this year is SPARKED! and we're so excited to bring you some great music from musical guest, Kep Short, great talks and some great adventures in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at re:create
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Registration is now open for Christophany 2013. Sign up by using the link at the side of this page labeled "Forms and Registration". Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at re:create
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Bishop Paul explaining the cooncidence of several feasts and festivals that fall on February 2nd in the church as well as secular calendar, one of them being Groundhog day. The interview with a groundhog! Prayers stations and labyrinth of lights. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at re:create
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I'm so grateful for all of the staff volunteers who helped make this weekend an experience to be remembered and for Bishop Paul Marshall who truly cares about the spiritual lives of the youth in the Diocese of Bethlehem. Here are some of the photos from the weekend! We can't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at re:create
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What is Happening? Happening is a retreat for youth by youth in grades 9 to 12 with the support of adult leadership, both lay and clergy. According to one past attendee, Happening is a “crazy-fun weekend full of adventure and surprises!” The mission of Happening is to enliven the Church... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at re:create