This image of a raised bed has been on the Parents of CAYG facebook page for a while now, with the explanation below: “a metaphor for my hopes for youth group – good content and structure to help our youth grow and flourish.” At the beginning of my fifth year here at Ascension, the ‘raised … Continue reading A Raised Bed Tragedy?
We know the vital importance of connection and communication. We know the vital importance of wearing masks when interacting with those outside our household during ‘Covid-tide’. We also know there are many in CAYG circles who are gifted creators! Would you like to enter our clear-mask-making competition? You have THREE WEEKS (deadline August 11) to … Continue reading $100 Clear Mask Competition
Penultimate CAYG back yard groups this week / weekend. Today is the last day to sign up for the bike trip to Laurelville! I’m looking forward to the quality time with people, in the great outdoors, while maintaining a safe distance! Click here for more info and to sign up. Parents: as schools and school … Continue reading Last day to sign up
CAYG back yard groups begin again this week after the Independence Day weekend. Hope you are all well! I am opening registration for the Bike to Laurelville trip on Friday July 24. If you’re interested, please complete this form below. Thanks! This is a wonderfully healthy opportunity to make memories (calf muscles) and build friendships … Continue reading CAYG is back! Plus Bike trip registration opens
Hello! No CAYG events this Friday or Sunday. But if your small group is planning something different your leaders will let you know! There is a POTENTIAL CAYG bike ride from Ascension to Laurelville on Friday June 24th, with a view to camping overnight and participating in Ascension’s Day Away at Laurelville on Saturday June … Continue reading 4th July + Bike 24th?
Hey friends. When I flew from the UK in August 2012 I imagined I was leaving rainy summers behind. Ah well. Pittsburgh does definitely feel like home now. Here are the CAYG small group locations if it looks like rain. These are the options I provide, but each small group’s leaders have the final say … Continue reading Rain Contingencies
Thanks to everyone who hosted, led and participated in the first of the six back-yard CAYG small group studies in the book of Acts, called Witnesses. Most groups are at capacity but there may be space for one or two more in some of them. Do reach out if you know someone who may be … Continue reading Witnesses Wk 2
I am very thankful for the amazing hosts and volunteer leaders who have already run four excellent CAYG small groups this week, plus there are another four planned for Sunday! And how we have a fifth, a special ONLINE GROUP, that will meet on Sunday night via zoom from 7.30-8.30pm. This is designed primarily for … Continue reading A new online group! Oh Utopia!
I’m excited that we begin our new six-part series on the book of Acts this week! The Bible study series, entitled ‘Witnesses’, has been created by Wes Williams, one of CAYG’s summer directors, and the first one, that the leaders trialed at our training gathering this evening was brilliant. Each ‘back yard small group’ runs … Continue reading Witnesses
As the rain pours down and we feel all the mixed emotions of finishing up the school year, I am glad that we can look forward to Carli sharing joyfully about the ‘Sensate’ pathway to draw near to God on the 6.45pm livestream this Sunday. But this Sunday’s livestream on YouTube, followed by the regular … Continue reading End of an Era