Grace Episcopal Church
Monday, September 01, 2014
Sustainably Fueled by a Higher Power
Grace youth Group - GyG!
(Grace Youth Group for 6th-8th graders)
We're gearing up for a new year together!
In 2012-2013, GyG studied Ancestors with our seminarian intern, Sarah.
We also did service work in Bridgeport,
helping at a new domestic workers program at St. John's.
On Maundy Thursday, we had an overnighter in the church,
and presented a Stations of the Cross service on Good Friday morning that we'd planned.
We also started (but haven't finished!) painting the new youth room!
This year, we'll continue with Ancestors
and reach out to our neighbors in new ways.
We also hope to plan some awesome activities and trips!
New kids and leaders are always welcome -
we'd like your presence and ideas for our next adventures in healing the earth.
Contact Sarah for more info about the youth group.
See pictures from the Great Salt Marsh Cleanup 2012
on our Facebook Page
PEQUONNOCK RIVER CLEAN UP PROJECT - Fall 2011
On Saturday, Sept 24, the members of GyG sponsored a Pequonnock River Cleanup in honor of both National Estuaries Day and Moving Planet Day. The event attracted 23 participants from around Trumbull and resulted in a dumpster full of trash and litter removed from the river’s edge and rail trail in the north end of Trumbull. Because the members of GyG are particularly interested in taking action to heal the earth, they plan to organize more environmental events in and around our community throughout the year. They started last year with the Salt Marsh Cleanup in Bridgeport with CT Community Boating, and the video is below. This year they've jumped up and taken the lead with the Pequonnock River Cleanup, partnering with Save our Sound and the CT Fund for the Environment. A return trip to the same section of the rail trail and river is being planned for late winter or early spring, when the weeds have died back and the trash is more visible and accessible. The youth group biked to and from the cleanup site from Trumbull Center on the rail trail to raise awareness of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Then, the youth group went to New Haven to participate in the 350.org Moving Planet Rally.
Salt Marsh: The Movie
from our Salt Marsh Clean up 2011