This gathering is held every three years for high school age students and is five days that help form a younger generation of active Presbyterians. This is a life changing, life giving and faith growing gathering that shapes the leadership gifts and deepens the discipleship awareness for our youth.
It is important that our youth are meaningfully involved in the life of our church and we have been working to increase this involvement. Our youth are sharing their gifts through the Youth Vocal Ensemble, Youth Instrumental Ensemble and are being trained as greeters, lay readers and ushers. Our youth care deeply about their church family and are committed to being an important part of church life on a regular and continual basis.
We are asking the congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church to help sponsor this trip to Triennium and these experiences for our youth. We are hosting a sponsorship drive, Pave the Way, where 100% of monies contributed will go to youth missions. We are currently about one-third of the way to our goal of raising $7,000. This will get us about as far as Dayton. We are hoping to reach our goal by the end of February so that we will be able to pay part of the fee for each of our high school students. Any additional money we raise will be deposited for our future trips (Mission work trip in 2020 and Ghost Ranch in 2021). Contributions can be made via check, or Zelle through your bank using email@example.com with the memo Youth Mission.
Please help us Pave the Way to send our youth to Triennium so they may strengthen their leadership skills and deepen their faith to be a strong presence in this church and this world. Contact: Erin Wise, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Jack Dougherty. I am 13 years old and attend 8th grade at McCord Middle School in Worthington. I was baptized at Covenant and have been going here my entire life. My parents are Bryan and Susie Dougherty, and my grandparents are John and Donna Harder. I am doing Confirmation classes this year and enjoy Verge youth group. I love playing baseball and golf, as well as mountain biking and skiing. I want to thank the congregation for supporting our trip to Triennium this summer and our future mission trips.
Hi, I'm Hera. I'm 14 years old and a freshman at Upper Arlington High School. At the High, I play on the golf team, play in the orchestra, and I am also on the FIRST robotics team. My family is tied to Covenant in many ways. My mother is a teacher with Covenant After School program, my father is always around helping in different ways, and my brother actively roams the hallways at the Church. I have helped with VBS as a volunteer for several years in the arts and crafts section. Additionally, I had the opportunity to go to Ghost Ranch with the youth group last summer and am thankful to the congregation for that opportunity. I look forward to the love and support the congregation continues to devote to the Covenant Youth.
My name is Katie Coakley and I'm 15 years old and a freshman at Upper Arlington High School. I've played tennis for my school for three years and I have played travel softball for 5 years. I also enjoy spending time with my friends in my free time. Thank you so much for supporting the Covenant youth. The youth group has led me to meet amazing people and I can't wait to do wonderful things with the church.
My name is Emma Vazquez and I'm a junior at Hilliard Darby High School. I'm involved in football, basketball and competition cheerleading as well as track and field in the spring. I also am the principle cellist in chamber orchestra and participated in the OMEA South-Central Region Orchestra. I've been employed with Papa Johns for a little over 2 years and also am a part of the National Honor Society at my school. I would really love to go back to Triennium because it's an amazing experience I want to share with the younger youth and grow my relationships with the youth who share my faith.
Hello! My name is Natalie Wise and I am 14 years old. I am a freshman at Dublin Jerome High School. I am a Columbus DanceArts Academy Elite Company Dancer. I take 7 styles of dance: ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, lyrical and pointe. I am so thankful for my family here at Covenant for always supporting me and for helping me go on this amazing trip to Triennium.
My name is Tristan Kueper and I am 17 years old. I am a junior at the Marburn Academy where I am on the robotics team and a part of DeMolay, an organization for young men that develops leadership skills and builds good moral character. I enjoy Ultimate Frisbee, skiing, computer games, and paintball. I am excited to return to Triennium in 2019 because I really like the group gatherings with other youth from all over the country. I really liked on the last night when everyone lit their candles and I would like to thank the congregation for everything you have done to help make these trips possible.
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My name is Charlie Van Aman. I am fourteen years old. I am a freshman at Upper Arlington High School. This year I played football and lacrosse for the Golden Bears. In my free time I like to golf, travel and fish. I have attended Covenant Presbyterian Church since I was born and I was baptized here. I am currently in the Confirmation class this year. My parents and grandparents also attend Covenant. Thank you for supporting the Covenant youth. We have so many wonderful opportunities to enjoy fun activities, help others and grow as individuals. We appreciate your support.
My name is Meredith Hanosek. I am 14 years old and I’m an 8th grader at Hastings Middle School in Upper Arlington. I like to travel, bake, do theatre shows with Columbus Children’s Theatre and do volunteer work. I went to Ghost Ranch this past summer and it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I want to thank the church for such a wonderful experience.
Hi- I’m Donald Speas and I am a freshman at Upper Arlington High School. I am on the cross country and track teams and love to run year-round. I’m hoping to run my first marathon by the time I finish high school. I’m the oldest of three siblings and all of us appreciate our Covenant family. Thank you for all you do to support our youth.
My name is Taylor Speas and I am an eighth grader at Hastings Middle School. I play viola with the Columbus Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra and am part of the Youth Instrumental Ensemble here at Covenant. I also volunteer at COSI and love to travel. I enjoy the youth service each Sunday with Mrs. Wise and the opportunity to spend time with my friends at Covenant.
I am Sarah Kinnison and I am a junior at Dublin Scioto High School. I do theatre there and just played William Morris from the Continental Congress in 1776. I love to write about life and to write music. I like hot baths and reading and relaxing. My mom is a pastor here. I am the youth deacon this year and I am really excited about that. Already I go to CATCH Court to support women who have survived sex trafficking and have done a Habitat for Humanity woman’s build. I love to help people and I am really grateful for the way all of you help each other and the youth. Thank you.