Get excited! Happening #86 will be January 28 – 30, 2011!
Register to be a Candidate here. To download a hard copy of the application, click here. The deadline for registration is January 17th.
Register for Lock-in here.
To visit the Happening in Georgia website, click here.
Happening shows how Christianity can keep pace with the many changes in our lives and our world. Happeners are encouraged to make their renewed faith a part of their everyday lives.
Two weekends are held each year at the Diocese of Georgia Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Honey Creek in Waverly, Georgia. A steering committee made up of youth and adults from each convocation meets two times a year to select the staff for the upcoming Happening. There are Happening reunion groups led by volunteer adults and youth in some communities across the diocese. The program is under the direction of the Right Rev’d Scott Benhase, Episcopal Bishop of Georgia and the Rev’d Canon Leigh Hall, Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Jody Grant (706-738-5774) serves as the volunteer Lay Coordinator of the Happening program.
“Best time of my life…”
During a Happening weekend, we worship, play, sing, and talk about God’s place in our lives. We make new friends who share similar concerns and questions – a reassuring discovery. A teen who acts as “rector” leads the weekend with the help of a staff consisting mostly of youth. Some staff members give challenging talks, after which there’s time for discussion and activity. Together, the staff and participants share in an exploration of the impact of Christian faith in our daily lives.
“Lasts a lifetime…”
A Happening experience is just a beginning. The idea is to get closer to God during the weekend and then to continue growing in the Christian way of life. Happeners are encouraged to participate fully in the life of their local congregation.
How Can I Attend?
Happeners who attend a weekend for their first time are called “Candidates.”
To be a Candidate, one must:
- Have completed the 9th grade and have not begun college.
- Fill out the application (hard copy or online, including all signatures).
Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia
611 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
- Send the application with a deposit of $45.00 to:
Important! The balance of the fee is due upon arrival at Happening!