SPY Fall 2021

We are all in the midst of adjustments! We will be having SPY this fall- with combinations of in-person, outside and digital activities. As the situation changes, we will adjust our schedules accordingly. We want to be sure we are following smart advice and doing what we can to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Sunday, September 12th is our Opening Ceremonies of SPY- 6:00-7:30pm at the Pavilion.

Sunday September 19: Ecuador Info Session 5:00pm

Tie Dye Party 6:00-7:30pm bring a shirt/pillowcase/other to tie-dye

Sunday, September 26: Water Wars- prepare to get wet! 6:00-7:30pm Don’t forget your towel.

SPY Parents corner

Resources for parenting- articles, videos, and reflections

SPY and Sunday School this year will be spending a lot of time talking about identity- who are we and who do we want to be, and especially what does it mean that we are part of this faith community as it relates to who we are? We’ll ask some of these questions head -on, and we will get at some of these by exploring some Biblical characters and watching their identities and characters change as they interact with their creator and a faith community. To start our year though, here are some articles and videos discussing the basics of adolescence and identity formation.

Identity resources: Good article on teenage identity process- click HERE

Video on Eric Erikson’s stages of identity throughout life : click HERE

Teen specific stage of pyscho-social development-Identity formation: click HERE

Video on Dr. James Marcia’s theory of Identity Development: click HERE

Introduction to Psychology chapter “Adolescence: Developing Independence and Identity”: click HERE

Gun Violence resources

Gun Violence Presentation

On Sunday, Feb. 16th SPY gathered to take some time to talk through the subject of gun violence, particularly school gun violence and prevention ideas.

We were thankful to have Mark Ouellette lead us through some informative time concerning active shooters. His presentation can be found in Powerpoint form here:

Active Shooter – Episcopal Church Mark Ouellette

Also joining us was school counselor Lauren Wilhoit, who gave us a great presentation on stress, anxiety and great ways to handle them, especially around the topic of gun violence. Her presentation can be found here:

St. Peter’s presentation- Lauren Wilhoit

And we spent some time in smaller groups having some conversation about these topics following the questions here:

Safety and Stress Discussion Questions (1)

Thanks to all who participated and led our time together. Knowledge is power and hopefully having some time to discuss these things will help us all deal with them.

Exploring what it means to be a body of transformation