This Week at SPY

Coming up this week: Sunday, Feb 16th 5:00-7:30pm.

SPY will be talking about and dealing with the issue of gun violence, especially as it relates to schools. Lockdown drills, active shooter drills and school shootings are part of our new normal these days. Add in the stress of shootings at other public spaces including churches and we are left wondering if there is such a thing a ‘safe’ anymore.

On Sunday, February 16, we will be gathering along with some experts, as well as interested parents and adults to talk about these issues. We will spend some time with Mark Ouelette, a retired law enforcement agent who instructs and consults with BMW and other organizations about workplace violence,  getting some basic (head knowledge) information on keeping yourself safe in danger situations. Think “Stop, Drop and Roll” but for shootings in public spaces rather than fires. After dinner together, we will then spend some time with Lauren Wilhoit, School Counselor at League Academy, trying to reflect on how we cope with this new normal in our lives (heart knowledge) and how we can be healthy in our approach to dealing with some anxiety or other feelings that come with these events. We will be breaking into age associated groups and having discussion around these topics.

We invite any parents or family members who would like to attend to do so, but please let us know so we can plan appropriately for dinner. You can RSVP by emailing Laura at spygreenville@gmail.com.

Please use your discretion in whether younger children should attend this event, or whether the subject matter may be too complex for them.

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.

Confirmation

Confirmation was held on Sunday, October 27, 2019-and what a wonderful day it was!

Youth Confirmation class for all those young people 10th grade or older, who would like to be confirmed will start in March 2020. Confirmation will be Sunday December 13th, 2020. We will be having an informational meeting for anyone who is interested and would like to know more about confirmation on Sunday, February 23rd at 11:30am in the Parlor.

 

Calendar and Meal Sign ups

Calendar for February/March

February 16: ALL SPY talking about Gun Violence
February 23: 11:30am Confirmation Info Mtg in Parlor
5:00pm Middle School SPY
6:00pm ALL SPY Dinner
6:30pm High School SPY
February 25: SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER– everyone’s help is needed for this great fundraiser for Summer Mission
March 1:  5:00pm Middle School SPY
6:00pm ALL SPY DInner
6:30pm High School SPY
March 8: 5:00pm ALL SPY
March 13-15: Happening #83
March 15: 5:00pm Middle School Movie Night
March 22: All SPY
March 27-29: Kanuga Family weekend, no SPY on Sunday evening
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