Sleepout For Homelessness 2022

2022 PNEC YOUTH Sleep-Out for Homelessness
October 15-October16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm-7:00 am
Where: St. Matthews UCC-Kunkletown

WHAT IS IT?? Youth in grades 7th -12th will sleep outside in a large box (or tent) during this overnight homeless simulation. Engaging activities will not only be fun but provide valuable lessons on homelessness that gently confront harmful stereotypes and misunderstandings about who might become homeless and why.  (PS: This is an excellent Confirmation activity!)

Youth Groups may decide to participate ON SITE at St. Matthews or gather at their home churches (activity guide provided/fundraising still encouraged).

NOTE: Churches may not send youth to St. Matthews without an adult chaperone.

If, for any reason (weather/Covid??), the large group cannot gather, we may encourage all youth groups to meet at their home churches instead (activity guide provided).  On Site Participants: Eat dinner BEFORE arriving. Lite breakfast refreshments provided. This is an OUTDOOR event IN OCTOBER. Bring a large box to sleep in, as well as weather appropriate clothing/blankets. You will not have access to electricity. We are allowing tents but YOU are responsible to be able to fully set up your own tent ON YOUR OWN in the dark.  Beside the experiential component of this event, it is also a fundraiser for the amazing programs that the Lehigh County Conference of Churches provides for the community. Participants are asked to raise at least $25 to support these programs. The event ends early enough on Sunday morning that we hope youth groups get back to their home churches to “can” for (collect) additional donations and even share the experiences with people!

UPDATED REGISTRATION process:

Email pattyr@pnec.org with the following information:

Church name, Leader name, email & cell phone #, number of youth.

CLICK HERE for Covenant Form for this Event.

Donations collected the night of the event (at least $25 per youth)- Cash or check made out to Lehigh County Conference of Churches. Or churches can mail one check to PNEC with funds collected Sunday morning (10/16) and any donations collected ahead of the event.

Hope you can join us on October 15th !!  ~ The Spiritual Development Ministry Team

Please direct any questions to janetnewett@gmail.com or Pastorkayli@unionucc.org

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