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OYMT Training Session #6

REMINDER – Mandatory Parent Meeting

OYMT Training Session #6
Mandatory Parent Meeting  Sunday, June 11, 2023
3 – 5 pm(Leader meeting to follow)
Note the Location:
St. Barbara Orthodox Church
480 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!
We’ll finish the saw horses we worked on
at the last construction training. 
Only 32 days until we leave for West Virginia! We so appreciate everyone’s commitment and dedication to our mission effort—you are all hard workers and with God’s grace our work will bear Good Fruit!
MANDATORY Parent Meeting: One parent for each teen needs to attend. We will go over the pack list and all the information you need for your child on the trip as well as have you verify essential health and contact info.

ALL Participants: Bring a copy of the front and back of your team member’s insurance card (leaders too!)

It’s hard to believe that we have only 2 Trainings left!
Useful information Links:

The Pack List

ASP Required Reading
If you have any questions, contact us at oymt.info@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

In Christ,

OYMT Training Session #1

Sunday, January 22nd
from 3-5 pm
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
74 Joe’s Hill Road, Danbury CT

We are asking that a parent attend the initial part of this meeting for some important information about the upcoming year.
Mission Trip 2023: July 8-16

We’ll explore the Appalachian Service Project’s 2023 theme of “Love Strong” and introduce you to the circular saw! Safety equipment will be provided.
All teens in 8th grade and up are welcome to join us—even if you just want to come and and find out what we’re about! As always, feel free to contact us if you have questions.

There are the 3 steps for signing up:
1. Complete the OYMT Covenant online.

2. Pay the $175 non-refundable deposit online by going to www.oymt.info and clicking the DONATE button. Write “Registration Fee” in the “Special Instructions to Seller” note. Please consider paying $180.25 to cover the online fees OR write a check for $175 made out to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church and mail to: Attn: OYMT at the address above.
Register with our team on ASP by  going here.Returning team members will need to enter your password. New team members will need to create an account.Enter 13408 for the group codeClick on the “Join an existing group” buttonFill out the form and all medical information including doctor’s name and phone number, medications, etc. Leave no sections blank!For assistance with your username and/or password, contact volunteer@asphome.org  or 800-289-4254.
 Register before January 22ndIf you’re having trouble with your registration, we’ll help you complete it at the meeting. It serves as your emergency contact and medical information which we need for your safety.

If you have any questions please contact Susan Sulich (ssulich@yahoo.com) or Fr. Luke (padreluke@aol.com). 
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones as we begin our new year!

In Christ,

Training #2 This Sunday 2/27, Don’t Miss It!

Hello Orthodox Youth Mission Team,

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Our second training session will take place this Sunday, February 27th from 3-5 p.m. at Holy Trinity in Danbury (74 Joes Hill Rd., Danbury, CT). 

This is our fundraising session for our biggest fundraiserMock Stock Sales. For those of you who are new to the team, each teen will be sending letters to friends and family asking them to “invest” in their youth mission work. Each teen is required to bring names and addresses pre-printed on peel and stick address labels to use for this fundraiser. We recommend that families use their Christmas card address lists. If you have any trouble making your labels you can contact Beth (bethryzyk@gmail.com). Mock Stock sales will also take place at each parish during coffee hours and the procedure will be explained to your teen at the meeting. Families with more than one team member need only make one address list and siblings can share it. 

At this meeting the remainder of the payment for the trip is due. The total cost of the trip per teen is $350. Please bring a check (made out to Holy Trinity) or cash for the total minus the deposit you made initially for your teen’s fees. 

We are also looking for a parent volunteer to prepare something simple for meal (baked ziti, a ham, mac and cheese—whatever you like!). We can reimburse you for the cost of the ingredients if you wish.

Team members are asked to bring $5 for dinner.

As always, if you are unable to attend this meeting for any reason please let us know in advance. 

Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

In Christ,