St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

8:15 HOLY EUCHARIST

9:30 CHRISTIAN FORMATION

10:30 HOLY EUCHARIST

Thursday 11:30 followed by bible study and lunch

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

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Programs for Youth Grades 6-12

Chuck Marks and Lynn Meadows EYC adult leaders

For information about the Mission Trip click here.

For photo albums click here


SUNDAY EVENINGS 5:30 TO 7:30

 

ABOUT EYC
EYC provides time for fellowship and spiritual growth opportunities for youth to form a community committed to living out the words of our baptismal covenant.
With God's help we will:
• Proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ
• Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves
• Strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
In addition to weekly activities, such as games, movies, and rock wall climbing, members participate in several retreat events each year that combine spiritual development with first-class fun activities.

ABOUT EYC

EYC provides time for fellowship and spiritual growth opportunities for youth to form a community committed to living out the words of our baptismal covenant.

With God's help we will:

• Proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ

• Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves

• Strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

In addition to weekly activities, such as games, movies, and rock wall climbing, members participate in several retreat events each year that combine spiritual development with first-class fun activities.

This year we are putting a new emphasis on our Sunday evening programs. We have an exciting fall program planned with faith, fellowship, food and fun each evening. We are planning some Sunday service projects, hopefully a field trip to a synagogue along with guest speakers on Islam and Buddhism as we explore our faith in conjunciton with others.

Our 6-8th grade programs will sometimes meet with the older youth and at other times meet separately as they enjoy our new Re-form Curriculum. A lively and thought provoking series of videos that will help our youth explore their faith while having a good time.

Chuck Marks is our high school leader. To email Chuck please click here

Lynn  Meadows is our middle school leader. To email Lynn click here

Here are our Middle School EYC members working on a challenge to build the highest tower out of gumdrops and marshmallows.

Packing Manna Bags to give to the homeless.

Family Game Night. A fun night open to the whole parish.


MISSION TRIP DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

Sept. 22   6:00 P.M.

Come support our EYC, fund their 2019 Mission Trip on the Eastern Shore, and HAVE FUN! 

When?   Saturday, Sept. 22nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where?  St. Aidan’s Parish Hall

Time?  Starting at 6pm with appetizers and the start of the silent auction;  6:30 Dinner 

HIghlights?  Good food, drinks & company, a silent auction, 50-50 Raffle, and “Name That Tune!”

As soon as possible & by Sunday, 9/16, sign up on the chart in the Parish Hall to sit at a table.  Then, look below to see which food item you’d like to bring.  That evening, Appetizers and Desserts will go on tables where all will share; the lasagna, salad, and bread/butter will go on “your” table for your group of eight as listed.  Please bring your item on its serving plate/bowl/basket with serving utensils.

The EYC selected the theme CULTURES- inspired by their mission trip to the Eastern Shore earlier this summer.  Perhaps you’d like to host and decorate a table?  It’s FUN to develop your idea!  As table host/hostess, you will develop your theme with a table covering, a centerpiece, plates, napkins, silverware, and drinkware.  If you’d like your table to drink wine from wine glasses, please provide them.  Likewise, for water or coffee/tea, if you’d prefer glassware or real cups to paper goods, please bring them.   There are still tables awaiting those ideas that are bubbling in your head right now, so grab a pencil and fill in your name on the chart as soon as possible! 

The EYC will provide a presentation about their mission trip to Parksely, Virginia on the Eastern Shore this past summer and the phenomenal experience that they hope to repeat again next year.  Jamie will be hosting Name that Tune as part of the evening of fun and fellowship.

How will the EYC get funding for their Mission Trip?  Four ways:

1)     Silent Auction!   

Grace Parkinson has offered to coordinate our silent auction, and she’s awaiting your news about those themed baskets, services, gift cards, or items (yours or those you have procured from your favorite businesses or restaurants).  The silent auction items will be on tables in the Parish Hall all night waiting for the high bidder.  Grace will answer your questions after church or by sending her an email at graceparkinson@verizon.net.  Let’s get those auction items in by Sunday, 9/16!

2)     50-50 Raffle

Half the raffle money will go toward the Mission Trip and half to the ticket winner!

3)     Wine/Beer sales on the night of the fundraiser.  Buy a bottle or buy a glass!

4)     Donations (Check or cash to St. Aidan’s, noted for EYC Mission Trip).

Thank you for helping support our youth! We look forward to hearing from them after dinner.

Regardless your level of involvement, come on out for the fun and fellowship at St. Aidan’s!

Becky McCallum and Grace Parkinson

EYC Leaders:  Chuck Marks and Lynn Meadows

Our Mission Trip to Parksley, Virginia - 2018

Over the years I have supported Mission Trips for the youth of my congregation in many different ways, be it fund-raising, parenting, or helping to lead the group myself.  Those trips have come in several different forms to include using host groups like Reach Mission Trips and even planning and running our own trip as well.  Each of those missions were inspirational, moving, and satisfied real need in the communities in which we served.  My perspective, though, has been focused on completing work, showing progress, even thinking of our impact in terms of “before” and “after.”  “See the impact we were making in the community?”  “See the difference we have made?”  I did not realize that my mindset was somewhat egotistic and was centered on what our group would get out of the trip, rather than the impact we were intending. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Pictures of the trip are below.


 


 


MISSION TRIP TO THE EASTERN SHORE 2017

Answering the diocesan call to support the newly established Nehemiah Grant on the Eastern Shore, the Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) of St. Aidan’s, Virginia Beach stayed closer to home for their annual mission trip this summer.  Working closely with the Rev. Berkley Ford at Holy Trinity Church in Onancock, the EYC team based their mission work out of the church facilities in Onancock and worked on two projects in the local community.  The group broke into two teams, with the Middle School kids working in an African American cemetery and the High School kids on a local home.  The cemetery work included tree removal, weed clearance, along with clearing debris from the surface of some 75 vaults.  The work on the home focused on replacing and framing windows, paint scarping, priming, and painting the entire structure.  The group was made to feel at home in Onancock and also was exposed to needs here in our own diocese.  Thank you Holy Trinity Church and Reverend Ford.