Girls Only Weekend

Girls Only Weekend, July 2015

Girls Only Weekend, July 2015

Join us for a weekend just for you! This bi-annual event is designed for girls to explore their identity in Christ, and to learn and practice what being a “Christian woman” in today’s society means. We’ll eat yummy food, go swimming, get Ice Cream, watch a movie, and encourage one-another! It’s gonna be an awesome weekend, so please join us!

Registration forms: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/girlsonly2017

All youth attending this event will be watching the documentary film Miss Representation. This documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom examines how women are misrepresented — hence the title — by the media day in and day out. Drowning in misleading images of women that portray them as valuable primarily for their looks and youth, the film suggests that today’s teens may be growing up with a skewed perspective, one that undermines their intelligence and substantive accomplishments. MISS REPRESENTATION invites viewers to examine gender bias in what we see, hear, and view at the movies, on TV, and on the Internet. Read the review on Common Sense Media, and preview the film on Netflix.

We will also be using a new resource from Church Publishing called These Are Our Bodies. From the book jacket: “Our inherent value and worth comes from God’s love for us, but our modern world is filled with sexual expression that too often leads us away from the life of Christ. As Christians seeking to live a life worthy of our calling and desiring to pass along these values to our children and youth, this book explores how we can explore issues of sexuality in the context of our faith….This book, grounded from a theological perspective, focuses on foundational issues for addressing how we (and why we) are called to have these conversations in a faithful community to support families. The importance of looking at one’s sexuality throughout the lifespan through the lenses of decision making, faith and daily life, respect, growth and change, behavior, responsibility, values, prayer, and intentionality is be explored…” If you are interested in advance reading, you can order the foundational book, middle school student booklet and middle school parent booklet on Cokesbury.com.

When: Friday, June 30, 7 pm – Sunday, July 2, 2017, 11:30 am
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1027 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS
Who: Youth females in grades 6-12 (for the 2016-17 school year)
Fee: $50 ($65 after June 21)
Registration forms: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/girlsonly2017
Poster: Girls Only Weekend

Note: We will be going SWIMMING (with the participants from the Guys Only Weekend), so bring a swim suit and a towel!

The Girls Only Weekend is held every-other year, in odd-numbered-summers (i.e. 2015, 2017, 2019, etc.).

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