PNEC Sleep Out For Homelesness

From Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
To Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 8:30am (or earlier)


 St John's United Church of Christ
1415 Rising Sun Road
Laurys Station, PA 18059

 Information Flyer - Covenant - Permission Form  
 Sponsor Form  
 The idea:

To be the eyes, hands, and heart of Jesus in our community and the world.
To spend a night learning about what it might be like to be homeless.
To raise money for VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE* which helps abandoned, abused and homeless youth.


Arrive at 6pm (eat supper at home), participate in various activities from 6pm-12 midnight to learn about homelessness and poverty. (Yeah, it’s fun too, no worries.) We will try to stay outside all night, weather permitting. However, if people need to go inside to sleep that will be arranged. Our goal is to raise awareness and money, not to get everyone sick.

12 Midnight Sleep/Settle In
7:30am Wake Up, Get Dressed, Tear Down, and Clean up
7:45 am Breakfast
8:30 am (or earlier) goodbye's and leave for home church to can your own congregation**


Dress warmly, bring a coat or extra clothing (hat and gloves).
You are allowed to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, 
personal toiletries (meds), 
pajamas (for outside, remember),

This year, NO iPods/music or cell phones
no money or food is needed

Cardboard boxes should be brought to St John’s the night of the sleep out for your own church
Cardboard boxes 
will be used to create a sleeping area
No food will be served during the night
   If you have health or medical 
needs, please bring your own food/drink 
You will be allowed to go inside the church to use the bathroom and to warm up when needed
Beverages provided


If you want to attend the Sleepout:
YOUTH: GRADES 7-12: Complete and return your Covenat to your Youth Leader no later than Friday, September 22.  Collect money from sponsors and bring your sponsor form and ALL money to the Sleepout. Try to raise at least $25.  Beth Sloan or Ray Warren III.

ADULT LEADERS: Hold onto paperwork and bring it to the event. Email/call Patty Rehrig at the PNEC office with names, grades and gender of youth and adults no later than Friday, September 22nd.
ADULT CHAPERONES: There must be at least 1-2 adults attending from each church, with at least 1 per every 10 youth; more are welcome. You need to sign up now or as soon as possible. We need adult chaperones from 7pm- midnight as well as overnight. All adult chaperones must complete the PNEC Safe Child Disclosure form. Those who are sleeping over must apply for and provide copies of PA Child Abuse and Criminal Background checks. You may bring an air mattress and other comforts to sleep or you may volunteer to sleep inside.

For Information and Registration: Patty Rehrig This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 610-826-3113
Host Church Contact: Beth Sloan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 610-730-5945

**It is requested that all church youth groups plan on returning to their home congregations, if at all possible, on Sunday, September 24 to “can” the congregation at their morning worship for additional donations for Synergy Project.  Churches should send any additional donations from Sunday morning directly to Valley Youth House and write “PNEC Sleepout for Homelessness” in memo area so Valley Youth House can track the total donations from this event.  Please email Beth Sloan with your totals from Sunday Morning collections to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valley Youth House has been helping youth and families since 1973. They seek to provide prevention and intervention services, counseling, life skills and behavioral
health services. They have services in Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, and PhiladelphiaCounties. Check out their website