On Saturday 8th October, about 50 youth from across Long Island attended a Pre-Convention Workshop in Garden City. Youth from many different parishes from Brooklyn to Suffolk County were able to meet and mingle, while discussing and sharing issues that are important to them in the 21st century. Workshops included what youth like about their church communities, what social issues matter to them, what they would change about their parishes, and what mission and community service activities are important. Bishop Provenzano shared some encouraging words during the day, including the fact that youth are not the future of the church… they are the church today. Many of the youth will be attending the Episcopal Church’s Diocesan Convention in November. So, as delegates, they had time to discuss what they want to share at Convention. They formed some resolutions to be voted on at the council. Of course, the Camp DeWolfe staff joined in for fun and games and served with registration and being a general helping hands for the high-school event.“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)