Summer 2020 Fundraiser!

Summer 2020 Fundraiser!

Summer 2020 Fundraiser

Dear Friends & Supporters,

This year DRAMA is thankful to celebrate nineteen years of ministry!  Though we had to cancel our annual benefit banquet, all except one of our teams’ practices, and all of our outreaches this spring, we continue to trust that God is sovereign over all of this and that He will continue to use DRAMA to share the gospel and to disciple youth in the coming months and years.

With excitement, we look forward to this summer, as we prepare to send a team to Woodcrest Retreat and to host our annual Leadership Conference for other discipleship ministries from across the country.  As we anticipate opportunities for ministry the rest of this year, we would love to have each of you partner with us in prayer and in financial support.

In lieu of hosting a banquet this year, we will be holding a virtual fundraiser!  We usually count on our annual banquet to raise about $3,000 for DRAMA’s budget. While we don’t have that option this year, we still need to raise support and we would still like to treat you to some fellowship and delicious food. So, we are excited to partner with Fox Meadows Creamery in order to make this possible.  As a way to show our appreciation for our supporters, every donor who gives between now and June 27th will receive a $5 Fox Meadows gift card for every $25 given. (For example, a $75 donation will receive a $15 gift card, etc.)  If you would like to donate to DRAMA, please fill out and return the bottom portion the attached letter or use the online giving link below to donate.

Also, be sure to check out the DRAMA Facebook page on June 27th as we will share some praise reports on what God has done through DRAMA. Feel free to post your own stories on our page that day! We’d love to digitally fellowship on the page or maybe even see you sometime at Fox Meadows!

Thank you for partnering with us as we celebrate what God has done through nineteen years of ministry!

In Christ,

 DRAMAministry              

Printable Letter: click here.

Online Giving:
(NOTE: Either check the “share address with DRAMA” option or leave your address in the “note” section so that we can mail you the gift card.)


Spring 2020 Session Letter

Spring 2020 Session Letter

Spring 2020 Session Letter

Hey DRAMA Families! Enclosed you will find the information needed for participation in the DRAMA teams this Spring. Applications can be printed off the DRAMA website (www.dramateam.org) or filled out online. Helper applications are also available on the website. All applications must be received by February 19th in order to be accepted into the spring session. Please send your applications to Phil Weaver (95 Stobers Dam Rd. Stevens, PA 17578) along with your $50 session fee. If this creates financial difficulty, please contact Tim (717-951-2518) or Phil (717-682-8597) as there are scholarships available. An alternate, older-member application is also available online.

Parents meetings: In order for a youth to participate in this session, at least one parent of all members and leaders must attend one of the parent meetings listed below or make special arrangements with Tim or Phil. If a member is 18 or older, they may participate in the session independently from their parents by following our Older Member Policy on the website (under the Documents section). Please bring your calendars for scheduling purposes. There will also be a sign-up for training camp meals. Parents of new members do not need to attend these meetings, but are welcome and may find them helpful.  Spring parent meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday evening, February 25, from 7-8:30 at the DRAMA Office (Grace EC Church 131 Terrace Avenue Ephrata, PA 17522)
  • Saturday morning, February 29, from 9-10:30am at the DRAMA Office (Grace EC Church 131 Terrace Avenue Ephrata, PA 17522)

 

Again this session, Training Camp will be a Thursday through Saturday.  The dates are: Thursday, March 5 @ 8:00am, through Saturday, March 7@ 8:00pm. Again this session, Training Camp will be held at Woodcrest Retreat (225 Woodcrest Lane Ephrata, PA 17522).

Session Duration: Training Camp through Monday, May 18.  See back of letter for pre-booked outreaches.

We are planning to have two teams this coming session. Practices for both teams will be held in the evening.

  • Alpha: Mondays, 6:30-9:00pm @ Ephrata (Grace EC: 131 Terrace Avenue Ephrata, Pa 17522)
  • Beta: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm @ Lancaster (Faith Church: 2124 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602)

 

Update: Alisha Austin is now our Outreach Coordinator. You can direct all outreach contacts to her. Her email address is: alisha@dramateam.org.

 

Sprouts: DRAMA is planning on having Sprouts (youth ages 8 to 12) again this spring. The session will be from March 18 through May 13. Sprouts will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00pm at Ebenezer EC Church (235 State Street Brownstown, PA 17508). For anyone who is interested in seeing what Sprouts is like before committing to the session, the first practice on the 18th is an open day for whoever would like to attend. By the second practice, they will need a commitment for the session and pre-booked outreaches. If you have any questions, contact Tim King (717 951 2518) or email him at Tim@dramateam.org. See back of letter for details on the pre-booked outreach given to sprouts.

 

Booked Outreaches: These are the outreaches that our mime teams already have booked for the spring session; please mark them on your calendars.  Each member is required to attend these pre-booked outreaches. Times given are subject to change, but only slightly. If there are any conflicts please list them on your application. Any more outreaches that are confirmed will be shared at the parent meetings or at practice.

Alpha:

March 20 (Friday evening) at Crossfire Youth Ministry

April 2 (Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm) at Petra Church

Beta:

March 25 (Wednesday, 11:30am-2:00pm) at CHEX Co-op

April 8 (Wednesday 10:30am-1:00pm) at Gehman’s Mennonite Church

Both:

April 30, (Thursday evening) DRAMA Banquet, at Woodcrest Retreat (225 Woodcrest Lane Ephrata, PA 17522).

Sprouts:

April 30, (Thursday evening) DRAMA Banquet, at Woodcrest Retreat (225 Woodcrest Lane Ephrata, PA 17522).

Friends & Family Presentation

Fall 2018 Friends & Family Presentation

Dear Friends & Families of DRAMA,

Come and see how God is working in DRAMA Ministry!  Our annual Friends & Family Presentation will be held at Blue Ball Church of the Brethren (1005 E Main St, Blue Ball, PA 17506) on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm.  You will see each of the teams present several mimes as well as hear members share testimonies of what they have been learning this session.  There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship after the presentation.

We would love to see you there!

Spring 2018 Beta Outreaches

Spring 2018 Beta Outreaches
Spring 2018 Beta Outreaches
Written by Deanna Smoker
Timberline Church on March 25, 2018
Team Beta got the chance to go present for the Sunday morning service at Timberline Church. They presented two mimes for both services. Then they joined their Sunday School and taught the kids some technique and a mime, which went really well. After that they hung out and talked with the kids.
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Conestoga View Nursing Home on April 8, 2018
Beta arrived at Conestoga nursing home and went inside to get ready to present their mimes. But they were told that they could not be there because the residents had the flu! The team was not quite sure what to do, so they went to a friend’s house that was close by. The staff at Conestoga said they would call back in the next half hour to see if they could work something out, and sure enough, they did! Beta went back to the nursing home and presented, but they had no physical audience. Instead, they were broadcast to the TVs in the residents’ rooms.
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Real Life Teen Ministry on April 17, 2018
At Real Life teen ministry, Beta got there in time to eat dinner with the teens. Then they put on paint and presented six mimes. Afterwards, they were able to teach some mime technique, and they really enjoyed that. Even though they could not talk to the teens, Beta got to interact with them and got to know them.
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Beta Announcements 5/15/18

Fall 2016 Session Letter

Beta Announcements 5/15/18

  • Beta Social: Friday, May 18th, 6:00pm @ the Fellenbaum’s house. (2679 Hemlock Drive, Columbia PA 17512) Pizza will be provided for supper, but please bring a side, dessert, or drink.
  • End of Session Party is on Monday, May 21st from 6:00-9:00pm at the Hursh family’s house (1860 Agape Ct. East Earl, PA 17519). Please sign up to bring the item you signed up for.  If you would like to carpool with Emily and Selena, please let them know.  (selenajg17@gmail.com and emilyrweaver97@gmail.com)  They will be meeting at Oregon Dairy at 5:30 pm.

Beta Announcements 5/8/18

Fall 2016 Session Letter

Beta Announcements 5/8/18

  • Taco Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, May 15th! Don’t forget to be at practice at 6:00pm and to bring the items you signed up for. (May 15th is also our last practice at Faith EC)
  • Beta Social: Friday, May 18th, 6:00pm @ the Fellenbaum’s house. (2679 Hemlock Drive, Columbia PA 17512) Pizza will be provided for supper, but please bring a side, dessert, or drink.
  • End of Session Party will be on Monday, May 21st at 6:00 pm. Food sign up and more details to come!
  • Camp Sign up! If you would like to go to one or both camps this summer, please email Tim by Friday, May 11th (tim@dramateam.org).  Let him know which camps you would like to go to, and which one is your top pick.

Silent Auction at Banquet

Silent Auction at Banquet!

We have been busy preparing for our 17-Year Anniversary Banquet next week!  We look forward to a time of fellowship with DRAMA friends and families, hearing testimonies from those who have been impacted by the ministry, and (of course!) seeing the teams present some mimes.

For those of you who will be attending, we would like to let you know that there will also be a small silent auction during the banquet.  Several hand-painted wooden signs will be available to bid on throughout the evening.  So please come out on Wednesday evening with this in mind!  There will also be DRAMA coffee mugs and t-shirts for sale.

We look forward to seeing you all next week as we celebrate God’s amazing grace and faithfulness over the past 17 years!

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Beta Announcements 4/17/18

Fall 2016 Session Letter

Beta Announcements 4/17/18

 

Upcoming Outreach

  • Saturday, April 21st: *Optional* Workday at Carlos & Migdalia’s. We are meeting at Lancaster Giant at 6:30am, and will be back at 9:00pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Lunch and supper are provided, but please eat breakfast before you come.

 

The DRAMA Banquet is next week!

  • Setup will be Tuesday afternoon (the 24th), from about 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Please let Alisha know if you can come and help.
  • The Banquet is on Wednesday, April 25th, at the Ephrata Business Center (400 W. Main St, Ephrata, PA 17533). Members, please arrive at 5:30pm. Wear red t-shirts and black everything else. (You can dress up and then change into presentation clothes if you like)

 

Potential Outreaches: Please check these dates and let Alisha know if they do or do not work for you.

  • Friday, May 4th: Evening.
  • Sunday, May 20th: 10:00am-3:00pm.

Beta Announcements 4/10/18

Fall 2016 Session Letter

Beta Announcements 4/10/18

 

Upcoming Outreaches

  • Tuesday, April 17th @ Real Life teen ministry. Meet at practice at 3:45 pm. We will be carpooling to the outreach and will be back by 9:00 pm. Supper is provided.  We will be using paint, so girls have your hair in the twist or at least pulled back.  Wear your black t-shirts and black everything else.

Songlist: Hallelujah, Guilty, Healing Begins, Via, Alive, Be Kind to Yourself

  • Saturday, April 21st: *Optional* Workday at Carlos & Migdalia’s. We are meeting at Lancaster Giant at 6:30am, and will be back at 9:00pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Let Alisha know if you are coming by the end of this week.

 

The DRAMA Banquet is coming up on April 25th! Setup will be Tuesday afternoon (the 24th), from about 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Please let Alisha know if you can come and help!