Our Youth groups are for young people, in grades 6-12 and above. For younger ages, please visit our Children’s Ministry page.
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community):
EYC is an opportunity for our young people, in grades 6-12, to come together for fellowship, fun, prayer and dinner on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Support our youth program by providing dinner one night for 15-20 young folks. Partner with a friend, or maybe even a parishioner you do not know as well. Dinner is served around 5:15 pm in the Parish Hall. Sign up today.
For youth in grades 6 and 7, Rite 13 begins the study of self, society, sexuality and spirituality. Rite 13 is named for the rite of passage that happens during this time, becoming a teenager and turning 13. During their time in this class, each youth has the opportunity to participate in a special ceremony, A Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood.
J2A (Journey to Adulthood Program):
For youth in grades 8 and 9, J2A (Journey to Adulthood) continues the study of self, society, sexuality and spirituality. During these years, the young people go deeper into these thematic areas as the learn more about themselves and the world around them. Each youth is invited to participate in a Pilgrimage at the end of these two years. Youth, with the help of leaders, decide where they want to go on pilgrimage and are responsible for preparation and fundraising. The pilgrimage is funded in thirds: the Church pays a third, the families pay a third and the youth fundraise a third. The next pilgrimage will be Summer 2019.
YAC (Youth Active in the Church):
For youth in grades 10 and 11, YAC (Youth Active in the Church) is a two year program with the first year focused on Confirmation. Youth follow the Confirm not Conform curriculum that guides each young person, with the help of a mentor, in discerning if he or she would like to be confirmed in the Spring. Confirmation is a sacramental rite where the Bishop lays hands on a person who is making a mature affirmation of his or her faith.
If you are interested in volunteering or for more information please contact us.