Responding to the spiritual needs of preteens and teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world.


Episcopal Youth Event 2014 Fall Update

Many of you are eager for more details about the Episcopal Youth Event, which will take place at Villanova University, near Philadelphia, in July 2014. The EYE14 Mission Planning Team, in partnership with the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Province III Youth Ministry Network, is working hard to get ready.

Watch for EpiscoYouth blog updates about the team's work at Already, the Liturgy and Music committee has launched a churchwide talent search for EYE musicians and vocalists.

In this newsletter you will find information that will help you prepare for registration, bishop participation, budgeting, and extra opportunities. Make sure to stay tuned to our EYE Facebook page and the EpiscoYouth blog for updates and conversations.

We hope to see you in Philly next summer!


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October 19, 2012
Is your diocese interested in hosting the next Episcopal Youth Event? The next EYE will be held the summer of 2014, hopefully in July. The date will be determined once a location has been selected. A comprehensive report on EYE 2011 can be found here. Minnesota set the bar pretty high for local support, and we are hopeful that dioceses will rise to this level of local support for future...
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October 19, 2012
He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 CEB This verse from the First Testament is the scrap of scripture that the Holy Spirit has been whispering in my ear since before the Episcopal Church convened for General Convention in Indianapolis last July. It is the message that...
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October 19, 2012
When I think back to General Convention, it’s almost hard to remember. Not because the memories are fading – they’re there, vividly. But it feels distant, in a strange way. I have to ask myself, did it really happen? We were constantly moving. Constantly. It’s all become one big blur. Now that I’m home, I feel like spinning on a merry-go-round, watching the world fly...
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February 24, 2011
Registration is now open for the Episcopal Youth Event 2011 (EYE 2011), which a press release calls one of the most popular events in the Episcopal Church calendar. Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE 2011 will be held June 22 - 26 at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Registration materials, available in English and Spanish, are here. EYE 2011 is geared for...
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July 24, 2009
Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the South. The young Episcopalians spent July 13-17 in rural Hale County, Alabama, serving as counselors and staff for the Sawyerville Day Camp. The camp, which...