Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Deadline for Taize-Pine Ridge Extended

November 6, 2014

The registration deadline for the Taize-Pine Ridge “Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth” was just extended to May 10. The extension is not for lack of registrants, which are numbering far beyond expectations. Instead, the deadline is extended to accomodate everyone who is called to participate. The “Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth” will be held in […]

The DREAM is Now

November 6, 2014

Today, my guest blogger is Katie Conway, Immigration and Refugee Policy Analyst for the Office of Government Relations of the Episcopal Church. In this piece, Katie presents an overview of a recent documentary on the DREAM Act and provides links to supporting resources that you might find useful for organizing a youth or intergenerational group discussion […]

Searching for a summer service opportunity? Consider the Province 7 Youth Summer of Service

November 6, 2014

Still looking for a summer service opportunity for your youth group? Province 7 is offering a Week of Service (July 8th-14th) in Dallas for 8th-12th graders. The total cost is $375 which includes a stay at the University of Dallas, 4 days of service with youth from all over the province and 1 day of Six Flags. […]

Just in Time: A Few Ideas for Graduation and Confirmation Gifts

November 6, 2014

Today my guest blogger is the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Christian Formation Consultant and Writer. She is a Contributor to Faith Formation Learning Exchange and is on the Board of Directors of Forma. Shannon is an adult participant on the Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team and was the Chaplain for the recent General Convention Official Youth […]

Guest Blogger asks, "Where is God at work, and how can I join him there?"

November 6, 2014

It gives me great joy to share this guest blog post written by Thomas Alexander, Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team member from the Diocese of Arkansas, Province 7. In the short time I have known Thomas, I have found him thoughtful and reflective; a great asset to the EYE Team. I am confident you will […]

Now's the Time to be Vigilant and Engaged on Immigration Issues

November 6, 2014

Many of you have already seen the Episcopal Public Policy Network article, EPPN: The Immigration Debate Begins – Add Your Voice Now!, on ENS about the immigration debate beginning in the US Senate. Since this has been an issue I’ve covered on EpiscoYouth – and because the General Convention Official Youth Presence was extremely active […]

After Graduation: How You Can Help Young People Connect with Faith Communities

November 6, 2014

We are again fortunate to welcome the Rev. Shannon Kelly as our guest blogger. Her topic for today is how we can help young people connect with new faith communities as they transition out of high school and into college or new jobs. Making Connections When any of us leave one community and move to […]

Have You Answered The Riddle?

November 6, 2014

As a child of the 60’s who spent time as a teenager campaigning to gain passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, I was more than thrilled this week as my residential home state of Minnesota legislated marriage equality. I am painfully aware of the theological and faithful differences of opinion on this subject, yet I […]

EYE 2014: Villanova here we come!

November 6, 2014

It’s official! EYE 2014 will be at Villanova University, July 9 to 13, 2014.  Here’s the announcement that was sent out today by the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs. (It’s word-for-word from the press release so if it sounds a bit formal – meaning it is not in my usual blog tone – that’s […]

Nurturing the Holy Spark: Guest blogger Jenifer Gamber shares her thoughts on liturgy and milestones

November 6, 2014

For the next two posts I am pleased to welcome Jenifer Gamber as guest blogger. Jenifer is the mother of two young adults and author of Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People and My Faith, My Life: A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church. She also leads retreats and workshops for Christian educators […]

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Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry