Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Youth Have Spoken

November 6, 2014

by Marlene Rodriguez, Diocese of Puerto RicoOfficial Youth Presence journalist “This is what the church have been groaning for”. These are the words of the Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori at the end of the speech given by Nora and Patrick, our two speakers who addressed both houses and the ECW. They shared their stories […]

Sunday night

November 6, 2014

by Marlene Rodriguez, Diocese of Puerto RicoOfficial Youth Presence journalist What a week! For OYP it has been a working, tired, mixed tense week. We have been working on resolutions, appointments and a lot of responsibilities on our shoulders. We are focused on what we want and decided to show the whole Episcopal Church how […]

Sunday Funday

November 6, 2014

by Marlene Rodriguez, Diocese of Puerto RicoOfficial Youth Presence journalist What a day for the youth presence. After a wonderful week at last it is Sunday. We went to worship and we had Patrick Melendez, one of our speakers reading and representing the youth. It was a beautiful worship and we enjoyed the presence of […]

Ariana reflects on General Convention Official Youth Presence

November 6, 2014

Just about three months have passed since the General Convention of the Episcopal Church adjourned in mid-July. I have asked youth who participated in the General Convention Episcopal Youth Presence (GCOYP) to reflect on their experiences, what it meant and how it continues to have an effect on their lives. This first reflection is by Ariana […]

Sarah's reflection on General Convention Official Youth Presence

November 6, 2014

Here’s another in our ongoing series of reflections from participants in this summer’s General Convention Official Youth Presence. This reflection is by Sarah Neumann, Province 1 participant from the Diocese of Massachusetts. ————————————- Imagine What Young People Can Do by Sarah Neumann It would be impossible for me to put into words the impact that being a […]

Saturday and Sunday at General Convention

November 6, 2014

by Cole Mayer GCOYP Journalist The weekend at general convention! Saturday/Sunday Saturday morning at the Legislative session the resolution D045 was debated on the floor of the house of deputies. Through heated debate, the resolution was amended twice, which confused the House. The president called for a five minute break to figure out the debacle. […]

Youth Ministry Salaries

November 6, 2014

Compensation Salary. Benefits? What is “full-time?” What are others paid for church work; lay or ordained? These are key questions that bubble up perennially, and especially when budgets are being structured and mutual ministry reviews and performance evaluations are being set up, and positions are being newly created or vacancies need to be filled.  I […]

ENS story includes D067 (DREAM Act resolution)

November 6, 2014

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies on July 11 approved a number of resolutions on how the church can address issues of social and economic justice, and others that dealt with internal church matters. It concurred with the House of Bishops on resolution A135, a compilation of several other resolutions that responds to […]

Consider Applying for a Constable Fund Grant

November 6, 2014

There is still time for congregations, dioceses, organizations, institutions and others to apply for the Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants for the 2012-2013 grant cycle. Anne Watkins, Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and current chair of the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, noted that the deadline for applications is January 2013, “and […]

Episcopal Church Trends

November 6, 2014

This was just published today by the Office of Public Affairs: New facts and figures about membership in the Episcopal Church have been posted on the Research page: www.episcopalchurch.org/research Among the facts: In 2011, membership in the Episcopal Church is 2,096,389 with 1,923,046 in the domestic (50 U.S. states) dioceses and 173,343 in the non-domestic […]

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Contact:
Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry