Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Observing Advent via Social Media

November 6, 2014

Observing Advent in spiritual, faithful avenues via social media are being conducted by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication. Advent is the liturgical season that occurs four weeks prior to Christmas, beginning on Sunday, December 2.  Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. The Episcopal Church Facebook page and Twitter feed will feature special Advent and Christmas […]

You can be a YASCer

November 6, 2014

From the YASC blog, One Holy Name. The Episcopal Church’s Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) will be accepting applications for 2013-2014 until January 4, 2013. The December 16 weekly bulletin insert from the Episcopal Church promotes this fantastic opportunity. I encourage you to work with your faith community to distribute this information as widely as you […]

Young Adults Encouraged to Apply for World Council of Churches Stewards Programme

November 6, 2014

Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Programme for a 3 week hands-on learning experience at the WCC 10th Assembly from 23 October to 10 November 2013. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Current High School Seniors, youth […]

Taizé in the Far West: 18 to 35 year olds apply now

November 6, 2014

On May 24th through 27th, 2013, 18-35 year olds from across the country will gather in Red Shirt, South Dakota, a tiny village at the edge of the Badlands on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for a landmark event. Taizé in the Far West will include meditative prayer, Bible study, workshops, small group sharing, and meals […]

In Central Africa, youth council to strengthen ‘backbone of the church’

November 6, 2014

The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) has appointed its first ever Youth and Children’s Council at a conference where young Anglicans were described as “the backbone of the church”. The Council was formed on the final day of a Provincial Youth Leaders Conference held in the Lusaka, Zambia, on the 5 and […]

Lenten Resources for Youth Ministries

November 6, 2014

I’ve just finished putting away my Christmas decorations so it’s difficult to believe that Lent is right around the corner. I receive emails from most major publishers with lists of Lenten activities and program ideas. Here are a few I’ve culled out to highlight: From Episcopal Relief & Development: Lenten Meditation guide (in English and Spanish) helps […]

Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Devotional Focuses on Hunger, Healing

November 6, 2014

Episcopal Relief & Development’s tenth annual Lenten Meditations booklets are now available in English and Spanish.  PDF booklets and other Lenten resources can be found on Episcopal Relief & Development’s website at www.er-d.org/Lent, and daily email devotionals can be received by signing up online. The Lenten Meditations can be ordered from Episcopal Marketplace online or […]

Tragedy: Prayers, Guidelines and Resources

November 6, 2014

The news of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, today have shocked the nation. As the story unfolded, often being corrected as the day wore on, our reactions have run the gamut of utter disbelief, profound sadness, and anger bubbling over to rage. Our staff members have been in prayer […]

Great Partnership Examples from Episcopal Relief and Development

November 6, 2014

I got an email about this great project undertaken in partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development. These partnerships (with dioceses, churches, non-governmental organizations, donors and other people who support the alleviation of global suffering) are what enable Episcopal Relief & Development to transform the lives of millions of people every year. The partnerships exemplify the spirit […]

ADVENTure

November 6, 2014

Occasionally I will post writings by youth, youth ministers and others across the Episcopal Church who have an important message to share. The posting below was written by Jeremiah Shipman, a 9th grader who participated in a recent Episcopal Docese of Kansas event, ADVENTure. Over the weekend, 40 youth and 12 adults gathered at Grace Cathedral  in Topeka […]

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Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry