Episcopal Youth Community
The EYC is our high school community, and consists of young people from many different schools and churches. We worship, sing, play, serve others, discuss our faith, share personal stories, and constantly look for new ways to practice our Christian mission. We also eat - a lot.
Regular meetings are Monday evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Taylor Hall, with dinner provided. In addition to these weekly meetings, the EYC participates in monthly service projects, trips to New York City, small group dinners, overnight retreats, and more. Furthermore, our year is anchored by two significant pilgrimages. The first is to the Monastery at Taizé in February for prayer, reflection, reconciliation and personal growth. The second is a cultural and mission-oriented trip (often to Cuba or the Southern United States) where we work with the local population and local youth groups and churches as they strive to make a difference in the world.
The theme for EYC this year is from Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
This verse centers our year on “paying attention”. To truly pay attention takes practice and commitment, open mindedness and sensibility. It shapes our relationship with God, with one another, and with ourselves. Whose voices can you hear? Whose are silent? How do we pay more attention to God and how does this affect our everyday?
Check out the EYC Rule of Life, written by and for our high school kids!