Upcoming Events for Pre-Teens & Teens

05sep10:00 amVirtual EventEpiscopal Youth Community Worship

19sep6:00 pmPRAYground: Sunday Evening Worship for All Ages

EYC Updates:  August 19

Please read our August Newsletter

  Please be sure to Sign Up for our in person services at 9:30am on Sundays and join us for a contemporary youth friendly service outdoors on Sunday evenings called PRAYground– We will kick off the EYC year on September 19 at 5pm, enjoy dinner together and worship together at 6pm-bring a chair.

 

 

Baking Desserts for Community Meals on Monday Nights:  We need bakers to make, bag and deliver 50 desserts for the Community Meal Program on Monday night!  Please Sign Up!

Who We Are?

Our middle and high school students faithfully attend morning worship together, online faith formation discussions, and work together to live out their faith by serving the Wake Forest community. As we navigate our world, we walk in love together to deepen our faith, serve others, and build meaningful relationships with each other.

In normal times, we love spending time with other members of our parish, from entertaining younger kids at parish picnics, to hearing the faith stories of older members and bringing homemade muffins to parish friends who are ill. St. John’s youth are also very active in our Episcopal Diocese of NC Youth Programs including Bishop’s Ball (retreat and dance event), Middle and High School retreats, and HUGS Camp for differently-abled summer campers.

What We Do?

Normally (when not in the middle of a global pandemic) the EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) gathers after grabbing a snack or lunch during the parish Coffee Hour after 10:00 am Sunday worship. Our youth come together regularly for discussions centered on Christian formation, to engage in a service project, and/or join in structured fellowship time. Once a month, a team of dedicated teachers prepared by our Youth Director split our middle- and high-school groups to lead age-specific conversations on faith, spirituality, relationships, personal life decisions, and social justice. Our EYC meetings provide the space for students to explore together how our faith and spirituality relate to every other aspect of their lives, and how it shapes us as citizens of the world.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic we are offering very limited in-person gatherings, but  we continue to follow these guiding principles as we gather online on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and outdoors.

When do we meet?

Typically, EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) meets on most 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in the EYC Lounge located on the lower level of St. John’s Education Building.  

However, following Diocese and CDC guidelines to keep our youth and families safe, we currently are meeting in-person on a limited basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding opportunities outdoors to serve our community, gathering by Zoom for weekly worship (see calendar), discussion, and bi-weekly Zoom EYC meetings for fellowship and formation.

Join Us!

Learn more details about our upcoming events on our Sign Up Genius and in the St. John’s Weekly News (subscribe here).  

Email Joy Shillingsburg, St. John’s Director of Youth and Outreach Ministries with questions or for more details.