The youth, in addition to Sunday School, engage in Episcopal Young Church People (EYC), lock-ins, Bible Study, Service Projects, Game Nights, and other social, enriching activities.
The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St. Philip’s is a safe, welcoming, and affirming space for youth grades 6 to 12th to gather, pray, play, celebrate, and learn to be followers of Jesus in our world. Through study, prayer, service and fun, we hope to grow into loving people who can heal the world. Our youth meet every Sunday morning to grow in our faith (loving relationship to God) and Friday nights at 5:30pm.
Our Friday gatherings rotate focus along the following lines:
EYC Downtime is a time of setting aside expectations and entering more deeply into the rest God promises. Through prayer, arts and crafts we will learn how to be still and know that God is God.
EYC Book is a time of study, usually from the Bible. All of Scripture is written to make us better followers of Jesus, loving God and our neighbors. We study to live lives of love.
EYC Serve gives us the opportunity to do a project together that benefits others. Whenever possible we will do this on Fridays, though if opportunities arise on other days we will attempt to make them work!
EYC Play are times of fun, fellowship and food! We may go to special places or do activities at St. Philip’s.