EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
The EYC, for 6th -12th graders, exists to glorify God by our words and actions, to serve others, to share the good news of Christ, and to strengthen our relationships with one another and with God. The path of discipleship in which we follow Jesus is a life-long journey; EYC is a great way to begin or continue on that journey for the youth of St. Andrews.
Confirmation Information is Available
We are thrilled to announce that we have a Confirmation date set for November 13th, 2022! Thank you to all who made it to our Confirmation interest meeting on May 15th. If you could not be there and are interested in learning about Confirmation, email email@example.com for information about what the process entails. Youth in 8th grade and older may participate.
Field Day Is Coming on May 22nd!
Our last ‘official’ EYC of the year will be Sunday, May 22nd from 5-6:30 pm. We’ll be having a field day, complete with egg and spoon races, parachute games, water balloon dodgeball, and (gluten free, nut free) snacks as prizes. Parents, it’s going to be fun but we’ll need a lot of help with this one! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Time to Sign Up!
This year, St. Andrew’s youth who are rising 7th graders through graduating Seniors will attend Glory Ridge from Sunday, July 31st, through Friday, August 5th. Located in Madison County in the Blue Ridge mountains, Glory Ridge hosts church youth groups who come for weeklong mission trips to help neighbors in Madison County with urgent home repair needs. Glory Ridge’s rustic facilities have been built primarily by volunteers over the years and the camp has always emphasized a combination of “work and worship.” In addition to helping with home repair needs, this summer we will also be helping with community projects in the Marshall and Mars Hill area. Click the link below to learn more, including cost information, a detailed daily schedule, and more.
Talking About Race and Social Justice with Children and Teens
Why should we be talking about race? As Christians we are called to create Beloved Community. Jesus’ command to us was to Love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. In our Baptismal Covenant we commit ourselves to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being. We have far to go, and awareness and understanding are the first steps in change. The resource at the link below provides support to families who want to initiate and deepen conversations about race and social justice.