Epiphany's Youth Ministry serves members of our parish in 6th through 12th grade. It strives to support and encourage youth as they follow in the way of Jesus by fostering radical belonging, spiritual growth, and service to others
Radical belonging - creating a community in which the love and acceptance of God is practiced through the giving and receiving of welcome, companionship through struggle, and mutual encouragement.
Spiritual growth - facilitating an atmosphere of curiosity, exploration, and learning regarding one’s relationship with God, scripture, church traditions, and the lives of the saints
Service to others - engaging with our surrounding contexts and communities to work toward bringing about God’s justice and hope
Emily Elder, Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Paige Howell, Vestry Liaison
WEEKLY YOUTH NEWS
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Sundays, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. in the Lower Level Classroom/Donut Den
This fall (2023), the youth will meet before the service during formation hour to read and talk about the scripture passages that will then be read and preached on during the service. We will be using “Lesson Plans that Work,” a resource published by The Episcopal Church.
Sundays, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Epiphany, unless there is a special event or joint youth group with Holy Trinity Parish.
On Sunday nights during the school year, youth and adult volunteers gather from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Epiphany for Youth Group. During this time, we play games, get to know each other better, and explore scripture, faith, and our stories. We also break bread together, sharing a meal at least once or twice each month. On the first Sunday of the month we’ll meet at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur for a joint meal with their youth.
This semester in youth group (fall 2023), we have a lot of special events going on. However, whenever we are at Epiphany, we will be exploring how to live by faith by discussing relevant topics: Community/Friendship, Mental Health, Social Media/Bullying, Vocations/Careers, and Racial/LGBTQ Justice. We will explore these topics using a lens of faith, scripture, and experience. See below for our fall youth group schedule!
Adult volunteers are essential for making these programs and special events feasible and meaningful. Ask us about ways that you can get involved or support these ministries to youth at Epiphany! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/3 - Joint YG at Holy Trinity Parish
9/10 - Community/Friendship
9/17 - Interfaith River Clean-up
9/24 - NO YG (Parish Retreat)
10/1 - Joint YG at Holy Trinity Parish
10/8 - Pride Eucharist
10/15 - Pride Festival
10/22 - Mental Health
10/29 - Social Media/Bullying
11/5 - NO YG (All Souls' Service)
11/12 - Vocation/Career
11/19 - Racial & LGBTQ+ Justice
11/26 - NO YG (Thanksgiving )
12/3 - Joint YG at Holy Trinity Parish
12/10 - NO YG (Lessons & Carols)
12/17 - Christmas Party
12/24 - NO YG (Christmas Eve)
12/31 - NO YG (New Year's Eve)
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY
The Episcopal Youth Community of the Diocese of Atlanta, also known as eycdioatl, is a vibrant community of youth spanning over 100 worshiping communities of Middle and North Georgia. We believe in forming disciples by sharing the all inclusive and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. We fulfill our purpose through worship, service, and spiritual formation at diocesan youth events. We invite all middle and high school youth to be a part of this inclusive community. Together, we let the world know we love like Jesus.