Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Episcopal Youth Community
To know Christ and make him known
through an inward journey of faith
and an outward journey of service
giving thanks to God
in all things
EYC is a safe space for youth to be youth.
It is a time of connection,
service, and fellowship
We meet most Sunday nights
during the school year
at the Youth House
5:30pm to 7:00pm
For ages 5th - 12th grade
EYC: Episcopal Youth Community - About us!
Youth Group begins at 5:30 in the Youth House and ends at 7:00pm on most Sunday Evenings
5:30 to 6:30 – Activities
6:30 to 7:00 – Dinner
*Adventure Sundays do not usually include dinner
3 Age Groups: Senior High -9-12, Junior High 7-8, Tweens 5-6
We have three different types of Sundays that rotate through the calendar year
Connection Sunday – Connecting the Community and Ourselves
Service Sunday – Working together on Service Projects
Adventure Sunday – Heading out for Adventure – SkyWild, Kayaking, etc.
Annual Travel Events and Ages for Participation Dates
Fall Retreat 7th – 12th Grade Oct. 11th – 13th
Tweens Ski Trip 5th and 6th Grade only Jan.
Spring Retreat 7th – 12th Grade April TBA
Summer Pilgrimage - Rising 11th – 12th Grades June 21st – July 1st
Glory Ridge Mission Trip – 10th – 12th Grades July 19th – July 25th
Summer Outreach Adventure Week - Rising 5th – 8th Grades August - TBA
College Scholarship for Graduationg Seniors
EYC Definitions and Details
EYC Meetings at the Youth House
Sundays – 5:30pm to 7pm – Meet us at the Youth House. Dinner provided! All 5th graders through 12th graders are welcome. Youth don’t need to be a member of the church to participate. Bring friends. Please be sure an EYC registration is on file before attending. You can register online at holytrinityeyc.com
We enjoy fun and fellowship as we eat together. These meals are graciously provided by our EYC parents. You can sign up for a date and work with other parents to prepare a meal for our group. Sharing a meal is an important part of our program as we celebrate measl among friends, just as Jesus did with his disciples. We coudn’t do it without parents help. Each family needs to sign up for at least one date. If cooking isn’t your gift, how about a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
EYC Adventure Sundays
On Adventure Sundays, we will meet at the location of Adventure (not Youth House) at a specified time. Parents will need to provide transportation unless otherwise stated. Dinner will not be provided on those nights.
Breakfast with Friends – Serving our Community Neighbors
Several years ago, the Holderness Family, wanting to help the city’s homeless, would make hundreds of burritos and deliver them by bike on Saturday mornings. Many churches, schools and other organizations in the area have now joined in to help. Currently, the program is being run through the Tiny Houses organization.
Our youth make and freeze burritos during youth group on Service Sundays. We then meet at the Youth House at 7:45am and head to Center City Park to hand them out. Tweens need a parent. Dates for the fall are the second Saturday of the month for October, November, and December
Hot Dish and Hope – Serving up a Dish of Hope and a Hot Meal
Through StepUp ministries, Hot Dish and Hope gives us the opportunity to put our faith into action by serving dinner and a “measure of hope” to those in need. Volunteers help prepare the dining area, pass out dinner, and clean up. Meet up with other HT volunteers at 5:30pm in the Mullin Life Center at First Presbyterian Church in the 700 block of S. Greene Street, just down from Holy Trinity. Tweens must be accompanied by a parent. HT night is always the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Pathways, run by Urban Ministry, is a temporary shelter for homeless families. Each age group goes once in fall and once in spring to provide dinner, music, arts & crafts for Pathways family shelter.