Episcopal Youth Community, or EYC, is a teenage community of faith that offers a relaxed atmosphere for fellowship and growth for youth in grades 6-12. On Sunday evenings, we will gather in The Red Door youth space (with occasional trips off-campus) for activities, conversations, and a meal. Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted, and youth are encouraged to bring friends regardless of church or school membership. Come play, serve, laugh, and pray with us!
Contact Meredith (meredith [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) for monthly events.
A Bible Study for 6th-8th Graders
Location: The Red Door, Red Room
Time: Wednesday mornings, 6:45-7:45 am
Leaders: Meredith Day, Youth Minister; Katie Ayres, Youth Intern
This Wednesday morning Bible study has quickly become a favorite for our Middle School students. we will meet from 6:45-7:45 am to explore the Gospel for the week and its relevance to our lives. Chick-fil-a breakfast is provided, and all are welcome, regardless of church or school attendance (early pick-up is available for non-GSL students).
Contact Meredith (meredith [at] gracestlukes [dot] org) for schedule.
March 23- 24, 2018
Grace-St. Luke's EYC Retreat at St. Columba: A retreat for all GSL EYC students grades 6th-12th. We will have a blast playing at St. Columba on Friday night and all day Saturday. We will be sure to participate in the zip line, climbing tower, worship, games, and even learn from the head beekeeper at Thistle and Bee! Cost is $60 and you can sign up by following this link.
April 6-8, 2018
Footprints: A retreat for high school students to have conversations around social justice in the city of Memphis. What is it and is it theologically based? Can you be a social activist and a Christian? How can we live into our mission as Christians to spread the Good News? All of these will be discussed and during this amazing one of a kind retreat. Also, in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., we will be joining with many others in the city to recreate the Dimmick March. ( Not sure what that is, check it out here: http://www.capecodtimes.com/entertainmentlife/20170114/matters-of-faith-march-for-gods-justice) On Saturday, April 7, 2018, everyone will be invited to join us for a Block Party hosted by Constance Abbey before having a serive at the Cathedral and marching to City Hall where special guest speakers, Mayor Jim Strickland and James Lawson, and others will speak about the continued efforts for equality in the city. The retreat will continue through Sunday afternoon. The retreat will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral and will cost $200. Registration and more information can be found here.
July 22-27, 2018
EYC Summer Service Learning Trip: A trip for all EYC students grades 6th- 12th. We will be partnering with SOS (Service Over Self), a Memphis based organization that hosts groups to help repair homes in underserved neighborhoods. During the week we will work on homes, get to know our neighbors, play games, and worship together.
Our group from GSL will be staying at SOS' smaller location at Union Avenue Baptist Church and we will be rebuilding homes in the Orange Mound neighborhood. This location will allow our group to be the primary youth group in attendance, but there are limited spots available. If your child plans to attend, please register as soon as possible. The total cost of the trip is $310 per student, but a $50 deposit is needed to secure your child's spot. (Checks can be made out to Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church) Scholarships are available upon request.
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/DXcYJP4XHa1A7lGi1
You can find out more info about SOS here: https://sosmemphis.org/camps/