Youth Formation

Youth Formation

Visit and download a copy of Life at GSL Program Guide (Winter-Spring 2023  | January 1-June 4)  Worship, Formation, Community, Music & More.

March 22 update

Sunday Morning Formation: 9:15-10:15 a.m. will meet at the Parish Hall Forum in Trezevant Hall
EYC All are invited to to our next Diocesan YOUnited gathering at Cordova Bowling Center this Sunday! Meet at the main doors of the bowling alley at 4 p.m. Suggested offering: $10.
High School Coffee Hour: Tuesday Morning at Ramblin' Joe's (Ugly Mug) from 7:15–7:45 a.m.
Middle School Biscuits & Bible: Wednesday Morning in the Red Room from 7–7:45 a.m.

Winter-Spring 2023

Sunday Youth Formation. Our Sunday Formation will draw upon multiple sources this year to create a living curriculum that adapts to the liturgical season, current events, and interest of our youth community. Some of the resources that will be drawn upon for our formational discussions and activities are: The Salt Project, Faith Lens, Bible Project, The Thoughtful Christia , Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, Echo the Story.  
Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. 
6th-8th Grade: Yellow Room 
9th-12th Grade: Red Room 

EYC. Our Episcopal Youth Community gathers on Sunday evenings for games, fellowship, community engagement and building lifelong friendships. Here we hope to deepen our understanding of Episcopal values, history, and beliefs while having fun every step of the way. Our activities and meeting locations often vary, so keep an eye out for our weekly emails.  
Sunday Evenings: Meeting in the Red Room
High School: 4–5 p.m.
Middle School: 5–6 p.m.

Lenten Wednesdays at GSL. Join us for Wednesday evenings in Lent for intergenerational gathering and time for youth to work in groups on an EYC Lenten project, with the intention of giving back to the 901 community. From 5:30–7:15 p.m., with dinner and fellowship before.

Youth Sunday. One of the most beloved Sundays of the year, where we honor the wonderful youth of GSL, will be here before you know it. Be sure to mark your calendar for April 16 as Youth Sunday, when youth will help lead the 10:30 service. 

High School Coffee Hours. All 9th–12th graders are invited to Tuesday morning coffee hours at Rambling Joe’s from 7:15–7:45 a.m. Come start your morning with breakfast, community, and prayer.
Biscuits & Bible is open to all 6th-8th graders and meets Wednesday mornings in the Red Room from 7–7:45 a.m. A great midweek opportunity to start your day with breakfast, Highs and Lows, and some morning prayer.   

GSL Comes to You Form. It is no secret that our youth do some amazing things, and we want to help support them along the way! If your household has a big game, show, or special occasion coming up, fill out a simple form and we will try to make it and show our GSL support.

Diocesan Youth Events. This spring we look forward to some time spent with youth from across the Diocese of West Tennessee, for some reimagined DIO EYC activities.  
February 5: DIO EYC Game Night Kickoff 
March 26: DIO EYC Bowling
April 30: DIO EYC at St. Columba

Winter Diocesan Events. 
Happening 70

Happening is a Christian experience presented by youth for youth with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. This experience brings young people to a fuller personal knowledge of and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to a deeper level of commitment and apostleship. Happening 70 will take place February 18–19 at St. Columba. 

St. Columba Ski Trips
Sr. High, January 13–15: 2 days of great skiing at Perfect North Ski Resort!
Jr. High, February 17–19: 2 days of fun on the slope at Hidden Valley Ski Resort!

December 28–January 1
Winterfest is a Tennessee Episcopal Youth Retreat that provides a welcoming and safe space for high school students (grades 9–12) to grow in their relationship with God.

How can your household help the youth community of GSL? 

Amzie Williams
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
901-252-6326 |

This Fall's Youth Staff


Sign up to donate or bring a meal for the EYC on Sunday evenings . Meals can be given either as a donation to the EYC program for that Sunday OR meals can also be prepared and dropped off Sunday evenings at 4:45 PM, and offers a great chance for you to get to see our EYC in action. To sign up, follow the link below!


An opportunity for fellowship, relaxing, and fun! EYC offers a more laidback atmosphere for youth to build meaningful and lasting friendships. This time is less focused on structured learning and more devoted to community building, self-expression, impactful service, and seeking to understand the ever-changing and messy world around us. Please note that locations and times may change depending on the nature of our activities, look out for monthly emails from to keep updated on all things EYC. In addition, the what and where of EYC is subject to change concerning conditions of COVID 19, but know we always plan to have something offered at this time for you and your family!