January 19 Youth Update

Maxie And Amzie

Sunday Formation. Meet Amzie and Maxie in the Red Room from 9:30-10:15 for scripture discussion, crafts, and games.
EYC. It is game night at GSL; come play some favorite camp run around games and family board games with Amzie, Maxie, and MG. Meet in the Red Room.
Confirmation Class, led by Amzie Williams and Maxie Sanson, is open to any baptized youth in grades 9-12 and will be offered over the course of 8 weeks beginning February 6, 9:30-10:15 a.m., in the Yellow Room. To sign up, follow this link.
St. Columba Ski Excursion of 2022 for Jr. High is February 18-20 at Paoli Peaks and still has space, but be sure to sign up today to secure your spot. Partial or full scholarships are available upon request. Click here to sign up and secure your spot. If you have questions, contact Matthew Arehart (matthew [at] saintcolumbamemphis [dot] org).

For more information and to be added to the Youth Formation email list, please contact Director of Youth Formation Amzie Williams (awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org).

Host an EYC Meal

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!


Youth Formation at GSL - Advent-Christmas Update

Confirmation 2022
Confirmation is open to any Baptized youth in grades 9-12 and will be offered this winter over the course of 8 weeks, led by Amzie and Maxie. Details are still being finalized, but we expect to start classes around February. Be the first to know when more details are released by signing up: tinyurl.com/YouthConf2021.

Diocesan Compline and Conversation
This summer we enjoyed making friends from Episcopal churches all over Memphis during our Serve 901 Day Camp, and we want to keep that going! This fall, we have gathered once a month with youth from across our Diocese, organized by GSL, Holy Communion, and hosted by St. Mary’s Cathedral. We have enjoyed getting to know you games, shared meals, and compline with music to close the evening. This event is open to all youth in grades 6-12 and lasts from 6-7 p.m. Our next two dates are November 28 and December 19.

Ron Harry Hermoine

Harry Potter Advent Club
This year we are proud to offer two seasonal devotion series for our youth! During the season of Advent, we will explore faith and scripture through the lens of Harry Potter! Join a house and be a part of the fun as we draw connections between scripture and the vast world of Hogwarts. Join us weekly as we sort houses, decorate the great hall, and unveil the gospel symbolism richly woven into the stories of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. We plan to meet weekly from 5-6 p.m. in the Red Room.

  • Wed., Dec. 1 Harry Potter Advent 1: Sorting Hat Night
  • Wed., Dec. 8 Harry Potter Advent 2: The Gospels at Hogwarts
  • Wed., Dec. 15 Harry Potter Advent 3: A Very Potter Christmas Party
  • Mon., Dec. 20 Harry Potter Advent 4: Where the Story Ends, and We Begin 

Amzie Williams
Director of Youth Formation
awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org


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 awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org 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!