Ministries & Outreach
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Diocesan Youth Council
The Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) consists of adults and youth from throughout West Tennessee who plan year-round events for Episcopalians in junior high and high school. The DYC coordinates with youth ministers and leaders to plan trips and gatherings, such as Happening and the Bishop's Bash, for youth to enjoy fellowship and strengthen their faith. For information on the DYC, contact Mary Milton Kelly. Follow DYC on Twitter: @DYCofWTN
2013-2014 Diocesan Youth Council Members:
Elizabeth Alexander, Max Busby, Sally Clark, Natalie Dean, Jake Epperson, Caroline Gamgle, Luke Marx, Alexandria McGruder, Michael Poole, Jonathan Shiberou, Henley Witt, Blaine Ziegler
DYC Adult Volunteers:
Mary Milton Kelly (Coordinator), Trip Gintz (Coordinator Emeritus), Rachel McDaniel, Thomas Robinson, the Rev. Ben Robertson
Happening is a renewal weekend held twice annually for Episcopal youth in grades 10-12. The weekend provides teens with a way to explore their spirituality while living and learning with others their age who want to share the faith they've found in Jesus Christ. Teens lead all the activities, including small group discussion, large group activities, and singing. The environment is open and honest, as the adults present serve in the background roles of cooks and chaperones. Two priests serve as spiritual directors. Those who attend Happening are given an opportunity to experience Christ's love first hand. For many, it is the beginning of their adult Christian journey.
Happening #54 will take place at Church of the Holy Communion on August 30-September 1, 2013
Observing Rector & Staff applications are due Monday, May 6
Happener applications are due Tuesday, August 6
You must also submit a Medical Release Form
Been through Happening before and want to stay in touch? Click here to sign up for quarterly emails from the Happening movement in West Tennessee! For information on Happening, contact Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopal Day Camp
Held each July at St. Columba Conference Center, Episcopal Day Camp offers four weeks of fun and activities for rising first through sixth graders. The camp's nurturing peaceful environment for both campers and youth counselors make a memorable experience for all attending. Campers are encouraged to form friendships, build leadership skills, and have fun in God's world while experiencing our faith in a safe environment. Activities include music, swimming, boating, canoeing, arts and crafts, and adventures in the woods. Campers may attend one, two, three or all four of the one-week sessions. The camp is staffed by adults, and counselors, who are high-school and college students, and counselors in training, who are junior high students. New in 2013! Overnight camp for junior high students!
For information and applications, visit www.saintcolumbamemphis.org
Episcopal Church Home Youth Ministries Program and Outreach Partnership Program
The Episcopal Church Home has established the Youth Ministries Program and Outreach Partnership Program to help fund youth ministries in the Diocese of West Tennessee. Learn more.