St. Mark’s Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) is home base for 7-12th graders. It’s not a meeting or a place; it’s what it says it is—a community. On Sunday nights, our EYC comes together to break bread, grow in friendship, awaken spirituality, and explore faith through a variety of media. (The 7-8th graders like to play manhunt, too)
The weekly gathering is divided into two meeting times. First, the 7-8th graders (Junior EYC) meet from 5:30-7:00PM, followed by the 9-12th graders (Senior EYC) from 7:00-8:30PM. Though they’re only a few years apart in age, those years make a big difference in terms of interests, perspective, questions (and volume levels) so we think having a dedicated meeting time for both of them just makes sense.
In addition to the weekly gatherings, there are a number of other ways in which youth can get involved and be a part of the EYC. We have charity and service projects, opportunities to participate in worship as acolytes and lectors (readers), summer mission trips, a youth philanthropy guild (YPG), and, earlier this year, a trip to Switzerland and the Taizé community in France.
For more information on our various offerings, see the menu on the left.
All are welcome as they are. Faith, like life, is not a straight line and so there are no expectations or requirements. Instead, we believe that the best way to express the God who is love to youth is to welcome them as Jesus did: unconditionally. If you, or your son or daughter, is looking to find community where they can authentically be themselves or awaken a deeper spirituality, we invite you to “come and see” (John 1:39) what we’re all about.
Questions? Please contact John Kennedy, Interim Director of Youth Ministries, email@example.com, or 203.966.4515 x 117.