Episcopal Youth Community

The EYC at St. Andrew’s seeks to create a safe place for young people in the 6th to 12th grades. We are a group that explores the love of Christ through our relationships with one another. Along with fun and fellowship, we participate in ministry within our parish, local diocese, and community. EYC gatherings are held on Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall (supper is included).

Safeguarding God’s Children

At St. Andrew’s we are committed to being a loving, caring, diverse and welcoming community of Christian people. As part of our loving and caring, we are strongly committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of the children and youth entrusted to our care. Knowing that Jesus cared particularly for children and acknowledging the promises of our Baptismal Covenant, we will be proactive in our care for the vulnerable.

We will welcome every child and youth regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, origin, ancestry, documentation status or religion. We will ensure everything in our power to ensure that no adult or child is exposed to behavior that is physically, emotionally, spiritually or sexually abusive or harassing at St. Andrew’s and will advocate for those who encounter such behaviors in other settings.

All volunteers who work with children and youth will be required to complete training before working with children and youth, and must re-new this training every 2 years. Additionally, all adults who work with minors will be required to have a background check.

Diocesan Youth Programs

Our youth look forward to participating in diocesan youth programs throughout the school year. Through fundraising and with thanks to our generous congregation, St. Andrew’s covers half of the cost of the event per participant.

Fall 2017

yOUThREACH

  • 6th - 12th graders
  • September 23rd
  • Location TBA
  • $40 per person

Happening 70

  • 9th - 12th graders
  • October 20th - 22nd
  • Trinity Center
  • $130 For Candidates ($145 for Team)

Fall Conference

  • 6th - 8th graders
  • November 17th - 19th
  • Trinity Center
  • $130 for Participants or team

Winter/Spring 2018

Youth@Convention

  • 9th - 12th graders
  • February 8th - 10th
  • New Bern Convention Center & Christ Church, New Bern
  • Fees TBA

Happening 71

  • 9th - 12th graders
  • October 20th - 22nd
  • Trinity Center
  • $130 For Candidates ($145 for Team)

New Beginnings #53

  • 6th - 8th graders
  • April 13th - 15th
  • Trinity Center
  • $130 for Participants or team

Find Out More

To find out more, contact Stephanie and Vince Reiman, EYC Leaders, at eycstandrewsonthesound@gmail.com or Rev. Sarah Smith at 910.256.3034 x 102.