Welcome to Redeemer’s Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)!
Thanks for checking us out on the web! Here at Redeemer, we aren’t just interested in creating a “youth group.” Rather, we want our students to be involved in an authentic, life-giving, and Christ-centered community. That’s at the heart of the Episcopal Youth Community or “EYC.” This means that we of course take the time to have fun together, but it also means that we are seeking to do life together, in good times and in our struggles. Our core values in the youth ministry include worship, fellowship, and mission. I want all of our students to explore how those things fit together as they continue to grow in Christ here at the Church of the Redeemer. We’re looking forward to another awesome year and we hope you’ll Take Your Place with us as much as possible! See you soon!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Christian Wood, Priest Associate/Youth and Young Adults
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Grades 6-12
We meet on Sunday mornings (10:00-10:40 am) in the classrooms above Gillespie Hall. 6th grade (Turner/Dabney Room), 7th grade (Room 202-204), and 8th grade (Salvatori Room). High School gathers as a group in The Upper Room.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS: Grade 7
Meets Wednesday afternoons through the academic year from 4:30-6 pm, in preparation for Confirmation in May.
FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Middle and High School
Boys’ and Girls’ Groups – Wake up early and read the Bible together and finish out the week right! 6:15-7 AM. Various locations.
EYC YOUTH GROUPS:
Food, Fellowship, and discussion.
JUNIOR EYC : Grades 6th to 8th
We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:00 until 7:30. It’s time to have some dinner, have some fun, and talk about God.
SENIOR EYC : Grades 9th to 12th
Meeting in the Sunday evening, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. We’ll cover a range of topics, especially geared towards being a young Jesus-follower!
FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY : Middle and High School
Boys’ and Girls’ Groups – Wake up early and read the Bible together and finish out the week right!
EYC MINISTRY IN WORSHIP:
Our youth help make it happen!
ACOLYTES: ages 10 and up
Don’t be shy! We’ll help train you up so that you can keep our liturgy beautiful. New acolytes always welcome!
LAY READERS : all EYC
Read one of the lessons at the mass! Help share the words of Scripture with the whole congregation!
YOUTH CHOIRS : all EYC
Help our world class music program by lending your voice to the choir! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MINISTRY IN THE COMMUNITY:
Getting outside our walls: growing, serving.
FAITH FORMATION EVENTS
Various events in Sarasota (and beyond) throughout the year to encourage strong relationships with each other and with Christ. We especially look forward to St. Michael’s Conference in August!
YOUTH MISSIONS TRIPS
Taking Christ’s light into the world! Our Middle and High School youth participate in the Church’s mission domestically and abroad. Ask about our trips to the Dominican Republic and prepare for amazing testimony!
Parents! Take Your Place in the Youth Ministry!
We need your help! Here are some ways you can stay connected and give us a hand in the EYC program!
CHAPERONES : Various events
This is such a vital part of our ministry, as it allows for multigenerational connections as well as maintaining our efforts to Safeguard God’s Children. We need chaperones for just about everything we do!
HOSPITALITY : Various events
Throughout the year during EYC meetings and for other special occasions, we can use your help with meals for the kids and even venues for special occasions!
Join our awesome team to make our mission trips and local events even more spectacular! Roles vary, so let Fr. Chris know if you are interested in helping!
We want to grow! Help us discern more ways for us to raise funds for trips, events, and other stuff! We especially need help on Youth Sunday with our “Take Stock in Youth” program!
Learning the liturgical ropes is a great way to serve the Church and connect with the students, especially acolytes. There are lots of different roles and we love having new faces during the liturgies!