What is EYC?!!
The EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) at St. Mary’s is made up of sixth through twelfth graders. Guided by one of the parts of our baptismal covenant, we devote ourselves to the teaching of the Apostles and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers (see also Acts 2:42).
When We Meet:
- Sunday afternoons at 3pm, Middle & High Schoolers meet in the Youth Room.
The EYC regularly shares the love of Christ with our neighbors via LOCAL MISSION TRIPS to places like Mary’s Kitchen and Common Ground Community Garden & Orchard. We also take trips together to experience God in other places away from home. Here are some pictures from the pilgrimage to Washington, DC in February of 2017.
Mission Trip to Glory Ridge
St. Mary's returns each summer to Glory Ridge for a week of service!
St. Mary’s has partnered with the Ridge for nearly a decade! Our EYC and adult volunteers embrace the idea of "Make Work Worship!" during a week filled with serving God serving our neighbors in Madison County, NC and growing together as an intentional community of faith in Jesus Christ.
St. Mary’s youth are also invited to participate in the many programs sponsored by the Diocese of East Carolina. At these youth events, young people are able to make friends and share in ministry with others from all across the region. Some highlights are these events held at Trinity Center, the Diocesan Conference & Retreat Center at the beach: Fall Conference (Middle School), New Beginnings (Middle School), and Happening (High School).
- Fall Conference (Middle School) occurs each November @ Trinity Center.
- Happening (High School) occurs each March @ Trinity Center. Registration forms are available on the Diocesan website here.
- New Beginnings (Middle School) occurs each April @ Trinity Center. St. Mary's provides a chaperone and submits all registration forms together in early March for this event. Registration forms are available on the Diocesan website here.
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