Community and Relationship
As the Church – Christ’s Body, alive and at work in the world – we are called to live in community and relationship with one another. With that in mind, our youth ministries at St. Luke’s seek to draw our young people in middle and high school closer together so that we can more fully live into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, both as a community and as individuals.
We do this in a number of ways – just a few of which are listed below! To get a fuller experience, come and join us!
EYC – We hang out together! During the school year, our EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) meets weekly as part of the Sunday 2.0 program. All youth in middle and high school gather together for fellowship from 5-6 p.m., and we join with the rest of the parish for dinner from 6-6:30 p.m. We then close the evening with a Compline service in the church.
Our typical monthly schedule:
J2A – We learn and grow together! We use the Journey To Adulthood curriculum for our EYC lessons. J2A is a two-year curriculum with the groups of Rite 13 (6th and 7th grade), J2A (8th and 9th grade), and Young Adults in Church (or “YAC,” 10th and 11th grade). As a youth grows, they progress through the different groups, hitting such benchmarks as participation in the Rite 13 Ceremony near their 13th birthday and the J2A Pilgrimage, a trip held once every other year for youth in the J2A group.
High Class Dinners – We occasionally eat together at night too! We rotate between meeting at a restaurant and meeting at someone’s home.
Sunday School – We learn together! On Sunday mornings, we meet from 10:15-11:05 a.m. for Christian Education.
Diocesan Activities – We connect with the larger body…together! Being an Episcopal parish, we are not an independent church – we are part of a larger whole. So, we get involved with our diocese by participating in youth retreats and events such as Happening, DYC, Hungerwalk, Camp Mikell, and more. For more information about our diocesan youth events, click here: http://www.eycdioatl.org/