About Youth Ministry
Who we are
We welcome all to participate. We invite your support, nurture, and care of our young people and of each other, as we learn and grow together in Christ.
Our Mission Statement
To engage our Diocesan youth in their relationship with God; to equip them to grow in their faith and practice of ministry in the way of Love in Jesus Christ, and to enjoy and share God’s love with others.
Our Core Values
- Develop safe and consistent environments where youth and their youth leaders can learn and grow and practice their ministry.
- Shape opportunities to engage in diverse community experiences, to know that we belong to a larger body of Christ—collaboration and partnership are essential, along with participation in Province III and EYE.
- Relationship focused
- Support all parishes in their ministry with young people
Youth Advisory Team
We have begun to form a Youth Advisory Team, with 1 adult and 1 youth (9th-12th grade) representative from each Convocation.
Please share widely! Applications are due on August 30th at Midnight (Deadline extended), and decisions are expected by the beginning of September.
For more information and to apply click below:
- Special Event Days, Leadership preparation weekends, Diocesan Convention
- Camp Mt. Luther
- Experimentation with other denomination youth initiatives
- Developing a network of youth leaders
- Developing a network of Diocesan Youth
- Youth leadership training opportunities
- Mission preparation and participation
- Supporting each participant and leader’s faith journey and their life in Christ.
- Consistent worship, singing, prayer practices designed with and by youth.
- Focus on relationships with the triune God and each other, developing strong peer groups for leadership.
- Youth-led initiatives from prayerful participation develop into programs.
- The Way of Love
- Becoming the Beloved Community
- Bible Study and theological reflection
Ways to Get Involved/Contact
Ways to get involved in the Diocese with links to each:
- Youth Advisory Team (see above)
- Union of Black Episcopalians
- Creation Care, Evangelism
- Gun Violence Prevention
For questions, resources, or to become involved with Youth Ministry, contact Canon Micalagh Moritz, email@example.com. To download the Youth Ministry Emergency contact form that is required to attend all Youth events, click here.
Creation Care Youth Event & Youth Advisory Team Meeting
Saturday, March 16
9:30 am – 3 pm
Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church,125 North 25th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011
All youth are invited to attend for part of or the entirety of the event!
Registration options include: (1) Morning only; (2) Afternoon only; (3) Both Morning and Afternoon, with the options of attending or not attending lunch. To register, click here.
Province 3 Youth Event
April 5-7, 2024
Caroline Furnace Camp and Retreat Center
Calling all 6th-12th graders! Join us for our Province 3 Youth Retreat this April. Please share with the 6-12th graders in your parish!
To register, click here. Transportation will be provided from the Diocesan Office.
We had an amazing time at EYE 2023!
Over 1,000 youth joined at the University of Maryland, College Park, from around the country and even the world. We worshipped, danced, met new friends, and listened to speakers and workshops.
The next EYE is in 2026! Learn more about the event and see more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalYouthEvent