The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) serves, forms, and empowers youth in their transition between childhood and adulthood as peoples of the Episcopal Church. EYC serves 6th-12th graders through programming that provides fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth in a safe and loving environment.
Youth Programs & Events
Youth Formation Hour - Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Every week we share an hour together as a youth community to check-in about our lives, pray, and discuss the Gospel over coffee and donuts. We gather in Morrison Hall before heading up to the Crow’s Nest (Youth Room above the gym).
Episcopal Youth Collab
EYCollab is an Episcopal youth group for all 6th-12th graders in Central Arkansas sponsored by St. Margaret’s, St. Michael’s, & Trinity Cathedral. We gather weekly in a supportive environment where youth can grow, learn, and serve in their community and communities of faith. For more information: www.eycarkansas.org/eycollab
6th – 12th grade
Youth acolytes faithfully serve at our Sunday morning Eucharist and other special services.
Their role includes assisting at the altar, carrying processional crosses, torches, and banners, and lighting candles. New acolytes are trained and commissioned in the early fall.
Confirmation is offered for baptized youth who are ready to make “a mature public affirmation of faith” and “a commitment to the responsibilities of their baptism” and to receive the laying on of hands by the Bishop.
Youth participate in an overnight retreat, attend worship together and meet with a mentor to prepare for this sacrament in the church.
We are here to be a supportive community to one another, especially in times of need. The Youth Minister and clergy are available for confidential pastoral conversations with youth and their families as needed. Please reach out to us directly to set up a time to meet.
Retreats & Overnights
Throughout the year, youth are invited to participate in retreats and gatherings with other youth from around the diocese. More information can be found at eycarkansas.org
Upcoming Event & Retreat Dates:
Friday, September 29-Sunday, October 1: Fall Arkansas Youth Event (AYE) @ Camp Mitchell
Throughout the year we offer several events for fellowship and fun among families and parish members of all ages! Make plans to join us at
• Mardi Gras
• Palm Saturday
• Easter Egg Hunt
• Parish Picnic
• Vacation Bible School (VBS)
• Backpack Blessings
• Advent Event
• Christmas Pageant
EYC in the Diocese
EYC Arkansas: Visit www.eycarkansas.org to learn about Diocesan youth events such as AYE, Winterstar, Happening, and summer mission trips.
Camp Mitchell: Located on Petit Jean Mountain, Camp Mitchell is a ministry of the Episcopal Church in Arkansas. Each year it hosts a youth summer camp. It is also the location of several youth retreats throughout the year. Find more information, or to register for summer camp, visit: www.campmitchell.org.