Vermont Youth Delegates Share EYE17 Highlights
Seven young people from the Episcopal Church in Vermont—each with a strong tie to his or her local church—forged new connections with like-minded teens across the wider Episcopal Church at this year’s Episcopal Youth Event (EYE).
Because EYE rolls around only once every three years, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for eligible youth to experience the denomination’s most dynamic youth formation program. The Vermont delegation has traditionally consisted of Rock Point Summer Campers and youth with a history of engagement in their local church. But all youth who are communicants of an Episcopal Church and enrolled in grades 9–11 in an EYE year may apply. Adult applicants must be at least 25 years old, a communicant of an Episcopal Church, and have experience working with high school-aged youth.
This year, games of ultimate Frisbee and “blob tag” with new and old friends were balanced with Praxis Sessions, powerful liturgies, uplifting words from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and experiences designed to nurture cultural competency, increase, and cultivate God’s love.
What did Vermont’s youth take away from Oklahoma? Watch this video to find out! A transcript is included for the hearing impaired. See also the Episcopal Church EYE Blog. And, finally, visit the EYE Facebook page.
Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to share this recap with their congregations as we prepare for the next class of EYE participants.
Pictured above (l-r): Dylan from All Saints, South Burlington; Spencer and Makaylah from St. Andrews, Colchester; Alec from Good Shepherd, Barre; Jonathan from St. Paul’s, White River Junction; and Morgan and Chester from Good Shepherd, Barre. Heather Ogelby, adult volunteer, standing.