Contact Ashley Simpson, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
EYC welcomes all Middle School (grades 6-8), and High School (grades 9-12) youth. The EYC gathers every Sunday from 5:00-6:30 p.m (unless otherwise noted). Any young person in grades 6-12 is encouraged to be a part of this vibrant and energetic group.
October 16th- 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade EYC (Possible Art Guild)
October 23rd- No EYC Happening
October 30th- Fall Festival
The EYC takes various trips throughout the year including special EYC events, a mission trip in the summer, as well as other retreats.
EYC meets for special events during June, July and August.
Confirmation Preparation for Youth Grades 8-12
Sundays @ 4pm in the Youth Building
Oct. 2nd- Introduction & Baptismal Covenant
Oct. 16th- Church History
Oct. 23rd- Scripture & Creed
Nov. 6th- Sacraments
Class is offered in the Youth & Music Building for 6th-12th graders. Classes are Biblical and topical, helping young people connect Scripture to the day’s events and to their lives.
DC Pilgrimage February 2017
This February, we will be traveling to Washington D.C. to stay at the Epiphany Mission Center. There, we will help with their Sunday Morning Welcome Table Outreach that offers a warm breakfast to the homeless of the area. We will also worship with them and minister to them through Gospel Art, Bible Art, and other offerings. We will be joining up with St. Mary’s in Kinston and St. Paul’s in Beaufort to do this. More information will come along for this as it is made available.
Glory Ridge Mission Trip
We had such a wonderful time at Glory Ridge this summer! Feel free to ask any of our adults or youth about the trip! Thank you all for all of your support and donations. We cannot wait to go back again next summer.
Camp Trinity is the Episcopal Camp of the Diocese of East Carolina. Many members of our parish have not only attended camp as campers there, but have also worked on staff. In 2017, they will be having a NEW STARTER CAMP for Rising 2nd-4th Graders! There are week long sessions available for rising 3rd-12th Graders as well. There are also scholarships available. To learn more about Camp Trinity, Click here.
Serving at Worship
The Acolyte Guild at Christ Church has a long rich history of service and of learning. Most importantly, our acolytes play a vital role in helping ensure that our worship services run smoothly.
By playing an active role in worship services, our youth learn how we celebrate our faith throughout the liturgical year. By serving at baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals, they learn how we care for the faithful through our Christian sacraments. In the process, they learn both responsibility and leadership skills that help prepare them for the roles they will play as leaders of the church in adulthood.
Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers
Young people are invited to be in the regular rotation of lectors and Eucharistic Ministers (16 & up) for any of our worship services. We ask all lectors to go through a brief training and orientation.
Young people, age 12 and older, who have an interest in learning about operating the church’s sound board and other sound systems, run the soundboard during the Sunday and special services are invited to be a Sound Tech. They are scheduled for Sunday services and volunteer for special services. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, contact Jackie McDaniel.