Faith in Action: Las Fronteras-- Applications due 9/12
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Faith in Action: Las Fronteras-- Applications due 9/12

A yearlong program of community service, mission, and discipleship.
- a partnership between the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry and Episcopal City Mission

This new program includes a year of site visits around the diocese to see Faith in Action.  At each site, participants will explore issues of security and hospitality, stranger and neighbor, discipleship and servant leadership, all while participating in community service projects across eastern Massachusetts and developing a community of faith and support among themselves. 

The program will begin with an organizational meeting in October, and the year will culminate in the group’s pilgrimage to the US/Mexico borderlands in August 2019.

Application due September 12.

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Youthworker Gatherings: Local Conversations
Oct
4
to Oct 18

Youthworker Gatherings: Local Conversations

Opportunities for those involved in youth ministry:  for full-time and part-time youth ministers, paid and volunteer, clergy and lay, seasoned and freshly anointed.  


Thursday, October 4, 12:00-2:00 pm (w/ lunch)
Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 pm (w/ dinner)
Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 pm (w/ dinner)
St. John’s, Beverly Farms

Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 pm (w/ dinner)
Church of Our Saviour, Somerset

Interested to find out what others in your area are doing in youth ministry? Have an idea for collaborating with neighbors on a program or project? Just want to steal great ideas and be encouraged by the camaraderie of others doing similar work? Join us for one of the fall get-together's for those doing youth ministry.

Advanced registration requested, so we have enough food!
 

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Creation Care Day of Service
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Creation Care Day of Service

Times approximate.  Details to come.

The Creation Care Committee, Cape Cod parishes, and environmental stewardship agencies invite young people from across the diocese and across denominations to join in a day of beach clean-up and to learn about other ways to better care for God’s creation.

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DYC 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

DYC 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion

SAVE THE DATE!!

The Diocesan Youth Council was first given full voice and vote at Diocesan Convention 1998.  At this year's Diocesan Convention, former Youth Council members and mentors from the recent and distant past will gather to share with Convention what they are up to now, what they still have to say to the church today, and to reconnect with each other.  

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Middle School Retreat 2018 
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Middle School Retreat 2018 

Barbara C. Harris Camp

Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, a live band, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

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Las Posadas / Searching for Shelter
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Las Posadas / Searching for Shelter

Join Bishop Gayle Harris and the people of St. Luke’s-San Lucas in Chelsea for Las Posadas, a traditional Advent celebration in which those gathered will trace Mary and Joseph’s traveling search for shelter – a bilingual celebration with processions, prayer of Novenas, music, food and hospitality. As the group celebrates this wellknown story from the Christian tradition, it will hold close in heart and mind the serious plight of modern-day refugees struggling to find shelter today.  
 
Bishop Gayle Harris y la gente de St. Luke’s-San Lucas, Chelsea invitan a los jóvenes de toda la diócesis para unirse a esta tradicional celebración del Adviento en la cual los congregados seguirán la búsqueda de albergue de María y de José - una celebración bilingüe con procesiones, rezo de Novena, música, comida y hospitalidad. Mientras el grupo celebra esta conocida historia de la tradición cristiana, mantendrá muy cerca en su mente y corazón la seria crisis de refugiados actuales tratando de encontrar albergue hoy. 

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Reflection, Remembrance, and Response to Addiction
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Reflection, Remembrance, and Response to Addiction

(NOTE:  Start and end times approximate.  Details to come.)

The National Day of Remembrance is a time for communities to honor those lost to addiction and offer support to their families.  The parish of Trinity Church, Bridgewater each year hosts an ecumenical healing service for those affected by the disease of addiction, and this year, teaming up with local mental health agencies, addiction specialists, and a pastoral support team, young people and youth workers from across the diocese are invited to participate in a special program of conversation and reflection ahead of the healing service.

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High School Retreat 2019
Feb
8
to Feb 10

High School Retreat 2019

Barbara C. Harris Camp

Come enjoy the midwinter beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, a live band, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

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Lent Launch Lock-in
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Lent Launch Lock-in

  • Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Youth groups and young people from across the diocese will gather as Lent begins for an overnight "lock-in" to explore with each other the potentials and the promise of this holy season.  Music, spoken word, and the majestic Trinity Church worship space will all be utilized in our explorations, and the group's work will be nurtured by stage director and teach Kristen Cairns. The retreat culminates in participating in the 9 AM Lent 1 service at Trinity followed by a group presentation to the Trinity congregation during the Sunday morning Educational Forum. 

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2019 Preconfirmation Retreat #1
Mar
22
to Mar 23

2019 Preconfirmation Retreat #1

Barbara C. Harris Camp

PreConfirmation retreats are a chance for young people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts to meet other young people discerning their call to Confirmation, or even just the faith journey in general! The retreats do not try to sum up a year’s worth of classes in one overnight, but we do try to give all who come a feeling for how making a commitment to one’s faith can be lived out not only in church, but in every part of our day.

The retreats are led by the members of the Diocesan Youth Council, 10th-12th graders who see part of their leadership and ministry as welcoming all the youth attending retreats, leading small groups, and giving reflections on their own spiritual journeys. They look forward to getting to know all participants!

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2019 PreConfirmation Retreat #2
Apr
5
to Apr 6

2019 PreConfirmation Retreat #2

Barbara C. Harris Camp

PreConfirmation retreats are a chance for young people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts to meet other young people discerning their call to Confirmation, or even just the faith journey in general! The retreats do not try to sum up a year’s worth of classes in one overnight, but we do try to give all who come a feeling for how making a commitment to one’s faith can be lived out not only in church, but in every part of our day.

The retreats are led by the members of the Diocesan Youth Council, 10th-12th graders who see part of their leadership and ministry as welcoming all the youth attending retreats, leading small groups, and giving reflections on their own spiritual journeys. They look forward to getting to know all participants!

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Diocesan Youth Council-- Applications due 8/15
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Diocesan Youth Council-- Applications due 8/15

Members of the Diocesan Youth Council are students in the 10th-12th grades who act as the official youth presence at Diocesan Convention. They also work throughout the year to plan and run diocesan youth events and strive to make the church a nurturing Christian community that encourages the spiritual growth of young people.

More information, requirements, and expectations is available here.

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