Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) FAQ

Who can join?

The St. Thaddeus EYC is open to youth in grades 6 – 12. All are welcome – you do not have to be an Episcopalian, or go to St. Thaddeus, to join.

What activities will we do?

The EYC gathers for a wide range of activities, including:

  • Religion and Film—a look at how religion is manifested in the movies of our times
  • Scavenger Hunts—a fun time to search for odd items around Aiken and take some wacky pictures
  • Community Outreach—a chance to take part in helping others in and around the Aiken community, including building porches and decks, as well as picking up trash on the highways
  • Lock-Ins—a time to spend the night in the Mead Hall gym, enjoying Compline, movies, games, and Morning Prayer, among other things
  • Movie/Game Night—a chance to relax and enjoy some time with each other while enjoying our favorite movies and video games
  • Church Outreach—a chance for us to help those in the St. Thaddeus community, taking part in soup kitchen work, making bookmarks for Prayer Books, and other activities
  • Religions of the World—including visits to temples and synagogues and chances for us to see just how connected all our religions really are
  • See our Facebook page to see what we are doing now.

Will we go on mission trips?

Yes. Our most recent mission trip was to Valle Crucis, NC with Home Works of America. We spent a week repairing homes and enjoying the beauty of the mountains. Past mission trips include Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA, as well as Mission on the Bay in Bay St. Louis, MS. Mission trips generally occur during spring or summer breaks while youth are away from school.

What can grown-ups do?

Adults are more than welcome to join us as chaperons and drivers for trips, as well as helping us plan nightly dinners. If any grown-ups would like to be a part of the EYC’s Adult Advisory Committee, please contact Hughes McGlone.

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