Episcopal Youth Event

Episcopal Youth Event

January 4th deadline to apply! 

(Additional spots available until the event reaches capacity) 

What is EYE?   EYE is a real experience of our international Episcopal Church.  It is the second largest event and the single largest youth event with a typical attendance of over 1200 young people, adult sponsors, bishops, staff, and guests. EYE is a once in a lifetime opportunity for high school students, occurring once every three years.

When is EYE?  EYE will be held July 7-11, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park. We will travel by airplane, leaving in the morning on Tuesday, July 7 and returning mid-day on Saturday, July 11.  

What is the 2020 EYE Theme? The youth planning team has discerned the theme for EYE20 as “Unite! ¡Unámonos!” “It was a blessing to sit with this Team of young people as they engaged and contextualized the guiding Scripture for EYE20, Matthew 11:29,” said the Rev. Abi Moon, EYE20 Team Chaplain. “Recognizing that we are ‘yoked together’ as a community through God’s mercy and grace, the Planning Team discerned a call to action for all EYE20 participants and those who will journey alongside them to unite as people of the Jesus Movement following the Way of Love.”

Cost/Transportation:$950 a person. $400 is the registration payment to EYE including: lodging, meals, mid-week transportation, t-shirts and other costs. $550 includes the cost of roundtrip airfare and 4 meals while traveling. Scholarship assistance is available in partnership with your sending parish.

Requirements to attend EYE 2020:  You must be in Grades 9-12 in the 2019 – 2020 academic year and Age 15 by July 7, 2020. You must be active in a congregation. All Youth AND Adults from ECMN wishing to attend EYE must fill out the application and apply through the Episcopal Church in MN. There will be a subsequent forms sent directly to EYE at a later date.

We are planning to take a delegation that reflects the ethnic/cultural diversity of the Episcopal Church in MN. It will include persons of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic distribution within MN.

Before sending this application to the ECMN office: Please make sure that you have the signature of your parent(s)/guardian AND your priest/warden/youth leader!    

This year registration from each delegation is unlimited, but there is an overall capacity limit for the event. We plan to register our core team on January 6th and we will add in later registrations if there is still space available.

Please contact Sarah Barnett, your Missioner for Children, Youth, Camp, and Young Adults, with any questions about EYE, at sarah.b@episcopalmn.org or 612-870-3327.

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