EYC at Trinity is a diverse community consisting of youth from all over the Statesboro area. When I say diverse I mean diverse! The youth who participate in EYC come from a variety of backgrounds. Some were raised in the Episcopal Church, some attend different denominations, and others have never attended a church before Trinity. We invite everyone to come and participate in our EYC programs. Please email Fr. Justin if you have any questions about upcoming events or programs. Check out the calendar for a list of upcoming events.
Annual Camping Trip- We kick off every year with a camping trip to Lake Clarke’s Hill in Augusta Georgia. We enjoy a weekend of fun and fellowship as we prepare for a new school year. This gives new and old youth a chance to mingle and get to know one another.
Trips to Honey Creek- Honey Creek is our diocesan camp and conference center. Periodically, we will travel to Honey Creek to conduct mission work, seek rest, or engage our spiritual life as a group. Many of the youth have been to diocesan events at Honey Creek, so it affords a special place in our hearts.
Spiritual Retreat- 2011 will mark the first annual spiritual retreat for the Trinity EYC. This event is a deliberate weekend designed to engage our youth community around the idea of personal identity. During the weekend the youth will work as a community to discern who they are individually as well as communally. Our hope is that youth will return from the weekend ready to engage their daily life with new perspectives.
Mission Trip- The youth of Trinity are beginning to explore opportunities for local and international mission. Currently, we have a trip to the Dominican Republic scheduled for the summer of 2012. In the meantime, we will partake in mission projects around our local community of Statesboro. These might include Habitat for Humanity projects, service work at various non-profits, or at our migrant worker communities just outside of town. The youth have expressed a desire to serve those in need and now they are finding ways to do so.
Nights at Hackers- Occasionally, we will step out of our weekly routine and head to ‘The Clubhouse’ in Statesboro where youth can participate in a range of games. These nights provide us with ample opportunity to have fun together!! Our youth really look forward to these nights and we try to do them a couple of times a semester.
There is a strong youth pastor association in Statesboro which provides opportunities for local youth groups to interact with one another. Below is a description of 2 of our regular events.
The Link- The Link is a worship service hosted by all the youth pastors in Statesboro once a quarter. All local youth groups are invited to come and worship together. This service is intentionally put together, so that all will feel comfortable.
30-Hour Famine- 30 Hour Famine has been, and continues to be a big part of our year. This is a major outreach project of Trinity’s EYC as well as others in the Statesboro community. The goal of this event is to raise awareness for world hunger. In January, many youth groups come together to host the actual fast which lasts for 30 hours. All the proceeds raised benefit World Vision and their fight to end world hunger.