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Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

EYC stands for Episcopal Youth Community. Our middle school community embraces youth who are in 6th through 8th grade. Out high school community embraces youth who are in 9th-12thgrade. Our mission is to welcome and provide a community that offers opportunities for our youth to engage with others, work with others, and grow in their faith with others through fellowship, formation, service, and worship.

Our typical meeting schedule is:

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Middle School EYC
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Dinner for All
6:30pm - 7:30pm: High School EYC

We usually meet in the All Saints Center, the large brick building on the opposite end of the parking lot from the Parish House at Christ Church.

The Second Sunday of the month we offer a different format for our EYC gatherings. The second Sunday of the month will be Service oriented - we are calling this ServeUS. This offering is designed to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to engrain in our youth the importance of service. Through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we seek to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life.

Some organizations we have partnered with before: Harvest Hope Food Bank, Miracle Hill, United Ministries, Project Host, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Ronald McDonald House, Mill Village Farms.

Be sure to check the schedule below.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Dec 8

Common Table: (Dinner & programs for all ages) : 5:30 – 6:45pm – ASC GYM

Sunday, Dec 12

Sunday School for Middle & High School: 9:30-10:15am – All Saints Center

Cocoa and Carols: 4:00-4:45pm - Churchyard (weather plan ASC Gym) Fun for the WHOLE family.

SLT Christmas Party: 5:30-7:30pm at Miller house. Contact Eric for more information. 

Wednesday, Dec 15

Common Table: (Dinner & programs for all ages) : 5:30 – 6:45pm – ASC GYM

Friday, Dec 17

Deadline to register for the MS Ski Retreat:

Middle School Ski Retreat
Jan 14-16, 2022
Beech Mountain NC

Full cost is $350/person. Scholarships are available, please contact Eric at for more information.

There is limited space for this Ski Retreat.

Reserve your spot for $50. Use link above.

Once you have reserved your spot, you will be sent a registration packet with detailed information including deadlines for final payment.

Sunday, Dec 19, 26, & Jan 2

Holiday Break – No Sunday School or EYC

Upcoming Retreats

Middle School Ski Retreat
Jan 14-16, 2022 - Beech Mountain, NC
$350/person - Just $50 to reserve your spot. Reservation deadline is Dec 17, 2021.
Limited spaces available.

Click here to register and pay your deposit for the ski retreat: https://christchurchgvl.elvant...

The Youth Ministry programs and events at Christ Church happen with the support of our parents, and we are so thankful for you! It is our hope that all young people feel welcome and a part of the youth community at Christ Church. To help us accomplish this we have several opportunities for parents and other adults to partner with us. Please consider signing up for these upcoming occasions.

  • Youth Sunday School small group facilitators: Adults who will help facilitate either the Middle School or High School small groups. The teaching is done by Eric Travis as a large group and then we split into small groups with adult facilitators. Materials and questions given to you. Click here to see dates still needed:

The Student Leadership Team or (SLT) is made up of high school students (10th- 12th graders) who attend Christ Church Episcopal. The Student Leadership Team is responsible for assisting with planning, participating, and serving as a leader to the Middle School ministry programs at Christ Church.

The current SLT is broken into three groups who rotate the leadership duties with the Middle School EYC.

Aqua Blue: Karissa, Gracen, Sabrina, & Anna Marina.
Electric Green: Parker, Sam, Anderson, & Betty Frances.

Sunshine Yellow: Thea, Elizabeth D., Cece, & Elizabeth S.

EYC Date Team in Charge
Nov 21, 2021 Electric Green
Dec 5, 2021 Sunshine Yellow
Jan 9, 2021 Aqua Blue
Jan 23, 2022 Electric Green
Jan 30, 2022 Sunshine Yellow
Feb 6, 2022 Aqua Blue
Feb 20, 2022 Electric Green
Feb 27, 2022 Sunshine Yellow
March 6, 2022 Aqua Blue
Mar 20, 2022 Electric Green
Mar 27, 2022 Sunshine Yellow
Apr 3, 2022 Aqua Blue
Apr 24, 2022 Electric Green

Applications for the 2022 - 2023 SLT will be available soon.

Eric Travis came to Christ Church in September of 2021. He and his wife moved from Michigan where Eric was the Missioner for Youth and Young Adults for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan since 2009.

Eric grew up in Spokane, WA. His father was an Episcopal Deacon and his mother was the Bishop's secretary. Eric first worked in restaurants after getting his Culinary Degree before heeding the call to professional youth ministry, and moving to Orlando to receive his Certificate from the Institute for Professional Youth Ministry. Eric has worked as a professional Youth and Young Adults minister in the Episcopal Church since 1990, serving parishes in Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. He also work on the Diocesan Staff in Central New York in addition to the Diocese of Michigan.

Eric loves to watch movies, go for walks, kayak and spend time in nature.