June 10, 2018

Episcopal Youth Community

EYC Six Flags Day

Next Saturday the EYC will be headed to six flags for a big day of roller coasters and lemonade. We need RSVPs from everyone (students, friends and chaperones) wanting to attend in order to see if we can get a group discount. If you do not RSVP by June 14th you will not be included in group pricing. We are also in need of chaperones parents or otherwise. We can not go to Six Flags without a certain amount of adults.



Church of the Common Ground

The youth have been asked to participate in a unique church service in downtown Atlanta. This church service serves a community that comes from all walks of life and many different circumstances. Some folks have suffered great losses. Some are working through aspects of recovery. Some are homeless and some are not. We have been asked to make and bring 65 sandwiches to distribute to the participating congregations. We can only bring 15 people so I am looking for two chaperones to drive and around 10 youth to participate. We need to be at Woodruff park by 12:30 so it would be best to leave church by 11:20.

Youth Camping Trip Information

Yay!! The youth camping trip is this weekend, April 12-14. Here is some essential information including a packing list, emergency contact information and a TENTative schedule.

Packing List

  • Tent (don’t have a tent? That’s okay! We’ll have some extra)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • An extra blanket
  • Camp or Beach Chair
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Clothes for daytime (make sure these aren’t your church clothes, something you can get dirty)
  • Sleepwear
  • Rainwear (just in case)
  • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes
  • Shoes for the shower (flip flops, slide ons)
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Toothbrush, toiletries
  • Soap
  • Favorite Board Game
  • Water Bottle
  • Mess Kit (a kit with bowl, utensils and a plate. Tupperware is fine as well)

If you don’t have any of these items thats okay okay just let Holly (phone number at the bottom of the message) know and we’ll sort it out for you!

This weekend is by the kids and for the kids. This means their phones will be taken from them for the majority of the weekend. We will allow them to to have their phones for a half an hour is they’d like to catch up with family or say goodnight. If you have an emergency you can call Holly (770-231-0701) or Mike (770-851-8216)

We will be camping at Fort Yargo, 210 S Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680. We are asking all children to be at the church 6:30. We are encouraging everyone to come eat at the fish fry since we will not be serving dinner on friday not, just a few snacks and smores. If you can not make it to the church by 6:30 we ask you to drop your children off at the campground but please let us know about this beforehand. We will return to the church by noo depending on breakdown time. If you would like to pick up your child from the campsite let me know. If you have not filled out a youth information form and a medical release your child will not be able to attend this weekend. We will have forms available friday night if you need to fill this out.

EYC 2018 Calendar

Oct. 21st: Buford Corn Maze (Meet in front on Nicholson Hall)

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

$15 + bring lunch,

Adults Attending: Holly and Lee Ann Sipe, Erica Harris


Oct. 28th: Collect Can Goods from Parish for Spooky to be Hungry


Nov. 4: Kids pick activities (TBD)

Time: 12:30-2:00

Meeting in the Undercroft (snacks and drinks provided)


Nov. 9th-10th: Lock-in at Diocesan Annual Council @ Holy Innocents Church

$25 Register @ eycdioatl.com

Adults Attending: Holly Sipe, Melanie Sotelo


Nov. 18th: Operation Christmas Child

Time: 12:30-2:00

Meeting in the Undercroft


Dec. 2nd: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser


Dec. 16th: Christmas Party


Meeting in the Undercroft (snacks and drinks provided)