This fall we have seen over 500 youth come through our programs. We served 1,000s at the Service Day Retreat in August, and we had great numbers at New Beginnings 36, Happening 66, and the Annual Council Lock-In. Pictured to the left is our youth leading worship with 500 clergy and lay delegates at November's Annual Council.
Spring & Summer '16
It was a busy spring and summer in the Diocese of Atlanta, Between the Graduation Celebration, summer sessions at Camp Mikell, the Diocesan Tubing Trip, and 2 summer mission trips, the Diocese saw over a 1,000 young people in attendance. Pictured to the left are the 90 youth and adults that attended Mission Trip atlSERVE and Birmingham. They spent a week in July working together to further God's Kingdom as they loved like Jesus and served compassionately.
Hunger Walk Eucharist
March 13, 2016 Over 200 youth and 18 parishes participated in this year's pre-event worship. Fr. Ricardo and Canon John Thompson-Quartey joined us to lead a passion-filled morning. After breakfast and worship, we walked to Turner Field united as the Episcopal Youth of our Diocese donning fresh #LoveLikeJesusEDA headbands and sunglasses. Our team, eycdioatl, raised over $5,000!
Feb 19-21, 2016 We had over 150 youth, young adults, and adults with us at Camp Mikell this past month! The theme of the retreat was Shine Your Light. Hailey Wilson, the youth rector, did a great job leading our youth through the weekend. Dylan Walker will lead us next fall at the rector of Happening 66!
New Beginnings 35
Feb 5-7, 2016 We had over 120 youth and adults spend the weekend together for New Beginnings 35. It was a powerful weekend with small groups, skits, a variety show, and a dance. The theme was Star Wars, and the Force of the Lord was with us!
Jan 8-10, 2016 The weekend after the New Year, we had our middle and high school retreat, DYC. This is our only combined retreat. The theme was Love Like Jesus, and we had a weekend spiritual weekend of Dean Programming and fun activities like Senior Compline and the Luau. For more information on DYC, click here.
November 18-20, 2015 Recently, over 120 high school youth spanning 30 parishes came together for Happening 64. Jesse Adkins, a senior from St. Patrick's, was the youth in charge of the weekend. Jesse, along with 40 youth team members, led a group of 30 high school candidates through the weekend. For more information on Happening, click here.
Annual Council & Lock-In
November 13-14, 2015 The 109th Annual Council of our diocese took place in November. We had 10 youth delegates that took part in all the activities of Council. The diocese hosted a Youth Lock-In the night of Council. We had 70 youth representing 20 parishes take part. To close out the Lock-In, we packaged 10,000 meals with Stop Hunger Now that have been sent all over the world!