Sunday School for Youth - Ministry Leaders: Robert Danos, Steven Studebaker, and Chris Grose
Sunday School for youth in Middle School and High School is called the “Justice League”. Each Sunday from 10:15-11 am we gather in the EYC room below the kitchen and watch short clips of video about social justice issues. We then discuss the clips and discuss how our Christian faith calls us to stand up against injustice.
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
EYC Rescue Mission - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
On the 3rd Sunday of each month we visit the Rescue Mission in downtown Hendersonville. Rescue mission is a homeless shelter designed to feed and assist the homeless in finding jobs. On these nights we lead evening prayer and sing camp songs with the homeless. 5th grade youth are also invited to join EYC on these nights.
EYC Mission Trips - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
This past summer 2018, EYC went to the country of Panama to work with the nonprofit PROMESA in sustainable agriculture. We had a great group of 12 youth and 8 adults. We are planning to go on a local mission trip this summer. If you would like to attend this year's mission trip you must volunteer with Apple Festival Parking, Candlemas Concert, and April Brunch Fundraiser! These fundraisers allow youth to attend the annual mission trip for free.
EYC Diocesan Events - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
Our diocese offers several opportunities for youth to attend conferences and camp throughout the year. Each year the Middle School Conference is in September. The High School have Fall Conference in November and Spring Conference in March. Both Middle School and High School Youth are invited to attend Camp Henry in the Summer. St James also attends annually the diocesan SPLASH at Camp Ridgecrest, ski day at Cataloochee, and Lake Logan Festival. Click the link below for more information about diocesan events:
Confirmation Class - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
Confirmation Class runs from March to May each year. Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to become confirmed in the Episcopal Church. This class is especially designed for high school youth.
La Capilla Math Program - Ministry Leaders: Larry Winecoff and Elly Withers
Each summer EYC helps teach math to children at La Capilla, the Spanish speaking Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. All middle school and high school youth are invited to volunteer with other parishioners from St James.