Meet friends! Grow in faith! The aim of Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St. John’s is fellowship and discipleship for youth in 6th through 12th grades. The groups are designed to give youth a place where they can have fun, meet life-long friends, be supported, and deepen their faith in Christ. Growing in maturity and in faith is easier and more fun when we grow together.

EYC meets during the school year on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in the Discovery House from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and we always share a tasty dinner together.

St. John’s also provides other opportunities for youth to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their church friends. From trips to Universal Studios to paintball outings, from Bible study to service days, St. John’s youth are active and engaged at their parish home. We celebrate together, serve together, and grow together.

Keep up with the latest St John’s Youth news on our Blog: https://stjohnseyctampa.blogspot.com/ 

Connect with our St John’s EYC Instagram here!

For more information, contact Youth Minister Ayana Grady.


Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

Here is our Spring 2018 EYC Calendar! Be sure to check this page regularly to keep up to date on what we are up to!

Spring 2018 Youth Calendar

Saturday, January 13th Winter Jam Concert in Tampa ($15) 3-10 p.m. at Amalie Arena

Sunday, January 21st Sandwich Sunday Service Project (Bring notes!)

Sunday, February 4th Super Bowl Themed EYC 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Sunday, February 18th Regular EYC 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Friday, March 2nd-Sunday, March 4th New Beginnings #63 Middle School Retreat at Dayspring Conference Center Click here for more info!

Sunday, March 11th Regular EYC 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Friday, March 16th-Sunday, March 18th Happening #76 High School Retreat at Dayspring Conference Center Click here for more info!

Sunday, March 18th Tentative I Can Imagine Movie Night!

Sunday, March 25th Messy Games Night 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Sunday, April 1st Easter (No EYC)

Sunday, April 8th Regular EYC 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Sunday, April 15th EYC Mission Envelopes Fundraiser 5-6:30 p.m. in Parish Hall 

Sunday, April 22nd Bowling Night 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Pinarama Bowl Lanes 

Sunday, May 6th Final Regular EYC 4:30-6 p.m. in Discovery House

Sunday, May 13th Senior Sunday


Diocesan Youth Events

Happening

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Happening is a unique high school experience weekend that helps teens foster a personal more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.  Attendees will experience music, prayer, worship, and community led by fellow students, supported by clergy and lay adults.  The next Happening is scheduled for March 16-18 (#76).  Click here or contact Youth Minister Ayana Grady for more information.

New Beginnings

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New Beginnings is designed especially to respond to the unique challenges and concerns of middle school youth in grades 6 to 8.  It was created by adults and young people to help participants grow in their love of themselves, others, and our Lord Jesus Christ.  The next New Beginnings is scheduled for March 2-4 (#63).  Click here or contact Youth Minister Ayana Grady for more information.


Summer Camps at DaySpring

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The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida is proud to offer summer camp at DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center. Established in 1983, DaySpring is located on a historic 97-acre campus along the Manatee River.

Campers participate in a church-based program designed to help them grow spiritually and emotionally, providing them opportunities to explore new interests, skills and friendships. Sessions have been programmed for elementary, middle and high school students.

Click here for more information on youth summer camps or DaySpring Episcopal Center.