Meet friends! Have fun! Grow in faith! The aim of Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St. John’s is fellowship and discipleship for youth in grades 6 through 12. EYC is a great place to build friendships, find support, and deepen faith in Christ.
Youth Ministry During Safe Distancing
Youth are meeting weekly with safe distancing measures in place. To participate, please contact Ayana Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular Programming for Youth
EYC meets during the school year every Sunday afternoon in Connelly House adjacent to our church on Orleans Avenue. We engage in games and discussions and enjoy a tasty dinner together.
St. John’s also provides other opportunities for youth to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their friends. From trips to Universal Studios to paintball outings, from Bible study to service days, St. John’s youth are active and engaged. We celebrate together, serve together, and grow together!
Connect with our St John’s EYC Instagram here!
Annual Diocesan Youth Events
Happening is a unique high school experience weekend that helps teens foster a personal and more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Attendees will experience music, prayer, worship, and community led by fellow students and supported by clergy and lay adults. Learn more here.
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 with the help of middle school students to help participants grow in their love of themselves, others, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Learn more here.
Summer Camps at DaySpring
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, develop skills, and build friendships. Sessions are programmed for elementary, middle and high school students.