Following the “historic” success of EYE2017 – the triennial Episcopal youth event held this year in Oklahoma City – the Episcopal Church is planning a Spanish-language youth gathering in Province IX in 2019.
EYE17 – the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event – marked a historic event with the large participation of youth and adults. In July, more than 1400 youth, adult mentors, workshop leaders, speakers and volunteers from across the Episcopal Church gathered for EYE17 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Office of Formation in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, EYE17 was geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders. It happened on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
The theme of EYE17 was Path to Peace, grounded in the Beatitudes as found in Matthew’s Gospel. Throughout EYE17, Path to Peace served as a call for participants to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.
A report on EYE17 is available here.
EJE19: Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales
Thanks to an Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grant (info here), the Office of Formation, in partnership with Province IX Leadership, the Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships, and the Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries, is planning a Spanish language Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event for 2019, Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales.
Representatives from each diocese, along with the Province IX Coordinator the Rev. Connie Sanchez, are meeting at the end of November to continue developing plans for this historic event.
More info is available here.
Read more about EYE17 – including a “by the numbers” breakdown – here.
Featured image: still from a 4-minute video of EYE2017