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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
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Youth Ministry in Southern Virginia
Youth Ministry leadership bodies - what they do and how to contact them.

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

Youth programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern of Southern Virginia are designed to offer a variety of opportunities for a diverse pool of youth. All programs seek to form disciples of Jesus through worship, fellowship, education, service and wellness.
 

Upcoming youth events:

Happening #72
March 27-29 at Chanco on the James. For young adults in grades 10 and up. Happening is an experiential weekend retreat for young adults that may just change your life. Come and see what it's like to be transformed by God's love! Click here for more info and to register.
Pre-Happening Weekend for staff will be March 14-15 (note this is a change in date!). Click here for a staff application. Click here for the Rector application.

May Weekend
May 15-17 at Chanco on the James. For grades 6-12. More info coming soon!

EYE:  unite! ¡unámonos!
The Diocese of Southern Virginia is putting together a group of youth to attend the Episcopal Youth Event, or also affectionately known as EYE, this upcoming summer. The theme for EYE20 will be “unite! ¡unámonos!” and it will be held this summer, July 7-11, 2020, in the Washington DC metro area. Our Diocesan group will meet together July 6 in Newport News and then travel to the event together on July 7. EYE20 programs will focus on helping develop leadership skills, spiritual practices, and early stages of vocational discernment. Participants must have turned at least 15 and be no older than 19 by July 7, 2020. Current freshman who will be 14 on July 7, 2020 will have an opportunity to attend EYE2023 as the Episcopal Youth Event is on a three-year cycle.  The cost for Diocesan participants will be $100 per person. There is limited housing available, so please be sure to register by March 10. For more information about the event check out the EYE20 website.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Youth Missioner, Megan Dern, at mdern@diosova.org or 757-423-8287

To register for an event, youth must provide completed copy of the Youth Event Registration and Permission Form
Adult leaders must provide completed copy of the Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events
Please bring signed copies of the forms with you to the event.

Click here for the Youth Event Packing List

Click here for the Youth Event Scholarship Application

Click here for our Event Registration, Payment & Refund Policy.

Send all forms and payment to:
      Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
      11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606

 

Resources

Recommended resources for Youth Ministry

DIOSOVA Youth Ministry Safety Standards

Safe Church & Social Media

 

Forms

Youth Event Registration and Permission Form

Community Standards for Youth Programs

EYC & Chanco Release & Medical Form

Adult Leader Information Form for Youth Events

2019 Happening Staff Application

Youth Event Scholarship Application

 

Youth Ministry Leadership

Happening Team
The Happening Team coordinates all aspects of the Happening Program in our diocese including weekend planning, staff oversight, and reunion weekends. We meet approximately monthly.  The team is chaired by Karen Witherspoon, kspoon143@yahoo.com.

CE-Net
The Christian Education Network of Southern Virginia supports lay and ordained, professional and volunteer educators.  We meet monthly for lunch to share resources and problem-solve, and we gather quarterly for special programs with engaging speakers. For more information on CE-Net contact Vicky Koch, vkoch@stpaulsnorfolk.org, 757-627-4353, ext. 23.

Chanco on the James Camp and Conference Center
Chanco on the James is our diocesan retreat center and residential summer camping ministry.  The Executive Director is Gareth Kalfas.  Contact Gareth at director@chanco.org.

Chanco Chaplain Program
Each summer a number of dedicated visiting clergy partner with the summer Residential Chaplain to serve the Camp Chanco community.  Visiting clergy commit to celebrating one Eucharist, while the Residential Chaplain stays on-site during the summer sessions to teach chaplain class, provide pastoral care, and lead morning devotions.  If you are interested in being part of this important and rewarding ministry, contact Gareth Kalfas at Chanco, director@chanco.org.

Last Published: February 11, 2020 3:26 PM