The 2011 Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team met in Atlanta, Georgia, May 6-9, to discern themes, activities, needs, and opportunities for mission and ministry when the youth of the church gather in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June of 2011.
From Top Left, Brook's Prior (Minnesota) Top Right, Austin Ryan (Upper South Carolina) From Left of Middle, Bryan Bauer(Oklahoma) Carolyn Downs (Connecticut) Brooke Lucas (Maryland) Jessica Livingston (Washington DC) Gage Prior (Minnesota) From Left of Front Lydia Pendleton (Connecticut) Ruth Sanchez (Domincan Republic) Lizzie Kezar (Kansas).
COME TOGETHER: Intimately Linked in this Harvest Work
REUNAMONOS: Entrelazádos Intimamente en esta Cosecha
June 22 - 26, 2011
The ten youth called to serve as leaders for this event met for three days with the Provincial Youth Ministry Coordinators (PYMC) and adult leaders to discern, pray, and plan for the next international Episcopal youth event. Their discernment was grounded in the Five Marks of Mission, the Core Values for EYE, and the Gospel offered through the Revised Common Lectionary for June 26; Proper 8, Year A.
Matthew 10:40-42 (The Message)
40-42"We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God's messenger. Accepting someone's help is as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I've called you into, but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won't lose out on a thing."
Amazing preparation has begun and information will be forthcoming as plans progress. Stay tuned here and watch for updates on our website, http://www.episcopalyouthevent.org/.