24 February 2011

EYE 2011 News Release

Registration in English and Spanish now available
for the popular Episcopal Youth Event 2011

[February 24, 2011] Registration is now open for one of the most popular events in the Episcopal Church calendar - the Episcopal Youth Event 2011 (EYE 2011).

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE 2011 will be held at June 22-26 at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

EYE 2011 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2010-2011 academic year and their adult leaders. Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Officer, explained: “EYE is not a large scale Happening weekend.  Rather, it is a significant opportunity for building, sharing and fulfilling our call to mission in the world.”

In addition to the gathering, learning and enjoying, opportunities are available for mission work.

Each diocese is allowed up to 32 youth participants and eight adult participants. Registration is $275 per participant (youth and adult) which includes meals and lodging. Ten percent of each registration is earmarked for mission opportunities at the event in keeping with the Five Marks of Mission and Millennium Development Goals.

Skov pointed out, “Diocesan delegations should represent all aspects of the diocese: ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural diversity, and a range of liturgical and theological expressions. They should be able to handle traveling away from home, honoring the community covenant, participating in all aspects of the event, and taking their learning home to their diocese, congregation, and community.”

Registration materials, available in English and Spanish, are here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/121655_ENG_HTM.htm

For information contact Skov at bskov@episcopalchurch.org.

Episcopal Church Youth Ministries: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/youth

The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org

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For more info contact:
Neva Rae Fox
Public Affairs Officer
The Episcopal Church
212-716-6080  Mobile: 917-478-5659

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