EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) at St. John’s often joins with youth from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. The focus is on worship, authentic community, and service to others. There is plenty of fun to be had, too! Jr. EYC (6th through 8th grades) and Sr. EYC (9th through 12th grades) meet separately most Sundays, with occasional joint EYC events and service projects, as well.
Every summer EYC services our neighbors near and far through mission trips. For the last several years Sr. EYC has gone on a mission trip to Belize (every other summer), and Jr. EYC has gone on an annual mission trip to Salter Path, NC. The Jr. and Sr. EYC also participate in short term mission with The Boy's Home in Covington, VA.
EYC also participates in diocesan youth events throughout the year.
The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has many additional opportunities for youth. These include retreats, trainings, participation in Youth at Council and Summer camps and day trips. Please visit the Dioswava website for many more opportunities: www.youth.dioswva.org/