A Newsletter for Youth Ministers of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
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It's Time for EYE!

This year’s Episcopal Youth Event will be held in Oklahoma City. It is open to high school aged youth ranging from incoming 9th graders to exiting 12th graders.

The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12.Path to Peace as a theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.

The estimated cost is $1,000. This cost includes EYE registration fees, airfare, meals and lodging.The cost for approved applicants would be divided into thirds with one third payable by the student, one third by their parish and the final third coming from The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Fundraising opportunities will be available for both youth and their parishes.

Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN! At this time, all you need to do is pay a $50 deposit and email in your application form. Pre-registration will close on Monday, January 9 at 5 p.m. Registration and applications will not be accepted after this time.

The EYE selection committee will review applications and notify youth via email of their selection for the trip on Friday, January 13, 2017. With only 24 spots available for the trip, it is possible that not everyone that applies will be selected. We will be using the applications to determine youth who will most benefit from the trip, and represents as broad a section of our diocese as possible. Youth who are not selected will be refunded their application fee.

A couple of important notes:

*EYE takes place every three years. That means, if you are an upperclassman, this will be your only opportunity to go. Please don't let this opportunity pass you by!

*This global gathering of Episcopal Youth offers the opportunity to connect with other youth from your faith tradition. Find out the ways that we are similar and celebrate our differences!

*The Presiding Bishop attended the last EYE. That means, you might have the opportunity to meet Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Check out his AWESOME sermon from the last EYE in one of the links below!

*Registration is being held through the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego website. Please follow the link below to pay your pre-registration fee, and download your application.
Any questions regarding this program should be directed to Charlette Preslar. .

So what is EYE???

EYE - The Episcopal Youth Event - has been being held since 1982. Every three years, thousands of Episcopal youth from all over the country come together to celebrate, worship, learn, and become leaders. The experience is diverse with workshops on peace making, music, service, diversity, and much, much more. 

But this isn't a dull workshop experience. This is a lightning rod. Just like a lightning rod channels the electricity of lightning safely into the earth, EYE channels faith, hope, energy, and the electricity of their faith into the youth who attend. 

Do you want to know more? Follow this link to see a short video about EYE 2014.
Pathway to Peace
This year''s theme for EYE is Pathway to Peace based on Matthew 5:1-12. Both exciting and challenging, the Beatitudes push us to be our best selves. During this EYE we will be challenged to focus on both the internal and external ways that we can become a "Path to Peace".
EYE14 Closing Eucharist: Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry
Sermon Spotlight - EYE14 Closing Eucharist

The Rt. Reverend Michael Curry gave the sermon at the closing Eucharist of EYE. His one word from this sermon, this very powerful word, this word of action and motivation is GO! Watch the video and see if it inspires you to GO... to EYE!


Did you know that the youth of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is on Instagram? We are!

You can follow us there at edsdyouth. EYE is on Instagram too. Find out more about what the youth leadership for EYE thinks about Pathway to Peace by following them at episcoyouth

Youth Collaborative January Meeting

EDSD Youth Collaborative is a collective of San Diego parishes invested in youth ministry. We use our common resources to serve youth and families throughout the diocese. We meet quarterly to plan, collaborate, share events and resources, and provide support to those involved in youth ministry. Collaborative events include mission trips, conventions, youth retreats, service opportunities, and various other activities including Nightwatch, Youth Olympics and the Episcopal Youth Event.

This is a fun and lively group committed to the youth of our diocese and each other. Do you want to join us? All those involved in a leadership capacity in the youth ministry program are welcome to join us. Our next gathering will be at St. Peter's Del Mar on January 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Please contact Charlette Preslar for more information or to get connected!

Mark your Calendar - More details coming soon...

Shine Your Light - Youth Retreat grades 6-12 - SOLD OUT!
January 6-8 - Camp Stevens

March 4-5 - St. Paul's Cathedral 

Urban Immersion - Middle School Mission Trip
June 16-18 - St, Mark's City Heights

Episcopal Youth Event - High School Trip
July 9-14 - Oklahoma City

Thank you for reading this issue of the Youth Buzz. Please send submissions to  Charlette Preslar ( by the second Monday of the month. The Youth Buzz will come out on the third week of each month. We welcome any ideas you have for articles or items of interest to include in the newsletter.
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