EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT 2020
University of Maryland, College Park
July 7-11, 2020
Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, the Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.”
Diocese of Virginia Delegation Information
EYE20 will be open to current high school students enrolled in 9, 10, 11, or 12 grade for 2019/20 school year or between 15 and 19 years old. YOU MUST BE 15-19 YEARS OLD BY JULY 7, 2020.
The Diocese of Virginia will take as many youth as possible as there is no limit on delegation size this year. However, registrations are filling quickly and will close when EYE reaches 1650 participants or on March 13.
Our delegation will meet in College Park on the morning of July 7 and gather with other Province III delegations. Our delegation will be lodged on campus at UMD in dorms.
The cost for all participants in the Diocese of Virginia will be $400 which includes lodging and meals. Scholarships are available as needed, please contact Sierra Gore. If accepted into the delegation, a $100 deposit in required within 30 days and the full balance is due by July 1.
Interested youth show immediately fill out an application to be part of our diocesan delegation. Our office will contact parents for their consent and their parish priest to fill out a reference form.
Contact Sierra Gore via email firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 643-8451 x1023.
2020 Theme: unite! ¡unámonos!
The theme for EYE20 will be “unite! ¡unámonos!”
The Planning Team chose this theme at their initial meeting in October 2019 after considerable time in discussion, reflection, and prayer.
28 “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. 30 My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29, Common English Bible (CEB)
“It was a blessing to sit with this Team of young people as they engaged and contextualized the guiding Scripture for EYE20” said The Rev. Abi Moon, EYE20 Team Chaplain. “Recognizing that we are ‘yoked together’ as a community through God’s mercy and grace, the Planning Team discerned a call to action for all EYE20 participants and those who will journey alongside them, to unite! ¡unámanos!. Unite as people of the Jesus Movement. Unite as a people following the Way of Love.”
The event speakers and preachers, workshops, and logo will continue to be developed based on this theme.