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July 23, 2018

By: Claire Parish

General Convention ended on July 13th, the Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) left on the 12th. My mother, a deputy, kept me in Austin for the extra day, so I had the honor of being the only youth in the entire Official Youth Presence section of the House of Deputies. It was odd to be in a place...

July 11, 2018

By: Claire Parish

General Convention can be intimidating. On our first day on the floor, the Official Youth Presence filed into our seats in the back of the House. We looked out on hundreds of people, and tables set up within an impossibly large room. We sat stiffly in our chairs, listening as carefully...

July 9, 2018

By: Maria Gonzalez

Buenas tardes. Mi nombre es Maria Gonzalez, soy de la diócesis de Olympia, y estoy aquí con la presencia oficial de jóvenes. Gracias por permitirme hablar delante de ustedes hoy.

Tengo dieciséis años y soy hija de una familia mixta, de Pensilvania y de un inmigrante mexicano. Mis...

July 9, 2018

By: Maria Gonzalez

Buenas tardes. Mi nombre es Maria Gonzalez, soy de la diócesis de Olympia, y estoy aquí con la presencia oficial de jóvenes. Gracias por permitirme hablar delante de ustedes hoy.

My name is Maria Gonzalez. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter of a Pennsylvanian. I am also the...

July 4, 2018

On Friday July 6 General Convention experienced the first of several joint sessions between the house of bishops and house of deputies. The screens at the front of the house, however, made no mention of joint sessions- instead they were emblazoned with the word “TEConversations.” Immediately my...

July 4, 2018

Youth can be a disruption. I am sure most would agree. As a youth myself, I have accepted this fate. Deputies, bishops, and various other General Convention attendees surely can attest to this fact. As Convention continues these people will most likely encounter a sudden gaggle of teenagers,...

March 12, 2018

The 16 members of the Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention have been announced.

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (...

August 31, 2017

As you plan your program year, you may find useful these older, but still relevant, ministry manuals:

Youth and Young Adult Ministries Ministries with Older Adolescents Ministries with Young Adolescents

August 3, 2017

Applications are now accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the Episcopal Church 79th General Convention to be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese...

August 3, 2017

Ya se aceptan solicitudes de estudiantes de secundaria que quieran participar en la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en la Convención General (GCOYP, por su sigla en inglés) en la 79ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal que tendrá lugar desde el jueves 5 hasta el viernes 13 de julio de...

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