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June 16, 2014

By: Bronwyn

Recently I had the pleasure of joining the youth ministers and young people of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe for their annual youth events. For many years they have been convening teenagers for Youth Across Europe (YAE) during Ascension week. Recently they added a program for...

June 9, 2014

By: Bronwyn

The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants.

Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3...

May 29, 2014

By: Bronwyn

As we move into June, my hope is that you have added the new book from Sharon Ely Pearson, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, to your summer reading list.

This book helps meet the need that I sense among Youth Ministers to deeply consider the rite...

May 20, 2014

By: Bronwyn

So many of us continue to be haunted by the violence involving children that has been dominating the news in the past few months. From the sinking of the South Korean ferry, to the lost wreckage of Malaysian flight 370, to the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls, we are reminded now more...

May 16, 2014

By: Bronwyn

The Offices for Lifelong Formation, Youth Ministry, and Young Adult & Campus Ministry are proud partners with the Forma network.

Sharing skills, knowledge, collegial support, and resources across the church cannot be accomplished effectively or efficiently from any single office....

May 12, 2014

By: Bronwyn

As summer approaches, Episcopal youth groups and faith communities will surely be spreading out across the church on mission experiences and pilgrimages.

Is your group engaging a mission experience or pilgrimage this summer?If so, we would love to know where you are going and what you...

May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate...

May 8, 2014

By: Bronwyn Skov

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate words to...

April 28, 2014

By: Bronwyn

In just a month or two, many youth programs will be embarking on mission experiences throughout The Episcopal Church.

For each Mission Team, an important element of preparation is commissioning from the wider community. Both for the missionaries and for the sending congregation, it is...

April 21, 2014

By: Bronwyn

Easter Blessings!

I hope that all of you enjoyed a meaningful Holy Week and a joyful Easter celebration. As we moved through the Paschal Triduum last weekend, one prayer at the Vigil stood out for me:

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole...

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