Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Youth Formation and Mission

Youth Ministry 2014 COLOR smallerThe Diocese of Upper South Carolina seeks "To Know, Grow, and Sow the Love of Christ" among youth through events offered for young people in grades 5-12. Diocesan events are held in various locations and are open to all youth and their friends. Each of these events, while focused on a specific age group and theme or program, is designed to deepen the spiritual development and the leadership skills of the participants. All youth events are designed and led by youth with adult supervision and clergy input. Our policies and procedures for our youth events may be found in our FAQS document. Churches are required to provide Safe Church trained, background checked chaperones for all retreats, except Happening. Click the button below to find out more about these formative events. Please note that fees for youth retreats and events are non-refundable after the event's registration deadline. For more information, contact Kellie Wilson by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 803-771-7800 x104.


Click the button below to learn about our events for the 2016-17 school year. 

 Ongoing Youth Events                                


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The Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is July 10-14, 2017 and the Provincial Youth Event is July 25-28, 2017. EYE will be held at Central Oklahoma University. The event gathers over 1,000 youth from across The Episcopal Church, including those from churches overseas. The event provides wonderful worship with inspiring speakers, workshops and fellowship. 


July 25 – July 28, 2017
A Service Learning Opportunity for Province IV Middle and High School Students

Humble yourself under God's mighty hand, that God may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:6

Province IV has a great history and tradition of assisting its own when disaster strikes. This year we will assist with the continued clean up and aftermath from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, NC. During the three days together the group will immerse themselves in the rich culture of the Lumbee Indians who call this area in NC Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland and Scotland Counties in NC their home. The work will consist of repair to homes and communities that were flooded during and following Hurricane Matthew as well as nurturing relationships we make along the way.
Middle school and high school (those who will complete 6 through 12 grades at the end of the 2017 school year) students are welcome. Churches do need to provide adult chaperones at a 1:5 ratio per EDUSC Safe Church Policies.

Lift Every Voice: Youth/Young Adult Focus on Truth, Reconciliation, and Peace
July 21 - 25, 2017 - Haws River State Park, NC

Lift Every Voice is a three-year ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina for youth and young adults, a ministry designed to revisit the historical truths of slavery and the Civil Rights movement in North Carolina and Apartheid in South Africa. LEV2017's theme is Disciples of Change - This five day conference is designed to train and equip participants to develop a model of church leadership in today's multicultural communities.

EDUSC will take 5 youth and 2 adults to this event and is offsetting the cost from $150 to $34. To apply for LEV2017 through EDUSC, we will have a link to an Application Form where you must pay the $34.00 and complete the Application Form, paying special attention when answering the 3 Questions on Application regarding Injustice and Oppression. Your answers will be used for the Selection Process. If you are not selected, your $34.00 fee will be returned to you. The LEV17 Application Deadline is February 24, 2017. We will be providing the link to Application Form - please contact Julie Derrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding the Application Process.

Link to EDUSC LEV17 Application
Deadline for Application is February 24,2017

Youth and Adults Invited to Apply for DYLC

Youth retreats in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina are planned by the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee (DYLC). This group of high school youth and adults from throughout the Diocese assist in the creation and implementation of youth events and help in setting the policies and procedures for governing them. Applications for DYLC are accepted during the Spring semester of each school year. We are particularly seeking representation from congregations not currently represented on DYLC. The application is available here: icon DYLC Application 2017-18.  Application and reference deadline for the 2017-18 school year is March 27th, 2016. For more information, contact Kellie Wilson at 803-771-7800 x 104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please follow this link for further Diocesan Youth Leadership Opportunities, including Design Team opportunities and involvement with the Diocesan Convention.







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  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
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  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
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