The 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.
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ECW Bena Dial Scholarship
The Bena Dial Scholarship of the Episcopal Church Women of Upper South Carolina is offered annually to full-time students who are active participants and members of parishes of the diocese. Selection is based upon criteria including academic excellence, church and diocesan involvement, and financial need. The application can be found here, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
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The Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee (DYLC) is made up of young people and adults from throughout the diocese. This group serves as the core leadership for implementing policy, developing procedures, and designing overall structure for diocesan youth ministry for the coming program year. Members are appointed to serve for one-year terms and may reapply.
This is a serious resp…Read More »
is a Christian experience presented by teenagers, for teenagers with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. The Happening program is meant to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition of renewing the Christian church in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the church may more readily respond to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throug…
Middle School Spring Retreat is a weekend retreat for youth in grades 6-8.
When: March 27-29, 2020
Where: Camp Gravatt
Register by Monday, March 16, 2020
Province IV Youth Leadership and Networking Meeting
The Province IV Youth Leadership and Networking Meeting (PYNM) is a gathering of diocesan youth ministry coordinators and youth leaders from across Province IV where participants engage in leadership development and idea-sharing. Participants from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina are selected from members of the Diocesan You…Read More »
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.”
The theme for EYE20 will be “unite! ¡unámonos!”
The Planning Team chose this theme at their …Read More »