EYE14 Registration Deadline is Saturday March 15

eye_logoSaturday, March 15, is the deadline for diocesan delegations to register their high school participants and adult leaders for the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14). All identified diocesan registrars received the registration link in January and via a reminder email earlier this week.

As of the end of the day on Thursday, March 13, we have 57 dioceses registered totaling 748 participants for the main event. We have just 50 spaces left for 3 Days of Urban Mission following EYE14. [Read more…]

Report from EYE14 Liturgy and Music Committee

eye_logoHello all!

I am Lillian Hardaway from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and I am honored to be serving on EYE14 Mission Planning Team. Specifically, I am serving on the Liturgy and Music Committee.  We are busily preparing for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14), which is coming up in just five short months! [Read more…]

Still Fine Tuning the EYE14 Registration Process

eye_logoGreetings in Epiphany!

Today is the much anticipated day that we planned to open registration for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14) and 3 Days of Urban Mission. We are still working on some technical glitches in the registration software in an effort to make the process as simple as possible for diocesan registrars.

Sometime in the next 72 hours each registrar will receive an official invitation to the registration process. We anticipate having registration open this week through March 15, unless we reach lodging capacity before March 15. In that event, we will close registration and notify any remaining dioceses that we are full, and we will see if it’s possible to negotiate alternative lodging sites close to the Villanova campus.

All registrars should take this opportunity to review the registration guidelines (which can be found by clicking here) and double-check that they have completed forms for each attendee. Those forms are available here and will need to be forwarded and completed electronically. Instructions about uploading these forms will be in the registration confirmation email that is auto generated at the end of each registration process. That email will also provide deposit and payment information.

The ethnic missioners representing our Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Indigenous populations will be hosting an EYE14 Pre-Conference for youth of these constituencies. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact me directly for more information at bskov@episcopalchurch.org.

I do apologize for our delay and trust that you understand it is in your best interest that we continue the fine-tuning of our registration process before we go live. We are ever so close to being ready and appreciate your prayers, patience, and cooperation.



EYE14: 3 Days of Urban Mission Q&A

Mission Mondays3 Days of Urban Mission will be held July 13 – 16, 2014 and is open to Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) participants. Here are a few common questions we are receiving about 3 Days of Urban Mission.

The name references 3 days, but it appears to be only 2 days long.

3 Days of Urban Mission involves one day of moving to inner-city housing and in-house training and two days of working in the mission field. Travel days are Sunday morning, July 13 and Wednesday, July 16.  [Read more…]

EYE14: Liturgy & Music Committee report

eye_logoby Thomas Alexander, EYE14 Mission Planning Team, Liturgy & Music Committee member 

I love working with the Episcopal Youth Event Liturgy & Music Committee.

We are all so different, literally stretching to every corner of the country, and we all have such unique experiences of God through worship, but somehow, we can joyfully come together and come up with some very exciting plans for the liturgical and musical experiences for EYE14.

This past week, we finalized our line-up for possible preachers and presiders, and are going to send the invitations out very soon.

We are also close to officially having our band for the event that will play at all of our services. We are expecting well over 1,000 people in attendance, so the services we’re planning must be on a huge scale. However, because the services are only an hour and a half, we must create them in such a way as to impact all who are in attendance.

We are having a great time incorporating our theme, “Marked for Mission.” We can’t wait to show you how we’ll do it in Villanova next Summer.