EYE17 Theme: Path to Peace

Posted Nov 2, 2016

eye17[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme Path to Peace, based on Matthew 5:1-12.

Path to Peace as a theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace.

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma. More on EYE17 here.

Path to Peace represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement,” explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop’s Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. “Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities.”

Based on the theme, the EYE17 Mission Planning Team’s Evangelism Committee developed the featured logo. The logo was designed by Christoph Herpel, EYE17 Mission Planning Team mentor. An Art Director at Gerasch Communication, Herpel resides in Germany and has been active with Youth Across Europe, a program of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.

Applications Accepted for Pastoral Care Team
Applications are still being accepted for the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team, which will be comprised of young adults and adults at least 19 years of age, who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE17. Among the Pastoral Care Team positions are: Residential Staff; Peer Ministers; Chaplains; and Medical Care Team.

To serve as a member of the Pastoral Care Team, applicants must be willing to submit to a Criminal Sexual Background Check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God’s Children Training; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Oklahoma City on July 10 and depart no sooner than noon on July 14.

Application deadline is November 4. Application available here.  More info here.

For more information about the Pastoral Care Team, contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Pastoral Care Team Coordinator and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for the Episcopal Church at skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

Participating in EYE17
Registration for EYE17 occurs at the diocesan level and will be available in January.