YOUTH EVENT CONSENT FORMS__________
Click on the links below to access PDF versions of consent forms.
Consent & Liability Release
Transporting Children/Youth in a Motor Vehicle
Medical Registration Form
Hurricane Florence Hurricane Recovery Packet (New Bern)
Check out these highlights from the 2020 EYC Ski Trip
January 24-26, 2020
ABOUT EYC AT CGS__
Our youth programs are for 6th-12th graders and run from September - May, but we also stay busy during the summer with various trips, formation events and get togethers.
We participate in many ministries and find creative ways to engage the parish and the community around Good Shepherd, including events like the annual Hot Chocolate Sale and the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Check the Good Shepherd calendar and e-newsletter each week for the most up-to-date announcements on youth activities.
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community, 5-7 p.m. Sunday evenings)
Our Sunday evening gatherings aim to cultivate a desire to grow in knowledge and love of God and in friendship with one another. We meet most Sunday evenings to learn and worship together, to share dinner, and to play.
Diocesan Youth Events
We connect with Episcopal youth from other parishes around North Carolina at events like Bishop's Ball, Winter Seniors, Fall Middlers and Happening. We encourage youth at Good Shepherd to actively participate in the larger Episcopal community. More information is available on the Diocesan Youth Page.
Retreats and mission opportunities
We regularly go on retreats and participate in local and national mission/service projects. We also serve with Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen and are always open to learning about other local ministries and opportunities for us to serve.
Check out these beautiful scarves our EYC made to share with patients at Rex Hospital's cancer center.
(9 -10 a.m.)
We split into middle school and high school classes, with each class taking time to discuss faith, prayer, scripture and how these engage our daily lives.
We encourage all of our youth to be active participants in parish worship. Opportunities include singing in the choir, assisting with Children's Chapel, serving as an acolyte, kite flier, lector, intercessor or usher.
CGS Acolyte Ministry
Acolytes serve each Sunday assisting clergy during worship. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to serve after training, rotating between Sunday morning services and special services such as Christmas, Holy Week, etc. Roles include crucifers, torch bearers, Gospel bearers and kites along with the lighting of candles and assisting with the offering and Eucharist preparation. New acolyte registration takes place each fall, but new students can join at any time with proper training. To sign up or submit questions to acolyte leader David Stroud, please CLICK HERE.
In confirmation, members of CGS make a "mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and ... receive the laying on of hands by the bishop" (BCP 412). Church of the Good Shepherd offers confirmation classes for youth and for adults who seek to receive the sacrament of confirmation.
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Weekly Service Times
8:00 a.m. Sunday - In person
10:15 a.m. Sunday - In person & Livestream
Watch us live or on demand
Online across our digital channels
---Christian Formation for All Ages---
9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings - In person
View the Parish Newsletter for details.
The Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman III, XII Bishop of North Carolina
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop