The main role of Youth Ministry on the diocesan level is to support parishes in their individual ongoing Youth Ministry programs. We aim to help create a network of youth and youth workers and a feeling of community within the diocese. Throughout the year, the diocese hosts and promotes events for youth with the goal of strengthening the relationships of youth across the diocese.
We are aided in this work by the Diocesan Youth Advisory Council (DYAC), a group of youth from across the Diocese who assist with planning and publicizing diocesan youth events, and work with the Canon for Christian Formation to create a vision for diocesan youth ministry.
To keep up with DioMo Youth and upcoming opportunities, join the Facebook Group "DioMo Youth".
For more information contact the Rev. Canon Loren Lasch, Canon for Christian Formation: LLasch@DioceseMo.org or (314) 255-1383
Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Youth Activities – 2018-2019
December–Seek and Serve: A service day in anticipation of Advent
Saturday, December 1st, St. Martin’s, Ellisville, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Youth in grades 6-12 will put together care bags for neighbors in need, which they will then bring back to their churches to give to parishioners to take out into the world. Youth will also be writing letters of appreciation and prayer to new military recruits.
–Diocesan Youth Advisory Council Winter Meeting
Saturday, December 1st, 12:30-2PM
DYAC will be focused on planning the Cathedral Lock-In and spring activities.
February– Cathedral Lock-In
Friday, February 1st– Saturday, February 2nd, Christ Church Cathedral
One of our largest events, it features tours of the Cathedral, bell-ringing, food, games, and prayer on the roof (weather permitting!) Open to all youth in grades 6-12! 7PM Friday-9AM Saturday.
March – Acolyte Festival
Saturday, March 30th, Church of St. Michael and St. George, 10AM-3PM
A gathering of youth in grades 6-12 to learn about and celebrate the ministry of acolytes! In addition to workshops about acolyting, we will also have training for other lay ministries, preparing our youth to serve in their parishes as readers, altar guild, lay Eucharistic ministers, and more! We will end the event with an Instructed Eucharist where participants will have an opportunity to share the skills they have learned.
April –Diocesan Youth Advisory Council Spring Meeting
Sunday, April 14th, location TBD, 1PM
This spring gathering will focus on events for the summer, and will include a celebration for our senior DYAC members!
Saturday, April 27th – Sunday, April 28th, Grace, Jefferson City
Join youth in grades 6-12 from across the diocese for a lock-in to celebrate the joy of the Easter season! We’ll have games, food, and fellowship, and we’ll join the people of Grace, Jefferson City for worship on Sunday morning! 7PM Saturday-Noon Sunday.
June– High School Mission Trip
Location TBD. Open to all youth who have completed grades 8-12. Join youth from around the diocese to work, play, learn, and serve!
July/August –Camp Phoenix
July 28th-August 3rd, DuBois Center
The official summer camp of the Diocese of Missouri invites campers ages 8-15 for a week of outdoor fun, crafts, and spiritual formation. Rising high school seniors may apply to work as counselors-in-training! Register from February 1st at http://camp-phoenix.org/