The Youth Ministry at Holy Innocents is designed to create a safe, inviting atmosphere where youth can feel free to be themselves while nurturing their faith. The mission of this ministry is to help build a strong, Christian foundation for our youth so they are prepared to lead a Christian life when they become independent adults.
Youth Work & Ministry
Youth Work & Ministry initiatives at Holy Innocents seek to accompany and support 6th- 12th-grade students and their families towards active lives of faith. Through practices of worship, prayer, community, hospitality, and mission, we at Holy Innocents aspire to be an inclusive community where young people come to a Christian understanding of themselves and God in the world.
At Holy Innocents, we value the role that young people play in our community and offer many opportunities for them to engage in the life of our parish. Our young people lead busy and challenging lives, so our Youth Work & Ministry initiatives seek to walk alongside them every step of the way. We offer many holistic opportunities for fun, worship, community, and outreach to the wider community of Sandy Springs and beyond.
A great way for youth to serve their church community is to participate during service as an acolyte! If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, please sign up by clicking HERE!
The HIEC youth are continuing to meet online for Sunday school due to COVID-19. While this is not an ideal situation, the youth stay active in this class and participate in meaningful conversations each Sunday morning at 11am. Right now, they are exploring the complex book of Romans and how Christians today can relate to those Paul addressed in this letter. Each week, the youth log into zoom and bring their Sunday school bags with them to the class. These bags are picked up once a month from the church and contain crafts and activities that relate to the lessons for that month. If you would like to join us for some fun conversations on Sunday mornings, please contact Ms. Megan.
Contact: Megan Atkinson
EYC- Episcopal Youth Community
Junior EYC- Our junior EYC program is for our Middle schoolers in 6th-8th grade. This group meets twice a month, once on the third Sunday of every month from 4-6 and again on a special, alternating Sunday of the month with various times. These meetups do not include heavy curriculum and are simply to provide fun activites for our youth to build relationships and enjoy their time with the church. Examples of these events include movie nights, whirlyball, are fun fellowship times for our Middle schoolers that involve things like movie nights, whirlyball, block parties, trips to waffle house, and so much more!
Senior EYC- Our senior EYC program is for our High schoolers in 9th-12th grade. This group meets several times throughout the school year on rotating Sundays with alternating times. Events include a fall camping retreat, a trivia night based on the hit TV show “The Office,” a trip to the Studio Movie Grill, and much more! This group will also be traveling to Greece this upcoming summer for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage! Make sure to contact Megan below if your youth is interested in going.
All EYC- We have several events offered throughout the school year that are open to both our Junior and Senior EYC groups to enjoy! For instance, both groups are invited to visit Uncle Shucks Haunted Corn Maze in October as well as work with Open Hands Atlanta to pack meals for the community.
For a schedule of all our EYC events and more detailed information, please check out the google calendar below and email Megan Atkinson to subscribe to our weekly newsletter! To participate in EYC events, we ask parents to please fill out our one time Youth Ministry Permission Form by clicking HERE
** EYC gatherings are currently taking place as combined events due to COVID-19. The youth meet in person once a month for Bible study and once for a fun, outdoor, and socially distanced event.**
The youth group at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church believes in the need to carry out our faith through service. We offer several opportunities to give back to the community and would love for you to join us! Please contact Megan Atkinson for details on service hours and for how you can get involved in giving back!