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The Children and Youth Commission

The Children and Youth Commission

Latest events for Youth

Group Film Viewings for Youth followed by a discussion 2 weeks later, of the themes and issues raised, from a faith-based perspective. If kids are not able to attend the film viewing they can watch any time at home, prior to the discussion date and join the discussion. For links and more information, contact Caireen Warren.

13 February 2021 at 6pm View Next Gen, also available for streaming on Netflix. View trailer on YouTube here.
27 February 2021 at 6pm Discuss Next Gen with other Youth from around the Convocation via Zoom.
13 March 2021 at 6pm View ______________ (To Be Announced after February's meetings)
27 March 2021 at 6pm Discuss ______________ (To Be Announced after February's meetings)
10 April 2021 at 6pm View ______________ (To Be Announced after March's meetings)
24 April 2021 at 6pm Discuss  ______________ (To Be Announced after March's meetings)
Latest events for leaders

Saturday

13th February 2021

10am – 12 noon

Youth Leader Training
via Zoom: open to all,
not just youth leaders but also parishioners

“Looking forward through Lent”


Equip yourself for ministry or for your own

spiritual growth by exploring the themes

and issues of the Lenten season. Led by the Rev Scott Moore

Friday – Sunday

1st- 3rd October 2021

Schedule TBA

Youth Leader Retreat
via Zoom

A series of mini workshops to support

your ministry with children and youth.

Learn, share, and renew yourself with

fun, fellowship and friends! If you have ideas about themes

or topics you would like to cover, please let us know.

get the Latest Youth Events Flyer for your Church

 

Youth Across Europe & Juniors Across Europe Events

POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
Many of you have been asking us about these events.
At the current time there remains much uncertainty as our different countries try to
deal with, in a variety of different ways, new strains of the Covid virus and vaccination
programs with varying degrees of success. We very much hope that the newly formed
Children’s and Youth Commission can plan a safe and fulfilling face-to-face event for
2022, but for now, we continue to watch, wait and pray, and we promise to keep you
updated as plans unfold.

 

Tentative Timeline

3 September 2020: Submission of Report to Council of Advice
24 October 2020: Presentation of Report at Annual Convention
 November 2020: Appointment of Commission Members by the Bishop
December 2020: Recruitment for Children & Youth Coordinator Position
December 2020: Communication of Report and Resolutions

>>> February 2021: Submission of Action Plan to Council of Advice <<<

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Convention 2020 Resolutions

Resolution 2020–15:
We amended Canon 5 of the Canons of the Convocation, so that the existing  Youth Commission has been modified to embrace children’s ministry and create a Children and Youth Commission. The Commission will be responsible for Children, Youth and Young Adult ministries (ages 3-29).

Resolution 2020–16:
We resolve to implement the recommendations of the report of the Task Force on Ministry to Children and Youth, specifically:

  1. That this Convention require that the Children and Youth Commission use their best efforts to implement the recommendations in the Report from Task Force on Ministry to Youth and Children:
    1. Recommended Strategies for Education and Information: 
      1. Compile a central web resource and curricula list for children and youth ministry materials
      2. Create a network to share best practices among leaders of the Convocation
      3. Create an APL for Children's Ministry in collaboration with EICS
      4. Redesign the Youth Leaders Training Workshop
      5. Promote the use of online tools for meetings
        1. online Vacation Bible School in Summer
        2. shared Sunday School and Bible study activities
      6. Match partners among CECE parishes and missions for resource and idea sharing
    2. Recommended Strategies for Worship and Practice:
      1. Develop a Worship and Practice Workshop for parish leaders
      2. Encourage parishes to offer intentionally inclusive worship practices
      3. Create engaging practices for children and youth based on the work of other Task Forces
      4. Adapt and redesign Juniors Across Europe and Youth Across Europe events
  2. That the Convocation and all parishes and missions adopt the Faith Formation strategy, as proposed by The Episcopal Church, which recognizes the two-prong importance of education and worship in the faith journey of a young person; and be it further resolved,
  3. That this Convention welcome the creation of a paid staff position for a Convocation Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator as provided for in the proposed Convocation budget for 2021.

 

Task Force Video Report

Task Force Session at 2020 Convention

Task Force Written Report

 Read the full Task Force report as it was shared with Convention Delegates and Guests by clicking here:

Download the PDF Report

 

Task Force Membership

Joyce Chanay (co-chair, Paris)
Caireen Stewart (co-chair, Church of England, Rome)
Meghan Bresson (Geneva)
Seth Hinkley (Paris)
The Rev. Katie Osweiler (Waterloo)
The Rev. Scott Moore (Nürnberg and Thuringia)
Sabrina Poeppel (Augsburg)
Marc Smets-Tolley (Waterloo)
The Rev. Chris Easthill (Wiesbaden, Liaison to Council of Advice)

2019-2020 Youth Commission Membership

The Rev. Scott Moore
The Rev. Katie Osweiler
Caireen Stewart
Seth Hinkley