Diocese of Kansas Youth Events

Senior High Retreat

This is a weekend retreat for high school students and will be planned by the youth commission. Each year a different, timely topic will be selected to guide the program. So, while we won’t know specifics until closer to the date, we do know there will be yummy food, good friends, time to sing, hang-out, and be in Christian community together.

When: September 20-22, 2019
Where:
St. James, Wichita
Who: Grades 9-12
Cost: $55 ($70 after September 13)
Registration Forms:
click here to sign-up via UltraCamp


Official Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention

Attending Diocesan Convention is a great opportunity to see some of the inner workings of the Episcopal Church and meet other youth and adults from around the diocese. There are lots of ways for youth to be involved.

Delegates: Four high school youth are elected at Camp to be full, voting delegates at Diocesan Convention. This is a great honor and privilege and a rarity in many diocese.

Pages: Youth in grades 8-12 and college students are invited to be pages at Diocesan Convention in Topeka. Pages pass out and collect ballots during the business session of convention on Saturday.

Acolytes: Youth and college students are needed to be acolytes at the convention opening Eucharist on Friday afternoon at 4 pm at the Cathedral.

Compline: Every-other-year, youth offer our traditional youth event Compline service on Friday night after the banquet.

Youth will stay the night Upton Hall Conference Center, which has beds and showers, with linens provided. There will be two adult chaperones present as well. Youth will be transported back and forth from Upton Hall and the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center by adults and college students. Youth are asked not to transport themselves or other youth.

When: October 18-19, 2019
Where: Youth will stay at Upton Hall, 835 SW Polk St., Topeka, KS
Who: Youth currently in grades 8-12
Fee: There is no cost to attend. All meals are provided.
Priority Deadline: Monday, September 23
Registration form:
click here to sign-up via UltraCamp


Confirmation Retreat


A weekend retreat using the book My Faith, My Life, to prepare young people for confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Students may then be confirmed in their home parish or at the Easter Vigil at Grace Cathedral.

When: December 6-8, 2019
Where: Grace Cathedral, Topeka
Who: grades 8-12
Fee: $55 ($70 after November 22)
Registration: Forms will be posted here by October 6

Offered in odd years.

Questions? Contact Michael Funston, Associate for Youth and Campus Ministry, mfunston [at] episcopal-ks [dot] org.

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