Holy Comforter is blessed to be home to some outstanding young people! Youth are engaged in service to the church and opportunities for spiritual growth in a safe and fun community of peers and caring adults.
Our Youth have a full schedule of activities for the 2023-2024 year.
Holy Comforter’s EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) is a place where middle school and high school students gather to share the love of Christ and learn about God, faith and religion. We meet on Sunday evenings where we share a meal and deepen our faith through fun, fellowship and service. Follow us on Instagram
Episcopal Outreach Camp (EOC) is a 25-year-old service oriented overnight camp for middle schoolers from the ten Episcopal churches in the Charlotte Convocation. They spend three days and nights together giving time and talent in service to other, in worship and Bible study, an enjoying fellowship and fun.
Mission trips offer a unique opportunity for students to reach out in service to others in a new part of the world, away from the distractions of daily life. In this environment students are free to go deeper in their connections with others and in their connection with God. Likewise, a spiritual pilgrimage can bring students a unique encounter with God and can be a transformative experience.
The schedule for these trips was interrupted by the pandemic but will resume every other year once travel restrictions are lifted.
Confirmation is a mature, public affirmation of one’s baptism. Youth generally become eligible for confirmation during high school. Preparation for confirmation is offered year-round, and confirmations take place during the annual visit of one of the bishops of the diocese.
Acolytes assist the clergy during worship services. From carrying candles and crosses during the processional to assisting with the preparation of the table, this role is vital to every service in the Episcopal Church. Youth in the parish may serve as acolytes beginning in the fifth grade. Training is provided a few times each year.