January 6, 2023
Calling all youth!
Major Diocesan Youth Events Coming Up
The Diocese of Hawai'i invites all youth to take part in upcoming events. ALL youth means just that! You DO NOT need to be a member of a particular Episcopal Church. Those who already belong to a church youth group are invited to bring along friends from school or clubs! Welcoming youth who do not have a church home or who are just curious, provides an opportunity for all of us to share His love with others!

As a reminder, there are two huge events coming up with deadlines looming! Be sure to register for the February Diocesan Youth Retreat, the first retreat since the pandemic began, and/or apply to be a part of the Hawai'i delegation to the Episcopal Church's largest youth event, EYE23, taking place in Maryland this summer! This delegation will also take part in community service in the Washington, DC area following EYE23.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Don't let the cost of attending any diocesan youth event be an obstacle! Scholarships and grants are available, including airfare for neighbor island youth.
Doing A New Thing with God
February 3-5, 2023 at Camp Mokule'ia
All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend the Diocese's first youth retreat since the pandemic began nearly 3 years ago! Join in on the fun and action ziplining, paddle boarding, playing games, making new friends, and getting a fresh start with God and our community.

The retreat takes place at Camp Mokule'ia, February 3-5, and will be led by special guest speaker and worship leader Easton Davis from the Diocese of Georgia. For more information, download the Diocesan Youth Retreat flyer HERE. Youth and chaperones can register using the QR Code on the flyer or click HERE. Contact Lynea to take advantage of scholarship opportunities.
July 2023
All high school students currently in grades 9-12 are encouraged to be a part of the Hawai'i delegation to attend the triennial Episcopal Youth Event being held at the University of Maryland, July 4-8, 2023. The Hawai'i delegation also plans to stay a few more days to perform community service in the areas in and around Washington, DC. Exact dates for the mission portion to be advised soon. Reminder: You DO NOT need to be a member of an Episcopal Church to attend!

EYE is the Episcopal Church's second largest event (surpassed only by General Convention), that brings together well over 1,000 youth to worship, fellowship, learn, and create bonds with their peers from around the globe. Guest speakers, workshops, energized worship, and prayerful moments, are offered to help explore and deepen their faith, no matter where they are in their journey. To learn more, visit the Episcopal Church's EYE23 webpage HERE, or visit the Diocese's EYE23 page HERE where you will find both an online application and hard copy for downloading. There are also links to pictures, videos, and reflections by the youth from previous EYEs.

The application deadline is Monday, January 9, 2023, but contact us if you need more time to submit an application. Authorizations required are parent or guardian, and priest, warden or youth leader. For those youth who do not currently belong to a church, only a parental authorization is required. The final delegation will be announced towards the end of January. If you have any questions, email Sybil Nishioka.
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Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Specialist
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776