Christian Formation - Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth

Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth: G.R.E.Y

G.R.E.Y. is a joint youth program between St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churches for 6th-12th grade youth, which also welcomes youth from other Episcopal churches in the Greater Grand Rapids area. We strive to connect the youth of our diocese to each other, our communities, and Christ through weekly formation, monthly social events and outreach activities. We serve breakfast every fourth Sunday to our neighbors at the St. Mark’s Breakfast Cafe, volunteer at Soup’s on For All, and Family Promise, participate in Access of West Michigan’s Hunger Walk, go to movies, attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), and visit fun places like Cedar Point and Craig’s Cruisers.

Here's what's ahead:


Oasis, our weekly youth group meetup, is coming up Wednesday. Come join us. 


Oasis-Celebrating Our Tradition

We’ll meet Wednesday at St. Mark’s with a potluck dinner beginning at 6 pm, followed by programs for all ages at 6:30.  


Youth will have some time for games, fellowship, and exploring the Episcopal tradition-this week’s lesson is Lectionary: Bible in the Church-using the Episcopal Curriculum for Youth from Virginia Theological Seminary. See more details below from Father Christian Brocato below.  

Wednesdays @ St. Mark's:  Adults and youth are invited to attend a four-part series entitled, Celebrating Our Tradition, to further explore and discuss what it means to be a Christian in the Episcopal Tradition on Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 and 19.  The series will provide an in depth continuation of the topics covered in the session on Episcopal 101.  The sessions will provide partial preparation for anyone considering Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation and reminders to seasoned Episcopalians of the beautiful Tradition in which we find ourselves. Youth (G.R.E.Y.) and adults will share in the potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. and then retire to separate spaces for the formation opportunities.  We will pray Compline (Night Prayer) to conclude the evening before 8:00 p.m. Please, join us and bring a dish to share. Childcare will be available, and all are welcome!  ~ Christian+



Jeff Brown

Director of Youth Ministries

St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churches-Grand Rapids, MI (616)304-7604


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