Youth Formation at GSL

This fall, we have partnered with Calvary Episcopal Church for a few months of EYC at Overton Park. We have played giant scabble, camp favorite games, watched early Christmas movies, enjoyed Mempops, and gathered for Compline. Masked and socially distanced, we gathered with a myriad of groups of humans, all seeking community in a safe way in the arms of Overton Park. While enjoying our own activities, we have watched drum circles, Irish baseball teams, and an absurd number of cute pups. If you want to get involved with EYC or any of our youth programing, contact awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org.  

  • December 6: Christmas Games. Meet at Overton Park with Calvary by the Pavilion at Rainbow Lake. 6th-8th 3-4 p.m. and 9th-12th 4-5 p.m.
  • December 13: Zoo Lights  with Calvary. Meet outside the entrance to the Zoo. 6th-12th 6-7 p.m.
  • December 20: Zoom Christmas Scavenger Hunt. 6th-8th 3-4 p.m. and 9th-12th 4-5 p.m.
  • December 27: No EYC. Merry Christmas to all!

January: At this time we are planning activities a month out in respect to rapidly changing conditions and guidelines of COVID-19. The best way to be notified of any schedule changes in the coming months are weekly emails from awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org and on Instagram at gsl.youth. Look for our January plans to be distributed by email on December 20, 2020.  

Amzie Williams
Director of Youth Formation
901-252-6326 | awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org

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Youth Confirmation Details

We are excited you and your household are interested in participating in Confirmation this fall! The sacrament of Confirmation seeks to reaffirm one's faith through the strengthening and renewal of one's baptismal vows and is open to all youth in grades 9th-12th. Our class will start on October 18, and meet virtually once a week until December 16. We will be using "My Life, My Faith" by Jenifer Gamber as our primary text, but will also examine parts of the BCP, the Bible, poetry, music, and art in our discussions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amzie at awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org.

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An opportunity for fellowship, relaxing, and fun! EYC offers a more laidback atmosphere for youth to build meaningful and lasting friendships. This time is less focused on structured learning and more devoted to community building, self-expression, impactful service, and seeking to understand the ever-changing and messy world around us. Please note that locations and times may change depending on the nature of our activities, look out for monthly emails from awilliams [at] gracestlukes [dot] org to keep updated on all things EYC. In addition, the what and where of EYC is subject to change concerning conditions of COVID 19, but know we always plan to have something offered at this time for you and your family!

Jess Steenbergen


Local teacher and GSL parishioner, Jess Steenbergen, will be serving as our primary Youth Formation associate this fall. Jess has had a very active role with Youth Formation the past two years, and we are thrilled to have her with us once again.