Children & Youth Ministries

Children & Youth Ministries

There are opportunities for children and youth to connect across the diocese throughout the year. We work frequently with our fellow Episcopalians across the state as well as the ELCA to provide opportunities for formation and fun for our youngest members. 

Upcoming Events:

Camp Chick is the family camping and retreat center of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan. Visit their website for a list of upcoming summer camp sessions. campchickagami.org

CHARGE is an annual event for middle schoolers held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City hosted by the ELCA. Partnering with Western Michigan, we bring a delegation from the Episcopal Church to this event every year.

We are hopeful this will return in 2022!

The Gathering is an annual event for high schoolers, usually held in Lansing, Michigan, hosted by the ELCA. Partnering with Western Michigan, we bring a delegation from the Episcopal Church to this event every year.

We are hopeful this will return in 2022!

We hold regular training events for formation staff and volunteers.

There are no events currently scheduled. If there is a specific training opportunity that you are interested in being offered, email McKenzie Knill at mknill@curlyhost14.wpengine.com to connect.

FREE CHILDREN & YOUTH CURRICULUM RESOURCES

A priority of the department of Children, Youth and Young Adult Formation in the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan is to be a resource for our congregations and all of the folks who work with and support the formation of young people within our dioceses.

One of the ways that we hope to be a resource is through offering access to copyrighted curriculums with diocesan licenses available at no cost to congregations as well as various free collations of resources and curriculums.

To access the paid and various unpaid materials, please contact the McKenzie Knill at mknill@curlyhost14.wpengine.com to get the password.

Weaving God’s Promises

An online, three-year Episcopal curriculum for children and middle-school youth, published by Morehouse Education Resources. Learn more.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry

Illustrated resources for the church and home, encouraging creativity and active engagement with faith. This curriculum is intended for intergenerational use with a focus on pre-K thorugh 5th grades. Learn more.

Contact Person

McKenzie Knill
Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation
mknill@eastmich.org