Young people in grades 9 – 12 are invited to apply to join the 50-member youth corps at Diocesan Convention, to be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 at the Ontario Convention Center. The youth are essential to the smooth running of the annual convention, serving in a variety of capacities; security, staffing microphones, errands, distributing materials, and more. During the event they are housed on site, chaperoned and provided with meals and snacks. Generations of young Episcopalians have had their first experience of the church outside their own congregations by serving at convention, where they get a first-hand view of the church’s diversity and polity.
In addition, each of the diocese’s 10 deaneries is allowed one youth delegate to the convention, with seat, voice and vote. Interested teens should contact their clergy for information.
Youth volunteers must attend a training session on Saturday, Oct. 27, 12 – 2 p.m., at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026. Lunch will be provided; transportation may also be arranged if needed. (Note that the training date is about two weeks earlier than in previous years.)
A $125 fee per youth will help cover hotel and meal costs. For information about being a delegate or part of the youth presence, or to sign up, click here.
High school-age members of Girls Friendly Society are invited to consider serving with the youth: GFS will contribute $75 toward each member’s participant fee. A GFS financial assistance form is here. GFS volunteers must first apply and be accepted for the official youth presence.