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Recent News from the EDNY Network

EAST/Sushi Friday 2019

I was first introduced to the Young Adult Network a little over a year ago when I attended a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Although I’ve heard about their partner organization Episcopal Asian Supper Table (EAST), I had yet to make it to a gathering. This changed on the final Friday of Lent when EAST, together with the Young Adult Network, hosted the final Lenten Sushi Friday.

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YA Reflection Day 2019

Summer of 2018, at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry called on the Church to practice the Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life. The Way of Love is not a program or curriculum, but rather an intentional commitment to a set of practices often referred to in monastic communities as the “Rule of  Life.” By accepting this invitation from the Presiding Bishop, we make an intentional commitment to follow Jesus through seven practices— Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest— in order to “grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world.” On Saturday, April 13, 2019  members of the EDNY Young Adult Network spent a day learning about the practices of the Way of Love.  The following is a reflection written by one of the participants. Rest as a Way of Following Jesus: Reflections on the Annual Young Adult Network Quiet Day By Christine Pollnow I am at a point in my life where I feel like everything is out of my control.  I am at a point in my life where I am no longer quite sure where I fit in, or what the next step is. And I am at a point in my life where I feel rather alone, and instead of reaching out to those around me, I have holed up somewhat at home.   I have been told recently that I need to take the time my body needs, and I should give myself a break.  There... read more

Message from The Rev. Mary Cat Young – YA Network Coordinator

The Rev. Mary Cat Young – EDNY Young Adult Coordinator When I arrived in NYC in 2011, I was thrilled to be called as a college chaplain serving on the Bishop’s staff as a companion to students in the city. I had no idea that I would find myself as a catalyst and a companion to young adult leaders active in congregations across the city, and working to build a strong ministry that is now called the Young Adult Network. I have walked with hundreds of young adults who have come to this city seeking a Christian community in which to grow in their relationship with God, to serve others and to find faithful friendships. You are that beautiful ministry and I am so proud and so grateful for my time with you. In July I will follow a new call to North Carolina, where I will serve as the next Chaplain to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I will take with me the 8 years of experience and joy of life found here in NYC and will certainly look back on all the relationships and companions found here with thankfulness and a deep love. As you continue in your journey here, for months, or years, in young adulthood and as you transition into full-on “adulting,” my prayer for you is that you will pass on to the next generation of adults-in-the-making a love for God, a love for neighbor, and an invitation to social connection, spiritual practice and serving others in community with one another! Peace and blessings be with you always! The Rev. Mary... read more