“Jesus reminds us to protect the vulnerable.”
An extravagant welcome to The Episcopal Church at Yale!
Celebrating our 150th year at Yale, ECY is both rich in tradition, and highly responsive to the radical ways in which church is changing in American life, especially among young adults. No longer a community that simply offers Episcopal worship to a small group of Yale undergraduates, we have transformed this historic ministry to respond to the needs of the twenty – first century, in which young adults are the present of the church, not its future:
- Transforming undergraduate, graduate and professional students into disciples and leaders with an adult faith;
- Training the ordained clergy of the future to minister with and to the full range of young adults from 17 – 39;
- Supporting young adult Episcopalians over 21 in the local area to re-discover and co-create a vibrant church.
In all these activities our historic focus remains unchanged, “Knowing, Loving and Serving God.”
ECY is run by and for college students and young adults, and our goal is to offer you a community in which you can grow to know, love, and serve God in whatever ways give you meaning and strength for your journey. Wherever you are on your journey, and whoever you are, you are welcome.
For ECY, radical inclusion is God’s idea behind creating the wildly diverse human race, so we welcome all of God’s children “from every tribe, language, people and nation,” as well as from every gender expression, race, ethnicity, immigration status, and economic background. We seek to support all young people – undergraduates, graduate students, and young adults – as leaders of the Episcopal Church, both lay and ordained.
We do this through inspiring worship, in transforming community, and with a passion for service and justice.
Sundays at 5:00
Worship & Dinner Together | Dwight Hall, Old Campus
“We must pray fervently, think humbly, and speak with the love Christ showed.”
“When we tap into the light within ourselves, we find pure joy and comfort in God. When we learn to see the light in others, our competitive instincts, pettiness, and judgments quiet down.”
“One of the most powerful ways we can respond to God’s love is to recognize, through our own transformation, the transforming power we ourselves have.”
“YAE has provided me a connection to a wonderful diverse group of people with which to share my faith.”
“ECY taught me there is no more important ministry than working with young adults.”
“YAE is wonderful people at all different spots on their journey… a breath of fresh air.”