We have a very active youth ministry program, much going on!
We really do take seriously our Baptismal promises to raise children in the Christian faith and life, and involve them as full members of the community.
For example, our Youth Group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm. This year, the youth group has shifted back to in-person meetings. However, if there is any health concern, on occasion we shift to Zoom. We always begin with check-in and close with prayer, but in between we have discussions, play games, and watch movies! Our Youth Group leader, Kat Lewis, has done some great things to keep Youth group entertaining and fun this year.
The Youth are invited to participate in all parts of our Sunday services and opportunities to volunteer and connect.
When a young person is around 7th grade, we invite their parents, godparents, and significant adults in their life to a fancy dinner to mark that important phase as they leave their childhoods and walk toward adulthood. Toasts of gratitude are made by the adults and young people, followed by the laying on of hands. It’s a very special night. We call it the Youth Recognition Dinner. The next day in church, they reconvene for prayers and promises with the wider community.
Every August our graduating seniors are gifted with a quilt with some psalms and our baptismal covenant on it, on which the congregation has signed their names. It’s a moving Sunday as we send them off to their next adventure with our love and prayers.
If you have any particular questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to MiaLisa McFarland, our Children’s and Youth Coordinator.