Christian Formation for Children and Youth
We are blessed with a growing church community of which nearly one-fourth is young people under the age of eighteen. Spiritual formation of children and youth is one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure a safe and spiritually-rich environment so that our young people and those walking with them may build a foundation for a life-long journey with God. From Godly Play for our youngest children to Weaving God’s Promises for those in elementary school, through the Journey to Adulthood program for youth in middle school and high school, we are committed to providing a comprehensive program to nurture faith, build community, and fully integrate young people into the life and ministries of the church.
In addition to our Sunday School ministry, a group of caring parents and mentors supports a youth group for students in grades 6-12; their activities include outreach and mission, an annual winter retreat, service to the church, and frequent events that are just plain fun.
Part of our Christian Formation for teens includes a spiritual pilgrimage. Planning is underway for our fifth youth pilgrimage in 2016 which will take our high school students to Canterbury, England.
Our young people are also fully incorporated into the broad range of church ministries, including ministers of the liturgy (lectors, chalice bearers, bread bakers, sacristy team, ushers, greeters, crucifers, acolytes), intercessory prayer team, outreach ministry, music, hospitality, and arts.