A Place for Youth

Our Youth Program is one of the fastest growing parts of our church. The Middle School and High School years are exciting moments in life filled with deep questioning, seeking direction, and developing identity. Our church takes great joy in welcoming our youth into a life of faith. We provide opportunities to serve the community and follow God’s call to work for justice in the world. We work to develop habits of prayer and spiritual living. Most importantly, we have fun, build community, and learn from one another as each one of our youth explores and discovers their own faith.

Youth are welcome to attend all our programs whether the family is a member of the church or not. We encourage youth to bring their friends! Check out our upcoming youth events:

About Our Programs

Our older Elementary Schoolers are already starting to peek into the youth room to see what lies ahead. Middle School Youth Group is their introduction to the community that will support them through their graduation from High School and beyond. This program is for students in 7 and 8th Grade.

Our youth develop trust with one another and build community. They take time to share with one another what is going on in their lives and they reflect together about how they see God as a part of their lives. They learn how to rely on the church as a place to explore their questions.

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In 9th Grade, in addition to joining the High School Youth Group, our youth begin their Confirmation Class. Confirmation celebrates the moment when our youth make a first-hand claim to the faith that they received second-hand as children. It marks their transition into full adult membership of our congregation. And it provides us as a church the opportunity to confirm again the promises that we made to them in baptism, of unconditional care and love.

 This celebration also comes at a stage in life when big questions loom large and everything seems up for grabs. We are not asking our youth to proclaim once and for all their sure and certain faith, rather we are inviting them to step forward and take responsibility for their own journey of faith, to promise to always seek God, and to discern their own call to Christian discipleship.

Thus, our Confirmation Class is designed to pass along trusted Christian practices, the habits that have sustained faithful people for generations. As our youth take this next step in their lifelong journey of faith, we trust that these cornerstone practices will serve them well along the way.

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Building on all the practices developed in Middle School and Confirmation, our High School Youth Group provides a place of support and nurture for our community of youth as they navigate all the challenges and triumphs of their High School Years.

We seek to create an accepting, restful, engaging, and fun atmosphere for our youth to draw from the gifts of their faith and also from each other’s wisdom in order to explore their thoughts and feelings about all that matters most to them. Together we practice being a Christian community. The experience is profound and transformative.

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