"The Episcopal Church Welcomes You," is not just a slogan, it’s who we seek to be and the witness we seek to make, following the way of Jesus. (Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry)
About St. Christopher's Youth Jesus Christ's life and ministry was marked by progressive, radical love. The call for us to follow, and the invitation that we extend to others, grows out of that same extraordinary love. Baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, our spiritual journey goes deep, goes to the edge, and beyond.
At St. Christopher’s, no one will tell you what you must believe. We’re much more interested in questions of faith than in making sure youth memorize “the right answer.” We all take part in creating a sacred space together where people can trust and share without fear of judgment. We talk about real issues and share our doubts and concerns. No one is perfect; we all make mistakes. At the same time, we are committed to holding each other up and being there for each other.
Youth in the 6th through 12th grades are automatically a members of St. Christopher’s Youth Group. Come to see what we have to offer. The events and resources are dynamic and provide diverse opportunities for today’s youth to develop their own faith and spirituality, learn about God, forge lasting friendships, experience the grace of the Holy Spirit, and go out into the world as advocates of peace and justice.
Youth Programming for the Fall Semester 2021
Youth Formation, Sundays, 11:00 am
Youth Group meets one Sunday a month, 11:00 am (see schedule below)
During August and September, St. Christopher's Youth explore lessons based on the curriculum by Lyle Griner's Peer Leaderhip: Everyday Samaritan for Early Teens. Peer leadership involves leading with our heads, hearts, hands, and spirit.
8/15 Formation: Christ calls us to be caring and welcoming to everyone around us. When we take time to look, we see people in need everywhere. We will explore how to act as Christian leaders, even when we feel unqualified or imperfect.
8/22 Youth Group: Let’s reconnect with a meal and time for fellowship. Pack your favorite lunch and meet upstairs in the Youth Room. I will provide an ice cream treat for dessert.
8/29 Formation: What does it mean to be human? How do you welcome and include all? Taking responsibility to welcome and include others requires intentional skills and a caring heart. How can we develop these?
9/5 Labor Day Weekend: no Formation or Youth Group
9/12 Youth Group: Preparing for Fall Festival! We will order pizza to share, while we plan which games and prizes to host in our Youth Booth for our Fall Festival to be held the following Saturday 9/18.
9/19 Formation: People are not meant to carry burdens around by themselves. This is why God gives us each other. Listening is genuine ministry needed by all; it is not cheap advice or easy fixes. How can we lend a hand?
9/26 Holiness: How can we serve God? How can we speak to God? How can we become some of the tools through which the Spirit of God Works? We will create Covenants this week to help guide us as Peer Leaders.
For more information about St. Christopher's Youth Ministries: Allie Wacker, Youth Leader | Email