Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God during the days ahead.
422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
The Youth at Grace (grades 6-12) meet weekly between the two Sunday services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and occasionally outside of Sundays for the express purpose of fellowship and recreation. There are presently eight adult leaders who help facilitate all the activities involving the Youth.
The primary goal of the Youth formation program is to equip our young people with the skills necessary to engage their peers in thoughtful and respectful discourse regarding the Christian faith and to develop the skills to explore their own journey of faith. These skills include learning how to use biblical commentaries, learning the various hermeneutical lenses through which Holy Scripture may be read and understood, and the capacity to be emotionally and psychologically resilient through life’s inevitable disappointments and challenges.
Our hope is that the decision to be confirmed in the Church by the bishop will be a joyous occasion in which each young person takes responsibility for the baptismal promises made earlier on their behalf by parents and godparents. Our hope is also that the community of the youth group will always be a safe place for those who may not be ready to make this affirmation.
In addition to training the Youth in these skills, and maintaining a community where seeking for God is welcomed, space is provided each month for small group discussions with the adult facilitators about current events in the lives of the young people in the group.
Our curriculum for 2019-2020 will follow the adult curriculum, School for Christian Practice, developed by Fr. Stuart. The lessons will be modified to be user-friendly for grades 6-12.
We ask that all youth participating in activities at Grace Church have a registration form on file.