8:15 AM Holy Eucharist
10:45 AM Holy Eucharist
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In a typical academic year, 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. Read more below.
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.
Please visit our Grace@Home page for information about formation opportunities for youth during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
If you are new to Grace Church and have a 6-12th grade student interested in joining our youth group, please contact Ema Cynthia or Cheryl Kelley!