There are many ways for Youth (6th -12th grade students) to get involved in the life of the church and connect with others!
Youth Group (5 – 7:30 PM)
Open to all 6th-12th graders! This year, we continue our theme of “Blessed to be a Blessing.” What does it mean to be blessed by God, and how can we share God’s inclusive mercy and patient Grace with the world? This time will be filled with games, thoughtful learning activities, a relationship-centered dinner period, and reflective breakout discussions as we explore those questions together.
Sunday School (9:30 – 10:20 AM)
Like Youth Group, Sunday School is open to all middle school and high school students. Relevant discussion will be had on the Bible lesson(s) to be read at church that day.
Senior High Small Group (7-8 PM, alternating Thursdays)
Senior High Small Group is a discussion space centered on faith and contemporary young adult issues for 9th-12th graders.
All-Girls and All-Boys Events (once per month, locations TBA)
Confirmation (4 – 5 PM Sundays, Third Floor)
Confirmation is a major rite in the church in which young men and women (usually but not exclusively in the 8th Grade) take the next step in professing their faith – nurturing their relationship to God and the church body begun at Baptism. Confirmands must complete a series of 10 lessons and will also attend a retreat and a day of service. Confirmation will be taught by Associate Pastor Sarah Chancellor-Watson and Youth Director Chris Hazlaris.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
In this New Testament scripture we see evidence of the foundations of the early church. In an effort stay true to the purest form of the church and its calling, we base our ministry on four foundations that are found in this scripture. We are also careful to stay within the Mission and Vision of the larger congregation of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. These foundations are WORSHIP, SERVE, BELONG, and PRACTICE. Everything that we do as a Student Ministry will fall under one of these four foundational elements.
To get involved, contact Chris Hazlaris, Director of Youth & Young Adults, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Bria Rault, Youth & Young Adults Coordinator, at email@example.com.