High School Youth 2016-17
FIRST FRIDAY: May 5 - it's a lock-in!
Meet Sundays at 10:15 am in Room 200 Register for Youth Group here
High School youth meet each Sunday morning at the Cathedral to connect with each other, learn the fundamentals of Christian faith from an Episcopal perspective, and wrestle with what it means to explore and define their spiritual life for themselves. A small team of adults helps nurture and lead these conversations, encouraging questions in a trusting atmosphere. In addition to Sunday morning meetings we also offer extended-time opportunities like retreats, mission trips and Cathedral Camp, which are open to all high schoolers - regardless of whether or not they participate on Sunday mornings. The best way to stay informed is to sign up for the Family Life eNewsletter,
and you can always reach out to Beth Springer, our volunteer Youth Coordinator with questions or for more information.
Special Events coming up:
FIRST FRIDAYS - CCC (Cathedral Camp Continues!)Who?
Anyone in 6-12th grade (Bring your friends, too!)
We’ll provide dessert, activities and music. After the first one, we’ll gather ideas from the group. Flashlight tag in the Cathedral, anyone?
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5
Our youth tell us that they long for some time just to be together and have some fun, (like Cathedral Camp). This is a great way to foster community, and through these friendships, to build all our programs for youth. It is something they can comfortably invite friends to participate in, too. Bring ‘em along!
Gather in room 300
Baptism and Confirmation
Baptism is full initiation into Christ's Body, the Church. Some are baptized as infants or small children and some are baptized as older youth or adults. In the Episcopal Church it is at Baptism that we are welcomed to begin participating in Holy Eucharist and the other sacramental rites of the church, as appropriate.
Confirmation offers those baptized as children the opportunity to affirm for themselves the promises and commitments made for them by their parents and godparents. Youth in grades 9-12 prepare for confirmation by attending Sunday morning High School meetings and participating in retreats and mission trips as often as they are able. Generally speaking, Easter of 10th grade is the earliest a teenager may be confirmed. Confirmation is only arranged when a teen knows for her/himself that they are ready to affirm their Baptismal commitments and has demonstrated this through inquiry and participation. To help with this discernment, we will also have a series of Confirmation Classes following our Youth Group time on these dates: February 12, 26; March 5, 12 & 26 in room 209 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Please Contact Kim McPherson or John Putnam with questions or for more information.
Serving in Worship
Our youth are encouraged to serve in a variety of ways. While ushering at the 9:00am Sunday service is most popular, others serve as acolytes, readers, and choristers - and there is a place for everyone to offer their gifts.
Find out about other opportunities.
Daily Meditations for Youth: