The children have begun their new unit about the young life of Jesus! This coming season will be focused on the person and life of Jesus; we are planning for a three year rotation of units for Children's formation so that each child receives instruction on the most important concepts, Bible stories, and aspects of spiritual formation in those three years.
Did you know?
Our children and youth recently raised over $2.5k for Food for the Poor!
1/7-21: Emmanuel: Young Jesus
1/28-2/18 (No class 2/11): Jesus' Ministry Begins
2/25-2/18: Events of Holy Week
3/25 and 4/1: NO CLASS
6/3: End of year review
6/10: NO CLASS
We try to have our youth involved with as much of the life of our parish as possible. They've served in the worship band, as acolytes, on our mission trips, and during clean up days. Currently we are going through the Alpha Youth Series in order to build a strong faith foundation. This series encourages the questioning that naturally occurs for any believe, but especially in youth. We hope to see your teens join us this Wednesday!
Ministry to youth ages 11 to 18 has received new life and commitment in 2017. The students meet on Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings. Sunday mornings are a time for spiritual development and some of the lessons have centered around prayer, the saints, the Bible, and currently Youth Alpha. The lessons on Sunday mornings will continue, when Alpha finishes, with conversations designed to prepare students for confirmation, as well engage the students with their Bibles and with their faith in God.
Wednesday evening youth group is run by Cathy Kuna and Angela D’Onofrio. This weekly meeting has a musical identity, as the students spend about half of each evening engaging with liturgical music both in conversation about the meaning behind sacred music, as well as with playing and singing music themselves. The youth group just had their first evening outing of the year to Fun Way in Batavia and had a truly great time. The students are bonding and becoming closer to each other as they learn and grow in their faith together.
Looking forward, are planning for a weekend retreat where the students can learn, pray, have fun, and enjoy time together as a group. Once this is planned the group will be sponsoring a fundraiser this spring to help with some funds for the trip. The Youth will also be Camp Counselors for our summer VBS.