Youth School Year Programs
During the school year, we have a host of programs specifically tailored to the spiritual needs of middle and high school students. This is where we try to live out our commitment to the Apostle’s teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread and the prayers; this is where we proclaim the good news of God in Christ. We wish to learn about the Kingdom of God, and how we are each called to participate in Christ’s reign.
Something New for 7th-12th Grades
Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Youth-Led Children's Sunday School in Water Street Classrooms #105 and #106
This Fall we are beginning something new and exciting! All Youth will teach preschool and elementary Sunday School classes along side adults. This will be like a mini VBS on Sundays! Not only will the younger children benefit by learning from the Youth, but the Youth will grow in their own faith through teaching.
Youth will teach in teams and be assigned particular Sundays. Therefore, they will not have to be present every week, just when it is their team’s turn.
New Youth Group for 7th-12th Grades
at the Youth House
We are starting something new for Youth Group! Youth will meet on Sunday evenings in the Youth House. (There will be other gatherings at other locations throughout the year, so be on the look-out for those.) Middle School (7th - 8th grades) will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth House. Then High School (9th- 12th grades) will join them for dinner at 7:30 p.m. Following dinner, Middle School’s time will be complete and High School will stay for their special Youth Group time. We will be asking congregation members and groups to help minister to our Youth by providing the weekly meal that they will share.
Sunday Evenings in the Youth House:
- Middle School Youth Group (7th - 8th) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Middle and High School Dinner Together 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- High School Youth Group 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Student Leadership Team
This dedicated group of High School students serves as relational ministers to our Middle School students. They meet twice a month on Sundays to study about Godly leadership and plan Middle School Youth. They then practice these leadership skills by facilitating games and giving talks. Taking the words of St. Paul to heart, these student leaders “set for the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
There are all sorts of special events that take place throughout the year. Here are just a few to keep your eyes open for:
One of the coolest games you’ll ever get to play. Space Marines and Aliens battle it out in this campus-wide event.
Join us as we proclaim the mystery of the Incarnation through this Good Shepherd tradition. Rehearsals begin Advent 1!
Super Bowl Party
Hangout with us on Super Bowl Sunday as we watch the big game on a ten foot screen with other area Episcopal Churches.
Help us use all the leavening in the church as we prepare for our Lenten fasts. We cook dinner, bury the Alleluias, and celebrate one last time before the Feast of the Resurrection.
Walk the way of the cross with us as we journey together through Jesus’ last days on Earth. The Youth always contribute a reflective service to this week, come help us make this year’s a special one.
This worship service is led by our youth as we recognize our acolytes and graduating seniors. This service is traditionally the first Sunday in May.