Middle & High School Formation
ILLUMINATE is our program for middle and high school students. This engaging Sunday School program allows our youth to delve deeper into each week’s gospel reading (using the Episcopal Digital Network's "Lesson Plans that Work") and consider how it applies to daily life. Illuminate creates space for open conversation with peers and adults, to explore what it means, and what it looks like, to be followers of Jesus. In addition to being a fun way to spend time with church friends, it also provides a foundation for their personal faith journey. We gather in the youth room at 9:45am.
Periodically we offer a separate class for our high school age students so they can learn more about the Episcopal tradition and discern if they would like to claim for themselves - through Confirmation - the vows made for them at their Baptism.
Prophets among Us: Offering Youth Space to Live into Prophetic Witness
Jonathan D'Amico, Author
Church of the Servant Youth Director
Laying on your side. Waltzing around naked. “Belting your cloak” (hiking up your pants) and outrunning a horse and chariot. Eating scrolls. On the surface, biblical prophets are, in a word, odd. But why? Might they still have something very relevant and powerful to offer our communities in the world today? Are there prophets among us even now? What are the prophets saying?
Acolytes play important roles that carry ancient traditions into our worship time together. They are servers, torchbearers, banner bearers, crucifers (cross bearers) and lighters of candles, h…