The Youth Ministry of Christ Church embraces and supports our youth and their families, inspires and guides their spiritual growth as disciples of Christ, and empowers them to serve the church and the world. To be added to youth emails or for more information, contact Kate Oldham Keenan, Director of Youth Ministry, at

Register for the Youth Ministry Program Year

All Students Grade 6-12 will need to have a Youth Registration and Medical Release form to participate in Youth Ministry programs at Christ Church. We will need one form per student. This year, our form can be found online via this link.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Monthly beginning Sept. 19. This evening program gives students a space to explore, deepen, and sustain their relationship with Christ, learn more about the church, and find ways to connect with peers. Register for the September EYC date via this link.

Fall EYC dates:

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 12

Small Groups

Youth Small Groups provide a time of connection and fellowship for students in a small group setting. Groups include Middle School Bible Study (Grades 6-8), High School Small Group (Grades 9-11), and Senior Voyage (Grade 12). We will meet in-person for six sessions weekly, Oct. 5 through Nov. 9. Registration will be sent out to Youth Families in mid-September. Please click the links below to register for the respective small group:

Middle School
High School
Senior Voyage


Confirmation is a sacramental rite where you are affirming your covenant, or promise, from Baptism that was made by your parents. Confirmation is your turn to prepare and renew or strengthen your beliefs. In Confirmation we ask for God’s help in our relationship with God and with the Church. There is no set time in life to be confirmed. Everyone must answer for themselves “I do”, “I Believe,” and “I will with God’s Help.” Your church and family provide the support, but it is your decision. To learn more about the Confirmation offerings for youth at Christ Church, follow this link. Contact: Director of Parish Programs Liz Howes –



Acolytes serve each Sunday assisting clergy during worship. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to serve after training, rotating between the 9 and 11am Sunday services and special services (Christmas, Holy Week, etc). Roles include crucifer, torch bearers, lighting candles, carrying the Gospel book, and assisting with the offering and Eucharist preparation. New acolyte registration takes place each fall, but new students can join at any time. Trainings take place throughout the year.  Contact Director of Parish Programs Liz Howes –, or register today via this link.


Pit Stop for Parents

As our children grow up, life only begins to move faster. In the midst of school and activities, we can often miss the experience of faith development and a deeper understanding of relationship in the family. The hope is to allow a space where parents can stop and reflect on how we can help our children develop through communication and connection with their family and faith. Classes are offered periodically with a different guest speaker, target age group, and focus or theme. Contact Liz Howes, Director of Parish Program, and check out our podcast via this link.

Run For Young

Run for Young is a certified 5k run/walk planned and managed by the Christ Church Youth. Learn more at our website High school youth are invited to serve as planning committee members (October-February), and youth in grades 6-12 are able to volunteer on race day. Contact John Little, 2021 chair, at for more information about volunteering.