Youth

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 kkeenan@ccral.org or visit this link.

View the full 2023-24 calendar via this link.

8th Grade Confirmands and Families – Help transport and sort food for Wake Relief on Sun, March 3!

Join us on Sunday, March 3, from 11:15 to 1:30 p.m., to  transport Christ Church food drive donations to Wake Relief and help stock their shelves. We’ll meet in the Commons, load cars, and make the quick trip to Wake Relief to unload and sort the food. Youth must have an adult accompany them for this outreach event. Confirmands will receive 15 points by participating! Sign up to help 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. Visit this link to view resources and more information about our next event.

Glory Ridge – Register by Feb. 27!

Youth in rising grades 8-12 are eligible to serve on our summer mission trip to Glory Ridge, June 23-27. Glory Ridge is a multi-denominational Christian camp founded in 1973. The camp is located in Madison County, NC, on 28 acres overlooking the French Broad River. Students work with the Madison County Housing Coalition on outreach projects like painting, gardening and bringing joy to the community! Glory Ridge provides us with a staff member who serves as our daily site manager. We travel by vans to Glory Ridge and all meals will be made onsite by our kitchen crew. Register via this link by Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Sunday Morning Formation

Middle school Sunday school and High School Forum will be offered every other Sunday from 10:10-10:50 a.m. On alternating Sundays, all youth in grades 6-12 will meet together. Middle school Sunday school meets in the basement of the Baker Wing. High School Forum meets in the Parlor. Forum will focus on relevant life topics and feature guest speakers from the parish and beyond. All-youth Sunday School (alternating Sundays) will meet in the basement, and give high school students an opportunity to lead Christian Formation! Fill out your registration/medical release form via this link.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

EYC is held weekly on Sunday evenings for grades 6-12 and gives students a space to explore, deepen, and sustain their relationship with God, learn more about the church, and find ways to connect with peers through food, fellowship, prayer, and fun!

Junior EYC (grades 6-8) – 5 to 6 p.m.
Dinner (all grades 6-12)  – 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Senior EYC (grades 9-12) – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Confirmation – May 5

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 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”. You church and family provide support, but it is your decision.

We are excited to announce that this spring we will have a service of Confirmation on Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. with The Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman. Registration for Confirmation can be found via this link. If you have any questions regarding this process, please email Kate Keenan, Director of Youth Ministry, via kkeenan@ccral.org.