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.

Youth Outreach Day – July 17 (Register by July 2!)

Outreach days provide an opportunity for students in grade 6-12 to experience service in the Raleigh community. Join us Wednesday, July 17 for our next outreach day. Drop off will be at 9:15 a.m. at church. We conclude our morning of service with lunch and Holy Eucharist by 1:30 p.m. Cost of $10 helps cover lunch and supplies needed for work sites. Please register via this link by Tuesday, July 2, and contact Kate Keenan with questions.

Camp Mail – Due by June 5

Help us stay connected this summer! We would like to send mail to middle and high school students who are attending camp (and college students who are working!) In order to keep us organized, please fill out one form (via this link) per student. Please contact Kate at kkeenan@ccral.org with questions.

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.

Sunday Morning Formation – Resumes this fall!

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) – Resumes this fall!

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

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.