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.

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.

Church League Basketball

Church League Basketball is back! Teams are co-ed, and we will have both a high school and a middle school team. There are no practices –  this is an informal, recreational league. Games will be held at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on three Saturdays: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, and Mar. 19, with middle school teams playing in the morning and high school playing in the afternoon. Six players must be present in order to play each week. Register via this link.

Day Ski Trip

It’s time to hit the slopes! Christ Church Youth in grades 7-12 will be venturing to Winterplace, WV on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. We plan to leave early that morning and return late in the evening to make the most of the day. For more information and to register, please visit this link

*Registration closes and final payments are due on Dec. 19.

Sunday School

On Sunday mornings from 10:20 to 10:50 a.m., join us for Middle School Sunday School in the basement of the Baker Wing. We are excited to invite our High School students to participate with Adult Christian Formation or assist in a Children’s Ministry Sunday School classroom.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) is a monthly program for grades 6-12 and provides a space for students to explore, deepen, and sustain their relationship with Christ, learn more abut the church, and find ways to connect with peers. Our final EYC of 2021 is on Dec. 5 and will be ADVENTure, A Scavenger Hunt themed night. Register via this link.

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 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.

We are excited to announce that this spring we will have a service of Confirmation on Sunday, Apr. 3, at 11 a.m. with The Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman. Please see below for more information on the Confirmation process and to register. Contact Kate Keenan via kkeenan@ccral.org or Liz Howes via lhowes@ccral.org with questions.

Learn More – LINK

Register – LINK 

Acolytes

Acolytes serve each Sunday assisting clergy during worship. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to serve after training, rotating between the 9:15 and 11 a.m. 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 – lhowes@ccral.org, 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 lhowes@ccral.org, and check out our podcast below:

Run For Young

Run for Young is a certified 5k run/walk planned and managed by the Christ Church Youth. This year’s run is scheduled for Jan. 22. Learn more via our website, runforyoung.org. High school youth are invited to serve as planning committee members, and youth in grades 6-12 are able to volunteer on race day. Contact John Little, 2022 Chair, at jmlittle76@gmail.com for more information about volunteering and register to run today via this link.