Youth Group

High Schoolers have the opportunity to attend Second Sundays at St. James’s, our youth group program, when we gather to engage in service and community-oriented events and activities. We've toured behind the scenes at Bradley International Airport, gone ice skating in Bushnell Park, and served lunch and coffee with Church by the Pond. Our Youth Group dates for 2018-19 are as follows:

September 19, Soarin' Indoors in Manchester (Meet at church at noon for lunch / back at 5:00pm)

October 28, Dinner and Event (5:00-7:00pm)

November 17 Saturday, "Church by the Pond," Feeding Ministry in Bushnell Park (2pm)

December 9, Dinner and Event (5:00-7:00pm)

January 21, MLK Day of Service (Hartford Catholic Worker from 10am-2pm)

February 24, Dinner and Event (5:00-7:00pm)

March 24, Youth Group at the Movies (Time TBD)

April 14, Dinner and Event (5:00-7:00pm)

April 27, Mission Trip Car Wash (9:30am-1pm)

May 18, Mission Trip Car Wash (9:30am-1pm)

May 26, End of the Year Celebration (Time TBD)

June 9, Mission Trip Car Wash (9:30am-1pm)

July 6-14, Mission Trip to Ecuador

Sunday School & Confirmation

On Sundays when there are education offerings for all ages, high schoolers gather in the youth room after our 9:30 service to have fun, build relationships, and enhance each others' spiritual journeys. This is a safe space for them to honestly engage each other, bearing their joys, questions, and doubts about God and religion. Some sessions are more instructional while others are intended to be fun. These serve as our confirmation program, and much of the content is derived from the "Confirm not Conform" program. Below are our high school formation dates for 2018-19:

September 23, CnC Covenant Signing at the 9:30 service followed by Class #1

September 30, CnC Class #2 (Coffee Hour Forum with the Rev. Charlotte LaForest in the parish hall)

October 14, CnC Class #3

November 4, CnC Class #4

November 18, CnC Class #5

December 2, CnC Class #6

January 6, CnC Class #7

January 27, CnC Class #8

February 10, CnC Class #9

March 10, CnC Class #10

April 7, CnC Class #11 (confirmands will attend the Lenten forum)

May 5, CnC Final Class

June 3, CONFIRMATION CEREMONY & Parish Picnic at Auerfarm in Bloomfield (the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Presider)