Youth Group for the 2023-24 school year is currently being planned. Please check back for updates or contact Priscilla Hooper for more details ([email protected])
Scheduled Youth Group Events:
Sunday, September 18 from 5 to 7:30pm
Back to School BBQ and Outdoor Games
Starting in the fall of 2023, St. James’s teens from 8th grade to 12th grade will have the opportunity to participate in Confirmation classes, where they will come together to build community, have fun, deepen their relationship with God, and explore how they walk with Jesus as Episcopalians.
What's the commitment?
Students will gather on the first Sunday of every month at the church from 5 to 6:30 p.m., starting in October and ending in May.
Will there be food?
Yes. We will provide dinner.
What will happen during the classes?
Together, we will explore basic Christian beliefs, church history, the sacraments, the meaning and practice of prayer, scripture, and what ministry means in the lives of young people today. This discussion-based program is not intended to replicate routine academic work. The goal is to provide students with time for fellowship, to ask questions, and to explore and affirm God’s love and unique call to them in creative ways. There will be an outreach component that students will develop in conversation together with Rev. Joe.
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a ceremony that signals full participation in the life of the Church, when our teens make a public affirmation of their faith and the community makes a commitment to support them on their journey with Christ. As a confirmed person, one explores the art of sharing the Gospel with others: friends, family, neighbors, and strangers.
Please contact Rev. Joe at [email protected] or at 860-710-1515 with any questions.