Our youth programs are shaped to walk with 6th-12th grade students
as they grow, learn, and connect in community with one another,
with our larger church community, with the world, and with God
Senior High 9th-12th grades
Senior High Fellowship, or SHF, is a time and a space for students in 9th through 12th grade to explore and nourish their faith, to make connections between their faith and the call to serve others, to grow as Christians, and to build friendships with the support of one another and with caring, thoughtful adults.
What We Do: Senior High Fellowship (SHF) Gatherings: Many Sundays from 7:00-9:00 PM, 9th-12th graders will meet in the Youth Lounge for time for fun, support, faith education and community. Occasional outside service events, retreats, and playful events are also scheduled. Email Rev. Nicole with questions or to sign up for regular email updates.
Junior High Fellowship, or JHF, is a time and a space for students in 6th through 8th grade to begin to deepen the bonds of Christian community with their peers through a blend of silliness, seriousness, service and study, accompanied by kind, committed adults.
What We Do: Junior High Fellowship (JHF) Gatherings: Many Sundays from 4-5:30 PM, 6th-8th graders will meet in the Youth Lounge for time for fun, support, faith education and community. Occasional outside service events, retreats, and playful events are also scheduled. Email Rev. Nicole with questions or to sign up for regular email updates.
8th - 9th Grade Confirmation
Confirmation is more than a singular event - it is a series of classes designed to help students examine the promises made on their behalf when/if they were baptized, study what beliefs and behaviors go along with those promises, and walk alongside them as they discern if those are promises they want to claim for themselves in the context of the Presbyterian Church.
What is Confirmation?
Historically, a confirmation class was designed as a church rite of passage, when a young person crossed over into adulthood and claimed their faith for themselves. If you were baptized as a child in a Christian church, your parents and the whole church took vows to guide and nurture you in the Christian faith. Your faith as a child was wrapped up in the faith of those who love you and who have watched you grow.
Our Confirmation program helps you choose to confirm, not conform - to help you claim that faith for yourself and make those vows your own. The program is centered around study, worship, service, and fellowship so you can learn about faith, asking questions, naming challenges, experiencing giving of yourself, and exploring more about the God who loves you exactly as you are.
Figuring out this Christianity stuff
The early teen and young adult years are very much about figuring oneself out, shaping one's own identity. As people who go to church, our identity as Christians is part of what we're figuring out.
Confirmation class is the way in which we learn which values are ours, which values belong to those in our constellation of family and friends, and which of those values we want to claim as our own. This eight-month process is designed for 8th graders and above to:
* Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of Christianity.
* Learn about the core beliefs and practices of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other faith traditions.
* Explore the vows that confirmands will take if they choose to be confirmed so they understand the commitment they will be making.
Actively seek God's wisdom, word and deep peace each day wherever you are with daily devotionals from d365.org. Designed for youth and youth leaders, the devotionals can help everyone create a quiet space in for contemplation and prayer.