During the school year, high school students meet in small groups at church members' homes. Youth and their adult leaders share meaningful conversations about how faith and life intersect.
If you are not currently engaged with our Life Group and would like to be, please come with a friend, or contact Alice deVries at to get connected.
Virtual Life Group
High school students will be invited to join a virtual Life Group combined of grades 9-12 on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM via Zoom. Links for the Zoom calls will be posted on each grade’s GroupMe. If your high school student is not currently part of their grade level’s GroupMe and would like to be, please contact Alice deVries ( ). We will need their name and phone number.
Find information on how your student can participate in mission and outreach on this page, or contact Betsy Parkhurst at .
Youth Council is a leadership opportunity for high school students to serve the Church community through a variety of ways while deepening their relationship with God and each other. All high school students are invited to apply!
Below are some of the leadership roles Youth Council served this past year:
- Served on the 2019-2020 Youth Commission
- Hosted the All Youth Fall Kick-Off in September
- Organized Rama Reads - an after school program at Rama Road Elementary School
- Helped with Christ Church Outreach projects including painting at Moore's Place and distributing supplies to Rama Road Elementary School
- Participated in all aspects of Youth Sunday in March
- Assisted at Sunday Suppers and Life Group
Youth Council has built a close-knit community at our monthly meetings where we share a meal together, have meaningful conversations and plan our next events.
We are so grateful to our youth leaders for their active involvement in our parish-wide events. Adult leaders are Steve Garbee, Sylvia Wood, and Alice deVries.
If your high school student (grades 9-12) is interested in becoming part of the 2020-21 Youth Council, please complete the application. The application can be either emailed to Alice deVries at or mailed to Alice at 1412 Providence Rd. 28207.
Youth Council Small Group Day Retreat
September 26, 2020
Where: outdoors at Christ Church
For: Youth Council members (Grades 9 -12)
Why: Planning, Fellowship, Worship and Fun!
Youth Council members will have a small group day retreat from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on the grounds of the Church. At the retreat, members will plan youth events for the 2020-21 year, get to know each other and have a great time! Participants will need to agree to a self-check health screening at home. When on campus, appropriate social distancing and mask-wearing will be required. Participants will need to bring their own mask, chair or blanket, etc. Boxed lunches will be provided. For more information contact Alice deVries at or 704-714-6962.
Each year in June, 10th grade pilgrims and leaders set out on a journey to reflect on one's relationship with God, self, and other. In the past Pilgrimages have been to Canada, Alaska, Belize, Wales, Ireland, Camino de Santiago and Croatia.
This year, 23 students and 4 leaders were going to Camino de Santiago Spain June 11-19, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the pilgrimage has been postponed. The new dates are June 13-21, 2021. We are planning on taking a combined group of 10th and 11th graders on the same Pilgrimage. Those who were not able to go this year are more than welcome to go in 2021!
More information will be coming for the Pilgrimage in June 2021. We hope your child can join us!