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.
For more information on how your student can participate in mission and outreach at Christ Church, contact Betsy Parkhurst at .
Christ Church offers a short-term mission experience for rising 9th - 12th graders and adults each summer at Glory Ridge, a mission camp in Madison County, NC. Learn more »
Freedom School TEEN BOARD
The Christ Church Freedom School is accepting applications for its Teen Board for the 2018 summer program. Fifteen teens (rising 11th grade through college freshmen) will be chosen from Christ Church and the larger community to work with first through fifth graders at Rama Road Elementary School to boost their literacy skills and enrich their cultural experiences. Download the Teen Board Application »
We are excited to announce that our pilgrimage this year will be to the southwest of Ireland, June 14 - 22.
Pilgrimage is always an opportunity to make an intentional journey to reflect on one’s relationship with God, self, and other. Traveling to and through the home of Celtic spirituality will give pilgrims an opportunity to reflect on how our faith has always included written forms of prayer and meditation as well an experience of God in creation. Walking in the historic footsteps of saints such as Saint Brendan, Saint Brigid and Saint Patrick, pilgrims will be invited to consider how God continues to inspire us to be those who can sense and respond to God‘s presence no matter where we go.
From the time of the very early Church until today, Christians have made pilgrimages to holy places as a part of their discipline and life of faith. Long before the notion of vacations, holidays, and mission trips, individuals within the Christian tradition set out to see the places where our Lord and his saints walked, slept, prayed, and preached the Good News.
This year’s pilgrimage, coordinated in partnership with Hidden Ireland Tours, will include the opportunity to walk the green hills and bogs of Ireland, visit ancient monasteries and Celtic sites, travel by boat to experience the beauty of the Skelligs, and explore together in community how God sends us out to love and change the world.
Please join us for this life-giving and faith-inspiring time.
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 2017-2018 Youth Commission
- Hosted the All Youth Fall Kick-Off in September
- Served at Loaves and Fishes for Serve-a-bration in November
- Organized a contemplative space for Hush in the Rush during Advent for all youth and their leaders
- Organized the Middle School Dance while collecting over 200 pairs of shoes for Haiti Soles for Souls in February
- Hosted Room in the Inn together in March
- Participated in all aspects of Youth Sunday in March
- Assisted at Faith Talks, Life Group and All Youth Sunday School events throughout the year
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 you are interested in joining Youth Council, please download the application and return it to Alice deVries by August 31, 2018. Come join us!