High School

Life Groups

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.

Youth Outreach

Find information on how your student can participate in mission and outreach on this page, or contact Betsy Parkhurst at .

Youth Council

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 2018-2019 Youth Commission
  • Hosted the All Youth Fall Kick-Off in September
  • Served at Loaves and Fishes for Serve-a-bration in November
  • Organized the Middle School Dance while collecting over 200 books for Julia's Cafe which helps fund Habitat for Humanity 
  • Hosted Room in the Inn together in March
  • Participated in all aspects of Youth Sunday in April
  • 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, 2019. Come join us! 

Download the Youth Council application »


Youth Council Retreat

September 27 - 29, 2019 (leave Friday at 3:00 PM; return by 1:00 PM Sunday)
Glory Ridge Camp, Marshall, NC
For: Youth Council members (Grades 9 -12)
Why: Planning, Fellowship, Worship and Fun!
Cost: $100 (includes food, fuel, use of Glory Ridge camp, and t-shirt)

Youth Council will have a fun-filled weekend retreat in the mountains of Marshall, NC at Glory Ridge Camp. On this weekend retreat, we will spend time in God’s creation planning our 2019 - 2020 calendar year of service to our spiritual home while building our community. To register for the retreat click here.

To help cover our costs, we are asking each member to contribute $100, which includes a Youth Council t-shirt. If a Youth Council member is unable to attend the retreat and would like a Youth Council t-shirt to wear to our events during the school year, please click here to purchase ($20). For more information contact Alice deVries at   or 704-714-6962.


Youth Pilgrimage

Each June, a group of 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 Alaska, Canada, Ireland, Belize, Wales, Camino de Santiago and Croatia. 

We are excited to announce our 2020 10th Grade Pilgrimage to Spain.

DATES:  June 11 – 19, 2020
LOCATION: The Camino de Santiago - Spain (Sarria to Santiago, averaging 12 miles per day walking)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  September 29, 2019 (Commitment Form + $500 Deposit)
COST: $2,500  - $3,000

COMMUNITY: Please mark your calendar for these Pilgrimage Gatherings (each gathering will be held on a Sunday from 12:30 – 2:30 PM and will begin and end at Christ Church):
November 3
March 1
April 19

We also encourage all pilgrims to participate in Sunday school and Life Group.
Sunday School: Sundays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Youth Room
Life Group: Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Finally, we will hold a required parent and pilgrim meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 PM.Please add it to your calendar!

Click here to register your 10th Grader and pay the deposit.

We are excited about sharing this once in a lifetime opportunity with your family and youth! Please contact Betsy Parkhurst at 704-714-6972 or with any questions