High School

Life Group

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to Life Group on Wednesdays at 7 pm at the home of Alice deVries. We will post the details for High School Life Group on GroupMe. If your high school student is not currently part of GroupMe, but wants to connect with us, please contact Alice deVries at We will need their name and phone number. 


Send-Off Sunday

Boarding school and college students are invited to join us during any of our three worship services on Sunday, August 8 for a blessing and a small token as we send them off to their new schools. 

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:

  • Serve on the Youth Commission
  • Serve on the Outreach Commission
  • Host the All Youth Fall Kick-Off in September
  • Participate in all aspects of Youth Sunday 
  • Assist at church-wide events like Trunk-or-Treat and Parish Day
  • Create Lenten devotions for Instagram
  • Prayer Partners
  • Participate in Life Group and EYC
  • Organize Outreach events and activities: Rama Reads - an after school program at Rama Road Elementary School and Feeding Hope Food Drive for Loaves and Fishes 

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 grateful for the Youth Council members' active involvement in parish-wide events, with huge thanks to their adult leaders: Steve Garbee, Sylvia Wood, Nancy Poe, and Alice deVries.

All high school students interested in being a member of Youth Council for the 2021-22 year are invited to apply by filling out the form (link below) and returning it to Alice deVries at  by September 30. 

Youth Council Application »

Youth Pilgrimage

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. 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we do not have plans to take a Pilgrimage in 2021. When it is safe to travel, we will plan our next Pilgrimage, and look forward to sharing another wonderful experience with our 10th grade students.  

Contact Betsy Parkhurst at   with questions.

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We can't wait to see what happens in your next chapter! Always remember that Christ Church is here for you and will remain your spiritual home.