Middle School


EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)

Our Middle School youth group (EYC) meets on Sunday nights from 5:45 - 7:15 PM during the school year.

We are asking for parent support this year, both in attendance and with dinner. To sign-up to help, please click here.

EYC is an opportunity for middle school students to come together in their spiritual home and engage in Bible study, games, outreach, and community! For information regarding our meeting schedule, please contact Betsy Parkhurst.

Off-Site Activities:
We will meet off-site on the first Sunday of each month and ask you to preregister so we know how many to expect. Parents will be expected to drop off/pick up at all offsite locations and carpools are encouraged!

  • October 7, We had so much fun at Sky High Sports! Thanks to all who came out!
  • November 4, We will meet at the church on this night to work on a Serve-a-bration project. To sign up to bring muffins for this activity, please click here!
  • December 2, meet us at Southminster at 8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210  as we bake cookies with and sing carols with our neighbors who live there! Registration coming soon.

Rite 13 & Confirmation

Rite 13 is a two year program for 7th and 8th graders through which we celebrate the gift of manhood and womanhood and set the foundation for the remainder of the youth program. Rite 13 begins when young people are close to their 13th birthdays, with a special liturgy in the Church loosely modeled after the Jewish bar or bat mitzvah. In this ceremony young people are charged with the responsibility to use wisely the power given to them at puberty. A portion of Psalm 139 is read, and a prayer for parents is shared as they watch their children on this journey out of childhood, anticipating their return as adults and friends. A charge to the peers of the Rite 13 class and to the congregation follows, asking for their support as the youth are on this journey.

During the second year of Rite 13, in 8th grade, students are invited to go through the Confirmation process as they continue the Rite 13 curriculum. To learn more about Youth Confirmation at Christ Church, contact Betsy Parkhurst at or 704-714-6972.

These two years incorporate fun, laughter, games, service and learning. A lot of time is spent reading great stories of Holy Scripture and exploring their validity today. We focus on prayer and other ways we see and encounter God. Probably more than anything else, our activities are geared to build community, to establish trust and safety, and to remind the young people that we are their Church home and they belong here!

Important Dates
Confirmation: May 19, 2019
Rite 13: November 11, 2018 and February 10, 2019

Leadership Opportunities

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

One rite of passage for Christ Church middle school students is helping our youngest parishioners grow in their faith at Vacation Bible School! Teen Volunteers serve from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Visit this page to learn more.