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The St. George’s Youth Ministry serves all members of our parish and community in grades 6 through 12. We are a place where you can explore your own faith journey, and join an inclusive community that welcomes everyone regardless of where you are in your spiritual life. We have conversations about faith and issues affecting our lives, get involved with our community by engaging in service projects, and have fun hanging out with friends.
Our Youth Formation program is described below. For additional faith engagement and fellowship, check out our Youth Group page and calendar as well! (Note: A permission slip needs to be on file for all youth participating in off-site activities. Download it here.)
What is… The Journey to Adulthood?
Journey to Adulthood is a program of spiritual formation for young people, which provides a liturgical frame for their experience in our modern culture. It celebrates their individuality and their creative potential, and instructs them in skills needed for successful adult participation in church and society. The Journey to Adulthood program is based on two key concepts; that manhood and womanhood are gifts from God, and that adulthood must be earned.
Rite-13 (7th and 8th grades)
The Rite-13 program assists young people as they take the first steps of passage away from their families and into their own lives. The liturgical celebration of the gift of womanhood and manhood is an integral part of this group’s curriculum. The program includes weekly classes during our normal formation time, as well as a special ceremony for our 13 year olds, to recognize them as entering into the interim stage of their lives between childhood and adulthood. The ceremony gives the congregation and the church the opportunity so share how important they are to our church family.
J2A Confirm not Conform (9th and 10th grades)
This class provides a safe place for participants to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe. It takes confirmation seriously in that it thinks it’s worth a genuine decision; it’s not something that’s just “done” because you go through the steps. And it takes confirmands seriously in that it asks them serious questions and gives them the freedom to uncover their own answers.
Our hope for all young people at St. George’s is that life together here in God’s church will lead them to embrace mission, generosity and prayer as a way of life. We work towards helping them have an “active and mindful faith” through fun, learning, service, community, prayer, and embracing our vocation as ministers of God’s church. For questions about our Youth programming, contact our Youth and Children’s Ministry Assistant Emily Hoell, or the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry Hecti Musa.