Christ Church Children & Youth Ministry follows Jesus’ call to...

   Gather as a community of acceptance and support.

   Transform ourselves by exploring our faith.

   Engage in loving and serving others with compassion.


Leadership

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Michaela Eskew

Children's and Youth Minister

A Californian native, Michaela was born and raised in the East Bay. She comes to Christ Episcopal Church with experience in many parishes from New Jersey to Menlo Park, CA. She is also getting her Ph.D. in Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. She and her husband, Will, have a baby boy, Lincoln who is commonly seen toddling around the church.

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Babs Kenney

Chair of the Children's and Youth Ministry Committee and Youth PM Leader

Babs was a special education teacher and is now working with children and horses. She has been at Christ Church for six years and has a gift and passion for working with teenagers.

Where & When

September 2018 - May 2019

 

Middle School Youth AM

2nd-4th Sundays, 10:15 a.m.

Room 204, Education Building

 

High School Youth AM

2nd-4th Sundays, 10:15 a.m.

Room 201, Education Building

 

Youth PM

1st Sundays, 6-8pm

Offsite, see Calendar for locations

3rd Sundays, 6-7:30pm

Parish Hall, Dinner is offered!

 

Confirm Not Conform

Scheduled Sundays, 11:45-1:15pm

Room 210, Education Building

Regular Formation Offerings


Special Youth Events & Registration

We must have a current form on file for your student to participate in any youth activities.


We are welcoming back all previous youth members from the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a trip to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Tickets will be purchased before hand for a discounted rate of $27 so we need RSVPs.

Where I Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Concord

When I Saturday, August 10th, 10am-5pm

Cost I $30, but scholarship is available.

What to Bring I Sunscreen and a bag lunch.

Graduated Youth Trip

Saturday, August 10th, 10am-5pm

RSVP by August 5th


Come join us at the Oakland A’s Game for Faith Day! First Pitch is at 1:05pm. Carpools may be available.

Where I Oakland A’s Coliseum

When I Saturday, August 17th, First Pitch is 1:05pm

Cost I $18-32 depending on how quickly we can reserve our tickets.

What to bring I Your Green and Gold! Sunscreen and hats highly recommended.

Oakland A’s Faith DAy

Saturday, August 17th, 12:30-5pm

RSVP by July 27th


Our High School Youth Room needs a serious update! We will start the morning with a trip to Home Depot in Oakland to choose a new wall color, then head to IKEA in Emeryville to shop for new furnishings, then back to the church for lunch and a painting party! Community Service Hours are available for those who help on this fun day.

Where I Meet in Christ Church Parking Lot at 11am for carpools

When I Saturday, August 31st, 11am- 5pm

What to bring I Clothes and shoes for painting and a water bottle.

Youth Room Overhaul

Saturday, August 31st, 11am-5pm

Just drop in!


Every year our Middle School Students (rising 7th-9th graders) go on a local immersion trip that allows them time to explore and build into their Bay Area Community. We will be housed at St. Timothy’s in Danville, but we will be doing community service trips to various parts of the Bay Area which will include at least one day in Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County. There are also fun outings every afternoon and large group formation every night.

Where I St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Danville, CA

When I Drop off is on Monday at 10am and Pick up is on Friday at 4pm

Cost I $150 non-refundable deposit due by June 1st with registration

What to Bring I A packing list will be provided to participants

Chaperones I The Director of Youth Ministry, Michaela Eskew, will be attending along with youth ministers from each of the other churches attending.

Eligibility Requirements & Forms Needed

  • Current 6th (rising 7th, summer 2019) to 8th grades - school grade not church grade.

  • In good standing with Christ Church Youth Ministry

  • Demonstrates ability to be effective & respectful within a community setting

  • Contributes positively and fully participates to help improve the group's mission

  • Middle School Immersion Trip Registration/Medical Release Form, due June 1st

There are 25 spots available among all five churches. Once they have been filled, the trip is full.

Middle School Immersion Trip

June 24th - 28th

Registration now CLOSED.


Every year our High School Students (rising 10th graders - graduated seniors) go on an immersion trip that allows them time to explore and build into local and national communities. We join with four other churches every year: Church of the Resurrection Pleasant Hill, St. Timothy's Danville, St. Stephen's Orinda, and All Souls Berkeley. This year we will be going out of state.

Where I Dulac, Louisiana

When I July 28th - August 4th

Cost I $250 non-refundable deposit due April 1st with Registration

What to Bring I A packing list will be provided to participants 

Chaperones I The Director of Youth Ministry, Michaela Eskew, will be attending along with youth ministers from each of the other churches attending.

Eligibility Requirements & Forms Needed

  • Current 9th (rising 10th, summer 2019) to 12th grades - school grade not church grade.

  • In good standing with Christ Church Youth Ministry

  • Demonstrates ability to be effective & respectful within a community setting

  • Contributes positively and fully participates to help improve the group's mission

  • Attend mandatory Parent/Student meeting - April 14th @ St. Stephen’s Orinda 2-4pm

  • Students participate in all fundraising events in the month of May and sells raffle tickets

  • High School Immersion Trip Registration/Medical Release Form, due April 1st

There are 40 spots available among all five churches including chaperones. Once they have been filled, the trip is full.

High School Immersion Trip

July 28th - August 4th

Registration now CLOSED.


Special Parents of Youth Events



Christ Church Youth FAQs

If I come to visit, how do I know where to go?

Check out our Campus Map!

How do I know my youth will be safe?

If you have filled out the youth participation form, we will know how to take care of them the way you want us to. And you can be assured that at Christ Church your child's safety is of highest import. All clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with the youth have participated in the Safe Church training program, which sets standards of behavior pertaining to the physical and emotional safety of children and youth. You can review our policy here.

How can I help the youth ministry?

You could:

  • Volunteer with Youth AM or Youth PM

  • Provide Dinners for Youth PM

  • Join the Children and Youth ministry team

  • Plan and host special events and fundraisers

  • Pray for the youth of our church

  • Help clean and organizing program supplies and spaces

If any of these interest you, please fill out the volunteer application and we will be in touch.

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