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.
2nd - 5th Sundays of the month at 10 am
Youth gather for lectionary based bible study. We have two discussion groups one for middle school and one for high school. Youth will join their families following the peace. Make sure you introduce yourself to our dedicated volunteer Sunday School teachers.
SUNDAYS FROM 5 – 7 PM IN THE PARISH HALL
Each week youth group gathers for fellowship, plays a wild and wacky game, explores one of the topics chosen by the group at the beginning of this year, and shares a meal. Middle Schoolers meet from 5pm-6:15 and High Schoolers meet from 6:15-7pm. We join together for dinner at 6pm. Every third Sunday we’ll go on outings into the Community like Bowling or the Pacific Pinball Museum. We also hold special events like our Annual Super Bowl Flag Football Competition and a Christmas Party. At the start and end of the year we also have overnight retreats.
Time Change for Lent:
For the season of Lent, both Middle School and High School will meet for the full two hours, 5-7pm. The first hour will be dedicated to homework help and dinner together. So, teenagers are encouraged to bring any homework they have left on Sunday night! The second hour will include a game and splitting off into separate age groups for a lesson.
Support Our Ministry
- 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
At Christ Church your child's safety is of highest import. All clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children and youth have participated in the training program Called to Right Relationship, which sets standards of behavior pertaining to the physical and emotional safety of children and youth.
Youth in Church
1st Sundays at the 10:15am service
On first Sundays of the month children and youth will experience the full service. There will be no Sunday School on 1st Sundays. Youth are always welcome to participate in the full service and are invited to contribute to the service by becoming an acolyte, reader, usher, and more.
Confirm not Conform
Scheduled Sundays 12 - 2 pm
We will not be offering a Confirmation program this year. We hope to offer it again in 2017/2018. We use a program called “Confirm Not Conform” which gives you plenty of space to try and figure out what you believe and let’s you compare that to all the “official” stuff that the church says. This is a great chance for you to question the stuff about God and faith and spirituality that your parents have told you, that the church tells you, and that society in general tells you. You’ll need to decide for yourself what you want to keep and what you want to drop, and whether or not you want to get confirmed at the end of all this.
Middle School Immersion Trip
Every year our Middle School Students go on a local immersion trip that allows them time to explore and build into their Bay Area Community. This year's trip will be from June 26th-30th and we will be based in Berkeley.
Forms and Deposits are due no later than May 1st!
High School Immersion Trip
Every year our High School Students travel out-of-state to immerse themselves in a new culture and serve in new and exciting ways together. This year's trip will be from July 30th - August 7th and we will be going to Greenbrier County, West Virginia to help with flood relief.
Forms and Deposits are due no later than April 23rd.
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting on April 23rd, 2pm at St. Stephen's Orinda.
Check out the Below Powerpoint Presentation for more detailed information: