Grades 6 to 12
Meets 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Location – Meets in the “J2A” classroom at the end of the upstairs hall.
Youth Education and Formation
We take youth seriously...
and have some serious fun in the process!
At St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, we take seriously a life long journey of Christian Formation. Starting in Pre-School children are introduced to Bible Study, Worship, and Fellowship. When they reach Middle and High School, teens are placed into a peer community with mentors from the congregation who work, pray, worship, teach, and serve with them. We encourage our teens to explore and experience “Learning and Doing the Work of Jesus” in order for them to grow into their individual calling as Christians.
Weekly Christian Fellowship
During the school year, we meet on Sunday mornings for various fellowship activities ranging from diner day to games and lesson discussions that create a “safe place” for adolescents to explore their spirituality in today’s challenging world.
Our youth ministry encourages the youth to participate in spiritual retreats with other youth. There are 2 Diocesan Retreats a year – one in the fall and one in the spring.
In June each year we travel to North Carolina to attend Youth Week (summer camp) at Kanuga Conference Center were the youth get to learn, worship, and play with hundreds of other youth from around the country.
Every 2-3 years we go on an “Urban Adventure” where youth travel to a “big city” to find their way around an urban location with silent chaperones, while also experiencing retreats and ministries in that setting.
Every 3 years we attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), a life changing multiday retreat on a college campus with over a 1,000 other senior high youth from around the country and the world.
We encourage youth to attend an annual mission trip to Grace House on the Mountain in western Virginia where they help families in the coal fields of rural Appalachia.
We participate in a variety of local mission work such as preparing and serving meals at a local homeless shelter and preparing holiday meal baskets at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for local families who wouldn’t otherwise have a family meal.