Pre-COVID. Sunday Morning Youth Gathering Grades 6 - 12 are invited to attend our Sunday Morning Youth Gathering from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m., starting in the gym.
On Sundays during the school year, Youth are invited to Youth Gathering and Connection Groups! Youth from Grades 6-12 meet in the gym for Youth Gathering from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Youth and adult volunteers join together in group games, musical worship, and a short homily from that day’s speaker, most often the Pastor for Youth and Their Families, Leigh DeVries.
At 10:30 a.m., youth break into Connection Groups, small groups made of up of age groups with their own specific leaders, which meet throughout the Ministries Center and Main Line Adult Day Center. In this time students reflect on the message of the day by engaging in honest conversations about life and faith with peers and adult leaders.
- 9/8 First Youth Gathering, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Gym
- 9/15 Parent & Youth Kickoff, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Gym
- 9/22 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 9/29 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 10/6 World Communion Worship Together Sunday
- 10/13 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 10/20 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 10/27 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 11/3 All Saints Worship Together Sunday
- 11/10 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 11/10 Confirmation Mini Retreat
- 11/17 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 11/24 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 12/1 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 12/8 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 12/15 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 12/22 Advent Worship Together
- 12/29 Holiday Worship Together
- 1/5 Worship Together Sunday
- 1/12 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 1/19 Youth Gathering
- 1/26 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 2/2 Youth Sunday
- 2/9 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 2/16 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 2/23 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 3/1 Transfiguration Worship Together Sunday, and Service Project
- 3/8 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 3/15 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 3/22 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 3/29 Fifth Sunday Children and Youth Chapel Service
- 4/5 Palm Sunday Worship Together
- 4/12 Easter Worship Together
- 4/19 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 4/26 Youth Gathering/Connections
- 5/3 Youth Gathering & Final Connections Group
- 5/10 Final Youth Gathering and Confirmation Expo
- 5/17 Confirmation Worship Together Sunday
- 5/24 Summer Worship Schedule Begins
Confirmation is an exciting time in the life of our congregation’s 8th graders! Confirmands join the rest of the youth group for Youth Gathering on Sunday mornings, and then meet from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. for an in-depth exploration of what it means to live into the baptismal covenant. Each Confirmand is paired with a Confirmation Mentor who walks with them throughout the year-long confirmation journey. Mentors provide spiritual, emotional and practical support along the way, alongside teacher Courtenay Wilcox and other fantastic small group leaders in the Confirmation program.
For confirmand and mentor resources, click here.
Worship Together Sunday
All families with children in Grades 4-12 are invited to Worship Together on the first Sunday of the month! Worship Together Sundays provide children and youth in Grades 4-12 an important opportunity to connect with the broader congregation and engage in Christian faith alongside their families. Youth take active roles in the service as liturgists and greeters. Teenagers may sit with their families, or with other youth and adult leaders in the left transept balcony.
Fifth Sunday Chapel Service