Youth Ministry

Our Mission:

Transforming the lives of youth by emboldening them to be in relationship with Christ, building community with one another, be leaders in the Church, and discern their unique calling. We seek to send youth out into their communities and world fully equipped to be agents of the humble and gracious love of God. 

Weekly Youth Group Activities

(Beginning August 23)

Low Tide: Middle School Youth Group will take place each Sunday, 5:00pm-6:30pm in the Youth House. We will play games and fellowship, sing worship songs and learn more about what it means to follow Christ in our daily lives.

High Tide: High School Youth Gorup will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. We’ll enjoy games as a group, meaningful conversations, diving into scripture and community prayer.

Homework & Hangs: The Youth House will be open on Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm for any youth 6th grade – 12th grade who want to hang out or do their homework. We’ll lock up at 6:00pm and walk over to the parish hall for church dinner!

First Sundays: Starting in October, the first Sunday of the month will be youth group for both middle school and high school! We’ll play games, sing songs, hear a message then share a meal together. 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Youth House

Formation: Sunday mornings, 10:15am-11:00am in the Youth House. Open to high school and middle school, though we encourage high schoolers to spend some time in the adult formation classes!

Christian Formation

Youth Formation is offered each Sunday at 10:15 am.

Confirmation

The rite of Confirmation is for all those in the 10th grades and above wishing to confirm their baptismal vows and make a mature commitment to Christ and the church.

Confirmation kicks off in January with a retreat, January 19-21. The Confirmation process ends with the Rite of Confirmation in May. Visit our Formation page for more information or to register.

Outreach

Through outreach, we share the love of God in Christ with those in need. We partner with several organizations throughout Jacksonville and the Beaches community, including BEAM, Mission House, and Church Without Walls. We have carried Christ’s love into the world during mission trips to New Orleans, Miami, and Bolivia.

The first Friday of every month, we meet at Mission House at 5:30 to cook and serve dinner to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We are done by 7:30. If you are interested in joining us, contact Rachael to let her know you’ll be there!

Retreats & Mission Trips

Confirmation Retreat: Friday, January 19- Sunday, January 21, 2018. For more information, please attend our Confirmation Information meeting on October 1, 10:15-11:00am in Cooper Chapel. Confirmation retreat is for those participating in the Confirmation Process. Visit our Formation page for more information.

Ski Retreat: (OUR SKI TRIP IS FULL!) Friday, February 16 – Monday, February 19 (President’s Day Weekend, 2018) to Beech Mountain, NC. Cost: $475.00. Grades: 7-12. 

High School Mission Trip (TRIP IS FULL): Sunday, June 10-Saturday, June 16, 2018 to Washington, DC. Cost: $800.00. Grades: Rising 9th Graders – Graduating Seniors. 

Middle School Mission Trip: Sunday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30 to Charlotte, NC. Cost: $550.00. Grades: Rising 7th grade – Rising 8th Grade. Registration Date: Sunday, October 1 at 4:00pm.

Click here to Register

Senior Bolivia Mission Trip: July 16 – July 25, 2018 to Amistad Mission in Bolivia. Cost: TBA. Bolivia Information Meeting to be held on October 29 at 12:30 in 1111/1113. Registration is open. 

Contact Rachael McNeal for information about registration, rmcneal@christepiscopalchurch.org.

Diocesan Events

The Diocese of Florida offers several single day and overnight events. The Youth Ministry promotes and participates in Diocesan events including New Beginnings, Happening, BreakOut, and Summer Camp at Camp Weed. For more information visit www.diocesefl.org

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Contact

Rachael McNeal
Director of Youth Ministries
904-252-4852
rmcneal@christepiscopalchurch.org

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