Youth 6th to 12th grade gather for Sunday School from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings in room 0013 in the Westbrook Building, on the lowest level of the Divinity School. The class focuses on one book of the Bible each fall and spring, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. This pattern allows students to study the scripture texts in depth, moving deeper into the familiar stories. During the six years from 6th grade to high school graduation, participants will study nearly the entirety of the Bible. Students engage the Scriptures in conversation with practices of the Christian life and their experiences as students, artists, athletes, and followers of Jesus. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Westbrook 00 level hallway for refreshments and fellowship before the class begins.
Middle and high school youth come together on Sunday nights from 5 - 7 p.m. for food, fun, and formation in the Christian life. If Sunday School tends to focus on the head and the study of Scripture, Youth Fellowship invites students to bring their hearts and hands to the life of discipleship. Practices like developing a Rule of Life, lectio divina, and praying in color invite students to a deeper relationship with God. Time for games and weekly check-ins provide a space for youth to grow in relationship with one another and with adult mentors. Youth fellowship meets weekly during the academic year, typically in the Chapel Kitchen, located in the lower level of the University Chapel. Youth fellowship continues during the summer on a more flexible schedule. Please join us, and come hungry for food and a good time!
We want everyone to be welcome and fed at our table! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests or questions about dietary preferences for you or your young person.
Seasonal Youth Events
The life of the Youth at the Congregation includes special events of all kinds. We offer Confirmation Class every other year, summer experiences (such as conferences, camps, mission trips), an annual ski trip, and the Durham CROP Walk each spring.
The youth of the congregation are active in serving others, participating alongside other members of the congregation. Many youth serve as ushers during worship, some have assisted with Habitat for Humanity and others have bagged potatoes for the “potato drop”. Most of the Saturday Service Projects organized by the Mission Committee warmly welcome youth participation.
For a current schedule of youth events, or to find out more, email email@example.com.