Our MS Youth Group consists of 6th-8th graders from all the Charlottesville schools, Burley & Buford, STAB & Covenant, Hollymeade & Henley, Walker & Village. The list goes on. For this age group, we have a weekly youth group gathering, occasional fun events, service opportunities and, for 8th graders, Confirmation.
Sunday Morning Youth Group
Our main weekly offering for middle schoolers is our MS Youth Group Sunday Meeting between the 9am and 11am services every Sunday during the school year. We meet 10:10-10:50am in the youth room. Spudnuts and orange juice to wake us up! For those parents looking for Bible Study or Christian Education for your young teenager, this is the hour you’re looking for. We always have fun. Rarely does anyone get injured — thanks be to God.
First Fridays at Fitzhugh
We are excited to begin First Fridays at Fitzhugh! Children’s Minister Amy Avery and Youth Minister Brooks Tate team up with their volunteers to provide dinner and programming for children and teenagers ages 0-8th grade. This happens the first Friday of every month, 6:00-8:30pm. It just so happens that these evenings may give mom and dad the occasional free Friday night.
In the Episcopal Church, Confirmation is first offered typically for 8th graders. The Bishop visits every Spring, and we have a 12-week course to prepare our youth. This class is taught by Ministry Intern Josh Bascom and Youth Minister Brooks Tate. Our teaching springs from the Apostles Creed, allowing each statement of belief to be confronted in depth. We’re sure to mix in multi-media to have our teachings connect with our young students.
Youth Confirmation includes a weekend retreat to Wintergreen and a service opportunity benefiting PACEM, Charlottesville’s winter homeless shelter.
Other MS happenings
Keep your eyes on our calendar for other opportunities for service or fun. Throughout the year, we help Charlottesville organizations Habitat for Humanity, Abundant Life and PACEM. We’ve also been known to make day trips for laser tag and bowling, or even host the occasional Church Lock-In. We’d love for you to join us, so keep your eyes on our Upcoming Events Calendar!