Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups

FREP Kickoff is September 15th! The 2024-2025 FREP Calendar is coming soon!

Our teen programs meet approximately twice a month for social time, service work, bible study and theological discussion.

Jr. High Youth Group (Grades 7-8):

What is known by most is that the children are the future; they must be encouraged to explore their spirituality and develop a relationship with Christ. The goal is to teach young people within the church to continue trusting and growing in their relationship with God. This experience will propel them to be faithful to Christ in all they do as they get older. The Jr. High Youth Group is an opportunity for budding teens to talk about and experience God in more creative ways.  For example, a Christian youth group encourages involvement both within the church and the community as ambassadors for Christ as they grow and begin to learn and have more experiences.

Sr. High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

Once teens are confirmed the question can quickly become “Now what?”  Instead of an end to one’s religious education formation, we invite teens to view it as the beginning of a new period of spirituality and responsibility, the beginning of a maturing discipleship.  The classes may be over, but now the field work begins!

Here is a place where you can investigate the “Now what?” and explore how God is calling you to use your gifts of the Spirit.  The group is a combination of social time (aka fun!), service to those in need, theological discussions on movies, and a time to inquire about being a lector, eucharistic minister, sacristan, musician, teacher, etc.  And because social justice is an important part of our mission here at the Center, the youth group is an opportunity to engage with our ministries like our immigration and racial justice advocacy groups, our criminal justice reform group, our food programs like the Wednesday night supper club and our food pantry, and our care for creation ministry.

The Sr. High Youth Group will provide you with a safe and special opportunity to have important conversations about who you are and who you want to become. finding and using your voice in our church and beyond.