Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently offering an alternative to the regular programs that are described below.
When are programs held?
Many of our youth programs are held on Sundays, concurrent with the Worship service. We begin in the sanctuary with the congregation where youth engage in the service and are one with our church community. Following a brief “Time for Wonder” story sharing, the youth leave the sanctuary to attend their own programs. Some additional programs for junior and senior youth occur on Sunday afternoon or an evening.
Junior Youth Group
Building on from the Elementary Faith Formation program, Junior Youth Group (JYG) furthers the exploration of developing spirituality and peer bonding through discussion and activities, community service projects, events and field trips. From learning through curricula based on Arts and Activism, Neighboring Faiths as well as working as a team to take over the church each October for a Haunted House fundraiser, junior youth explore, discover and broaden their own personal and faith identities, practice compassionate leadership, social action skills and more.
Senior Youth Group
Our Senior Youth Group (SYG) focuses on nurturing the spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth of our high school youth, while developing leadership skills, building community and serving North Parish and the wider community. Activities include helping with worship, games, overnight excursions, participating in social action and attending youth conference workshops.
Volunteers are the cornerstone of our Faith Formation programs here at North Parish and there are many ways you can share yourself with our children. One of the best ways to help out is by becoming a volunteer advisor for our youth. Working alongside the Youth Coordinator, volunteer advisors help facilitate group conversations, engage with the youth in fun activities, and help chaperone field trips.