Youth

Holy Trinity nurtures its older youth in their faith journeys through the Journey to Adulthood program.  A six-year curriculum, is based on the premise that while manhood and womanhood are free gifts of God, adulthood is earned through study and relationships with peers, the church, and the world.

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Rite 13 (Grades 6-7)

The first two-year component of the Journey to Adulthood program, Rite 13 begins every other year with youth in grades six and seven.  Led by a team of committed adults, the youth in Rite 13 consider and celebrate who they are, who they are becoming, and what their responsibilities are in relationships with each other, with their families, and with the church and the world.  Sunday morning gatherings are sometimes discussions and Bible studies, sometimes ping-pong games, and sometimes breakfast at Zorba’s.

J2A (Grades 8-9)

The second two-year component of the Journey to Adulthood program, J2A builds on the youths’ experiences in Rite 13 and engages them with the skills and critical thinking involved in adulthood.   During the second year, the J2A class learns about the Book of Common Prayer and our Anglican heritage, in preparation for confirmation.  J2A culminates with a spiritual pilgrimage; Holy Trinity pilgrims have traveled to Montreal, California, and New Mexico.

10343977_10152134364562817_1707241147_oYoung Adults in the Church (Grades 10-12)

Older youth gather each week with a group of adult mentors for YAC, where they can discuss topics of interest and how their identity as Christians calls them into the world.

Other Activities

  • Acolytes – Each week our youth help with the 10:30 Sunday worship at Holy Trinity, serving as acolytes and carrying crosses, torches, flags and banners.  Training is provided.
  • Youth Ushers – Two youth ushers serve each Sunday morning at the 10:30 service, greeting worshippers, handing out bulletins, and collecting offerings during the offertory.
  • Youth Mission Trips – Holy Trinity has a long history of sending mission teams to locations near and far, and our youth are a vital part of those teams.
  • Bread Baking – Youth are welcome to participate in our bread baking ministry.  One Saturday a month, bakers work to make the whole wheat wafers we use at the 10:30 Sunday services.
  • Vacation Bible School –  Teenagers are a vital part of this endeavor, offering their gifts as assistant teachers and activity leaders.