LEARNING, GROWING AND SERVING TOGETHER
Our youth programming is designed around community. Middle and High School can be an exciting (and challenging) time, and it can be much easier to navigate with a supportive, caring community standing beside you. Through Sunday School and Inhabit (our Episcopal Youth Community or youth group), we connect teens with each other as well as a supportive network of adults. At Ascension, we value the voices and ideas of our teens and look to partner with them as they embark on their own faith journeys.
Youth and Outreach Center | Room 202
For the first nine weeks of the semester, we will offer These Are Our Bodies: Talking Faith & Sexuality at Church & Home. This offering includes both our youth members and their parents. This is an important offering that gives parents and youth alike the tools to have meaningful conversations about important topics.
CONFIRMATION | AGES 13 +
Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Those who were baptized at an early age are invited to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop. Confirmation classes will help prepare candidates for the sacrament as we explore the church's teachings and develop our own faith identity. Contact Mtr. Teresa if you are interested in participating in the next series of classes.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP
WORSHIP AND EUCHARIST | ALL YOUTH
The Nave | Scheduled in advance for Sunday worship
Youth are encouraged to become active participants in the service—shown to be the greatest tool for faith formation. We love to see youth leadership in our worship services! There are many ways to participate in our liturgy! Teens can serve as acolytes, readers, youth vergers, ushers, and greeters. For more information on participating in these roles, contact Mtr. Teresa, our acolyte leader, or Jordan Hammons, our youth leader.