Come be, just be in the Youth Room. The space is quiet. There is no program. There are pillows and drawing materials and space and time to be with self and God. Occasionally there will be a guided reflection or gentle conversation but this is space to rest and “be still with God” for our teens whose lives are very busy and very full.
Youth who would like to are encouraged to participate in any or all of the Sunday Forums held in the lower level Forum Room each Sunday during Education hour. Topics are listed in the Sunday insert, online and in the brochure on Adult Education at Grace.
Youth (grades 6th-12th) are invited to meet once a month in our Grace youth groups. The activities are intentionally centered on themes of spiritual formation, fellowship, and service. The calendar for the first half of the program year is listed below with specific times and other details provided in upcoming announcements. Contact the Church Office or Debbie Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org! Know that friends are encouraged and welcomed to all Grace Youth events.
Marktplaatz Goes LIVE(Tuesday, May 8 – Saturday, May 12) Sign up for shifts throughout the week up in the Commons or online at http://signup.com/go/naFikoG Bring your whole family and friends too. It’s lots of fun and this is the money maker for pilgrimage and other special youth events!
Retreat With The Monks of St Gregory’s Abbey: Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20th in Three Rivers, Michigan Last year’s retreat at St Gregory’s was a wonderful experience, so don’t miss this visit with the monks of this Episcopal abbey. Grace youth will hike the grounds, share meals, and pray the Hours in this unique spiritual experience. We will leave Grace at 8am on Saturday and return for pick-up after Grace’s 10:30 service. Friends are welcome. Please RSVP to Debbie Coyle or Mary Miller by May 15th.
Grace Youth Mission Trip (July 23-27) Grace youth and their leaders will be traveling to Tennessee to feed people this summer! Grace youth took this trip in 2014 and it reported it as one to “definitely offer again” and so we are! We’ll be working for three days gleaning on a farm through the End Hunger program of the Society of St Andrews. In order to officially register for the mission trip, there is an online registration and waiver form through the Society of St. Andrew. There is also a Participant Agreement form available from Debbie or the Church Office. We ask that these forms be completed and a deposit submitted to Grace by May 1st. See Debbie Coyle for details!
Grace Cheers! All the time- Let us know when you have events outside of Grace (games, plays, concerts…) Your Grace Youth friends and leaders would like to come out and support you! Talk to Debbie, Phil, or Howard as they work with you to gather your fans!