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Youth

Education & Formation

 
Middle School (grades 6th - 8th)
Sunday Mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This class, lead by Todd Cross, meets in Trinity’s Youth Area. It’s located under Tuton Hall and can be accessed from the stairs to the right of the Tuton Hall kitchen or from the outside door into the same stairway. The classroom is on the left, past the game room.

We will continue to focus on the Old Testament, New Testament, and comparison of Christianity to other major world religions. This year, we will broaden the youth’s understanding of the relevance of Christianity in today’s complicated world, in fun, and dynamic ways.

We are very excited to have the Rev. David Henson involved and bringing new ideas for this year. David has a wealth of youth formation experience and brings many great ideas to Trinity.
 

High School (grades 9th -12th)
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


The High School class meets in Trinity’s Youth Area. It’s located under Tuton Hall and can be accessed from the stairs to the right of the Tuton Hall kitchen or from the outside door into the same stairway. The classroom is the first on the right.

The overall objective for Trinity’s high school class is to inspire theological thinking and facilitate the growth of our young people’s faith. We see the high school years as the time when our youth need to make a transition from simple knowledge of stories from the Bible to a more mature understanding of their Christian faith. The following are the themes we will focus on in this church year

September - "The Creeds"

The Apostles and Nicene creeds are the fundamental statements of our Christian faith. We will examine each of the creeds from an historical context, then compare and contrast them with each other and other statements of the Christian faith.

October - "Book of James"

The Epistle of James has been described as an instructional manual for Christians new to the faith and for those experiencing trials. Within the epistle’s five chapters, we will discover how to understand and negotiate the stresses associated with following Christ.

 

November - The Struggle is Real:

Right now, your to-do list is probably pretty long and stressful. There's the test to study for, a group project you need to work on, a paper you need to finish -- to say nothing of squeezing in time for sports, extracurricular activities, or just hanging out with friends. And then there's finding the time to sleep, too. So why do we bother with worship every Sunday when we have so many other demands on our time? With all that's going on why do we bother with faith when we have so many questions? And what do these things -- faith, worship, and a busy life -- have to do with each other in the first place?
 


December - Advent

Using the book "The Season of the Nativity" to prepare us for Christmas, we will discuss how to develop practices of intentional reflection or meditation as well as try out a few methods of contemplation ourselves.

January - The Lord’s Prayer

"Our Father who art in Heaven…" We say this prayer every week but where does it come from? Who wrote it? What does it mean? This study of the Lord’s Prayer explores the historical and theological aspects of this foundational prayer for Christians.

 

February Improv Theology with David Henson



Imagination, humor, and asking lots of questions are important aspects not only of spirituality but also of Jesus' own stories and teaching. So join us with questions, for humor, and for imagination as we explore Jesus together​.

March and April - The Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke invites us to examine Jesus' "Upside-down Kingdom." Focused on Jesus' ministry of parables, miracles and sermons, the Gospel of Luke shows a savior who is seeking to bring the Good News to all the people. Luke’s account of Jesus asks us to consider, "Who is welcome at the table?"

May - Made to worship

What is worship?
How do we worship?
When and where should we worship?
 

 

Other Opportunities for Youth

"Third Sunday"

The 3rd Sunday of the month for grades 6-12 have the opportunity to meet in the Redwood Chapel to have a youth service. It is a service that is youth led with lay people giving homily at 10:45 am.

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
Junior EYC: Grades 6-8 • EYC Grades 9-12

EYC: Grades 9-12  meets Sunday afternoons, unless otherwise notified. This is time for fellowship, fun, trips, movies, and monthly service projects. Look for the weekly schedule at Trinity’s website, the monthly "Tidings" publication or the Trinity Sunday Times.

Jr. EYC: Grades 6-8 meets once a month. This is a time of fellowship and fun. Look for the weekly schedule at Trinity’s website, the monthly "Tidings" or the Sunday Times.

Diocesan Opportunities

Trinity’s youth have several opportunities to participate in the Diocese of Western North Carolina. Our diocese is made up of 64 churches, of which Trinity is a part. There are leadership opportunities on the diocesan youth council and middle school conferences. Once a year we participate in Splash Day at Camp Rockmont. There are also Middle School and High School conferences, ski trip, youth appreciation day, and Camp Henry. The website is www.camphenry.net.

Summer Opportunities at Camp Henry
 
Camp Henry is our diocesan camp at Lake Logan Episcopal Center for all ages. Every summer, two mission trips are held for middle and high school youth. The trips are spiritual, engaging and fun, and may be either local, national or international.

Mission Trips

Every summer, two mission trips are held, one for middle school and one for high school.  The trips are spiritual, engaging and fun, and may be either local, national or international.