CLASSES FOR TWEENS & TEENS
JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD
Classes for 6th to 12th graders resume on September 11, 2022. Classes for 6th-10th graders take place on the 3rd floor. 4Ward, the class for 10th and 11th graders, takes place on the 1st floor. All classes are from 10:00am to 10:45am.
The Journey to Adulthood program's underlying theme is that adulthood is earned or learned. We form a safe community in which they can explore issues of spirituality, society, self, and sexuality though the context of scripture, reason and tradition of the Episcopal Church. These groups meet Sunday morning and a couple of times a month outside of church for activities, service projects and more.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR TWEENS & TEENS
Biblical Storytelling (Grades 4 & 5)
This class is based on the BibleProject.com whose goal is to "help people everywhere experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus." Storytelling, reflection and community building for tweens in preparation for Rite-13. This class meets in the 3rd floor library (across from the J2A room) from 10:00-10:45am. REGISTER HERE
Rite-13 (Grades 7 & 8)
At Trinity, when young people turn 13 they participate in a special rite of passage using the liturgy called "rite-13." This group, the name of which draws from the rite, is a celebration of God's gift of becoming a teenager. In the safe space nurtured in the class, youth begin the exploration of spirituality, society, self and sexuality. This class meets in the Rite-13 classroom on the 3rd floor from 10:00-10:45am. REGISTER HERE
J2A (Grades 9 & 10)
J2A gets its name from the abbreviation of the broader curriculum. This section delves deeper into the previous topics but encourages these young people in their leadership and independence. This year, the group will prepare for a Spiritual Pilgrimage. This class meets in the J2A classroom on the 3rd floor from 10:00-10:45am. REGISTER HERE
4Ward (formerly YAC, Grades 11 & 12) 4Ward focuses on vocation and leadership in the church. They will work on team building and service projects. Due to the pandemic, this class missed Pilgrimage, so this year they will prepare for a Spiritual Pilgrimage. This class meets in the 4Ward classroom on the 1st floor from 10:00-10:45am. REGISTER HERE
Confirmation Classes for Youth
Confirmation classes for folks in 9th-12th grade will be Aug. 14, 21, 28, and Sept. 11 and 18. These classes will meet with Fr. Lee for dinner to discuss reading at 5:30pm. They will read the (short) book A People Called Episcopalians. Confirmation will be at the 11:00am service on Sunday, September 25. REGISTER HERE