Sunday Morning Worship and Church School
The first Sunday of each month, September through May, is Worship for all Ages. Youth are invited and encouraged to attend this 9:30 a.m. service. Communion is served.
Throughout the summer, youth attend worship with the congregation. During the school year, the following classes are offered:
Youth age 11 to 18 are invited to attend a class using Seasons of the Spirit, a lectionary-based curriculum that engages and challenges.
Our Whole Lives (OWL): Every two years, youth ages 12 - 14 are invited to participate in Our Whole Lives, a series of classes that discusses aspects of sexuality and faith. Participants are taught by specially trained church members and involvement is at the discretion of the youths’ parents.
Sunday Afternoon Educational Activities
Confirmation: Confirmation classes are offered for ninth graders (and older students who have not been confirmed) to prepare them for making a decision on church membership and on assuming responsibility for their own faith journey. Classes meet most Sundays from October through April.
Fellowship: Learn about youth fellowship opportunities here.
Youth Summer Mission Program
Mission trips are an opportunity for youth to actively practice their faith, join in fellowship with one another, gain independence and responsibility, and learn an appreciation of communities different from their own.
In 2010, 2012, and 2013 senior high youth participated in the Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity Workcamp in Franklin, WV along with teens from other churches in the Potomac Assocation. The teams did finishing work on homes including drywall, patching, painting, flooring and landscaping.
In 2011 junior and senior highs participated in a Mission Fun Trip in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The youth volunteered at Independent Hill School, a special education facility, and took part in a shore clean up at Mason Neck Park. Other activities included overnight camping and a visit to the Spy Museum in D.C.
In 2010 junior highs traveled to southeastern Virginia. The youth helped with service projects including For Immediate Sympathetic Help (FISH) in Williamsburg, learned about the role of religion in the formation of the Virginia Colony, participated in a colonial gardening experience, and enjoyed an afternoon at Water Country USA.