Middle School Youth Group

The middle school youth group at Saint James’ is open to anyone in grades 6th-8th who wants to make connections, have fun and learn more about what Saint James’ and the Episcopal Church is all about, whether or not they attend Saint James’ church and/or school.

The formation (learning) part of youth group also serves as preparation for Confirmation, which is generally done during one’s 8th-grade year.

Middle school youth group generally meets twice a month (see dates for 2017-2018 below). Our regular meetings are 5:00-6:30pm: 30 minutes of games, 30 minutes of formation, and 30 minutes for dinner, which is provided by a different family each meeting. We also some special days of fun or service (or a combination of the two!) planned for the 2017-2018 season.

You can contact Laura Updyke at laura.updyke@saintjameswarrenton.org for more info.

2017-2018 Schedule

  • Saturday, September 16 – Kick-Off at Verdun Adventure Bound
  • Sunday, October 1 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Baptism
  • Sunday, October 15 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Eucharist
  • Sunday, November 5 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Reconciliation
  • Monday, November 11 – Community Service at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 18 – Volunteer at Gobble, Gobble, Run or Wobble 5k Fundraiser
  • Sunday, December 3 – Regular Meeting, Angel Tree Sorting
  • Sunday, December 17 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Confirmation
  • Sunday, January 7 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Ordination
  • Sunday, January 21 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Prayer
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Volunteer at Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Sunday, February 25 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Worship
  • Sunday, March 4 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Rule of Life
  • Sunday, March 18 – Regular Meeting, Filling Easter Eggs
  • Sunday, April 8 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Faith & Belief
  • Sunday, April 22 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Mission & Service
  • Sunday, May 6 – Regular Meeting, formation will focus on Ethics & Morals
  • Sunday, May 20 – end-of-year celebration at Carousel
2017 Kickoff at Verdun Adventure Bound

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Learning about #Eucharist at middle school youth group 🙏🏼

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