For the 2011 – 2012 Education Brochure, click here……
Grades Six through Twelve
Led by Kristen Bryant, Christina Ford, Gregg Henderschiedt, Pate Cantrell,
Rachel Mitts, Janinne Fossedal and Kate & Robert McEachnie in Room 217
The Youth Group at Holy Trinity is open to all 6th – 12th graders. We meet every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. for Education Hour AND after the 10:30 a.m. service for Pizza & Prayer, in the Youth Room (217) on the second floor of the education building for lunch and spiritual development.
The youth group also meets every month for a youth-centered activity or field trip. Some activities are conducted at Holy Trinity in the youth room, and other activities take place off site. Our activities range from community service to “just for fun” events. A few of our past activities include; rock climbing, bowling, events at Camp Weed such as New Beginnings and Happening, charity events, 30-hour famine, Rock the Universe at Universal Studios, fund-raisers, movie nights, lockins, Good Friday Experience, Paynes Prairie clean-up, Youth Sunday, mission trip to the Florida Keys and a summer trip to Kanuga in North Carolina. Please join us on Sundays and bring a friend! The only thing this group is missing is you!
Sunday Education Hour at 9:15
re:form: (for 6th through 8th Grades)
re:form: is a totally new approach to youth ministry that trusts youth to wrestle with the historic Christian faith and theology. re:form includes two DVDs with 40 hilarious animated short films that frame the theological questions that youth really ask, an Anti-Workbook that’s chock full of individual and group activities.
Confirm Not Conform (for 9th Grade and up)
Confirm not Conform, or CnC, is a youth confirmation program that takes confirmation seriously. It exposes youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, heresy, the Episcopal Church, and other religions,and asks them to think through what they believe and why. It is also a philosophy. It’s about finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. It is a program that respects the work youth do and trusts that if youth put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why, they will make good choices about their next step in faith.
Sundays 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
PIZZA & PRAYER, SUNDAYS (lunch provided)
The HT Youth are encouraged to share a meal after church, and enjoy some unstructured time to watch movies, play games (ie air hockey, foosball and board games) and even for Praise Band practice. Part of this time will also be spent organizing monthly service projects allowing the HT Youth Group to impact the Gainesville community directly.
Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.
FEASTING ON THE WORD
This new curriculum begins with a solid scriptural and theological base for leaders and invites leaders and learners deeper into the rhythm of the church year. It utilizes a common Bible passage for all learners, making it easy for youth to learn and live out their faith.
Led by Cam Pierce in the church
The word ”acolyte” comes from the Greek word “akolouthos” which means a servant or attendant who waits on another. The Acolyte ministry originated from Old Testament times. At Holy Trinity, our acolytes serve an extremely important role for us all. Children may begin in this ministry as early as age 9 or 10, but rather than focusing on a specific age, readiness to perform the task in a spiritually appropriate manner is more important.
For more information please contact:
Kristen Bryant, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries
352.372.4721 X 116