Youth Formation

 

Sunday School: Middle and high school students meet for the Upper Sunday School class in the Custis House (located directly across from the Church) from 10:20-11:00. They meet upstairs in the Custis House and should walk over after the 9:15 service ends and then, following the class, walk down for choir in the Parish House.

Youth Cantores Choir rehearse at 11:10am each Sunday unless there is no Sunday School (then they meet at 10:30am).
 
Please see the monthly schedule(s) below for what youth programming is being held at this time.  If you have any questions regarding formation for youth, please contact either The Rev'd Josh Stephens, Associate Rector for Youth Ministry, at jstephens@brutonparish.org or Meghan Brewer, Coordinator of Children & Youth Formation, at mbrewer@brutonparish.org.
 
 
 
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Are you receiving text updates about youth group?
Contact Father Josh at either jstephens@brutonparish.org or (757) 229-2891.
 
 
Help Feed Our Youth Group
To volunteer to help with our meals for youth group during March and April, please sign up at bit.ly/bpcyouthdinners!
 
Sunday, March 3, 10 & 17
Children will continue to enjoy the 9:15am service with their families in the Parish Hall, followed by Sunday School, and then Children’s & Youth Choir rehearsal.  Youth Group for middle schoolers will be held from 4-6pm and from 5:30-7:30pm for high schoolers (includes dinner at 5:30pm).
 
Tuesday, March 5
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Since dinner will be hosted by our youth group, with profits supporting our summer youth mission trips, we need you to volunteer to help out with set-up, serving, or clean-up. Please contact Meghan Brewer at either (757) 345-6489 or mbrewer@brutonparish.org.
 
Sunday, March 24 & 31
Children will continue to enjoy the 9:15am service with their families in the Parish Hall, followed by Lenten Activities hosted by Johanna Thompson, and then Children’s & Youth Choir rehearsal. Youth Group for middle schoolers will be held from 4-6pm and from 5:30-7:30pm for high schoolers (includes dinner at 5:30pm).

 

Youth Missions & Pilgrimage Dinner/Auction
Bruton's middle and high school students are participating in two mission trips this summer. We need your support to pull off these amazing opportunities for our youth to grow in love and service.
    Please come to our Dinner & Auction on Saturday, May 4, in the Parish Hall at 6pm. We’ll have entertainment, pictures of our last mission trip, as well as auction and donor options for this year's trips. Tickets for this fun night are $25/person and they must be purchased by Monday, April 29.
    The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers, and we'll have separate activities for elementary school-aged children. Watch for more details in our weekly Bruton Bytes, Sunday bulletins, the website, and the April Chronicle.

 

July 6-17, 2019
Mission and Pilgrimage to Navajo-land, New Mexico & Cataract Canyon, Utah

High School students are invited to help organize and attend a trip to work with a Navajo congregation, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, to host a Vacation Bible School from July 8-12, 2019. On July 12, we will travel to Moab, Utah for a wilderness pilgrimage of five days and four nights of rafting through the remote Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. We will learn about Navajo culture along the way and spend time with God, our creator. Bruton Parish's current high schoolers and their friends are invited, and they will be expected to gather for pre-trip meetings and to help with fund-raisers. The trip cost is $1,300/person with a $400 deposit due by April 1. If you turn in your deposit by March 1, then you’ll receive a $100 discount on the trip. Click here to sign up!


July 21-28, 2019
Mission Trip to the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, West Virginia

Middle and high school students are invited to journey to the wild and wonderful mountains of West Virginia for a week of service work, prayer, cultural experiences, and time with God in creation. This trip will leave on Sunday, July 21, when we’ll spend a week working on local homes with the Folklife Center as our facilitators and home base. Students will be shaped by Morning and Evening Prayer, music, and group conversations, as well as the work completed each day.
    On Friday, July 26, we will head to the New River Gorge for two nights of fun and rest including an adventure lake and white-water rafting through the New River Gorge. This trip costs $450/person with a $200 deposit due by May 1. If you turn  in your deposit by March 1, you will receive a $50 discount on the trip.  Click here to sign up!

Parishioner Support Appreciated
We are grateful for parishioner's support of our mission trips and pilgrimages. Donations are welcome at any time to offset chaperone costs and youth scholarships. Write checks to Bruton Parish with "Youth Mission Trip Donation" in the memo and give to Fr. Josh Stephens.