Youth Formation and Youth Group
Sunday Morning Youth Formation
Youth Formation is meeting on Sunday mornings again for the school year. Youth are encouraged to be among the first members of the congregation to receive communion before going upstairs to the youth lounge for Formation. On the days of the Parish Picnic and Ministry Fair, we will meet briefly to check in with each other before participating in these events with the parish community. Formation will not meet on Sunday, September 2nd but will continue again on September 9.
Youth Group
St. Christopher's Youth Group will start Sunday, August 26. Youth Group will meet every second and fourth Sunday of the month sharing in a mix of discussion, service activities, and fellowship. This semester we will explore how we can put our faith in action by following the theme "Marked for Mission."

2018-2019 Youth Calendar and Forms
Youth Permission Form
As we begin our 2018-2019 program year at St. Christopher's, it's time to ensure that we have current contact information, permissions, releases, and commitments for all our youth in middle school and high school. Parents, please sit down with your teens, go through the form - including the covenant - together. You can complete and sign the form online. Use the link below to access the form.

For more information, please contact Youth Leader Jenna Parker:
Fall Youth Calendar
Fall 2018 Youth Calendars are now available! These calendars note when there will be Youth Formation, Youth Group, Diocesan Events, and other fun activities. These calendars will be available in paper form on Sunday and electronically soon.

This Fall, youth Formation will meet every Sunday, except for those noted. Youth are invited to receive communion after the choir and then meet in the upstairs youth lounge from approximately 11:00-11:45 Sunday mornings. Youth group will occur on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 5:00-7:00pm.  
Dinners with Youth Leader, Jenna Parker
Dear St. Christopher’s Families,

I wanted to welcome you back to the program year for St. Christopher’s Youth. I, along with Lynn Ducat, Alison Tierney and Aaron Seitz make up the newly reformed Youth Design Team. We are thrilled to have Jenna Parker as our new Youth Minister and hope that you all have had a chance to say hi and meet her through the summer. Jenna would love the chance to get to the know each of the families who have youth ages 6th grade to 12th grade a bit better and has offered to come to family’s homes to share a meal with groups of two or three families at a time. If only one family is available on a date, that will work too! We think this will be a fantastic way for both our families as well as Jenna to really learn about our youth, get some ideas and make some connections.  

In the link provided, please go on to the sign up genius to either sign up to host an evening, or attend an evening. Once you know who is hosting, please coordinate with that family to share the meal planning (getting any food allergies/preferences-Jenna is a vegetarian, although she does eat fish). The meal can be as easy as ordering pizza-this is really about getting to know one another better and starting the year off well! Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me if you have any questions!

Kate Bender
Upcoming Parish and Youth Events
August 12, 10:00 a.m. | Blessing of the Backpacks and First day of Youth Formation
August 19, 11:30 a.m. | Rally Day and St. Christopher’s Picnic with Brief Youth Check-In
August 26, 11:30 a.m. | Ministry Fair & First Youth Group