Our youth (middle and high school age) are involved in virtually all aspects of church life at Home Moravian. From decorating the Sanctuary during Advent, to playing in the band during the Easter Sunrise service, to serving as elected representatives on the church governing boards, youth enrich and are enriched by involvement in our community of faith. Our youth have many opportunities for Christian education and faith exploration, music, fellowship and service.
For more information, contact Margaret Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes for middle and high school youth are held each Sunday morning throughout the school year, on the third floor of the Christian Education Building. A confirmation class is also offered every other year to prepare our 8th and 9th graders for full church membership. See details about this coming Sunday's Sunday School in the calendar on the home page.
Home Church youth have a wealth of opportunities to explore and develop their musical gifts. We offer band lessons for those of any age interested in learning to play a musical instrument. Wednesday afternoon choir includes sixth and seventh graders. Each year a Youth Sunday worship service, which includes special music, is designed and led by the youth. Christmas Lovefeast services and the Easter Sunrise Service also provide opportunities for youth singers and musicians. Individual youth also provide worship leadership as Sanctuary choir members, instrumental soloists, and handbell participants.
Fellowship for 6th-8th graders is held the first Friday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. A meal is offered with activities, reflection, and/or service projects following. Fellowship for high school youth is held many Sundays during the school year at noon, immediately following the Sunday school hour. Lunch is provided, followed by projects, games, and outreach activities. On Wednesday evenings, youth join in the LOGOS program at Trinity Moravian. See the calendar for specifics.
Youth plan annual mission trips and conduct fundraising activities to help support the trips. Youth involved in the fellowship also plan and conduct a full Sunday morning worship service once a year, usually in the spring.
Two youth representatives serve for one-year terms on both the Board of Elders and the Board of Trustees. And youth may be asked to serve as readers during Holy Week services, as ushers for worship services, and as dieners (servers) for lovefeasts.
Closer to God
Messages for Youth Sunday, Christopher Stirewalt, on behalf of the Youth of Home Church, with interpretive dance. Gospel Lesson: John 17:6-19
Scripture in Dance
Youth of Home Moravian performed an interpretation of John 20:19-31 in dance, words and music, on Youth Sunday.
The Confirmation Class went to Laurel Ridge for a short retreat in September. This is the 'trust fall' at the GIC course. Everyone had a role, from the faller to the catchers, to make sure that everyone was safe. What a thrill!