The Youth ministry at St. Bartholomew’s supports teens as they grow from children to adults through an intentional process of spiritual formation. The process makes use of a loving community of peers and adult mentors who, together, undertake programs designed to celebrate the transitions of adolescence as gifts from God while teaching skills for adulthood. The program for the youth is appropriately named Journey to Adulthood (J2A), and is divided into 3 courses based on grade-level and described below. Register your Youth here.

The Youth ministry at St. Bartholomew’s supports teens as they grow from children to adults through an intentional process of spiritual formation. The process makes use of a loving community of peers and adult mentors who, together, undertake programs designed to celebrate the transitions of adolescence as gifts from God while preparing for adulthood. Register your Youth here. We have Sunday Morning gatherings, monthly fellowship events, and intentional groups for Youth Pilgrimage and Youth Confirmation Preparation that meet at times determined by the participants.

7th-12th Grades Sunday Morning Formation
(Sunday morning at 9:20am in Wardens’ Hall, August – May)
Our Youth Sunday Morning Formation gatherings help young people continue to build deep friendships, through Scripture and the use of Christian language connect the themes of scripture to their lives, learn about the ministries of the parish, get involved in outreach, and discover approaches to spirituality and prayer. Youth engage in active listening, understanding their Episcopal identity, and leadership. Participants explore issues like poverty and violence, learn spiritual practices like prayer beads and meditation, and engage in conversations about important relationships and vocation.

Rite-13 Liturgy

An important part of entering into the youth program at St. Bartholomew’s youth community is a celebration and liturgical acknowledgement of the life transition of entering the teen years. Around the thirteenth birthday of each new teen we have community celebration of the new teens which includes festive dinner, rehearsal for reading in the Sunday morning worship service, and special prayers that are said for the teens, their parents, family and friends. The Rite-13 celebration is in addition to participation in Sunday Morning Formation and other youth activities. Contact Christen Erskine, The Director of Formation, Children and Youth, to learn more about this practice and process.

Click here for the Fall 2018 Youth Events Calendar!

2019 Youth Pilgrimage
9thand 10thgraders in the 2018-2019 school year will meet monthly as they prepare for and embark on a holy pilgrimage, to learn about God, other cultures, and themselves in a new context. Pilgrimage groups are formed every two years for youth in eighth grade and above. Contact our Youth Director for more information.

Youth Confirmation Preparation
Senior High Youth that have completed their pilgrimage are invited to discern confirmation in the Episcopal Church in community. Confirmation preparation connects youth with mentors and the meeting time is negotiated by the group for full participation by all those interested.  Participants explore living out the Baptismal Covenant through the Episcopal tradition and helps the youth identify their individual gifts and empower their ministries.  For more information contact the Director of Formation for Children and Youth.

We invite you to learn more
about our youth program.
For additional information,
please contact the church office.

 

OUR WEEKLY SERVICES

  • HOLY EUCHARIST
    Sundays at 8:00am, 10:30am, 6:00pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST WITH HEALING
    Wednesdays at 12:10pm
  • CHORAL COMPLINE
    8:00pm the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month
    (Sept. to May)
  • CHORAL EVENSONG
    5:00pm on 1st Sunday of the month
  • TAIZE`
    8:00pm on the 2nd Monday each month

Our youth also participate in youth events sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta such as Kids4Peace, New Beginnings and Happenings. To read more about additional opportunities for youth in the Diocese of Atlanta, click here.