Youth Breakfast Bar

The Breakfast Bar will be held for all youth usually on the first Sunday of each month 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the Youth Center. On Breakfast Bar Sundays, CE classes for youth will have a delayed start (10:00 am).

Breakfast Bar Dates:

October 6 February 2
November 3 April 6
January 5 May 4

Breakfast Bar Sign Ups

* 8th Graders who are not participating in Confirmation

The Story: The Bible As One Continuing Story of God and His People. “The Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about—the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity.

The Story will sweep learners into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible are arranged in chronological order so students can better understand God’s plan for creation and his people and, even better, it reads like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story’s true!

Copies of the NIV The Story will be available in class for use or purchase.

CONFIRMAND MENTORS:
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Class of 2014 (Open to all in Grades 8-12).

Confirmation Class begins November 3, 2013.

Confirmation is a time set aside for intentional exploration of faith. This is a time to ask questions, journey with peers and mentors, and make claims of our own. This class will use imaginative ways to engage in the Bible using storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. We will compare Christianity to other faiths, explore what the Bible has to do with our faith now, discover what it means to be a Presbyterian, and ultimately begin to articulate our own faith. Come and join the journey. *Recommended for 8th through 12th grade.



 

Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

The Senior High classes have been formatted to follow the Adult Education Module schedule. Topics and teachers change every 4 to 6 weeks, with periodic interaction between adult and youth schedules with intergenerational topics and events.

Module 1: September 15-October 13, 2013

Sticky Faith. Sticky Faith helps youth build up a faith that sticks. This module uses a theological and philosophical framework alongside real-world, road-tested ideas to help students develop a solid faith foundation that endures through the faith struggles they will face long after they graduate High School. This class will be led by Clay McConnell. Book: Kara E. Powell and Brad M. Griffin. Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

Parents: We want to encourage you to read the book Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids, by Dr. Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark. It was handed this out at the Youth Ministry Kickoff evening. If you are still in need of a copy, find Kate on Sunday morning. Or you can order your own copy from Amazon. CLICK HERE

Mission Sunday - October 20, 2013. No Classes

Module 2: November 3–24, 2013

The Bully Project. Movie: Bully, directed by Lee Hirsch. Beverly Hills, CA: Starz/Anchor Bay. 2013. DVD. Curriculum: Lee Hirsh and Cynthia Lowen. Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis. Philadelphia: Weinstein Books, 2012. Class will be led by Pattie Gunter.

December 2, 2013: Intergenerational Event – Jesse Tree

Module 3: December 8-22, 2013

Spice Rack – Christmas. Mark DeVries, Spice Rack E-Curriculum. Nashville: Youth Ministry Architects.

December 29, 2013 - No Classes

Module 4: January 5–26, 2014

Race to Nowhere. Ask any student what commitments they have and the list is endless! Sports. School. College Applications. Church. Volunteering. Leadership Opportunities. Parent/Teacher/Community Expectations. How do we prioritize these commitments? How do can we accomplish all that is expected of us, while still remaining sane? Join us as we discuss the pressures of being a teen student in Northern Virginia. We will name our struggles and discuss ways to care for ourselves as we meet the demands that are placed upon us. Class will be led by Lindsay Trout in the Youth Center.

Module 5: February 2–March 2 , 2014

Hunger in a World of Abundance (lead into 30 Hour Famine) Dan Wiens and Michelle Visser, Hunger in a World of Abbundance. Winnipeg: Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Faith as if Food Mattered. Winnipeg: Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Pass on the Gift, Animal Crakers: A Global Education Resource for Children, Youth and Young Adults. Little Rock: Heifer International, 2010. Class will be led by Siobhan Grayson.

March 9, 2014 - Lenten Study: Old Testament Study with Christine Yoder

March 16, 2014 - TBD

Module 6: March 23–April 16, 2014

Faith and Life – Where Work and Faith Intersect. Class led by Linda Bender

April 20, 2014 - Easter Break, No Classes

Module 7: April 27–May 18, 2014

Rise Up (lead into Summer Mission Project). Christ in Youth, Rise Up: Living for the Kingdom. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, Inc. 2013.

May 25, 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend – begin summer programing

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