“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Matthew 19:13-22)
Christ Church's Commitment to Youth
Our Mission is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a way that helps young people learn about their faith, understand Jesus' role, and provide a foundation for faith to grow in their hearts and minds.
Sunday School is open to all children from pre-school through Confirmation. We meet at
9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services, in the undercroft
of the church. Our school year begins the Sunday after Labor Day weekend, and this year we
will have our last class on May 19, 2013. We follow the liturgical calendar with our curriculum
Living the Good News. In addition to weekly classes, we have extra events as well: retreats in
the Fall and Spring, a Halloween Carnival, Christmas Pageant, Easter Celebration, special choral
anthems, and this summer we will add Vacation Bible School!
Mrs. Amy Seaman is our Sunday School Program Director
Michael Donchey reads the lessons and Psalm today
serving as lector for Youth Sunday
The Youth Group's annual Easter flower Cross
The children sing songs of praise at the start of the Sunday School Lenten Retreat.
March 23, 2013
James Donchey works on his Easter craft project .
March 23, 2013
Our youth gather together for Christmas Eve Service 2012. It's always a wonderful
time when our youth can gather together, the young ones who are here and the
older ones who are away at college or in the service. Merry Christmas to all!
Christ Church Christmas Pageant
Vacation Bible School
Fr. Justin takes the time to stop and help the children with a craft project during Vacation Bible School
A blessing from Fr. Justin before the children break for lunch
Thank you, Fr. Justin, for being here with us.
The Children Share What They Learned in Bible School
Mrs. Amy Seaman asks the children to share with everyone what they learned
this week in Bible School. The children were excited to share the Bible Stories
Fr. Justin teaches the 1st Communion Class
during Sunday School
Youth Group at Christ Church is for any student, grade 6 through 12 (usually after Confirmation),
and meets at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday in the undercroft of the church,
from the first Sunday after Labor Day until the last Sunday in May.
There are special outings and gatherings thorughout the year.
Youth Group members engage in spiritual and fun activities relating to Liturgy and Church views. Currently,
they are focusing on the colors of the Church year.
This group actively fundraises for various causes, and each member manages his or her own community service project.
The Youth Group maintains their own garden on church property.
Annually, they host a Messianic Seder held on Maundy Thursday, a highlight of the year,
and coordinate decorating a large wooden cross with flowers donated by parishioners at Easter,
which is put on display outside following the Easter Day Services.
Photos of the Easter Cross and many other traditions can be found on their Facebook page.
Look for "Christ Episcopal Youth Group Somers Point" and click "Like"
to receive future updates.
For more information and specific questions, please call the Church Office
@ 609-927-6262 and ask for Mrs. Carol Goloff, our Youth Group Leader.
Youth Group Meeting with Fr. Justin Falciani and
Mrs. Carol Goloff
Youth Sunday is held the 2nd Sunday of each month, during the 10:00 a.m.
Here you'll see our youth serving as Ushers, Acolytes, Lectors,
Eucharistic Ministers and Oblation Bearers.
Mrs. Patti Stocker is our Youth Service Coordinator.