“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
Blessing of the backpacks as the children start a new year of school.
Now it's off to learn our Bible lessons!
Fr. Justin administers the sacrament of First Holy Communion to four little girls at the Easter Vigil.
The children bring up the gifts passing through the Arc of the Knights Templar.
Fr. Justin leads the children through the Stations of the Cross during their Lenten Retreat.
The Sunday School children sing on Christmas Eve under the direction of Mrs. Koren Cowgill
Our first Trunk or Treat at Christ Church this year. Everyone had a great time and we were blessed with
great weather too! Looks like this may be the start of a new annual happening! Thank you to all who took part in it.
Bishop Rodney Michel shares his bear Basil with the children.
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 continues into May.
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 in the summer we will have Vacation Bible School!
Mrs. Amy Seaman is our Sunday School Program Director
June 2, 2013
" this is My commandment, that you love one another
that your joy may be full!"
Michael 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 works on his Easter craft project .
March 23, 2013
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 our Youth Group Leader.