Christian Formation for Youth

Youth Group (YG) Formation—middle and high school students-meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the evening from 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. in the Undercroft Commons area. Ascension’s YG is open to all youth in 6th grade and beyond, and they need not attend Ascension to participate in YG. Typical YG evenings include dinner, a spiritual lesson, and fun games—”Food, Fellowship & Fun”. YG kicks off the program year with a cook-out on September 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hight Walker’s home.

 Summer Work Camp – Each summer students travel to various areas of the country to help improve the local communities while building a lifetime of spiritual experiences through hard work and fellowship. For the past decade, work camps have focused in Philadelphia, PA and particularly St. James School which serves middle schoolers from severely under-resourced communities. There will be another Work Camp in the summer of 2023.

 Service Projects – Along with the summer work camp, students participate in service projects throughout the year. They select causes that mean the most to them early in the program year, but most recently projects included Comfort Cases and curbing gun violence in schools.

  Youth Sunday-this is a special Sunday in the spring where the youth run all aspects of the service, with our seniors providing the homilies.  It is usually a “One-Ascension Sunday” event.

 The YG program at Ascension is a collaborative effort of lay leaders, staff, parents and clergy. A special thank you to D-win (Debar) Allen for his amazing leadership in lesson planning.  Please support Ascension’s youths’ continued success and participate in this community by offering your time and talent.  One specific way is to supply dinners for the YG meetings held at Ascension. 

 Below is Ascension’s Youth Group Schedule for Fall 2022:

  • Sunday, September 18th —Cook-out @ Hight Walkers
  • Sunday, October 9th
  • Sunday, October 23rd
  • Sunday, November 13th
  • Sunday, November 27th
  • Sunday, December 11th — Holiday party; no dinner needed.

 Please contact Angie or Trevor Hight Walker [email protected]  or [email protected]  if you have any questions or you wish to help in any way.