Christian Formation for Youth

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 19th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hight-Walker’s home.

  • Summer Work Camp – Each summer, middle school and high school 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. Most recent 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 2022.
  • 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.

The YG program at Ascension is a collaborative effort of lay leaders, staff, parents and clergy. Please support Ascension’s youths’ continued formation, and participate in this community by offering your time and talent.  In particular, we need dinners supplied for the YG meetings held at Ascension.  Below is the list of fall dates.  Contact Angie or Trevor Hight Walker at [email protected] or [email protected] if you could help supply funds for a meal or the meal itself.

Ascension Youth Group Schedule, Fall 2021

  • Sunday, September 19th —Cook-out @ Hight Walkers
  • Sunday, October 10th
  • Sunday, October 24th
  • Sunday, November 7th
  • Sunday, November 21st
  • Sunday, December 12th —Holiday party; no dinner needed.