YOUTH GROUP (6th-12th grade) September-May
GPC Youth gather downstairs in the Youth Room for a check in and breakfast at 9:45, then head to Sunday Morning Bible with the adults.
Youth group fosters a safe space for 6th-12th graders to come together and figure out what it means to be a Christian in today’s complex world through Bible Study, Mission Projects, and creative activities. Every week from September to May they share a meal, a game, and good conversation. Other events include a youth mission trip in the Summer, and a lock-in in the Spring.
This group typically works to put together Youth Sunday, which is a youth-led service in the spring, based upon the theme of the year.
ART (ADULTS RAISING TEENS)
ART is a group for parents of teenagers. About once a month, they meet at the same time as youth group with one of the pastors to discuss the challenges of faith and raising teenagers here in the DC region. We talk about everything from sharing your own faith, tackling challenging issues, and thinking about college and beyond.
CONFIRMATION (Grades 6 and up)
The class is held on a year-by-year basis. Please check to see if it is being offered.For more information, email or call the church office.
Confirmation is a 15-week series which meets during youth group on Sunday nights, and concludes with a spring retreat with other confirmation youth from the DC area. Taught by Rev. Dr. Cook, Rev. Vaagenes, and Rev. Chatelaine-Samsen. The class seeks to build on the faith foundations laid in Sunday school, and get youth to think about their own faith commitments. Topics include sin and salvation; the person of Jesus; the Trinity; the purpose of church; liturgy and worship; and blending faith with “real life.” All youth are welcome, and you do not have to be confirmed if you attend.