For parents who have not been acquainted with our “family” system, all of the students are divided into four families within the Senior High ministry. While there is still plenty of time spent with the group as a whole, when we have youth group and special events (like the annual Advent Bowl), students sit and participate with their family. Each family is led by a junior or senior boy or girl who has a special interest in communicating with the group about events and getting to know all the members.
We have found that students are more comfortable coming to events because there is always a place for them to sit and be welcomed. Additionally, it is an opportunity for older students to get to know younger students, and for students from different schools to get to know one another on a deeper level. To find out which family your child is in, please click on the chart below:
Sep 22 – 23: Announcing Senior High Fall Retreat!
We are excited to announce that we are switching things up and going to Lake Wehapa for our annual Fall Retreat! Join us Friday, September 22, at 4:30pm until Saturday, September 23, at 1:00pm. Our guest preacher will be Philip Walkley, executive director of SOS Memphis, who will share with us about our Gospel Identity. Come join us for this short and sweet time of fun and fellowship! The cost is $50.
Aug 26-27: Junior High Fall Retreat!
All rising 7th & 8th graders, it’s that time of year again. Come join us for a one-night retreat to kick off your year in Junior High Youth group! The retreat will be held at church starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26th, through Sunday, August 27th at 11 a.m. (after Sunday school.) Cost of the retreat is $60. Come and bring a friend or two!
Aug 13: 7th Grade Transition Retreat!
All rising 7th Graders come join us for a day at the lake to kick-off your first year in youth group! Bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a change of clothes to church and we’ll leave directly after the 9:00 service. Meet us in Clingman Commons at 10am on Sunday, August 13th. Pick-up will be at 6:00 p.m. at Cranmer House (2814 Linden Ave, 35209).
August 11-12: Transition Retreat for Rising 9th graders!
Come join us for a one-night retreat to kick-off your first year in Senior High Youth group. We’ll head to Wehapa Lake on Friday, August 11th and be back after lunch on Saturday August 12th. Pick-up and drop-off is at Cranmer House.
Cost of the retreat is $30. Register here >>
Contact Mary Beth Cunningham (MaryBeth@CathedralAdvent.com).
One Book per Month Challenge!
This year, we’re encouraging everyone in our youth community, students and parents alike, to join our “One Book per Month” Challenge. It’s as simple as it sounds: we want to read one book of the Bible per month, because we believe God’s word is a gift that imparts life, joy, and health.
We would love to see parents encouraging their students to put away social media & phones while they read one book of the Bible each month. For August, we’re all reading Romans.
If you’re interested, sign up to participate >>
The youth ministry wants all youth to know the God by whom they are loved, to see themselves and all things beneath the cross, and to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
A vital part of our ministry. We study the Bible intensively and build community in a smaller, more intimate setting. We try to provide a Bible study for young men and young women in each grade level, and also to provide small groups for different public and private schools.
Episcopal Youth Community provides a variety of fellowship and friendship opportunities. Some of these involve service, worship, teaching, and fun stuff like laser tag, go-carts, hiking, dinners, desserts, etc. We host two major events each semester for Junior High and Senior High. We also have summer and weekend programs: spring paintball battle, Six Flags trips, Advent Bowl, and Movie Nights.
Perhaps our strongest ministry component. Trips include service to the poor, Bible study, teaching, fellowship, and worship. Senior High students take a trip to Rescue Atlanta Church every MLK weekend, and our Junior High students have our In-Town Mission Trip to Fairfield each President’s Day Weekend. Summer mission trips vary. We hope every student will have the opportunity to participate in at least one mission trip.
We offer engaging classes centered on the Gospel. For Junior High, we usually separate the boys and the girls for teaching. For Senior High, we have three formats: Teaching and Discussion, Town Hall, and Student Testimony (where we share how Christ has worked in our lives). Twice a semester we offer “Choices” (where students can choose from any one of three classes), after enjoying a session of contemporary worship.
Advent Youth Worship Band
Comprised of high school students and plays at our Senior High Sunday School in the Undercroft. If you love to play music, please let us know!
Personal Relationships and Pastoral Guidance
The backbone of our program! If students do not wish to participate in any of our organized programs, we are still always interested in encouraging, guiding, advising, and listening to them.