Youth Formation

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Youth Formation

The goal of the youth program is to incorporate teens into a sacred community of radical acceptance, allowing them the space to figure out who they are, what gifts they have to offer, and how they can offer those gifts. They are able to make a deeper connection to the presence of God so that they may become co-creators with God in the world.

To download a copy of the Holy Trinity EYC Information, Covenant, Consent and Release Form, please click here.

Sunday Mornings

Young people meet on Sunday mornings, 10:15 - 11 a.m. Each group has a curriculum especially designed for that age group. Sunday classes begin with breakfast and fellowship.

Fifth and sixth grade, Youth House: This group uses the Connect curriculum. This group explores themes from the Bible’s greatest stories by warming up with a game then watching a short video that blends quirky humor with solid theology. They highlight, underline, and draw in the pages of the Connect Bibles, and then follow up with a hands-on 3-D project. The program encourages preteens to ask questions, make connections, and reflect.

Seventh and eighth grade, Youth House: The re:form curriculum used with this group is rooted in historic Christianity, but speaks to young people on their level, empowering them to discover what they believe. Each lesson is organized around a question like “Is the Bible true?” and starts with a video and moves on to getting the kids to interact and explore their faith in creative ways.

Ninth - 12th grade, Youth House: Each Sunday, students gather for food, fellowship, and conversation. These high schoolers form a community and support each other in their daily lives. Conversations are centered on life topics that are pertinent to high school teens today. This class is very informal.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

All young people at Holy Trinity (and their friends) are welcome to join the EYC. There are groups for Tweens (fifth and sixth grade); Jr. EYC (seventh and eighth grades) and Sr. EYC (ninth through 12th grades). These groups meet on Sunday evenings, 5:30 - 7 p.m., in the Youth House for dinner, fellowship, and fun. There are occasional retreats, day and overnight trips, and special events. For more information, contact Meredith Scott at 336-272-6149 ext. 237 or

Rite 13 Liturgy

Holy Trinity marks the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood during the Rite 13 Liturgy, which takes place in the spring at a Sunday 9 a.m. service. We celebrate the fact that our 13-year-olds are becoming men and women and that they have special creative gifts given to them by God.

Teens who are 13 years old by August 30 are welcome to participate in the liturgy. Teens and at least one parent must attend two preparation meetings, usually on a Sunday morning and a Wednesday evening. Contact Marjorie Donnelly at 336-272-6149, ext. 221 or to sign up.

Confirmation

Confirmation at Holy Trinity is traditionally for young people in eighth grade and older. Teens prepare for Confirmation during Sunday morning classes in January and February and at a retreat in the spring. Confirmation takes place during the Bishop’s annual visit, usually in early June. Teens who would like to be confirmed should contact Marjorie Donnelly at or 336-272-6149 ext. 221.

Glory Ridge Mission Trip

For over 30 years, Holy Trinity’s rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and college freshmen have gone on a mission trip to the mountains of Madison County, N.C. The group stays for a week of work and worship at Glory Ridge, a non-denominational Christian camp overlooking the French Broad River. Organized work groups take on a project for needy Madison County residents. Past projects have included repairing a roof, building a deck, and constructing a small bridge. Space is limited on this extremely popular trip, so sign up early by contacting Meredith Scott at 336-272-6149 ext. 237 or

Summer Outreach Week

Summer Outreach Week is a week of outreach projects and fellowship for fifth through eighth graders. Usually held in August, Summer Outreach Week includes a service project in the morning and a fun activity in the afternoon. Morning outreach projects have included playing games and eating with children at Partnership Village, washing windows at Pathways, and weeding and picking vegetables at the Holy Trinity Community Garden. Bowling, swimming, and roller skating have been afternoon activities. Contact Meredith Scott at 336-272-6149 ext. 237 or

Youth and Worship

All youth are welcome to participate in the leadership of worship at Holy Trinity. They can serve as acolytes, choir members, chalicists, lay readers, and music leaders. Contact Marjorie Donnelly at or 336-272-6149 ext. 221.