St. Philip's offers a wide range of opportunities for youth to grow in their faith. Our Youth Pastor, David Gilbert, his team of volunteer assistants, and our corps of committed Sunday School teachers are singularly devoted to helping our youth understand who God is, why Christ came, and how the Holy Spirit yearns to bring forth the fruit of The Gospel in their daily lives.
Youth Group meets weekly from late September through May in the Parish Hall, located on the second floor of the Parish House (corner of Church and Cumberland Streets -- click here for a campus map). Each gathering includes games, a teaching and dinner. Parents are encouraged to sign up and provide supper for one of these gatherings: it's a great way to see firsthand all that God is doing in and through our youth group, and it provides the perfect opportunity to support this vibrant ministry of the church.
Middle School (Grades 6-8) meets on Friday nights from 6 PM-8 PM
Senior High (Grades 9-12) meets on Sunday nights from 6 PM-8 PM
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On Sunday mornings, we provide faith formation for all ages from 9:15-10:15 AM (adult classes begin at 9:30 AM to give parents ample time to drop off their children). When you arrive, just speak to one of our friendly volunteers, and they will be glad to direct you to the appropriate classroom.
Grades 5 & 6 meet in the classroom underneath the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
Grade 7 Most of our seventh grade students choose to take our yearlong class to prepare them for confirmation. The class meets meet in the Tea Garden behind the Ministries Hall (Corner of Church and Queen Streets). In the Anglican Church, confirmation is that moment in a person's life when he signifies his decision to become a Christian by making a public profession of his faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in the presence of the Bishop. The decision to be confirmed rests solely with the individual. While his parents may have chosen to have him baptized as an infant, it is the child's decision whether or not to be confirmed. To learn more about our class and to sign up, click here. To learn more about confirmation in the Anglican tradition, read this article by The Rt. Rev. John Howe.
Grades 8-12 meet in the Youth Room on the second floor of the Parish House (corner of Church and Cumberland Streets).