Youth Activities

Mission Trip / Summer 2018:

Sign Up Now – Previous Attendees Still Treasure The Experience. Rising 9th graders and above please let Father Michel (gracemadisonmbelt@gmail.com) or Chris Wilde (cswilde@optonline.net) know ASAP:

  • If you are interested in participating
  • Best of the following two dates for the one week trip:
  • June 24th through 30th
  • July 8th through 14th

As previously announced, Grace Church is looking to revive a long-standing tradition of taking a group of our senior high youth (rising 9th graders and above) on a summer Mission Trip. We are in the initial stages of planning a weeklong trip to the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky in the summer of 2018.

The goals of a mission trip are multi-purposed. It gives our youth a chance to grow spiritually by improving their relationship with God, their friends and themselves, all while serving people in need in a part of the country that is very different from Morris County.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Wilde, Mike Cullen, Father Max or Father Michel.

 

There are many ways in which the youth are involved at Grace Church. Many of them sing in our choirs, serve as acolytes, ushers, and assisting ministers, as well as assist with leading children’s programming. We are blessed to have such a great group of talented and energetic youth here at Grace; they are most certainly an integral part of our family of faith.Currently the youth program consists of two groups a Jr. High group for those in 7th and 8th grades, and a Sr. High group for those in 9th-12th grades. Both of these groups meet regularly on Sunday mornings during the education hour, from 10:30-11:10. The Jr. High group meets in their room downstairs from the church offices, and the Sr. High group meets in their room upstairs from the church offices. These Sunday morning gatherings are times for discussion, reflection, and fellowship.

We also have a variety of different youth group activities throughout the year. Some of these events have included visiting a corn maze in the fall, snow tubing in the winter, going bowling, having a game night, and going on a camping trip. The youth also do a variety of different outreach projects which have included serving at a soup kitchen, assisting with Grace Church’s Recycling Ministry, and delivering food to the hungry in the area. Input is always welcome from the youth to help decide what we would like to do.

All youth in grades 8 and up are invited to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation itself usually occurs in May, but in order to be confirmed all youth must complete the confirmation classes held at Grace Church, which begins in November. Classes are held most Sunday evenings November-May from 7:00-8:00 PM. For more information please contact the clergy.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the youth programs here at Grace Church, please do not hesitate to contact the clergy.