Registration for all Youth Groups
Online Registration for the 2017-18 Program Year for all three youth groups (grades 6-12) can be found here. Please complete a separate form for each youth being enrolled. Thanks!
Many of our teens (Grades 6-12) gather for worship at 9:00 a.m. in the Little Sanctuary at St. Alban’s School. This special service follows the same format as the service in “big church” but is more conversational in style. Youth return to the 9:00 a.m. service in time to take Communion together before heading to their classrooms in the Rectory. Click here for the Winter/Spring 2018 schedule.
All Youth Groups meet immediately following the 9:00 a.m. service until 11:15 a.m.
Youth Group Class Locations:
|Class Name||Grade||Room Name||Location|
|Rite 13||6th-7th||Phoebe Nourse||Rectory, Lower Level|
|J2A Group||8th-9th||St. Patrick||Rectory, Upper Level|
|Sr. Youth||10th-11th||St. Columba||Rectory, Upper Level|
|Sr. Sr. Youth||12th||St. David||Rectory, Upper Level|
The first two years of the Journey to Adulthood program (Grades 6 & 7 or 7 & 8) celebrate the individual gifts and abilities of each young person and their creative potential. Students build a strong foundation of faith in a supportive community of their peers while exploring biblical stories. Learn more about the Rite 13 Group.
Following Rite 13, teens in the J2A class continue to develop skills they will need in adulthood. These include active listening, assertion, negotiation, partnership and leadership in Christian community. Learn more about the J2A Group.
Senior High Youth Group
The Senior Youth Group moves the conversations started in Rite 13 and fostered and developed in J2A toward application of the Christian faith in one’s daily life. Learn more about Sr. High Youth Group.
Youth in Service
Youth at St. Alban’s have many opportunities to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, both here in the DC area and in our region. Programs like the Salvation Army’s Grate Patrol and the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) help address the chronic issues of homelessness, hunger and substandard housing. Friends are always welcome to these events. Our youth rank both Grate Patrol and ASP as two of the key ways they put their faith into action.
For over a decade St. Alban's youth have participated in Grate Patrol. One of our youth groups participates each month in rotation, meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month from September to June. We distribute the food we’ve prepared and often other items that have been collected. We put the food directly in the hands of the homeless of our nation’s capital. The connection to our baptismal covenant is made real over and over again. Learn more about Youth Grate Patrol.
This week-long annual mission trip takes youth ages 14-18 and their adult mentors to locations in rural Appalachia to repair homes in some of the poorest counties in our country. Working with the Appalachia Service Project, St. Alban’s youth and adult volunteers have donated over 2000 hours of labor, helping to make homes warmer, safer and drier for our brothers and sisters in Christ. See what some of our youth missioners have to say about the experience.
St. Alban’s was the first Episcopal church in the Diocese of Washington to participate in this mission trip. The life-changing experiences of our youth led to ASP becoming a Diocesan-wide youth mission opportunity. The mission trip is typically scheduled for the third week in June. For more information, contact the Rev'd Geoffrey Hoare.