After a firm foundation in Sunday school, we enrich our youth with age appropriate programs.
The Rite 13 curriculum assists young people as they take the first steps of passage away from their families and into their own lives. It includes a liturgical celebration of the gift of manhood and womanhood. During the two years of this phase, the community acknowledges the gift of gender, celebrates the amazing creative power and potential of these young people, and creates a safe haven to explore new ideas, new interests and new abilities.
Journey to Adulthood follows the imperatives of the Baptismal Covenant and enables young people to discover and experience the love of God. It is a program of spiritual formation for young people that:
~ provides a liturgical frame for their experience in our modern culture;
~ celebrates their individuality and their creative potential;
~ and instructs them in skills needed for successful adult participation in church and society.
The program is based on two key concepts:
Manhood and womanhood are gifts from God;
~ Adulthood must be earned
~ Journey to Adulthood includes in-depth exploration of self, society, spirituality, and sexuality.