Youth Mission Trip 2017
In July members of our Youth Group will be returning to Central America to once again help run a summer camp for children in western Belize. Campers range in age from five to twelve and all live in the surrounding area. The camp consists of four sections: Art, Music, Sports, and Games. Summer camp in Belize has become a long-standing tradition for both the Belizean children and the GHTC mission team. Your financial help is appreciated. Your donations will go directly to support our work on the trip. Please watch the video below to hear from some of this year’s counselors and learn about our work in Belize!
Who are we?
Grace & Holy Trinity Church has an active and enthusiastic Youth Group for students 6th through 12th grade. Sunday mornings our young people meet weekly for worship and Sunday school. There are three youth classes: a 6th and 7th grade class, a Confirmation Class (8th and 9th grade), and a Senior High class. Apart from Sundays, Youth Group members get together for monthly outings and service projects Attendance at diocesan retreats at Shrine Mont are encouraged as is participation in summer programs for youth at Shrine Mont.
Grace & Holy Trinity’s acolytes are very important members of our worship team, in both practical and spiritual ways. They are leaders in our congregation as young people and take this responsibility very seriously. The Acolyte Ministry at GHTC is open to children in our parish from 5th grade through high school, and they serve at both the 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. services, in addition to special holiday services.
Confirmation is the Rite of Re-affirmation of one’s baptismal vows, and is an acknowledgement that the candidate is now an ambassador for Christ. Preparation for Confirmation is done within the context of a weekly education program for 8th and 9th graders at Grace & Holy Trinity during the education hour. Candidates for confirmation work together, through study and fellowship, to strengthen each other’s faith and commitment to serving God. When finished, they find that they have developed life-long friendships and a shared commitment to serving our faith community. The Rt. Rev. Ted Gullick will be at GHTC on April 23, 2017 for Confirmation. Please contact Paul Evans for information.
Mission Team Members
Participants in Grace & Holy Trinity’s Youth Group support the work of the International Missionary Society in Belize. Along with an adult Mission Team, they travel to a remote area in Belize and to work as counselors in a sports, art and music summer camp for local children. They are invaluable members of the team and offer campers friendship, leadership and lots of fun throughout the course of the week!
Stay in Touch
The best way to stay up to date about Grace & Holy Trinity Youth Group events is to join the GHTC Youth Email list. These emails go out weekly and announce upcoming events and ways to get involved. Please e-mail Paul Evans to add your name!