The Youth ministry at St. Bartholomew’s supports teens as they grow from children to adults through an intentional process of spiritual formation. The process makes use of a loving community of peers and adult mentors who, together, undertake programs designed to celebrate the transitions of adolescence as gifts from God while teaching skills for adulthood. The program for the youth is appropriately named Journey to Adulthood (J2A), and is divided into 3 courses based on grade-level and described below.

RITE 13 FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS
(Sunday morning at 9:20am in Wardens’ Hall)
Rite 13 helps young people build deep friendships, connect the themes of scripture to their lives, learn about the ministries of the parish, get involved in outreach, and discover approaches to spirituality and prayer. Youth learn to acknowledge the gift of gender, honor the sacredness of their creative power, and establish a safe haven to explore new ideas, interests, and abilities in the context of lots of fun! The program’s highlight is the “Rite 13” celebration at the youth’s 13th birthday, which includes a festive dinner and a powerful liturgy during morning worship.

J2A FOR 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS
(Sunday morning at 9:20am in Wardens’ Hall)
J2A teaches skills for adulthood: active listening, negotiation, assertion, research, partnership, and leadership. Participants explore issues like poverty and violence, learn spiritual practices like prayer beads and meditation, and engage in conversations about important relationships and vocation. J2A youth prepare for and embark on a holy pilgrimage, to learn about God, other cultures, and themselves in a new context.

SR. HIGH YOUTH FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS
(Sunday morning at 9:20am in Wardens’ Hall)
Recognizing Sr. High Youth as leaders of the Church, this class helps identify their individual gifts and empower their ministries. Participants explore living out Baptism through the Episcopal tradition as they discern Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.  As graduating seniors transition into adulthood, they are recognized and honored; knowing they always have a spiritual home.

BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA TROOP 103
We are still in the process of building our troop. We could really use more energetic boys age 11- 17 to help us do this. If you know of anyone please invite them to come and visit a meeting on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM. Any questions can be directed to Gavin MacDonald (Charter Organization Representative) at gmacdon@kcc.com. You may also call the Scoutmaster, Tom Burnett at 404-321-4870.

Some of our scouts are considering possible Eagle projects at St. Bart’s. Possible projects include helping with the landscaping and remodeling rooms at the Toco Hills Alliance (for a clothing room). We want to make sure we help our Charter Organization out in your endeavors!

Fr. Austin McGehee

We invite you to learn more
about our youth program.
For additional information,
please contact
Fr. Austin McGehee,

Associate Rector for Youth and Young Adults

 

OUR WEEKLY SERVICES

  • HOLY EUCHARIST
    Sundays at 8:00am, 10:30am, 6:00pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST WITH HEALING
    Wednesdays at 12:10pm
  • MORNING PRAYER
    8:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday
    8:30am on Thursday in Spanish (Sept. to May)
  • CHORAL COMPLINE
    8:00pm the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month
    (Sept. to May)
  • CHORAL EVENSONG
    5:00pm on 1st Sunday of the month
  • TAIZE`
    8:00pm on the 2nd Monday each month

Our youth also participate in youth events sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta such as Kids4Peace, New Beginnings and Happenings. To read more about additional opportunities for youth in the Diocese of Atlanta, click here.