YOUTH FORMATION

A Sunday Formation Class; welcoming those currently in grades 6th to 12th
Sundays from 10:20-11:05a | September – May 19

In Youth Formation, we gather for 45 minutes to enjoy donuts and discussion. We've pondered questions like “Is God Male?”; “Did God write the Bible?”; and “What is the real meaning of Christmas?” Occasionally, we will join the Adult Formation when it features a special lecture series, and we always follow the curriculum of the wider church’s small groups when they occur. Registration is never required. Just come to the Youth Room on Sunday morning.

YOUTH GROUP

A Social/Fellowship Group; welcoming those currently in grades 6th to 12th
Most Sundays from 5-7p

Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays during the program year, typically from 5-7p. We usually spend three weeks each month at the church, and one at an offsite community-building trip like a Sox game or a hiking outing. Check out our info board outside of the youth room, subscribe to the SPR parish's weekly email blast, or follow us at @SPRYouth for updated scheduling info.

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Each youth group begins with dinner, often made by parent volunteers. Are you a parent or an adult in the parish that wants to make the youth group dinner? Sign-up to the right.

SMALL GROUPS

We currently have a two small groups in the youth programming, the H.S. Small group and Girls Group.

SPR Girls Group | Meets periodically throughout the program year; the Girls Group was formed in 2017 when only 25% of the youth programming participants identified as female. (With our incoming 2018 class, we are now up to 40%. Ok, ladies now let's get in formation.) Check the weekly church bulletin for upcoming Girls Group gatherings!
Open to all young woman-identified young people, grades 6-12; RSVP to events requested.

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High School Small Group Join this 10-week study, at Addie's house, reserved for high school cohort. Meets most Saturdays, beginning in March. Thanks to youth group volunteers Dan Giles and Colin Baumann for help facilitating this year’s group!
Open to all high school youth, grades 9-12. Sign-up required here.

SUMMER MISSION TRIP

We at SPR Youth love ending our program year strong with a summer immersion trip in the third week of every August to a location outside of Chicago. We always craft our trips to learn from organizing and justice communities elsewhere in an effort to gain skills that might help us mirror the radical hospitality of Jesus back home in Chicago. Check out our Mission Trip page for more on our summer mission trips. This is the final event of the program year, so participants must have already entered the SPR youth programming (i.e. have started 6th grade before the trip) to be eligible to attend.

If you'd like more info on youth programming, contact Addie Domske, Youth Leader: domske@sprchicago.org

YOUTH GROUP, FALL 2018

(Youth Group is from 5-7p and includes dinner unless otherwise noted.)

Sunday, September 9, 4-7p - Kick-Off Sunday/4th Annual Thrift Shop Formal

Sunday, September 16, 8a-12:15p - Youth Sunday (in AM, no youth group in evening)

Sunday, September 23, game starts at 1:10p - Sox/Cubs Game [Sign-up required.]

Sunday, September 30 - The Great Youth Group Bake-Off

Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 5p-8a - Lock-in!!!

Sunday, October 14 - Intro to the Mystics feat. Julianne+ 

Sunday, October 21 - Instructed Eucharist feat. KJ+

Sunday, October 28 - Halloween Party (Pumpkin Carving Night)

Saturday, November 3, 2:30-5:30p - All Saints Day Prep Party

Sunday, November 4, 8:45a-1p (DST Today!) - All Saints Day Food Serving 

Sunday, November 11 - Fortnite Squad Party

Sunday, November 18 - Science! Night

Sunday, November 25 - NO YOUTH GROUP (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Sunday, December 2, 4:30-7:30p - ZooLights Outing

Sunday, December 9 - Sacred Harp feat. Christian Clough

Sunday, December 16 - White Elephant Gift Exchange Party

Sunday, December 23 - NO YOUTH GROUP (Happy Christmas!)

Sunday, December 30 - NO YOUTH GROUP (Happy Christmas!)

YOUTH GROUP, SPRING 2019

(Youth Group is from 5-7p and includes dinner unless otherwise noted.)

Sunday, January 6 - God @ the Movies Outing

Saturday, January 12, 8:30a-4p - Anti-Racism Training

Facilitated by the Antiracism Commission of the Diocese of Chicago, in partnership with Chicago ROAR, this workshop will explore the idea that racism is a systemic, institutional problem of power and creates the rationale for a structural intervention to dismantle it. By participating you will learn strategic methods for engaging in productive conversations about race and dismantling systemic racism in your institution. The workshop will take place on Saturday, Jan.12 from 8:30-4:00pm in the Sanctuary. Food and childcare will be provided.
Sign up online at sprchicago.org/arwg or in the Narthex!
Contact Addie or antiracism@sprchicago.org for more information.

Sunday, January 20 - BYOBG Night (Bring Your Own Board Game Night)

Sunday, January 27 - Jeopardy Night! (feat. Jeopardy Winner, Andrew Rostan!)

Sunday, February 3, 5:30p-halftime - Super Bowl Party

Saturday - Sunday, Feb 9-10 - MIQRA Weekend [Sign-up required.]

Saturday, Feb 16 - Sunday, Feb 17, 8a-12p - Winter Retreat (Wisconsin) [Sign-up required.]

Saturday, February 23, 4-8p - Parents (of Children and Youth Programming) Night Out! [Sign up in advance.]

Sunday, March 3 - God @ the Movies

Sunday, March 10 - God and Art: A Tour of the Art Institute with Addie

Sunday, March 17, 12:30-2p - Experience SPR: Open Kitchen with Fran Spaltro

Sunday, March 24 - GARP (George's Awesome Role-Play) or Pokemon Night!

Sunday, March 31, 12:30-4:30p - Adler Outing feat. Youth Group Astrophysicist Dan

Sunday, April 7 - Experience SPR: Food Pantry with Shirley Knight

Sunday, April 14 - God @ the Movies (tent. Doc10 Festivals Outing) [RSVP in advance.]

Thursday, April 18, 5:30p - Maundy Thursday Service

Sunday, April 21 -  NO YOUTH GROUP (Happy Easter!)

Sunday, April 28 - Walking Faith Statement

Saturday, May 4, 3-6p - Mission Trip Fundraiser: Car Wash Fundraiser

tent. Saturday, May 11, 9a-12p(ish) - Experience SPR: Food Garden Work

Sunday, May 12 - NO YOUTH GROUP (Happy Mother's Day!)

Sunday, May 19 - Mission Trip-Themed Youth Group (Native Language Revitalization) feat. Rev. Catherine Healy

Saturday, May 25, 10a-6p - Starved Rock Hiking Trip (Indiana)

Saturday, June 1, 5-8p - Mission Trip Fundraiser: Wine and Cheese and Documentaries feat. Dawnland [RSVP in advance here.]

Sunday, June 2, 5-7:30p - Fellowship Night and Senior Farewell at Dan and Addie's Apartment! [RSVP in advance.]

Sunday, June 9, after combined liturgy - Mission Trip Fundraiser: Picnic Sunday Raffle and Games

Summer Mission Trip | August 18-23, 2019 • Sign up for the mission trip here!