A Sunday Formation Class; welcoming grades 6th to 12th
Sundays from 10:20-11:05 | September – May 2
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.
Formation is on break for the summer; it will return on September 10.
A Social/Fellowship Group; welcoming grades 6th to 12th
Most Sundays from 5-7PM
Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays during the program year, typically from 5-7PM. 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. Each night begins with dinner, often made by parent volunteers. 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.
Parents! We welcome parents' help for youth group meals each week. Sign up in advance here.
FELLOWSHIP OUTING: SHERLOCK'S THE GREAT ESCAPE ROOM | July 20, 2017 at 4p
Locked in a room with one way out, you must search for hidden compartments, secret passageways, and clues to plot your Great Escape. It’s a hybrid scavenger hunt and puzzle game. The clock is ticking, so teamwork is essential. When the hour is up you will be guaranteed laughter, a sense of accomplishment, a new respect for your teammates, and, of course, a group photo. This is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime – assuming you get out!
Join us for this fellowship event this summer. Cost is $15/person. Interested in attending this outing? Sign-up here.
NEW WILMINGTON MISSION CONFERENCE | July 22-29, 2017
Mission Conference is a week long immersion into global service for all ages. The conference hosts mission workers from all over the world in the small college town of New Wilmington, PA. (In fact, each year Addie creates the high school curriculum for this mission conference--bonus fact: Addie and Dan got married in the Conference Amphitheater last year!)
Mission Conference is great for anyone looking to deepen their relationship to service in the world. A typical youth group member interested in NWMC would be independent, excited for mission, and ready to branch out for the week to immerse themselves in the NWMC programming (aka, freedom!) Check out NWMC here.
Pricing | Middle Schoolers: $340; High Schoolers: $390; $120 scholarships available.
Interested in registering for New Wilmington Mission Conference? Sign-up here.
DETROIT, MI | August 20-25, 2017
How does inter-religious dialogue inform our own faith? This August, we are headed to Detroit, MI to learn about inter-religious dialogue and allyship. We'll also focus on how we can better equip ourselves to fight against Islamophobia in our own community here in Chicago.
We will be visiting the community of Dearborn (the largest Arab American community in the country) to dine on Middle Eastern cuisine, the Arab American Museum to learn about intersections of identity in the Arab American and Muslim communities, and a variety of Detroit faith communities to inform our own faith practice!
Pricing | $250; Full scholarships available.
Interested in registering for the SPR Youth mission trip? Sign-up here.
FALL 2017 PREVIEW