Youth Group

Grace’s young iconographers

by Elizabeth Wolterink, Youth Group Leader How many of you played Lent Madness?  While we were all playing and learning about our spiritual forbearers, the High School Youth Group has been taking their saintly studies a step further.  During Lent, each student chose a saint and has been learning about them while creating an icon …

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Children and Youth Council established and working on behalf of our young people

by Sue Kelly and Catherine Turnbull Grace has established a new Children and Youth Education Council as recommended by the vestry and rector to oversee the educational programs for children and youth at Grace. The council met for the first time on February 22 and established its simple yet profound mission: Serve God, love kids …

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Youth Group serves the hungry in Chicago

The Grace Youth Group took the train to Chicago for an Urban Adventure on 5/19/17.  They visited a Jewish synagogue and an Islamic Center, navigated their way to museums, and ended with Sunday mass and an outreach activity at St. James Cathedral, where they served 140 hungry people a hearty good brunch. This gallery is …

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Youth group commits to pilgrimage – one step at a time

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children & Youth Formation I remember the day that Daniel told me he had cancelled the youth group pilgrimage. It cost too much money, he said, and required so much fundraising that the spiritual focus of the group was lost. Furthermore, pilgrimage hadn’t deepened the faith of the participants, but …

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Racial Reconciliation Retreat: Understanding the gap between our vision and our world

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children and Youth Formation I failed the State of Louisiana literacy test. Yes, I flunked a voting test designed to measure whether or not I could read at a fifth grade level. There were 30 questions and I had 10 minutes to complete the test.  More than one wrong answer …

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Where do my children belong?

By Donna Olendorf Director of Children and Youth Formation Finding a good learning fit for our children is one of the most challenging–and rewarding–aspects of being a parent. We want our children to be nurtured in an environment that promotes learning, builds confidence, and encourages relationships. We want them to be comfortable, but not so …

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Dominican Republic trip – mission accomplished!

By Reneé Wegman Our mission trip group consisted of five individuals: Brittney Collins, Cooper Nordeen, Amy Wegman, Ann Nordeen and myself. It took us to a small rural town outside of Puerto Plata called Mosavi. To get to Mosavi we traveled daily several miles down a rocky dirt road that, at times, becomes impassable due …

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Will our children have faith?

By Donna Olendorf Senior Warden Come mid-August, I will step into a new role at Grace, filling the very large shoes left empty when Catherine Turnbull resigned her post as Director of Children and Youth Formation. Though I won’t formally join the staff for another month, I’ve already started learning my way around the GEC …

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Grace Youth Group Survey

Do you have a child between the ages of 12 – 18?  Please take our short Youth Group Survey to help us shape the youth formation program for this fall.  It’s only ten questions, and your feedback is extremely valuable. We want to hear from you. To Begin…Click here We request one response per family, …

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