While youth group is for 6th-12th grades, the youth of Holy Trinity are encouraged to be an integral part of the entire ministry of Holy Trinity. Youth group allows time set apart for the youth to interact with their peers, have fun together, grow in their faith and reach out to serve others in our world. Youth at HTLC are encouraged to be active members and leaders in a variety of the ministries of the church—including worship, Sunday School, VBS, service work, evangelism, and fellowship.
Parents, young adults, more mature HTLC members and campus ministry students assist with youth group activities to bring about an intergenerational relationship with the youth.
Holy Trinity Youth meet on average 3 times a month for fun, fellowship, service and spiritual growth. One Sunday a month, the youth go to lunch after the 11:00 service, one Sunday they meet at church for a mix of games, fellowship and growth, and one Sunday is a either a service event or a fun outing in the community.
Check the monthly Lantern (church newsletter), the Rosemary Thymes (bulletin insert) and the weekly youth emails for dates and times. Ask Holly Shipley, Associate in Ministry for Faith Formation, to be included on the email list. gro/llihlepahcytinirtyloh//yelpihsh
Confirmation ministry at Holy Trinity is a three-year program in order for students to have a more comprehensive learning experience.
Sixth – eighth graders will be in one class together meeting on Sunday mornings. This year the students will be learning about the Old Testament through discussions, drama, video, games and more. Next year they will learn stories from the New Testament and their third year they will study the Small Catechism (Baptism, Communion, Lord’s prayer, Creed and 10 Commandments). Service projects for 7th graders, Faith essays for 8th graders, and a week at Confirmation Summer Camp at Lutheridge Retreat Center (June 21 – 27, 2015) are all integral parts of the confirmation ministry.
Joyful Servants is a fellowship group for 3rd through 5th graders here at Holy Trinity. We try to meet monthly during the school year with a variety of different activities. Meetings are typically on Sunday afternoon.
The Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays immediately following the 11:00 service, from 12:10-12:45. This group does not rehearse on weeks when another youth event happens right after church.
High School Sunday School
High school Sunday school meets in the youth room on Sunday mornings from 9:50-10:40. This year the group is watching episodes of “The Simpsons” paired with a corresponding Bible lesson to discuss. Occasionally the groups goes to Starbucks and has a time of discussion about issues in their lives.
UNC Football Concession Stand
For over 3 decades the HTLC youth group has worked a concession booth at UNC football games to help raise money for the youth ministry. The group is always looking for people to help work the booth in the fall.