Youth Group

Come join us for Youth Group, starting Wednesday, 8 September 2021.

All 7th graders through 12th graders are welcome! The Youth Leaders strive to keep it engaging, loving and inclusive. Please check out our calendar for September and October. The fall is a busy time, filled with holiday-themed activities, group outings to build bonds and most importantly, opportunities to get to know other members.




November 2021

In November, we will start filming the 2021 Nativity Movie, our Covid version of the Live Nativity Play. Take a look at our 2020 Nativity Movie.


Covid Precautions for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • We are blessed to return in-person and in-masks.
  • All children and youth programs will be in-person and each child, teen and adult will wear a mask.
  • This September, we transition to in-person Youth Group in the Youth Hall and Children and Youth Worship on Sundays. For more information on the worship program, please visit the Children and Families Page.
  • Infections may occur at any time and impact the congregation. Please contact Barbara Runco immediately if someone in your family tests positive for the Coronavirus.




Confirmation is taught by our minister Rev. Darryl Kistler and our Faith Programs Director, Barbara Runco. The classes are offered for 6th grade and older students who are preparing to assume responsibility for their own faith journeys. At the end of Confirmation, the young people who elect to join, are welcomed into the church’s membership.We will restart the 2020 Cohort this September 2021. Then we will have a new Confirmation Cohort start in the fall of 2023.

For more information, contact Rev. Darryl Kistler at 619-284-1129 Ext. 305.





Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

The award-winning Faith and Sexuality course, Our Whole Lives, is offered to 7th through 9th grade students, and older ones by request. As sexuality is a gift from God, we encourage young adults to articulate their values, consider consequences, and approach decisions with their faith in mind. It is a life saving program that can prevent disease, and help young people talk in depth, honestly and without judgment, about their sexual health, relationships, gender identity, and their changing bodies.

To learn more about the program, contact Barbara Runco, Faith Programs Director at 619-284-1129 ext 314.




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