Children and Youth Education


Children & Youth Education at Advent

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Advent offers opportunities for lifelong growth in the knowledge and love of God to all. From our Godly Play program for our youngest parishioners to weekly adult Bible study, Advent offers a variety of programs for seekers of all ages and stages in one’s spiritual journey.

If you have interest in acolyte positions, click here!

Please contact the church office at 610-444-4624 for information on joining any of these programs (see Fall 2022 schedule here):

Sunday School

Kindergarten through 6th grade


Register your child here.

NEW!
Summer Youth Jam:

Who: ALL AGES!
When: June 10th 
Where St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley
What: Bouncy houses and fun!

We will meet every Sunday for the reminder of January from 9:45-10:15. Each Sunday, we'll be offering programming for our K-6th graders.

Some Sundays we'll have traditional Sunday School with a Bible Lesson or Godly Play, some we'll have the kids do a service project (Giving Back Sundays), and some we'll host a Stay & Play Sunday where we encourage our kids to worship together and stay for fellowship after.

All activities will run from 9:30 - 10:15 am unless otherwise noted. We know that families are very busy so we hope you will join us on the Sundays that fit your schedule.

There is no homework or prep needed!

If you are joining us for the first time, please fill out the registration form above.

Confirmation Class

7th through 8th grade


Register your child here.

Please note the updated schedule for the spring semester found here.

NEW!

Confirmation Retreat:

Who: Youth planning on being confirmed or who were recently confirmed When: Feb 11th and 12th
Where: St. Luke's Epsicopal Church, Germantown
What: Learn more about the Episcopal Church and get to know other youth from around the Diocese!

NEW!
Spring Youth Retreat:
Who: 6-12th graders
When: May 5-7th
Where: Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, Port Murray NJ
What: Enjoy a weekend exploring God's creation with youth from around the Diocese

NEW!
Summer Youth Jam:
Who: ALL AGES!
When: June 10th Summer Youth Jam:
Where St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley
What: Bouncy houses and fun! 

Confirmation is an intentional space and time for young people to explore the promises made in baptism.

Students are encouraged to explore issues of formation and discipleship in a way that informs both the present and the future and prepares them to participate more fully in the life and mission of the Church.

This is a 2 year program that meets on Sunday nights during the school year from 6:00-7:15 unless otherwise noted.

There will be learning, fellowship, and fun! 

High School Youth Group

9th - 12th grade


NEW!
Episcopal Youth Event:
Who: 9th-12th graders during 22-23 school year
When: July 4-8 Where: University of Maryland
What: EYE is the Episcopal Church's triannual youth event. There are opportunities to learn about the church and your faith, explore the community you are in, and meet Episcopalians from all over the world. For more information, visit their website

NEW!
Spring Youth Retreat:
Who: 6-12th graders
When: May 5-7th
Where: Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, Port Murray NJ
What: Enjoy a weekend exploring God's creation with youth from around the Diocese

NEW!
Summer Youth Jam:
Who: ALL AGES!
When: June 10th Summer Youth Jam:
Where St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley
What: Bouncy houses and fun!  


Our Youth Group is combined with St. Michael Lutheran Church.

We hope that Youth Group is a safe space that our youth ~Know that they are welcomed and loved as they are
~Can gather to build meaningful connections between God, faith, and real life
~Have a safe space to wrestle with questions and for dialogue
~Will know they are loved by God, one another, and that they have a supportive community
~Will build meaningful relationships
~Foster a heart for serving others as Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor

We will meet once a month on Sunday Evenings from 5:00-7:15 for food, fun, and formation

This is important to everyone!

Safe Church

The safety of our children and youth is of utmost importance. All volunteers, clergy, and staff who work with children and youth must completed Safe Church training. Please call the church office for details on specific requirements at 610-444-4624

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Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers are required to complete current background checks and Safe Church training before working with children or youth. Please call the church office for details on specific requirements at 610-444-4624

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