Welcome to the St. Clare’s Youth Page!

We’re glad you’re here. ?

Who is God?  Do you have questions about your faith?  Which rules in the Bible are more important than others?  Can church be fun?  Why does Jesus answer questions by telling a story?

These are all questions that teenagers have had about faith and religion.  Youth group is a place where we can talk about these questions, and about other things too.

Youth Group meets on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:30.  6th-10th grade teens participate in a wide variety of activities at St. Clare’s and beyond.  We pray, learn about God, play games, eat, sing on occasion, and talk about our lives, our faith, and our questions. Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “I Know My Bible.”

But…. we do a whole lot of other stuff too including diocesan events and field trips. Here are some activities that we will be doing in the upcoming months.

 March – April 2020  Lunch with Eric and Chris – in our changing format of online worship and fellowship, Eric Travis and Chris Fentress- Gannon will be hosting an electronic get-together over the internet.  For the next three weeks, Monday – Friday at noon, they are inviting youth and young adults in the Diocese for an hour of conversation and prayer.  

June 21-26, 2020 – Week of Hope Mission Trip – Unfortunately, our mission trip has been postponed until 2021.  Please keep our brothers, sisters, and siblings in the Grand Rapids area in your prayers, and we look forward to seeing them in 2021.       

 July 7-11, 2020 – EYE20.  EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) has also been postponed until 2021.  If there are any questions, please contact Larry or Eric Travis at the Diocese. 

October 10, 2020 – Diocesan Acolyte & Server Festival.  Mark Saturday, October 10, 2020 as the date for all Acolytes and Altar Servers to come to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit.  It will be a fun day to come together and celebrate your ministries.  More info to come soon!

Fall, 2020 —  B.W.Y.A.Y.A..  Its pronounces Boo-Ya-Ya!  We are tentatively still planning this for sometime this fall.  It is an opportunity for the Youth and Young Adults to have a time of fun , fellowship, and service, with the 11th Bishop of Michigan, Bonnie Perry!  Open for all youth in middle and high school as well as young adults.   This will be held at the cathedral in Detroit.  Cost is $2.00.

December 12-13, 2020 – Advent Lock-In.  Save the date for our annual Advent Lock-in.  We will embrace the waiting of the birth of Jesus with an Advent themed program, playing Romans and Christians, snacks, sleep, and worship on Sunday morning.

How to find us:

Middle School Youth Group

Sundays at noon in the Youth Lounge, during the academic year
Leaders: Larry Vandenbergen, Christine Cook, and Suzanne Di Piazza

High School Youth Group
Meeting times vary
Leaders: Larry Vandenbergen and Christine Cook

If you’d like to know more about who we are and what we do, please contact Suzanne Di Piazza at Suzanne@saintclareschurch.org or call her at 734.662.2449. She’ll be happy to chat with you and/or connect you with Larry and Christine.