We have Sunday School regularly in the youth room upstairs from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Sundays.
Sunday School – Diversity Field Trips
Our youth are living in a diverse world. There is diversity in race, ethnicity, and religion in their everyday lives. Beyond “knowledge is power,” I believe knowledge leads us to compassion. The more we can expand our hearts and minds, the better we are able to empathize and engage in crucial conversations.
For this reason, this fall and spring, our high school youth get the opportunity to visit and experience other Christian and other religious traditions. In the fall, our high school youth will be visiting St. Austin’s Catholic Church, Gateway, Friends Meeting of Austin, and a Church of Christ. In the spring, we plan to visit a synagogue, the Plum Blossom Sangha, a Baha’i community, and a mosque.
We feel honored that these people of faith have agreed to open their spaces of worship to us. Understanding other traditions is important in our multicultural world. Our youth are the future of interfaith dialogue, and our hope is that it starts here!
Our Whole Lives – Middle School Sex Education Class
Our Whole Lives programming begins Sept. 17th at 6:30pm. Grades 6 thru 8 will meet at the church in the upstairs youth room. Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
Rev. Katrina Shawgo will be leading the class. Katrina has a graduate degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, is an ordained minister and women’s rights activist, and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a focus in women’s issues, sexuality, and development.
Contact Rev. Katrina Shawgo, Youth Leader