Youth Ministry

Life Teen is a comprehensive youth ministry program with a strong focus on the Eucharist.  It is a parish-based Catholic-centered ministry for middle and high school teens.  The goal of Life Teen is to create an environment to lead teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.  It speaks to teens on all levels--emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual.  Life Nights challenge teens to live their faith as they carry out their daily lives.  Teens experience this sharing in an atmosphere of love and acceptance from their peers and their adult core team leaders who are there to assist them in their journeys.  Teens are also encouraged to embody God’s Grace through mission and service opportunities in the Church in whatever capacity their time and talents allow.  Our high school Life Teen schedule can be found here.  We meet every Sunday night from 6-8pm in the youth room.  


Edge speaks to the younger pre-teen walking along their Confirmation preparation in encouraging personal relationship with Jesus.  Our response to God’s love for us is extending that love to the people in our lives: Our families, our friends, the less fortunate, and the broken and forgotten.  Service opportunities are acts of mercy and seen as the response to our Baptismal call.  Edge nights are packed with social as well as spiritual experiences on a level they process, while at the same time communicating with parents to help facilitate this forming relationship with Jesus.  A variety of prayer experiences frame Life Teen and Edge nights to help round out the large and small group discussions.  The youth are empowered to take what they’ve learned into their daily lives.  Grades 6-8 meet every other FRIDAY evening from 7-8:30pm in the youth room. Their schedule can be found here.  


We expanded our youth ministry this year by launching a brand new group, REACH, for those in grades 3-5.  Reach will engage the young person as they emerge from the joy of receiving Jesus in the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation in 2nd grade, and in the early elementary years that follow.  As we are all called to be missionary disciples as our abilities allow, this group will gather monthly to work on projects which help our friends in need, and also engage in fun activities to learn more about our growing relationships with God.  Right now our REACH meetings are monthly, one saturday morning a month.  We will have a REACH table at our Cookie Swap and Chili lunch December 17th.  

 


 

This week...

 

EDGE meets THIS FRIDAY 11/16 7-8:30pm Our topic is boundaries and living a moral life.

REACH meets THIS SATURDAY 11/17 11:30am-1pm.  We will be making sandwiches for the bag lunch project. Parents please plan to check your child in.

Family hayride and bonfire THIS SATURDAY 11/17 6:30-8:30pm.  Zimmerman's Farm, Salina Road in Sewell.  Cost is $12 per person.  Bring snacks and food to cook around a campfire (hotdogs, marshmallows, etc).  

All are welcome to Stand Up and Serve THIS SUNDAY 11/18 9:30-10:30am.  Bring items to deliver to Camden AND a snack or fruit item to put in the lunch bags.

All events are held in the Kernan Center.

 


 

Check our updated schedule:

 

Upcoming Events

 
* January 18--March for Life, Washington DC 
* January 19--Family Football themed party 
* January 27--Socks for Sons and Daughters 
* February 3--Tech Open House 
* Feb 23--Kids-only movie night 6-9pm (Babysitting provided for parents to go out alone!) 
* March 9-10--High school lock-in/shelter experience 
* Mar 23--Photo booth party 
* April 13--Egg decorating

 


On July 20-22, 26 teens and their chaperones attended their first Steubenville NYC conference, stopping in Manhattan to do a morning of mission work on the way.  We hope you enjoy our video cataloging the journey!  FYI we plan on attending the 2019 Steubenville NYC conference, so spread the word--we want to fill every seat on our bus!  

 

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Put faith into action!  We serve because we are #blessed!  Our next Step Up and Serve will be Sunday morning 11/18 from 9:30-10:30am. Two projects will be going on and need lots of hands: one crew will be making bag lunches for those experiencing homelessness in Camden; the other crew will be sorting donations of hats, gloves, coats, and blankets for the same Camden residents.  Let's embrace our friends in need as it gets colder.



 

 

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Incarnation Youth Ministry Mission Statement 

We are focused on growing disciples who will grow other disciples. We gather. We witness. We nurture. We proclaim. We serve.

 

Our Staff:

Jennifer Drees

Youth minister
youthministry@incarnation-church.org

856-220-5543

 

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