Other Youth Opportunities

Yearly Youth Mission Trips
Every summer the Christ Church Youth embark on one or two mission trips to places across the United States. These are opportunities for youth (Grades 6-12) participants and adult sponsors to leave their everyday routine and its comforts to serve others who are needy, elderly or impoverished. An incredible component of these mission trips is the opportunity as individuals and a community to welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts and discover how God is moving in our lives.  Early sign-up is a necessity because the trips fill quickly. A non-refundable deposit is necessary and total cost per child will be announced.  For more information about the mission trips planned for summer 2019, please contact our Youth Minister, Blake Burns at youth@christchurchcovington.com.

Acolytes
The Acolyte Program provides our young people with an opportunity to participate in our liturgical life. All baptized persons, in the third grade or above, are eligible. Adults also serve in this ministry. Once trained, acolytes assist at Sunday services and at other services throughout the year. Their ministry is to lead the processions and to assist the priests during the service. To find out more, please call Administration office at 985-892-3177, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Service Opportunities 
In addition to being an acolyte, a young person at Christ Church has many opportunities to participate in the service.  Youth can be greeters and ushers – helping adults greet worshipers, hand out bulletins, help people find seats, and pass the offertory plates. For those youth who are good readers, we invite you to train and serve as a reader or intercessor. Teens who are at least 16 years old and have been confirmed can learn how to be a Chalice Bearer (Eucharistic Minister). To find out more, please contact Blake Burns at youth@christchurchcovington.com.

Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 193 is sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church. The troop meets on Monday nights at 7:00pm in the Commons Room throughout the school year. All boys at least 11 years old or in 5th grade or above are invited to join us for a meeting and to learn more about our troop! The boys learn leadership skills in addition to camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, and canoeing. Contact Bentley Early, bentley_39@yahoo.com.