Questions? Want to connect? Contact us at youth@sunnyvalepres.com

Welcome! At Sunnyvale Pres we welcome all youth (6th – 12th grade) to fully participate in all areas of the church, whether it's in worship, fellowship or service.

SPECIAL EVENT

Chili Cook-off CARAVAN Fundraiser 

Sunday, April 21st • 11:30AM-2PM
Fellowship Hall & Trinity Court

Ages: Everyone

Calling all cooks! Support our 2024 CARAVAN youth missions trip by joining us for an afternoon of great food, live music by JD & The Shout and cornhole. Please signup to bring a chili by filling out a registration form.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Modern Worship Collective & Meal

Wednesday, March 13th
6 PM, Meal in Fellowship Hall
7 PM, Worship in Sanctuary

Every Modern Worship Collective Wednesday, we'll start off with a meal! And then join us afterwards for great music, poetry and experimental ways to worship and discuss our journey of faith. Youth are highly encouraged to attend!

Volunteer for Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30AM-12:30PM

The event will be Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. High School Youth will help conduct an Easter Egg Hunt. Middle School Youth will assist Children's Ministry with various activities. High School Youth will assist in the Easter Egg Hunt! If you're in high school, we'll be helping to run an Easter Egg Hunt. Sign-up to volunteer here

PROGRAMS

6th & 7th Grade Small Group

Sunday, March 17th, 9 AM

Youth Room, Phoenix Center

Ages: 6th & 7th Grade Youth

For our second gathering, we're going to decorate the Youth Room! We'll also spend some time getting to know one another and learn about creating sacred spaces and why that's important. A light breakfast and snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome to hangout in the Coleman Room. 

Confirmation Classes

Sundays, March 3rd-April 28th • 11:30AM - 1PM
Youth Room, Phoenix Center

Ages: 8th, 9th, 10th Grades

During Confirmation this year, our goal is to the seek the answer to 2 questions: 1) What does it mean to belong to church? 2) What kind of God does our church believe in? We hope to learn from each others' differing perspectives and answers to these questions. We will seek to answer these questions faithfully without needing to do it perfectly. 
 

CARAVAN 2024
Missions Trip 

July 21st - 28th 
Paradise, CA

Ages: High School (includes graduating 8th graders)

Join our annual missions trip with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Paradise, CA as we engage in Disaster relief from the 2018 Camp Fire. Adult volunteers are also needed. For more info and registration visit the CARAVAN page. 

 

Youth Group Theological Expectations & Community Norms 

• We seek to always make God bigger, our theology deeper, and our love for the world wider.

 

• We agree to use expansive language about God.

 

• We agree to see each child in the programming as a child of God.

 

• We agree to model adulthood authentically. We consent to learn in public and be honest about our doubts. We don’t have all of the answers and we know faith is often messy and ambiguous.

 

• Use a restorative (not punitive) justice model when it comes to discipline: we repair where harm has been done and heal together as a community.

 

• We agree to honor difference and mystery in our theology.

 

• We reject all forms of language about people that is ageist, racist, sexist, and othering.