The EDGE (Grades 7 & 8)
The EDGE program is designated for our junior-high youth that attend grades between the Faith Formation and Confirmation programs. EDGE uses large informal groups and small formal groups to impart Christ’s teachings. It creates a fun- and spiritually-filled atmosphere that encourages our youth to grow and share in God’s love through our Catholic tradition. The program also provides a strong foundation for the LifeTeen program, when children rise up to the ninth through 12th grades. The group puts their faith into action, by becoming involved in the Parish community through at least two service projects annually. Projects are completed during EDGE nights at St. Philip Neri. Additionally, EDGE members attend a Junior High Youth Rally in White Oak, SC every fall, participating with middle-schoolers from across South Carolina.
The Core Team, made up of adults, leads the program. Core Team members stay connected with their child’s spiritual life, and play an active role in spiritual development. They guide participants by leading small group discussions, prayer and activities on EDGE nights. The children benefit from the role models on the Core Team, with members developing strong relationships with the children throughout the year. Importantly, Catechists who enjoy middle-schoolers and would like to share their faith are sought to help with this ministry, as the number of participating children has grown over time.
Classes, which meet from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., take place on the First and Third Sundays of the months of September through May.
The EDGE Registration Form should be completed and returned to the Faith Formation office in the Ministry Building. Forms may also be found in the church’s Gathering Space or obtained from the Faith Formation Office.
St. Philip Neri EDGE Calendar: 2015-2016
Coordinator: Beth Donnelly | 803.984.6271 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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