Ravensworth strives to make church a safe, friendly place for children; a place where God's love is evident through the caring warmth of adults. Regularly planned activities are designed . . .
- to encourage children to do their own thinking about God
- to encourage the development of a dynamic, growing faith
- to encourage children to see their faith as life-encompassing
Ravensworth is a community of believers that encourages spiritual searching. We especially foster this idea among our young people, whom we encourage to ask their questions and express their feelings without fear of judgment. This kind of environment, we believe, develops positive self images.
As participating members of the church community, young people from 6th to 12th grades are encouraged to discover and use their many gifts and talents. They are challenged to express their concerns for others through positive actions, such as working on construction projects with Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together, walking in the CROP Walk, and other service projects.
The youth also share in social activities together. The ski retreat in February and Passport camp in June have become annual traditions. For information on the latest Youth activities, contact youth leaders Lisa and Julio Hernandez.
Young Adult Ministry
In addition to the Genesis Sunday school class where young adults (and the young at heart) meet in weekly and open bible study, our growing group of young adults meets every other Monday for a time of fellowship and study. They also participate in various other ministries and missions of the church, and schedule social events and retreats throughout the year. As with the rest of the church, they bring a commitment to Justice, with a special heart for LGBT support and in making the church welcoming and affirming to all people. They embody the spirit of the church - a group dedicated to supporting one another on their journey to discover what and who life is truly about. For more information, contact Cathy Baskin.
Music is a big part of our worship service. In addition to congregational hymn singing, which is its own special experience, each Sunday the Chancel Choir performs a special anthem. Led by our director of music Phil Carpenter and accompanist Russell Gross, the choir also prepares and performs a Christmas and Easter cantata each year. Currently, the choir meets on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 - 8:30 in the Choir Room (Rm. #135). For more information, contact Phil Carpenter.