Calvary offers two youth groups, which meet on Sunday afternoons during the school year and participate in mission trips during the summer. All kids grade 6 – 12 are encouraged to attend any of the Youth Group happenings. Contact Ryan Harrison with any questions at dce@calvaryarlington.org.

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Youth group events during the year:

  • Fall
    • Youth Sunday – the youth plan and present a Sunday worship service.
    • Food Sort – on a November Sunday, the groups sort the food from the Thanksgiving ingathering.
  • Winter
    • Christmas Pageant in December – the youth are an integral part of our annual pageant, presenting musical numbers, humor, and drama.
    • Christmas Party and Yankee Swap – the rules of the swap have been fine-tuned over the years and the youth have some great stories to tell!
    • Soup Bowl Sunday Fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday – the youth sell warm soup and bread to raise money for the summer mission trip.
  • Spring
    • Walk for Hunger on the first Sunday in May – the youth participate in the walk to raise money for programs “that help to provide sustainable access to healthy, nutritious food to those in need.”
  • Summer
    • BBQ Dinner Fundraiser in June – this annual event raises money for the summer mission trip.
    • Mission Trip – youth are invited to serve in mission for a week. In past years, the group has traveled to Vermont, Appalachia, and Maine.

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Confirmation

Confirmation Group is held every year or every two years, depending on the number of youth interested. Youth are invited to make the commitment to join the one-year journey that ends with their confirmation as members of Calvary Church. From September to June, the group meets once or twice a month, with each youth working with an adult mentor. During the summer, each youth meets individually with the pastor and decides whether to become a member of the church during Confirmation Weekend in the fall.