The Youth Ministry at Holy Innocents is designed to create a safe, inviting atmosphere where youth can feel free to be themselves while nurturing their faith. The mission of this ministry is to help build a strong, Christian foundation for our youth so they are prepared to lead a Christian life when they become independent adults.
Youth Work & Ministry
Youth Work & Ministry initiatives at Holy Innocents seek to accompany and support 6th- 12th grade students and their families towards active lives of faith. Through practices of worship, prayer, community, hospitality, and mission, we at Holy Innocents aspire to be an inclusive community where young people come to a Christian understanding of themselves and God in the world.
At Holy Innocents we value the role that young people play in our community and offer many opportunities for them to engage in the life of our parish. Our young people lead busy and challenging lives, so our Youth Work & Ministry initiatives seek to walk alongside them every step of the way. We offer many holistic opportunities for fun, worship, community, and outreach to the wider community of Sandy Springs and beyond.
Sundays remain the day when the Christian community gathers to worship God, be formed in the life of the faith, and support one another in fellowship and community. Each Sunday (September-May) from 10:15am to 11:00am there are opportunities for formation. Often our young people gather in the “downstairs” space called Frost Youth Center. There are also added opportunities for youth to gather for fun, education, and community through “EYC”, our Episcopal Youth Community. EYC meets for middle school dinners, High School Bible Study, and fun, off campus events. We also offer a comprehensive program of preparation for those who wish to make a mature and public affirmation of faith through the sacramental rite of confirmation.
There are many other opportunities for young people to become involved in the life of Holy Innocents'. These include: retreats, ski trips, opportunities to assist in our regular worship services such as serving as an acolyte, singing in the choir, becoming a lay reader, and events to partner in Mission and Outreach work.