Youth

Teenagers are all about exploring their beliefs, passions and identities during their formative adolescent years. The mission of our youth ministry is to create strong intergenerational communities and sacred space where spiritual formation happens among friends. Youth ministry at Brown Memorial is:

  • Oriented around Jesus.  Together we explore the life, teachings and person of Jesus Christ through stories, songs and experience.
  • Theologically open. Youth are encouraged to bring their doubts, questions and experiences here without fear of judgment or rejection.
  • Playful. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Games and laughter are essential ingredients to our time together.
  • Passionate about justice. We believe that loving God means loving the world and that justice is what love looks like in public.

Youth have many ways to become involved at Brown. Explore the opportunities below, and direct any questions or awesome new ideas to Tim Hughes.  Adult mentors and volunteers are also appreciated.

Sunday Morning Classes - 9:45-10:45 am, Church House

Middle and high school classes offer opportunities to study, discuss and explore the Christian faith tradition in casual, age-appropriate groups. Sunday morning classes do not meet over the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day).

The Confirmation Experience - Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Church House

This class is a year-long journey through “Christianity 101,” as well as current events, controversies and spiritual practices. Confirmation is for young people (typically 8th and 9th graders) who are considering their own faith and relationship to the church. The class includes games, field trips and the opportunity to join the church.

Sunday Night Live! - 4th Sundays, 5:30-8:00 pm, Assembly Room

Sunday Night Live! is our monthly evening gathering for middle and high school youth. SNL begins with a homemade meal and ends with games, activities, worship and small groups revolving around a theme. SNL do not meet over the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day).

Trips and Retreats

A typical year in youth ministry at Brown includes winter and fall retreats, cookouts and dinners out, conferences with hundreds of other youth, and more.

Mission, Justice, and Service

Youth are encouraged to connect with mission partnerships in Baltimore City and beyond, including a partnership with a local elementary school, a new youth organizing project, trips to Native American reservations and biannual trips to El Salvador.

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