Youth Ministries

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Youth Calendar of Activities

Summer 2018

Register now to have some Summer fun with our 2018 Youth Wacky Wednesday Activities! The following activities will begin in the Fall: Sunday morning XCentric and Confirmation Class, Sunday night ConneXion, and Prayer Breakfasts.

July 11, 1 p.m. - Day in Greenville after helping with VBS
We'll hang out at Haywood Mall and go to the Breakout Room.
Cost: $30 plus money for food

July 18, 9 a.m. - National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC
Please visit the website, for more information and print the waiver that will be required of each person participating.
Cost: $59 and extra money for food, etc.

July 25, 9 a.m. - Carowinds
Buy your ticket online at
Cost: $45 plus food

August 1, 9 a.m. - Trip to Atlanta
Enjoy TopGolf (like bowling but with a golf ball), and a Braves vs. Marlins game!
Cost: $50 + Food and Xtras

2018 Youth Missions/Pilgrimages

Twenty seven youth and adult chaperones traveled to Alaska and Utah during the month of June. Please keep the pilgrims in your prayers as they continue their faith journeys and reflect on these meaningful experiences.

Acolyte and Diocesan Youth Ministries

Acolyte Ministry

If you are interested in participating, please contact our Verger, John Coleman, by clicking this link. 

Diocesan Youth Ministry

Throughout the year, various events are offered for young people in grades 6-12. Diocesan events are held in various locations and are open to all youth and their friends.  Each of these events, while focused on a specific age group and theme or program, is designed to deepen the spiritual development and the leadership skills of the participants. Please refer to the website for more information:

Weekly Youth Activities

XCentric Sunday Formation/Sunday School (September-May)

Every Sunday morning from 10:10-11:05 a.m. student formation groups meet in the Church of the Advent Youth Center. Each quarter we reflect on biblical and theological topics using discussion, multi-media and the arts. We present a topic to the students; students relate the topic to their lives; students create/design content based on the topic; students present the topic through drama, art, music or another medium.

Sunday Evening Youth Group (September-May)

Every Sunday night during the school year we offer a time of gathering for games, service projects, prayer, and study for our High School and Middle School students. Sunday Night ConneXion Youth Group meets 6:30-8 p.m. in the Advent Youth Center. Invite your friends for a night of fun and awesomeness!!

Prayer Breakfasts for all Youth (September - May)

High School Prayer Breakfast will begin on September 11: We meet every Tuesday during the school year at the Chick-Fil-A on East Main Street in Hillcrest at 7 a.m.  Come and join us for Good Food and Good News!

9th Grade Prayer Breakfast: Are you interested in meeting for breakfast? Let David Dixon know! We meet every Wednesday during the school year at Bojangles on East Main Street in Hillcrest at 7 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Middle School Prayer Breakfast will being on September 13: We meet every Thursday during the school year at the Chick fil A on East Main Street in Hillcrest at 7 a m. Rides are provided to the students’ schools. If you would like to drive, please contact David Dixon at or 864-541-1861. Come join us for awesome fellowship and great devotions to get your day started off right.

Basketball Ministry Registration Begins August 2018

The goals for our Advent Basketball Ministry are to provide well-organized opportunities for our youth to participate in sports, an environment for our youth and parents to share fellowship with friends old and new, to develop basketball skills, and to teach Christian values and good sportsmanship.  Young people in grades 1st-12th are eligible to play. As in years past, we’re sure all involved will enjoy these events, as we grow closer as a community in Christ.

Please note that there will be two leagues for the 2018-19 year. 

See you on the courts!!!

Youth Confirmation

All rising sophomores are available to register for the 2018-2019 confirmation class. Registration information will be sent soon.

Need More Info?

Contact | David Dixon
Director of Youth Ministries


141 Advent Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone 864-585-2268
Fax 864-585-2202


Sunday Schedule 
Holy Eucharist Rite I

Holy Eucharist Rite II

Sunday School 

Holy Eucharist Rite I or II (alternating

Weekday Services | Olney Chapel 

Monday-Friday 8:15am  Morning Prayer
Tuesday  5:30pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Thursday 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service


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