Youth Ministries

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Youth Calendar of Activities

Summer 2019 Youth Calendar


This summer we have some awesome trips lined up for the youth to have fun and build community. We will go mountain biking and do the ropes courses at the National Whitewater Center, rollercoasting at Carowinds, and visiting the new TopGolf in Greenville. We have tried to get the best prices for each event. With the exception of Carowinds and NCG, each location requires payment upfront to reserve the date and time. Check the events your student/s would like to attend. Please send the completed form and payment to Elisabeth Hayes at least one week prior to the event. We will need a minimum of six students for each event. Students will need extra money for food, drinks, snacks, etc. For questions, call Elisabeth at 864-586-2151.
10— Trip to Greenville TopGolf ( Bring $25 for golf and extra money for lunch. We will depart from the Advent Youth Center Parking area at 9 a.m., and the estimated time of return is 1 p.m. The deadline to sign up is July 3.
17—Day at the Movies, NCG East Main Spartanburg. We will see "Spider-man: Far From Home." Plan to meet up at Taco Dog for lunch at 12 p.m. then we will go catch a matinee. Please buy your tickets in advance of the movie day and bring enough money for lunch. Parents will drop off at Taco Dog and pick up after the movie at NCG. If you need a ride let Elisabeth Hayes know. 
24— Carowinds (Cost--$45 plus food—buy your ticket online at We will depart from the Advent Youth Center Parking area at 9 a.m. and the estimated time of return is 8 p.m.


Enjoy your summer! See you for breakfast in Fall 2019.

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 to 7:30 p.m. in the Advent Youth Center unless we're meeting offsite. Invite your friends for a night of fun and awesomeness!!

Prayer Breakfasts for all Youth (September - May)

High School Prayer Breakfast: 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!

Middle School Prayer Breakfast: 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

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.

Basketball Recognition will take place on Sunday, March 17. 

See you on the courts!!!

Youth Confirmation

All rising sophomores are available to register for the 2018-2019 confirmation class. 

Confirmation Sunday, December 16
Bishop Andrew Waldo will be the celebrant and preacher at the 11:15 a.m. service. A reception honoring Bishop Waldo, Mrs. Waldo, and the youth confirmands will be held in the Parish and Community Life Center after the service.

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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