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A dynamic youth program for teens from around the city challenges assumptions of faith

and encourages students to be honest about their beliefs.

The focus is on helping our youth to ask tough questions, search answers and hear from their peers. Through innovative sessions, field trips to sacred spaces, mentors, and the challenge to do more than just learn facts, CnC asks participants to articulate what they believe. This personal faith will ground them, especially when facing hard situations and life’s stresses.

Since CnC explores faith seriously, we request all participants commit to full participation. We meet Monday night, 6:30-8:00pm, twice a month starting October 6. In April, as a sign of their ability to take charge of their own spiritual development, the youth will be invited to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church. A ceremony is scheduled at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on May 2, 2015 with Bishop Michael Hanley. At this service, all students will be honored for their work, exploration and discoveries.

Please talk with your daughter or son about this program. A signed Commitment Pledge is due no later than September 10. Review Calendar of Classes on our website. Mtr. Heather Wenrick will be leading this program and is eager to offer support and answer your questions by email, phone – 503.416.9398 – or in person.

The clergy, staff and community

of  St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon warmly welcome you to our website.  We hope that you will visit our “real” parish, introduce yourself, and feel free to explore our church and grounds. We take seriously the ministry of hospitality with a goal of helping visitors find their way into our family. We have a variety of programs, which we hope will meet your spiritual, educational, worship, and social needs.

Regardless of your age and whether you are family of one or many, we want you to find a comfortable place in our parish community.

For more information please contact Brent, our Parish Administrator, Father Robert, or Mother Heather at (503) 245-3777