We love students here at Truro! We believe that God can bring transformation into the lives of students, and all that we do in Youth Ministry is created to help students be transformed through the love of God.
We have three priorities for our students in Youth Ministry:
Love God and teach others about Him.
Experience community and love each other.
Serve each other and the world around us.
During summer of 2023, rising 7th through graduated high school seniors are invited to join us for weekly Sunday evening evets (see calendar). During the school year, students in grades 7th through 12th are invited to our weekly Sunday night student gatherings starting on September 14, 2023. We meet at Truro from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for fun, food, fellowship, and spiritual formation.
Confirmation is an opportunity for students who are mature in their faith to make an “adult” decision to follow Jesus and publicly proclaim so. During the confirmation service, the bishop presides, and prays individually for each person being confirmed. Our next Confirmation Sunday will be March 3, 2024. Youth who would like to explore confirmation are asked to attend our four-week-long Foundations course, which is offered throughout the year. Please contact Summer Farinas for more details.
We take Jesus and fun seriously! We aim for a fun event once a month outside of or instead of weekly youth group. You can check out our calendar here.
Sunday, August 6 @ 6 pm, Youth Bowling.
We’re taking advantage of Bowl America’s “Sunday Funday” deal by going at 6 PM where the games are $3.99 and shoe rental is $3.99. We’ll play 2 games of bowling. Dinner is not included, but students are welcome to bring money for food.
9699 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22031
Sunday, August 13 @ 5-7 pm, Youth Game Night.
Rising 7th and 12th graders, join us for a night of games and prizes. We’ll meet at the Van Dyke House – the house at the end of the long driveway on Truro’s campus. Students, bring a snack to share and enter the snack contest – categories include “Homemade” and “Store bought/assembled.” Please contact Summer at [email protected] to RSVP or if you have questions.
Sunday, August 20 @ 5 – 7 pm, Youth Back to School Firepit.
Rising 7th through 12th graders, join us for a “back to school” firepit at the Fariñas home (3401 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030). We’ll roast hot dogs, make s’mores, play games, and pray for each other and the coming school year. Feel free to bring your favorite or a creative s’more ingredient and a camping chair. Contact Summer Fariñas at [email protected] to RSPV an/or if you have questions.
Sunday, September 14 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Fall Youth Group Kickoff
Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, Youth Fall Retreat
Save the date for our yearly fall retreat! We’ll be returning to West River retreat center. Registration coming soon!
Teens help lead the congregation in worship every week by serving as acolytes on Sunday morning.
We love to meet new students at any event, anytime throughout the year.
Truro welcomes the opportunity to partner with families helping children to take steps of faith toward Jesus and to know and experience the love of God.