Welcome to Edge

Youth Group for 7th and 8th graders which meets Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8 pm in the Parish Hall.

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I hope you all had a fantastic Summer and are ready for another great year of EDGE!  As most of you know, Jen Fry stepped down as the Edge Coordinator this year, and while we will miss her for sure, we are so thankful for all that she has done for our community and this ministry.   We are so stoked to see what she goes on to do next!  But, we will charge on and are getting all geared up for another AMAZING year of EDGE!   We will continue meeting on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the St. Therese of Carmel Parish Hall and we would love for you to join us!
 
This year, I (Harrison) will be stepping in to the role of Edge Coordinator and Facilitator, along with a great CORE team of adult and teen leaders who you may recognize from years before and a few new faces.  For those of you who may not know who I am,  feel free to read a brief bio about me below, or just get in touch with me by email or phone! 
Our First Edge meeting of the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, September 26th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Please enter through the Youth Room door, which is located off the staff parking lot closest to Del Mar Trails Rd.  At this first session, we will have a BRIEF PARENT MEETING from 6:30-7:00 PM.  Please join us to meet the Core team of volunteers as well as to learn more about how we communicate with you and about all the awesome things we have planned for the year.  The Edgers (your young teens) will attend the parent meeting with you and then have some fun ice-breaker activities and a Faith Talk with us until you pick them up from the parking lot at 8:00 PM.  You and your teen will not want to miss it!
 
Harrison’s Mini-Bio:
My name is Harrison Joseph Trubitt and I have been on staff at St. Therese of Carmel for the past 2.5 years working with the High School students, and assisting Jen Fry & Lucia Chan with Edge, VBS, & Faith Formation respectively.  I grew up in Scripps Ranch and attended Cathedral Catholic High School where I was heavily involved in Campus Ministry and my own Youth Ministry program.    I’ve been involved youth ministry leadership for the past 8 years (4 in Middle School Ministry, and 8 in High School Ministry) all over California.  As I finished my Single Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (where I also received a BA in English and Religious Studies)I was the Assistant Confirmation Coordinator, driving down every two weeks to teach Year 1 Confirmation at the Parish.  After graduating, I took over as the full time Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator at the Parish and have loved every second of it.   I am so stoked to get to walk on your teen’s spiritual journey with them from middle school, through high school, and on to the great things that God has in store for them.
 
Please, please, please let me know if you have any questions!  God is so great, and I look forward to an incredible year ahead with all of you and your teens!

You will receive an email with detailed information about start dates and times in early September.

 

 

EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 7and 8.

EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. Participants are always welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE.

At this age, Junior High youth face different behavioral challenges as well as positive and negative ideas. Many of the values and beliefs that they held as children are now questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe.

Within the context of faith, middle school youth are moving from a child-like spirituality to one that will hopefully reach its pinnacle, beginning with the work of EDGE, into an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Community.

The name Edge recognizes that middle school youth are possibly on the “edge” of a spiritual decision in their lives, and if we as a Church don’t act, we may lose them.

Therefore, we as a Church are going to give them the “edge” they need in life: Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, the Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, and a Catholic Community to love, nurture and challenge them.

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