St. Alban’s Youth Group is a growing and developing ministry open to all youth in the 6th grade and up. The youth Group meets for scheduled activities of service, fellowship, and learning throughout the year. We are very excited by the opening of our new Youth Center which provides a meeting and gathering space for the teens where they can hang-out and enjoy games like ping-pong and foosball while strengthening relationships with their peers. A full schedule of events can be found in the Albanac and church calendar.
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT
Parent’s Night Out was added to St. Alban’s community to provide children with an opportunity for fellowship and parents with an opportunity to go out and strengthen their own relationship which is the foundation of their family life. Parent’s Night Out is offered by our rector, Reverend Kathryn, and adult volunteers who assist on a rotating basis. The evening begins at 6:30 PM with gathering and simple supper. A program is planned that will include large and small group activities and games. The evening may include a service / outreach project chosen for its interest to children as well as a movie to help everyone wind down before parents arrive to pick up between 9:15 and 9:30PM. Check the calendar for a list of the dates (usually the last Friday of the month) and sign-up by calling the parish office. Children are welcome to bring friends. It is important to call the parish office so that we are sure to have sufficient supper, supplies and supervision.
MYSTERY BUS TRIP
This is a brand new offering at St. Alban’s open to children in kindergarten and above. Scheduled to coincide with a day-off from school these events will involve the children gathering at the church at 9AM to board a bus and head off on an all day mystery adventure where they will open clues throughout the day to help them learn where they are headed next. The day will include 3 or 4 locations that will be divulged to parents ahead of time but not told to the children. The clues will incorporate bible as well as general knowledge. A couple of adult volunteers and teen assistants are needed for each Mystery Bus Trip. The cost of the day is determined by the number of children and the locations we will be visiting but we try to keep the cost to about $30 per person and that covers the cost of the bus, entrance / activity fees, and snacks. Children will bring a bag lunch. Children are invited to bring a friend. Permission forms are required to be completed prior to the day of the event. See the parish calendar for specific dates.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
St. Alban’s joins with the other churches of Oakland to offer a community-wide Vacation Bible School during the last week of July. A group of leaders meet year round to plan this wonderful program that runs Sunday through Thursday evenings. Registration and details are available in the spring of each year and St. Alban’s traditionally has a great group of children who participate. The location rotates around the participating parishes each year.