The St. Stephen’s Youth Group for high school students, also known as ROX (Relying on Christ), promotes our teens living as Christians in today’s society. We take advantage of their increasing interest in the world outside their immediate community in order to broaden their service opportunities and expose them to the individuality and diversity of all of God’s children.
The group meets at least once a month, either in fellowship or in service to others. Fellowship includes “lock ins” at the church, where the group engages in games and team building, visits to other services (such as the teen service in Hanover), and activities such as climbing the bell tower. Our goal is to foster the group’s identity and provide members with relationships that will be with them outside of the church walls.
Service activities include a Christmas gift drive, participating in common cathedral in Boston, helping at the food pantry at Interfaith Social Services in Quincy, and serving as crew leaders for VBS. The group also continues to serve their church community through acolyting, ushering and helping out at family fellowship events. We hope that serving others will become as embedded in their activities as schoolwork and sports, and therefore they will continue to serve Christ’s children throughout their lives.
We are an enthusiastic group; ready to help those in need and put into action the Christian values we have learned during our Godly Play years!