Youth Ministry at All Saints for 2020-21

Zoom Confirmation Class:
Youth in the 8th grade and up are invited to join Cheryl for a thirty minute monthly Confirmation Prep Class. We will meet the fourth Sunday of the month for thirty minutes at 9:00 am throughout the school year. Interested families should contact Cheryl at so she can send you the book she uses for this class. To join the meeting follow the link below.:
Zoom Youth Group:

Youth in Middle and High School are invited to participate in a Zoom Youth Group. We will meet the third Sunday of the month via Zoom at 12:00 noon for thirty minutes.To join the meeting each week follow the link below.

The Underlying Principles

When a child is brought to the waters of baptism at All Saints' Church the parents and Godparents take responsibility for bringing up the child in the Christian faith and life.  They also promise to pray for and witness to the child.  The primary place where youth ministry occurs is at home.  At the baptism, the community of faith promises to do all in its power to support the newly baptized in their life in Christ.  This means the entire community is in a supporting role.


Christian Parenting


Because Christian parenting is the heart of youth ministry, the community gathered for worship is at the heart of Youth Ministry.  Children who see their parents engaged in worship and making it a priority, learn the importance of worship.  As children grow at All Saints' it is our goal to expose them to worship more and more.  Middle-schoolers and high schoolers should be in worship with their families on a regular basis as part of their Christian formation.


Structured Support for Christian Parents


We plan regular opportunities for parents and concerned adults to come together to talk about the process of raising Christian children.  The goal is to help equip the community to identify specific ways to live into our baptismal promises.  These gatherings occur on select Sundays after worship.

Although the gathered community is a very small part of Christian formation for children, the Godly Play program is our primary Sunday focus for the formation of children and the formation of those involved in leading the program.  Children and the adults who lead Godly Play together draw closer to God.  Godly Play encourages engagement and wonder.  It is attentive to sacred space and time.  We have made a major commitment of time, talent and treasure to pursue excellence in this program.  The Rev. Cheryl Minor is our Godly Play coordinator.  She also regularly teaches the middle school Godly Play class.  This connection allows Cheryl to model the importance of Christian faith and to build relationships.  All of the teachers share in this work.



Many of our young people become involved in helping to lead worship through service as acolytes.  They lead the processions, receive the offerings, ring the Sanctus bell, and learn to be attentive to the rhythms of worship.  On special days they help the congregation experience worship in deeper ways.  They contribute to our common life.  Serving as acolytes also brings these young people in close contact with the clergy, especially before worship as they gather to pray and prepare with the altar guild and Eucharistic ministers.


Other Forms of Service

Some of our youth are involved with service in the church such as childcare, helping with the Bristol Lodge soup kitchen meal, and supporting a child in Zimbabwe.



Children and young people of all ages enjoy Christian fellowship after the worship service.  This time of fellowship builds community and helps to integrate our youngest members into the household of God.  This is a time when we encourage all the adults in the parish to engage young people in conversation and encourage them in the faith.

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All Saints' Church

17 Clark Street

Belmont, MA 02478



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Stories from our Community

"What I enjoy most about All Saints' is the connection with the other members of our congregation - the feeling of care and support from them. Coming a close second is the worship service. It takes coming into God's presence seriously."


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