The Chi Rho (pronounced ki-row) is probably the oldest monogram used for the name of Christ. It was found written along the walls of the catacombs, which were the cemeteries of the early Christians and also a place where they held their secret meetings. The Chi and Rho are the first two letters in the Greek word for Christ. Our CH was one letter in Greek and was shaped like our X. The Greek R had the shape of our P. By combining the Rho or P to one arm of the Chi we get the symbol XP. Our Middle School youth group uses Chi Rho as their name and symbol. This group is open to youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The group plays games, talks about real-life issues, and gives youth the opportunity to be accepted and loved within a Christian community. Chi Rho also provides youth an opportunity to discuss issues relative to their lives and to grow in their own spirituality.
The Christian Youth Fellowship is for all high school aged students. It is here that youth will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore the Bible. They will discuss current events and how as Christians we should respond: be that in the statements we make on the issues; the statements we fail to make, which speaks volumes; or in our response through fundraising and actions. They explore scripture in the care of loving and faithful adults in order to gain a greater understanding of themselves and our world and how the two relate to one another. Youth will find a nurturing atmosphere here where they will be able express themselves and grow closer to God as they grow closer to one another.
Please check the calendar on the front page or the newsletter for meeting times for Chi Rho or CYF.