Edge is a component of Life Teen which focuses on leading Middle School youngsters closer to Christ. Edge Nights are held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Topically related games, an informative talk, small group discussions, and a faith-based closing make up the evening’s format. Yearly activities include periodic social nights, participation in March for Life, retreats, our parish Living Stations, and summer camp at Camp Hidden Lake. Grades 6-8 comprise the Edge program, and participation is part of the Confirmation program. St. Thomas the Apostle has been a Life Teen parish since 2015. As such, our high school students meet Wednesdays from 7 p.m to.– 8:30 p.m., for shared companionship, faith-filled talks, small group discussions, prayer exercises, and Eucharistic Adoration. Life Teen also provides social nights such as ice skating, bonfires, messy games, color wars, and Main Event nights. Service opportunities include clothing drives, food distribution in the homeless community, and assisted living visits. Our youth also have participated in N.C.Y.C, Steubenville/Atlanta, Catholic Heart WorkCamp, Life Teen Restore Camp, and Life Teen Camp Covecrest. High School students preparing for Confirmation are expected to attend Life Teen.
Joel Studer, Director of Youth Ministry
865-986-9885, Ext. 14