SESSION DAY/TIME OPTIONS:Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pmSundays 3:30-4:45pmSundays 6:30-7:45pmThe 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Faith Formation program has been named PaxConnex to reflect the spirit of Pax Christi and the connection of our youth to our faith community. The Faith Formation team strives for a program that truly reflects the Mission, Vision and Values of the Pax Christi Community.PaxConnex is our engaging faith formation program for middle school youth. We’ll learn about the Catholic faith, how it connects to our daily lives and ways we can put our faith into action—all while having plenty of fun! This year, PaxConnex is expanding to welcome students in grades 6-8. All three grades will meet together for a portion of each weekly session. Then, we’ll break off into groups for further conversation and activities. Our programming centers on the following three movements:Belong – Be part of a fun, energetic community. Hang out. Make friends. We want all to feel welcome and valued.Believe – What do I believe? What does my church teach? Where do these beliefs come from? Why are they here? Does everyone have to believe the same thing? Who is Jesus? We want to create safe spaces to explore big questions.Be You – You are loved by God and called to bring your unique gifts and talents to the world! We encourage you to share your true self.Every class session will be designed to be engaging, interactive, and challenging. Youth will be encouraged to apply what they learn to their daily lives and will discuss how their faith is being lived out. Youth are encouraged to participate in weekly liturgies, service opportunities, and retreat experiences offered throughout the year.