Youth Ministries

CEC Youth Ministries

Weekly term-time youth activities:
Sunday 10 am: Preschool & Children’s Ministry at CEC

Sunday 5 – 7 pm: Elevation (high school students) at Rectory, term-time

Monday 7:57 – 9 pm: Young Life Club at The Cellar, 726 W. Francis, term-time

Wednesday 6:30 am: Young Life Bible Study at The Cellar, 726 W. Francis, term-time

Children’s Ministry & Youth work: CEC is delighted to have Crichelle Brice leading our children’s & youth work. In addition to working with Elevation teens, Crichelle coordinates a team of young leaders to deliver Sunday morning (10:00am) children’s ministry. She is a substitute teacher in the Aspen School District, works for Mountain Family Health Center and serves as a council member for the Pitkin County Board of Senior Services. Crichelle is thrilled to be working with Hubert Pearson and Theresa Martin as they care for and inspire children and young people on Sunday mornings! Below are previews of crafts they will be making in the coming weeks, as they study stories from the Bible and learn more about God’s love for them, and their call to share that love with the world.

CEC Young Leaders: Young people are encouraged to develop their skills as they serve alongside church leaders in a variety of roles. Middle school students assist with preschool and children’s ministry. Junior acolytes are trained to lead during services. Young volunteers help with weekly tasks including sorting bulletins, sharpening pencils, checking candles and serving during the fellowship hour. Service hours are tracked and celebrated.

Elevation youth group meets on most Sunday evenings (5-7pm) during the school year at the Rectory. High school students enjoy food, fun and spiritual formation, as they watch videos, engage in lively discussions and support each other through prayer.  Email for information and schedule.

CEC is proud to partner with Aspen Valley Young Life, as they celebrate 40+ years in the Valley. In addition to weekly Club and Bible Study, middle schoolers and high schoolers enjoy camps with Young Life. Families enjoy summer family camp. For more information, please visit

CEC Senior to Senior Intergenerational Mentoring pairs select high school seniors with older adult CEC mentors. This youth-led initiative was started by Crichelle Brice in 2012; CEC Senior to Senior provides monthly meeting opportunities for youth to connect with and learn from older adults. An annual celebration service is held each May, to launch the graduates. New applicants join each August. Email for more information.

CEC College Ministry: CEC currently has 50+ young people who have progressed through Elevation and/or Senior to Senior and are studying at college. In addition to praying for them throughout the year, the CEC family sends cards to their college students, and welcomes them back to seasonal activities, including the popular annual Elevation Christmas party.

For more information about CEC Children & Youth Ministry, please contact

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