Welcome to Youth Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On behalf of the staff and the Youth Ministry Committee, we would like to welcome each of you as we partner together and guide our children on their spiritual journey.
Youth Ministry at St. Paul’s strives to provide a supportive environment where young people can explore their faith while discovering the riches of our Episcopal tradition and the gifts that they themselves possess. We strive to create an environment that is as engaging and inspiring as it is safe for the teenagers and adults who participate in it. We hope that this is a place where the youth of St. Paul’s can share their common and uncommon experiences with one another, and where they will feel supported and nurtured by the St. Paul’s community.
Youth Ministry Offerings
- Sunday School meets on Sundays from 10:10-11:00 a.m. There are two classes: one for Middle School youth (grades 6-8) and one for High School (grades 9-12). Both classes use the Journey to Adulthood Episcopal curriculum for youth and other materials reviewed by St. Paul’s clergy.
- EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Middle School and High School youth generally meet separately but come together for devotions, music, and dinner. There is a combination of fun, fellowship, and faith at EYC.
Other Youth Ministry Highlights
- Acolytes – provide assistance and leadership in Sunday worship.
- Confirmation Classes – Confirmation is a sacramental rite of the Episcopal Church in which teenagers and adults affirm the covenant made on their behalf in Baptism. We offer Confirmation classes every year to all teenagers who are at least in the ninth grade and who have not yet been confirmed.
- Diocesan Events – these are held throughout the year for youth in the Diocese. Look for regular updates for more information.
- Mission Trips & Pilgrimages – trips offered to work with various communities to do service, outreach, and grow spiritually. Trip may include a High School Spring Break Pilgrimage, Middle School Mission, and Appalachia Service Project.
- GoDo – this is an outreach group performing service in the community throughout the year.
- Youth Music – there are both vocal and hand bell choirs for grades 6-12. Check out the Music Ministries page for more information.
- Appalachia Service Project (ASP) – ASP is a life-changing experience offered to rising 9th graders through graduating high school seniros. Each year St. Paul’s travels into the heart of Appalachia to rebuild houses and lives amid some of the poorest areas of the country. You can read more on the ASP page on our website.