Youth Ministries

Saint Paul Youth

Currently all youth and family ministries are gathering remotely. Please contact Rich Caye ([email protected]) for details!

Youth Group is a safe space for all youth and young people to be their best selves. We offer a place free from judgment where together we can gain perspective and grow in our relationships with each other.

We strive to create a welcoming and encouraging community by providing shared learning experiences, active community engagement and opportunity for fellowship. The foundation of all of this is the acknowledgement of God’s presence in our lives and through the example of Jesus Christ we can grow together in both understanding and faith.

Opportunities 

*All single day activities. Most days begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church, but please be aware of the times listed, because they do vary according to the day.

*Cost: $5.00 per day, per youth. Example: One youth registers for all 8 days, total cost: $40.00. You have three youth that register for 6 days each, total cost:  $90.00

*Pre-registration required. Fees due at the time of registration or on your first day of summer activities.

*Youth who attend these day activities will be driven home in a church van, unless otherwise specified by parent.

*Youth MUST be registered and attend the June 9th day activity, in order to go on the June 16th canoe trip down the Elkhorn River.

*Please have your registration form and money into the church office by    Wednesday, June 2nd!  You can pay / sign-up online by clicking here! Remember cost is $5 per session/per youth. Use the envelope provided to mail your registration form and money to the church.

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June 9th, Canoeing at Oak Lake: 9-12 PM. Learn/refresh a few basic canoeing maneuvers. Practice on the lake, learn how to flip the canoes, empty the water and flip the canoe back over. Canoes and life preservers provided. Life preservers worn at all times on the lake.   Fee: $5

June 16th, Canoe Trip on the Elkhorn River. 8:00-4:30 PM. Elkhorn Crossing Rec Area to Maple Street Bridge in Waterloo (9 miles).  This is an easy flowing river to canoe. Life preservers worn at all times on the river. Youth must bring their own lunches. Beverages and snacks provided.   Fee: $5

 June 23rd, UNL Challenge Course. 9-12 PM. Youth work together to complete a challenge course on the ground. Then youth are given the opportunity to tackle the Alpine Tower (ladders and ropes).  Fee: $5

June 30th, Camp Fontanelle Cleanup and Play. 9:00-4:30 PM. Youth will assist with camp staff in cleaning up certain areas, then have time to play. Youth must bring their own lunch. Beverages provided.  Fee: $5

July 7th, Paddle Boarding on Holmes Lake, 9-12:30 PM.  Youth will learn basic skills to paddle boarding and then have time to practice those skills on the lake. Fee: $5

July 14th, Fun-Plex Water Park & Rides (Omaha), 9:00-4:30 PM. Youth will have the opportunity to swim and play. The youth are responsible for their own lunch. Fee: $5

July 21st Baseball Game…Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Kansas City Monarchs, 7:05 PM.

       Baseball game outdoors! What more can I say. Fee: $5  *Note: Youth are responsible for their own food & drinks.

July 28th Children and Youth Picnic at Holmes Lake, 9-12 PM. Celebrate the end of the summer program at Holmes Lake! Children, youth, parents and staff are all welcome to come out to Holmes Lake for food, yard games, canoeing, paddle boarding and prayer. Life preservers will be worn by everyone who is using a canoe and/or a paddle board out on the lake.   Fee: $5

Youth Group

Each week we offer ice breaker activities, small group discussions, opportunities for fellowship, involvement in community service and engagement in other activities and projects. Join us for weekly gatherings and annual events and come to know what Youth Group is all about.

We are currently not meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned to this page for future opportunities.

Confirmation

Our Confirmation experience takes us on a step by step journey in the direction of a mature and adult faith. This means that instead of a one-time decision this is the beginning of a conversation about what it means to be a Christian, to live out your faith, your commitment and God’s call. Confirmation is offered during our Faith studies hour from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. for all Middle School students (grades 6th through 8th). Confirmation prepares youth to become baptized or confirm the baptism and become full members of the church. Classes start each fall and end with a Confirmation Service for our 8th grade students in the spring.

Sunday Discussions

Sunday mornings offer High School students (grades 9th through 12th) a place to belong. Come and experience new and engaging opportunities for spiritual growth and life changing relationships with God, self and others. Join us for weekly bible discussions as we explore relevant topics and add depth to your Sunday morning routine.

Rich Caye
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES DIRECTOR