Youth Ministries

Saint Paul Youth

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.

Youth Group

 
Wednesday Nights from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room
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. Dinner is available at 5:00 p.m., and youth are encouraged to share a meal with their peers before youth group.

Youth Serve

 
Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Room
On Sunday evenings during the school year, youth gather in the dining room to share a meal, then meet to engage in volunteer and outreach opportunities, and community service projects. Join us for weekly gatherings as we use our hands and feet to serve our neighbors and our local community.

Sunday Discussions

 
Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room
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.

Impact Camp

 
Impact Camp is a summer day camp opportunity for students in grades 4th-8th. Click the title above for more details + registration!

Confirmation

 
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 225
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.

Middle School Summer Retreat

 
August 24-25th, 2019
On the Summer Retreat students will experience a variety of exciting and fun individual and team challenges at Camp Fontanelle. This retreat experience is open to all Middle School youth (grades 6th-8th) Included in this weekend retreat is small group conversations, debriefing and time for personal reflection and spiritual growth. It is through the spirit of cooperation in which participants are not only experiencing an activity together but also given the opportunity to apply new insights to real life situations and to grow in community together. Cost is $50 per participant. For more information or to register your youth email mconnelly@saintpaulumc.org.

Mitch Connelly
Director of Youth Ministries