It is important for the youth of the church to have a safe place all their own. Sunday night youth group gatherings allow for students to grow in community with one another and with caring adult leaders. Students are encouraged to ask the big questions of life as well as make room for quiet moments to engage with God. We share dinner together at each meeting and, of course, laugh as much as possible!
Weekly meetings are on Sundays starting with our Contemplative Service in the Sanctuary at 5:00 pm. Regular programming begins at 6:00 and goes to 7:45PM for 6th through 12th grade. Find out what's happening this week on our EVENTS PAGE!
During the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services, acolytes (5th through 12th-graders) carry the candles (torchbearer) and the cross (crucifer) in the procession while older youth assist the clergy in setting the Eucharistic table.
St. Paul’s has an amazing crew of dedicated acolytes and we are always happy to add to our ranks. If you would like to learn more about acolyting, contact our verger, Heidi Schneble (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mission Trips & Pilgrimages
Mission trips offer a unique opportunity for students to be immersed in a new part of the world, away from the distractions of daily life. In this environment students are free to go deeper in their connections with others and in their connection with God. By serving their "neighbors" in homeless shelters, orphanages, kids camps and through home improvement projects, a heart to serve others can blossom.
Likewise, a spiritual pilgrimage can bring students a unique encounter with God. Filled with time for learning about those faithful who have gone before us as well as practicing new faith disciplines, pilgrimages can be transformative experiences.
The schedule for these activities (open to students in grades 8-12) include a mission trip every summer for 3 years then a pilgrimage in the 4th year. The design is in hopes that each high school student can participate in both during his/her time at St. Paul's!