The youth ministry at St. Peter’s is open to all from grades seven through twelve. Participants need not be members of St. Peter’s.
As a part of the Episcopal tradition, we place a high value on using our God-given intellect and skills of reason. To that end, we welcome the views and presence of skeptics. No question about our life in Christ is too big or out of place. All are welcome!
The youth ministry of St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley strives to provide deep spiritual formation rooted in an abiding love for Christ. The youth group meets regularly on Sunday mornings during the Christian formation hour (10:20 to 11:05 a.m.) and monthly throughout the program year for various social events. Christian education, fellowship, and fun all interact as part of the larger goal of youth formation in a developing relationship with the living God.
Sunday morning sessions for the 2018-2019 program year will be based on a curriculum called Youth Emmaus, which combines games and activities with discussion about individual faith journeys and relationships with God. Throughout the year, on several Sunday mornings, youth will also have an opportunity to explore real life issues that are challenges for teens in the modern world. In addition to Sunday morning meetings, a number of special events throughout the year are planned, such as Escape the Room fun, a snowtubing expedition, a movie/pizza night, a weekend in New York City, a cookie bake-off, and a trip to a professional sports game.
Each year, at the close of the program year, the youth group takes a mission trip as part of the essential Christian response to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. Additionally, throughout the program year, youth are offered opportunities to participate in service and God’s mission in the world. For more information on the youth ministry at St. Peter’s, please contact the Rev. Abigail Crozier Nestlehutt, Rector.