About Youth Group
Youth Group is offered during the program year from 10:20–11:05 a.m., the time between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services to conveniently allow youth to attend the group either before or after a service. The group is open to youth in grades six through twelve and meets in the lower level of the Bank Barn. Participants need not be members of St. Peter’s and we encourage youth to bring a friend, either to Sunday youth group meetings or to the special outings held throughout the year.
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.
The youth ministry strives to provide deep spiritual formation rooted in an abiding love for Christ. The youth group meets regularly on Sunday mornings immediately following the 9:00 a.m. service and before the 11:15 a.m. service, 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 which is to develop a relationship with the living God.
Sunday morning sessions combine games and activities with discussion about 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, a snow tubing, movie and pizza night, laser tag, cookie bake-offs, and a trip to a professional sports game. For more information on the youth ministry at St. Peter’s, please contact email@example.com.
Youth Mission Trip
Each year, at the close of the program/school 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. In 2023, St. Peter’s youth group will focus service on good works in our immediate and regional areas. Fundraising throughout the year helps the youth meet the financial goal needed to make these trips or put towards helping others in the community.