Youth Ministry at St. Paul's
Our youth programs create a faith community to which all youth belong.
Much of the message sent to youth by the world is that their worth lies in their achievements-- what grades you get, how many sports you excel at, what instruments you play, what college you will attend. In St. Paul’s youth programs, the most important thing youth will learn is that this is a place to belong. No matter their interests, experiences, their background or their schedule--- when you walk through the door at St. Pauls, you belong. There is no “us” or “them”. There is only “us”.
The youth will talk, study, laugh, pray, play games, get serious, and get silly. Through all of this, the youth will learn that their worth is based solely on their identity as a Child of God, which is something that cannot be taken from them. In this world that is so loud to them, we’re going to turn down those messages and turn up the message of God’s love, and the community of youth will become loving, compassionate followers of Christ.
Junior EYC stands for “Episcopal Youth Community” and is a youth group for middle school age kids.
It is a fun evening of discussion, games, and creating relationships between middle school members of the church (friends are always welcome!). Our Junior EYC program runs on weeks opposite of confirmation class and is actually an important part of confirmation preparation becaus…Read More »
In confirmation classes, 7th through 9th graders learn about faith and what it means in the church. The lessons in the Confirmation class help young teens understand what they are saying “yes” to if they choose to be confirmed. When they say “Yes” during their confirmation, they are reaffirming all of the promises that were made for them at their baptism. Faith is meant …Read More »
Senior EYC stands for “Episcopal Youth Community” and is a youth group for high school age kids. It is a fun evening of discussion, games, and creating relationships between high school members of the church (friends are always welcome!).
Our Senior EYC program will embrace all of the joys and struggles that high school has to offer, but the most important thing you need to …Read More »
Service projects invite youth to live into God’s command to love both God and neighbor. Projects are regularly offered throughout the year working with organizations such as Shepherd’s Heart, Emmaus Communities of Pittsburgh, and Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community. In the Summer, a week-long project is offered, either in Southern West Virginia or locally in Pittsburgh.