outh ministry engages middle and high school age youth with opportunities for Christian fellowship, for service to their community and for personal, spiritual growth. This is provided through various activities and events throughout the year. All young people are welcome and encouraged to invite friends!
Sheldon Calvary Camp
Many St. Paul's youth and families attend the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh summer camp, Sheldon Calvary Camp. Learn more about Calvary Camp by visiting their website.
Scout Troop 284
For nearly 80 years Troop 284 has been dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through the Scouting Program. Founded in 1930, we have nurtured hundreds of young people into successful adults, and have had the pleasure of seeing over 125 of them become Eagle Scouts. Our meetings are held every Thursday evening during the school year at St. Paul's from 7:30 to 8:45 pm.
If you would like to join in on the fun, visit http://www.troop284.net, just attend one of the meetings or send a note to [email protected]
This group rehearses Sundays from 12-1 pm and is open to teens and adults. The only requirement for joining this group is a good sense of humor and a desire to grow as a musician! No prior experience needed!
Youth Praise Band
This music ensemble consists of middle school and high school age youth. Musical styles are a bit more modern and the ensemble includes piano, guitars, bass, and percussion. Praise Band plays at the 8:45 service once a month during the program year as well as at the Christmas Pageant and Calvary Camp Sunday. Praise Band also provides musical accompaniment to our annual Vacation Bible Camp. The group rehearses Tuesdays during the program year in the church from 6:00 until 7:00 PM.
Youth Mission Trip: McDowell County, WV
We believe a good mission trip has three components: meaningful work, spiritual growth, and Christian fellowship. Since 2012, our youth have experienced this and more through our relationship with ministries in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Projects range from home repair, to hunger initiatives, to animal shelter support, all coordinated by local individuals and organizations. Our youth and chaperones spend a week, living in community in Welch, WV and working on a variety of sites.
An important youth ministry involving Worship service is our Acolyte ministry. Acolytes are trained to perform specific duties during Sunday morning services to ensure the proper flow of Worship. We take our service serious but we keep it fun! Plus, you don’t have to sit in the pews! All youth grades 5 and up are invited to participate. To check it out, contact Paul Barker, Dir…Read More »
The youth Confirmation program at St. Paul’s is a two year process in which young people explore the promises which were made for them at their Baptism and determine if they are called to make those promises for themselves as Confirmands. During their 7th and 8th grade year, Confirmands follow the "I Will with God’s Help" curriculum, along with Jennifer Gamber’s “My Faith…Read More »
Started in 1957, St. Paul’s Cotillion is a program of dance instruction and etiquette for sixth grade students in Mt. Lebanon. Classes, which meet one Saturday evening each month during the school year, are balanced between boys and girls and care is taken to randomly partner the students. Partners are changed frequently so that the students learn to dance with and adapt to t…Read More »
We call them Study Breaks because that is what they are! These weekly get-togethers provide an opportunity for youth to step into church and relax away from their busy schedules. We share a light meal, we engage in fun, group activities that encourage fellowship. Then it’s kick back and chill time in the comfortable youth room! EYC stands for Episcopal Youth Club and is a centr…Read More »
Youth Forum is a casual gathering of high school age Youth looking into Jesus’ teachings and how His Words strengthen all of us. We meet in the comfortable youth room to catch up with friends, discuss the Gospel and relate it to areas of the modern world. Come join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30.