St. Paul's Youth COVID-19 Response
In accordance with official recommendations for health and safety during the pandemic, St. Paul’s youth are rising to the occasion with online options to provide lots of social connection while we physically distance. Take a look at the current offerings below and contact Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries, if you have questions.
Remember: as it is with church, don’t stress if you miss a week, you can still be part of the group! Give yourself grace and we are always excited to see you no matter when you step back in. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Get the Zoom links for these groups by subscribing to the newsletter or contacting Allison.
LOVE God and all others unconditionally, SEEK answers to our questions, SERVE God by serving others.
Sunday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
A weekly check-in with everyone to see how they are doing. A community game we will play over the computer. (Last week we played online HouseParty and it was a blast!) A devotional on “Enjoying the Silence.”
ART AND SOUL
High School: Wednesday & Friday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Working on Art Journals as a way to express thoughts and feelings during this time.
FACEBOOK EVENT SCAVENGER HUNT
Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Great Plains Conference Youth Scavenger Hunt challenge! The list will be posted on the St. Paul’s Facebook youth group page at 5:55 on Wednesday. Photos of the scavenger hunt are to be sent to me via email or text. You are playing for bragging rights and a $30 gift card of your choice!
Sundays 11:00 a.m. – Noon
“Sweats Sunday School Session!” Come in your comfy clothes and blankets!
A connection of checking in as a community and continuing our series of looking at our connection with big faith words
• April 5: Sacraments
HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
Sundays 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
A 7-week small group that delves into nurturing our faith beyond high school. Don’t forget to bring your lunch to small group!
• April 5: How can my faith shape my life and career?
MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
A 4 week small group that looks at faith and anxiety. We will reassess after 4 weeks to see what new topic middle schoolers want to talk about.
• April 2: Life in an Anxious World
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
• April 2: Grace
ART AND SOUL
Middle School: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Partnering with Lawrence First Youth Group, we will be making art and crafts online to give away to local neighbors and the elderly in our church congregations to brighten their day! We will begin with making May Day baskets. If you are interested in this group, contact me to find a way to get art supplies for the projects we will be doing.
Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Let’s put our creativity to use and make cards to send to our neighbors, elderly, medical professionals, and friends! Everyone could use a reminder that they are being thought of! Bring your own supplies for cards.
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St. Paul's Youth pre-COVID-19 Schedule
The descriptions below are for our pre-COVID-19 youth activities. When we resume these we’ll let you know!
11:00 a.m.: Youth Sunday School meets in the Student Center where we gather for good eats and discussion using Claim the Life curriculum. This is an important time of faith development as we dig deeper into aspects of our faith that we can apply in our daily lives.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Youth Group and Fellowship with snacks every week for all grades unless a special event is indicated. Sign up to receive our monthly postcard schedule by emailing your home address to Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries.
Our confirmation program is designed for Youth who are in grade 9 and above. It consists of 90-minute weekly sessions and runs from January through May. Our goal is to nurture confirmands as they grow closer in relationship to God and to each other as they explore more about their faith. Outside of the weekly sessions, confirmands visit other worship settings, participate in community service and meet monthly with a mentor. The confirmands write a Statement of Faith together and participate in a group confirmation ceremony during worship.
Each summer our youth grow in faith as they serve in missions. We’re preparing now for summer 2020!
2020 High School Mission Trip
- Graduated 9th grade – graduated 12th grade
- Denver, CO to work with DOOR Ministries
- July 19-24
- Cost: $375
2020 Middle School Mission Trip
- Graduated 7th grade – graduated 8th grade
- Omaha, NE to be part of the ONE EVENT
- June 14-19
- Cost: $250
Youth Mission Forms
- Mission Trip Registration Form
- Photo Consent Form
- Health Form
- Individual Financial Assistance (Camp-Mission Trips) Program and Application
Questions? Contact Allison Marcus.