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Our Mission:

Ignite Active Christian Faith in the lives of young people in our community. 

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The 4 things we guarantee when you participate in Youth Ministry events and service opportunities:

  1. Food: We eat together every Sunday morning (doughnuts and brownies), Thursday afternoon (froyo and coffee), and Sunday night (a tasty snack supper at Youth Group).

  2. Fun: We do stuff that matters but it always seems to include a game or something that makes you think, or laugh, or sweat, or go “WOAH!”

  3. Friendship: So much of spiritual growth or exploring religion is just about making friends that you can be yourself with. We try to make that a part of everything we do.

  4. Prayer: Every time we get together we pray, but unlike most Youth opportunities, we even have a 30 minute youth-led prayer service as the end of our Sunday Nights together. It’s meditative, lovely, interesting, and also usually funny. Prayer doesn’t have to be boring, it just has to matter.

What’s Coming Up:



Sun. July 1 – Gutter Sundaes 7:00-8pm
Thurs. July 12 – Pool Party (8-10pm HS)

Wed. July 18 – Flashlight Tag (8-10pm MS)
Sun. July 22 – “ Bye Bye Backes” party 6:30-8:30p
Thurs. July 26 – Flight Trampoline Park 7-8p
Friday August 24 – Friday Braddock Nights Youth Band Concert! Evening Time TBA


June 24-30 ASP High School Mission Trip
July 8-14 JP Middle School Mission Trip

Grace Ministries Service Opportunity

Friday evening set-up 4-6
Saturday morning service 7-10
June 22-23
July 27-28
August 24-25

First Fridays Green Groceries

Fresh Veggies for our Neighbors
Fri. July 13 – 4-6 pm
Fri. Aug 3 – 4-6 pm


August 3-5 SummerCon – Weekend Adventure for High Schoolers (see above)
Bible Study Wednesday Mornings at 9:30am July 11-Aug 22



Every Week:


We offer two great Sunday School classes for youth. Grades 7th – 9th meet in Room M9. Grades 9th – 12th meet in the Youth Room. Exciting curriculum has been specially planned and prepared for this year! These groups are combined for the summer and meet in the youth room.


Weekly Youth Group

Sunday Nights 5:30-7:30 – (Prayer Starts at 7:00 in the Chapel) – Includes a light supper, games, and wrapped up with a prayer service led by the youth and Pastor Drew


Breakfast Bible Study

We meet at the McDonald’s in the Kings Park Shopping Center. Times vary by season, so check with Pastor Drew!



 “I do youth ministry at St. Stephen’s because I have good friends here that help me in my walk with Christ. I love being with them; and I love being in the band. It really helps me express my love for music. Finally, I come for the people, kids and adults, because they always make me feel comfortable with expressing my opinion and feelings.” 
                  -Grace, 11th grade

Summer Mission Trips

Our Summer Mission Trips are a must-experience kind of thing. Middle Schoolers go to the Jeremiah Project and High School students go to ASP. Our teams had a great summer, but check with the office about getting on the 2018 Summer Mission Trip list.

Youth Forms

The Youth Ministry participation form is linked below as a PDF file.

Student Registration Card
Parent Card

Connect with Youth Ministry Online


  Connect with the Youth on Facebook: SSUMC Youth Facebook Group



 Connect with the Youth on Twitter: @ssumc_youth