We guarantee 4 things when you participate in Youth Ministry events and service opportunities:
- 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).
- 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!”
- 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.
- 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:
High School Seniors Road-trip!
This overnight trip will be a great way to escape. It’s scheduled for May 14, the last Friday of AP exams. Where are we going? YOU DECIDE. We could go to the beach, to the mountains, to Philly, anywhere the group decides they want to go. Save the date and subscribe to our weekly e-mails for information about this trip.
Youth Band Camp
We are very lucky to have a great 13-person youth band at St. Stephen’s. This Summer, the band’s getting together for 3 days of fun and music. We’re calling it Youth Band Camp. Check it out!
For the second summer in a row we’ll be going on Summercon, a summer confirmation retreat experience for High Schoolers. It’s a chance to explore faith a little more deeply, and to choose to officially call yourself a Christian (or to re-affirm the commitment you’ve already made). Also… it’s a very cool trip!
Youth Sunday School 9:45-10:45 am
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
Thursdays at 3:30 (Free froyo and coffee)
We meet at Zinga and/or Peet’s in Kings Park Shopping Center
Breakfast Bible Study
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 are full for this year, but check with the office about getting on the 2018 Summer Mission Trip list.
The Youth Ministry participation form is linked below as a PDF file.
Connect with Youth Ministry Online
Connect with the Youth on Facebook: SSUMC Youth Facebook Group
Connect with the Youth on Twitter: @ssumc_youth
Thanks to Our Volunteers
A big thank you to all the adult volunteers who’ve helped provide fantastic faith and fellowship activities for our youth! There are always more volunteer opportunities coming up if you’d like to join us! Please contact Pastor Drew to find out more.