Youth Ministry


Coordinator: Alexa Allmann (ajallmann@stpaulsithaca.org)

The youth ministry of St. Paul’s is a welcoming and fun environment where youth are inspired to continue on their journeys of faith with open minds and hearts. We aim to build a strong foundation of fellowship, prayer, and service through our relationships with God, each other, and the community.

 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

Youth participate in fellowship activities such as games, team building activities, movie nights, lock-ins (overnights at church), retreats (spiritual overnights away from the church in other locations), service projects for the church and outreach in the community. Youth group relies on parent volunteers to transport youth to and from events located away from St Paul’s. Additional dates for special events are added to the calendar once scheduled.

Click here for the PDF version of the 2018-19 schedule of Youth Ministry events and gatherings.


Other Opportunities for Youth at St. Paul’s:

CONFIRMATION CLASS

For youth in 9th – 12th grade (but usually 9th and 10th graders), Confirmation Class takes place every 2 years. It is led by the pastor with help from adult guests. Class schedule is determined by the Pastor in conversation with the participating families. Upon completion of the class, the youth may be baptized or confirm their baptism and become full, professing members of the church in a Service of Baptismal Covenant.

SUMMER CAMP

Many youth from St. Paul’s attend summer camp at Casowasco (near Moravia, NY) or other United Methodist camps in the area. This experience is often a highlight of their summers! Summer camp brochures are available in the church hallway usually beginning in March or you can visit the Casowasco site to find out more.


SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY

St. Paul’s and the United Methodist Church are committed to protecting the children and youth who visit and engage in our building. Click here to read about St. Paul’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.