YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

PRAY.GROW.SERVE.

 

We at St. John’s walk a three-fold path of the Way of Love: We pray together, We grow together, We serve together. Our youth program this fall hopes to provide that same structure and that message of all are included and all are part of the Beloved Community to our youth grades 6-12 and our young adults. We will have play time, pray time, grow and learn time, and serve time. With a set schedule for Sundays, that will both allow for Holy Fun, some holy work on the pre-imminent issue in our church right now, racial reconciliation**, some deep dives into our personal faith stories, and opportunities to go out into the world as God’s holy hands.

We would also like to start a Wednesday afternoon Youth Drop In time. This will be dependent on approval from ECMN and if we feel we can do it safely. The main purpose of Wednesday Drop In will be to provide youth a safe, social time and space, a chance to connect with each other and loving, caring adults, and a growing in the knowledge that God loves them.

 

**Both the Episcopal church in Minnesota and the National Episcopal Church have made Racial Reconciliation a priority. As Presiding Bishop Curry says “Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking a  loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions, and society.”

 

 

Fall Events and Activities

*EVENTS TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE*

 

FIRST SUNDAY | Adventures or All Generational Events
Grades 6 – 12

Saturday, October 3 | Rock Climbing @ Taylors Falls

Saturday, October 3 @ 5pm | All Generational Bird Feeder Workshop on the front lawn of St. John’s

Saturday, October 31 | Worship and Campfire in Cemetery

Sunday, December 6 | Ice Skating (Weather permitting)

 

SECOND SUNDAY | Dismantling Racism Curriculum
Grades 9 – 12, 11 – 11:45 am, Zoom link will be provided
Led by Maggie DeSmet

 

THIRD SUNDAY | Faith as a Teen
Grades 9 – 12, 11 – 11:45 am, Zoom link will be provided
Led by Michael Lovett

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87588584926
Meeting ID: 875 8858 4926
Or join by phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbbYVkg8dQ

 

SECOND & THIRD SUNDAY | Video & Discussion
Grades 6 – 8, 11:45am – 12:15pm, Zoom link will be provided
Led by Carrie Thomas

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87588584926
Meeting ID: 875 8858 4926
Or join by phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbbYVkg8dQ

 

FOURTH SUNDAY | Outreach & Service
Grades 6 – 12
Led by Carrie & Youth

 

FIFTH SUNDAY | Conversations with Priest and Deacons
Grades 6 – 12

 

WEDNESDAY DROP-IN SPACE
(BEGINNING SEPT 30, PENDING APPROVAL)
Every Wednesday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Digital Corner | Board Games | Tutor Corner | Connect/Service Corner | Hangout Space | Life Skills

Carrie Thomas

Carrie Thomas

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL & RISING GENERATIONS MINISTRY