"The Episcopal Church Welcomes You," is not just a slogan, it’s who we seek to be and the witness we seek to make, following the way of Jesus. (Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry)
About St. Christopher's Youth Jesus Christ's life and ministry was marked by progressive, radical love. The call for us to follow, and the invitation that we extend to others, grows out of that same extraordinary love. Baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, our spiritual journey goes deep, goes to the edge, and beyond.
At St. Christopher’s, no one will tell you what you must believe. We’re much more interested in questions of faith than in making sure youth memorize “the right answer.” We all take part in creating a sacred space together where people can trust and share without fear of judgment. We talk about real issues and share our doubts and concerns. No one is perfect; we all make mistakes. At the same time, we are committed to holding each other up and being there for each other.
Youth in the 6th through 12th grades are automatically a members of St. Christopher’s Youth Group. Come to see what we have to offer. The events and resources are dynamic and provide diverse opportunities for today’s youth to develop their own faith and spirituality, learn about God, forge lasting friendships, experience the grace of the Holy Spirit, and go out into the world as advocates of peace and justice.
Youth Group is a respectful, fun, caring, and involved community that provides an opportunity to take a break from the pressures of daily life, relax and explore faith. Youth group incorporates time for community service, social events, and exploration of what life as a Christian means today. Friends are always welcome.
Summer activities for current Youth Group Members and rising 5th and 6th graders who will be joining us in the Fall
June 5: We are going to help at the St. Christopher's Booth during Carmel Pride from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Come join us for the evening; we will host an interactive game and hand out water.
June 10: Come spend Friday June 10 from 11:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Monon Center Waterpark. We have reserved two cabanas with shade and coolers next to each other reserved for the Youth Group and their families. Spend the day swimming in the pool, floating on the lazy river, and whizzing down waterslides as we celebrate the beginning of summer. Come for the whole day or just a few hours.
July 20: Campfire cookout from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the outdoor classroom on the northeast side of St. Christopher's campus. We will have a night of fellowship and fun as we cook out hot dogs and s'mores, play games, go on a scavenger hunt, and end with evening prayer around the campfire. Bring a chair if you would prefer not to sit on a tree stump!
August 4: End of summer gathering We will spend the afternoon helping prepare for the Strawberry Festival happening later in the month. After dinner, we will solve a mystery and watch a movie.
For more information about St. Christopher's Youth Ministries, contact the Youth Director with any questions.