St. Paul's Youth (SPY)

St. Paul's Youth (SPY) is a community of youth that gather for the purpose to learn more about their faith and for some fellowship and fun. SPY is a great place to relax, meet new friends, and talk about faith, family, and friends, as well as the pressures of being a teen. There are opportunities for community service and retreats as well as events just for fun!

St. Paul's Youth Ministry holds weekly meetings for youth from Middle School and High School.

Middle School Sunday School
Sunday's 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

SPY Middle Schoomeets Sunday mornings from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Youth Loft.  Each week the 6th-8th graders get together to explore contemporary questions on how to integrate faith and their identity through hands-on activities using the re:form curriculum. Throughout the year they participate in many fun activities building relationships with one another and serving our parish and our community.

High School Youth Group
Sunday's 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
For more information contact Amy Goerger at 503-362-3661 
Youth on a Mission

20160804_105239With the theme of being Christ's hands alive in the world today, two of St. Paul's high school youth and one adult leader joined the Diocesan Youth Mission Trip (YMT) to the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard from July 30-August 6, 2016. Youth Hannah Helm-Duell and Abiane Stroebel and team leader Ray Phipps were part of a group of 19 to volunteer in urban ministries responding to the needs of homeless and hungry people.

The YMT team was hosted by St. Luke's Episcopal Church which for 27 years has operated "Edible Hope", a meal ministry that provides free breakfast to anyone in need. The week was full of service activities that included assisting and serving breakfast, fellowship with "houseless" residents, as they are referred to at St. Luke's, and kitchen cleanup.

Other activities included landscape projects, repackaging food at a major food bank, children's ministries, pruning and cleaning an outside labyrinth, major reorganization of a food freezer room, work in clothing distribution and painting projects. The youth were also introduced to the Urban Rest Stop, a laundry and shower program for people living on the streets which was the site of one of the three showers the group had all week.

There was also time to explore the Seattle area with visits to the Space Needle, Ballard Locks, a ferry ride and a tour of the Seattle Underground. At the end of each day there was time for reflection and worship before bedtime. The youth did amazing work and learned much about what it means to "Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves" and to share in Christian and community service.

The adults who accompanied the youth came away with great confidence in the future of our Church, as demonstrated by the spirit of love and service shown by this group of future leaders.

Upcoming SPY Events

SPY Trivia "Night" and Dessert Auction - Sunday, February 26, from 3:30-5:00 pm:  Wondering if you missed the Melody of Love announcements? The 2017 St. Paul's Youth fundraiser is taking on a new format. This year SPY will be hosting a Trivia "Night" and Dessert Auction! Join us Sunday, February 26, from 3:30-5:00 pm in Steinberg Hall for a brain teasing good time. We'll test your knowledge and take your bids for decadent desserts! Be ready for the Civil War Ducks vs. Beavers Battle of the Baskets too. Tickets are $10/person and will be available in the Narthex following the 10:00 am service on February 12 and 19. 

March 19 - St. Patrick's Day Event
April 15 - Easter Vigil-youth led

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