At St. Andrew’s, Encinitas, our youth are engaged in a wide variety of activities throughout the year. Our youth group meets each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the youth room where we divide into two different groups, Rite 13 (7-8 grade) and J2A (9-12 grade). Over the course of the year, the students and leaders focus on the important things that help shape our journey with Christ.
Then at 10 a.m., we begin our Youth Service, grades 7-12. We meet in the youth room for a time of worshiping with friends while hearing a message that’s relevant to youth. At The Peace we head into the main service to join our families for the second half of service.
We also do fun events once a month, including things like laser tag, rock climbing, ski trips, overnight retreats and service projects. Every summer we participate in week long mission trips where we get to serve alongside our friends and leaders while growing closer to God and to one another. This summer we are serving the city of Los Angeles with Center for Student Missions, June 28-July 3, where we will be serving at various churches, missions and after school programs.
I have always known myself to be an encourager, helping people recognize the hope and love of God in their lives, as He had shown me. During seminary and later in a hospital residency Clinical Pastoral Education clarified that call for me. I discovered I was at ease talking to new people, offering prayer and […]
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, 52 young people from 7 congregations gathered for an afternoon of fun and games celebrating the kick-off of the youth ministry program year. The article below was written by Nicholas Alcorn, a member of the EDSD Youth Leadership Council and of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.The Youth Group Games was a […]
As the autumn season begins, many church—and personal—schedules begin to fill up. Days grow shorter and the list of to-do’s only increase as we inch towards forthcoming holidays. Costumes to be made, goodies to bake, presents to be purchased and so on. Considering the busy-ness of the next few months as we approach Advent, here […]