Youth Ministry

 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
 

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join an all-inclusive community that honors the unique gifts each person brings. Together students and invested adult leaders pray, serve, and have fun! Monthly fellowship opportunities foster relationships with one another and God. Yearly missions and regular service opportunities cultivate servant-leadership in Christ. St. Peter’s Youth Ministry is building the body of Christ, one relationship at time.

Youth Council

The St. Peter’s Youth Council is an avenue for youth to make their voice heard in this community. They help plan events and shape the youth experience at St. Peter’s. This year we have 14 bright, talented leaders on the council. We plan together and have fun together. Applications for the next academic year can be found here and are due Friday, May 18!

New Youth Council Member Application

Returning Youth Council Member Application

Confirmation

In the sacrament of Confirmation, a renewed and mature commitment is made to follow Jesus Christ. The Bishop lays his hands upon the Confirmand and prays:

“Strengthen, O Lord, your servant Name with your Holy Spirit; empower him/her for your service; and sustain him/her all the days of him/her life.”  1979 Book of Common Prayer, page 309.

To prepare for this big event, the students engage in a eight-month course of study, reflection, worship, service, field trips, and fellowship as part of the community of St. Peter’s Church.

The Confirmation curriculum and events are designed to engage teens in the questions and concerns of faith within the context of Episcopal teaching and tradition, emboldening them to develop their own answers. Confirmands travel on this spiritual journey with the guidance of teachers, mentors, and parents, and with the support of the entire parish.

Confirmation Class begins in early September. The class meets every other Sunday at 9:15 a.m. to prepare for Confirmation during the Bishop’s visitation in the Spring.

Confirmation instruction for adults is also available; please contact Ian Lasch for information. Teens in high school interested in being confirmed are invited to speak with a member of the clergy to determine which course of instruction would be most beneficial to them.

Jr. and Sr. High

Mission to Houston, TX - RISING 9TH GRADERS-GRADUATED SENIORS

JUNE 9-16, 2018 

In late summer we watched from afar as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas. The largest rainstorm in US History caused massive flooding and displaced thousands from their homes. The youth of St. Peter’s were moved by such suffering in the wake of natural disaster. In response, they are journeying to the Dickinson, TX in the Greater Houston Area this upcoming summer to help with the recovery process. Through the trusted youth-missions provider YouthWorks, St. Peter’s Youth will be joining hands with other churches’ high schoolers, college students, and adults to help the community rebuild. Rising 9th graders through graduated seniors will depart June 9 and return on June 16. If you are interested in our youth mission trip, please contact Maria Maguire at

To make a deposit or a donation to the 2018 Youth Mission Trip, please click here.

Mission stay doers - Rising 6th -8th graders

Junior High Mission Stay: June 19 – 22, 2018

MISSION STAY DOERS Rising 6th – 8th graders are invited to Be Doers of the Word! From Tuesday, June 19 through Friday, June 22, 8:30am to 4pm, St. Peter’s middle schoolers will put their faith into action while serving our local outreach partners in projects such as organizing, cleaning, trash-pick up, and yard work. Each afternoon will be dedicated to fun adventures around St. Louis, like City Museum, a pool party, the zoo, and a fun surprise! Contact Maria if you are interested!