Youth

Our Theology of Youth Ministry

  • Youth contribute and serve in all the work and ministry of the church – this is our foundational understanding of youth ministry - that every ministry includes young people.
  • You don't have to be a member of St. Mark's, or any church to take part in youth group - you just have to come with a heart and mind willing to serve, and learn, and share
  • Youth ministry is relational - it is about showing up and being fully present
  • Confirmation is a rite of passage into the community, not out of it
  • Youth will speak in the language of faith, if that is how we speak to them

Youth Service & Learning Opportunities:

  • 2nd & 4th Saturday Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen:  Set-up starts at 8am and we open the doors for our guests at 9am.  Come and help provide welcome and care for those who need our help and support.
  • CARITAS - this summer we are doing the Intake ministry during July.  Come and help by setting out bottled water and treats, welcoming our guests and helping Martha with the clothes closet.
  • Teen Learning Class meets first Sunday from noon - 1:30 pm.  Contact dre@stmarksrva.org for information about this class and when the next cohort will form.

Youth Fellowship Opportunities:

Bill Crowder/John Boothby Festive Farewell Sunday!  is Sunday, May 7.  Come and thank Bill for his time, love and commitment to children & youth ministry

Summer Pool Party - June date & place TBD