We are all about youth

St. Paul’s has a large and varied program of youth ministries overseen by a Council on Youth Ministries and directed by our full-time Minister of Christian Education and Youth. St. Paul's United Methodist Youth Fellowships have many opportunities for youth to engage in the life of the church! Youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate. Ministry opportunities include: Senior High Youth Group (Sunday from 6:30 - 8:30), Middle High Youth Group (Friday from 7:00 - 8:30), Youth Retreats, Mission Trips, Summer Camps, and Community Service Projects. More information about these events can be found in our Just for YOUth Newsletter below. 

For information about our Youth Choir, click here.

UPcoming Events!

Here's a look at what's coming up next in the life of St. Paul's Youth! 

  • Middle High Spring Retreat

    Meet 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 31, returning to St. Paul’s by 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2017. Cost is $85. (Camperships are available for anyone in need.) Please make checks payable to: “St. Paul’s United Methodist Church" (write "UMYF Retreat" on the memo line). Payments are due by Friday, March 17, 2017, along with signed permission slips (available in the Just for YOUth Newsletter). This semester's theme is Unsung Heroes of the Old Testament!

  • Biblical Archaeology Forum

    This local community lecture series brings together leading Bible scholars and archaeologists. Meet at St. Paul's at 6:45pm (with a permission slip) to ride together in the church van to B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Bethesda MD. Free with your school ID. (College students or St. Paul's adults: $5.) The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls dramatically altered our knowledge of the formation of religious texts. Dr. Sidnie White Crawford 's lavishly illustrated lecture will explore what the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the text of the Bible. How did the books of the Bible reach the form they have now? How did scribes copy and pass down their traditions? Come expand your knowledge with us! 

  • Volunteer and Service

    Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22: St. Paul's Yard Sale - sign up in the church office to volunteer. Coordinated by the United Methodist Men.

    Sunday, April 30: Rise Against Hunger (formerly "Stop Hunger Now") - meal packaging for worldwide distribution. A Justice & Compassion project. Look for online sign up link soon!

    Sunday, May 7: UMYF Car Wash - all donations will go to the St. Paul's Educational Award fund.

  • Senior High Beach Trip

    Senior high youth are invited to participate in the beach trip over Memorial Day Weekend. We will be staying at the Marigot Beach Suites in Ocean City, MD. Cost is $200, due May 7. Make checks out to "St Paul's UMC" with "Sr. High Beach Trip" on the memo line. (An additional $150 cash will be needed for food and incidentals during the trip.)  Permission slip available in the April Youth Newsletter. Please see Rick Buckingham if you have questions. Departing from St. Paul's at 4:00pm Friday, May 26, returning 3:00pm Monday, May 29.

What's Going on?

There's always something going on with the youth at St. Paul's! 

Click here to download our April 2017 Just for YOUth newsletter.

Click here for the March 2017 edition.