We are all about youth

St. Paul’s has a large and varied program of youth ministries overseen by a Council on Youth Ministries (CYM) and directed by our full-time Youth Pastor, Mr. Micah Smartt. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the many service and fellowships activities offered by Saint Paul's Youth (SPY). 

During the school year, regular opportunities include: Middle High SPY (Friday 7:00-8:30pm), Senior High SPY (Sunday 6:30-8:30pm), youth retreats, and community service projects. We also send youth to summer camps, summer mission trips, and other special events. 

SCROLL DOWN to find upcoming events, Permission Slips and Registration Forms,

and download a copy of the current SPY Briefing Newsletter.

For information about our Youth Choir, click here.

sign-up forms and Permission Slips

For your convenience, we are looking towards moving sign-ups and payments online! Below you can find registration or sign up forms, information for events which require payments, and permission slips for events. 

Click HERE for the St. Paul's UMC Confirmation Class Registration Form

Confirmation is an important step in our spiritual journeys.

Confirmation Class at St. Paul's is open to youth grade 7 and above.

Please complete and submit your Registration Form by December 7, 2017.

Classes meet Sundays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. beginning January 7, 2018.

This commitment includes regular required class attendance, an overnight retreat at Camp Manidokan, 

participation in specific worship services, and a rehearsal on Saturday, May 19. 

Participants who choose to become full church members will be received into membership during the

10:30 a.m. worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018

Click HERE for the Senior High ROCK 2018 Trip Registration Form

UPcoming Events

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

  • Weekly SPY Meetings

    Middle High (Grades 6-8) weekly meetings - Fridays, 7:00 to 8:30pm. 

    Senior High (Grades 9-12) weekly meetings - Sundays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

    We meet almost every week in the Youth Lounge and Multi-Purpose Room, downstairs at St. Paul's. It's never too late to join, so we hope to see you soon! For more information, feel free to contact Micah Smartt at msmartt@stpaulsk.org

  • Thanksgiving THANKS!

    A big THANK YOU to all the SPYs who helped our neighbors have a happier holiday by shopping for groceries, sorting, packing, and delivering Thanksgiving food bags to hungry residents across the 20895 ZIP code. We served about 125 families during our Sunday, November 19 outreach efforts. 

    Special thanks go to Meg Baker and Jean Langbein, coordinators of the St. Paul's UMC efforts with the Montgomery County Holiday Giving referral program. 

    And because there is need year-round, we encourage our youth to get involved with the monthly Hunger Ministry program providing essential food for neighbors in need the first Sunday and Monday of each month - contact Dawn Ely (dawn.c.ely@gmail.com) to volunteer!


  • CHristmas Extravaganza

    We are holding a Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, December 15, 6:30-8:30 PM, to help fund-raise for future travel opportunities! This is a variety-show type holiday entertainment featuring performances from folks young and old in the St. Paul's community. The night will be full of music, warm drinks, desserts, and holiday hijinx.


    More details will be coming soon.  Youth will need to plan to help in a number of ways: set-up, baking desserts, selling tickets, serving warm drinks, performing (!!!), and clean-up. 

    Please contact Micah at msmartt@stpaulsk.org. 

  • Combined SPY Holiday Party

    On Sunday night, December 17, both the Senior High and Middle High SPY groups will join together for a Christmas Party! Come to the Multi-Purpose Room, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and enjoy Christmas-y desserts, drinks, and other holiday fun. 

    We will have an Ugly Sweater Contest and an Ornament Exchange

    (remember to bring a wrapped ornament, valued at $5 or less). 

    This will be the last Youth night of 2017, so let’s make it great!


    Here are just some of the events and service opportunities we're already working on for 2017-2018. Details and sign-ups will be rolling out throughout the year!

    ROCK weekend rock concert & spiritual retreat in Ocean City, Jan. 26-28 (http://www.bwcumc.org/rock/).

    Spring Retreats at West River Center for Middle High and Senior High SPYs.

    Group Mission Work Camp, June 24-30 in Virginia Beach, VA.

    Wilderness Trail, hiking and praying along segments of the Appalachian Trail.


We've got so much going on! If you're looking for more information on anything:

Click HERE for the December 2017 SPY Briefing Newsletter.

Click HERE for the November 2017 SPY Briefing Newsletter. 

Click HERE for the October 2017 SPY Briefing Newsletter.

Click HERE for the September 2017 SPY Briefing Newsletter.

Click HERE for the August 2017 Just for YOUth Newsletter.

Click HERE for the July 2017 Just for YOUth Newsletter.

If you would like to receive a copy of an older edition of the Just for YOUth News or SPY Briefing, please contact the church office.