Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Youth & Family Ministry.
Our youth and young adults are involved in virtually every level of congregational ministry, from worship to service to music to fellowship to education. Specifically, we support education classes including Club 56 for 5th and 6th graders, Route 78 for 7th and 8th grade confirmands, 9th Grade Confirmation, and Senior High Sunday School; an active Youth Ministry that balances socialization with service and educational programs; winter, summer and ELCA youth retreats; a Youth Sunday worship service each year; and the second year of our Youth Council. Additionally, our youth are deeply involved in worship services as acolytes, ushers, lectors, cross bearers, musicians, bread & wine presenters, and nursery attendants, and help with many Children’s Ministry events.
Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
–2 Timothy 4:12
Youth Leader Jimmy Moshos
“I am involved in youth and family ministry because I love to witness youth interact with one another and grow together in discovery of their faith and figure out what their faith means to them. It meant a lot to me to have people I could look up to as a youth and I hope that I can give back similarly to the youth of today. Youth and family ministry is important to the church because in the social culture of today’s world, face-to-face open minded discussion and relationship building is crucial in my opinion to understanding how to parse the world around us through a moral and Christian lens. It is important to not forget what unites all of us as humans and believers in Christ.”