Youth Ministry Special Events

Upcoming children and youth ministry events

Sunday, April 9th – Easter egg hunt!

Our younger children are invited to our Easter egg hunt following the morning service on Sunday, April 9th. Bring a basket (of course, we’ll have extras on hand if you don’t have one with you) and search for treats!

And, our older youth are invited to come to the church between 8am and 8:30am to set up the Easter egg hunt for our younger children. I know, I know, it’s early – but it’s not uncommon for yours truly to get home from playing a concert around 2am on a Saturday night and arriving at church by 8:15 the next morning, so you can do this! To join the Easter Egg setup team, please sign up below. And also, I’ll have donuts for you, and who doesn’t love donuts?

Sunday, April 30th – St. Francis Center Day of Service (ages 11 and up)

Join fellow youth from Holy Comforter and St. Barnabas at the St. Francis Center for a day of service work and fellowship. We will gather at the church right after the 9am service, at about 10:15am. Then we’ll walk as a group over to the nearby St. Francis Center apartments (located at 1450 N. Washington Street), where things will kick off at 11am. We will begin with some educational programming to help us learn about the issues affecting our unhoused neighbors and what we can all do to help. After that, we will spend some time helping to prepare the rooftop gardens the residents use to help prepare fresh food.

Once we finish our service work, we will all return to St. Andrew’s for a shared meal, fun and games. Our day will wrap up around 4pm. NOTE: parents do not need to join us, as we will have several adults with us to ensure the safety of the trip. However, you are welcome to join in if you or your child would feel more comfortable with you there.

Sunday, May 21st – Good Trouble (ages 13 and up)

Our “Good Trouble” group for older youth (13 and older) will begin on May 21st. This group, which will be open to youth from our congregation and St. Barnabas, will explore avenues for advocacy, activism and spiritual growth in open, progressive and revolutionary ways. We’ll meet from noon to 2pm, sharing a meal while we explore what it means to be a voice for compassion, justice and equality in the world today. And we’ll explore ways that we can nourish ourselves with spiritual practices of all kinds – because if we are going to face the challenges of these times, we also need the inner skills to center ourselves and find strength when the world threatens to overwhelm us. Sign up in the form below.