Youth Ministries

Confirmation

Our confirmation program is for students in grades 6-8 who wish to further explore their faith. Classes are held bi-monthly on Wednesdays, September – May, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Every week begins with dinner and time for fellowship. Students then break into small groups based on their grades. In 6th grade we focus on the Old Testament. In 7th grade, we focus on the New Testament. In 8th grade, we focus on social justice and the Episcopal Church. We all come back together in the church for compline to end the night.

After 8th grade, students may choose to affirm their faith and make the decision to be confirmed.

Please complete the form on the link below and submit payment by either check or credit card. Please contact Naomi Cunningham at naomi.cunningham@saintlukesdarien.org with any questions.

Scholarships available.

GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY LEADERS

Global Philanthropy Leaders is a program for high school students that uses micro-loans to make a difference in the world, all the while learning about personal finance. One of our leaders, Anna says, “After always hearing about how widespread the poverty crisis is, I was so excited to join Global Philanthropy Leaders and use Kiva (the micro-lending platform). It gave me the opportunity to provide loans and support to those in need so they could better their own, their families, and their communities lives.” We meet one Sunday a month; please email Naomi Cunningham at naomi.cunningham@saintlukesdarien.org if you’re interested.

GET INVOLVED IN LITURGY

Liturgy is the church’s public worship; in other words, our service on Sunday is liturgy. There are a few things during our service that only priests can do (consecrate the bread and wine and give the final blessing) but the rest of the service can be led by anyone. If you feel called to participate in one of the following ministries, please contact Naomi Cunningham at naomi.cunningham@saintlukesdarien.org and she will put you in touch with the right person.

Acolytes – Assist the priest during worship (carry the cross, candles, etc.)
Lay Assistants – Read the Bible and/or present the chalice at Communion
Choir – Sing the hymns, psalms, and anthems
Altar Guild – Prepare the church for services
Ushers – Greet people and collect the offering
Flower Guild – Prepare the altar flowers

 

Summer Service Trips

In the Episcopal Church, mission is building relationships, sharing gifts and skills, listening to and learning from the people you are with, and being open to personal transformation. The Saint Luke’s youth do this throughout the year in our local community and we also raise money to travel and do work in the summer outside our community. Our middle school students travel to Lewiston, ME to work alongside the staff and residents of the Trinity Jubilee Center. Our high school students travel to Cuba to partner with the Episcopal Church of Cuba in working their diocesan kids’ camp. Dates for these are announced in February. Please contact Naomi Cunningham at naomi.cunningham@saintlukesdarien.org if you’re interested.

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