Children and Youth Resources

Children and Family

Virtual Vacation Bible School 2020!

Join us online in a quest to the frozen land of the North Castle to find the King’s Armor! This summer our kids will be taking up the gauntlet and accepting the challenge to “armor up” and be strong by remaining with God. Online resources will be provided for parents so that camp can be experienced in the safety of your own home any week of the summer!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The link below will take you to our Children’s Liturgy of the Word, aka “CLOW.” These google slide shows can be presented on any device that has access to the internet. The CLOW slideshow will take you through a kid-friendly Liturgy of the Word, complete with prayers, readings, and worship music. Enjoy.

The Edge and The Underground

Alpha Youth Summer Small Groups

Alpha Youth Summer Small Groups are our way of asking some of life’s biggest questions. It’s through this summer series where teens can connect and grow in their faith. We’ll meet online Tuesday nights to watch a video and discuss the content. It’s completely free to participate. For a deeper look at the Alpha Youth Series go HERE

Camp SMILE Registration is open!

We are back with a whole new makeover. This year Camp SMILE is open for all rising 6th–12th graders.

A NEW  FORMAT: Instead of a week full of service we’re going to challenge participants to engage in five different challenges (four service-based and one fun-based). You’ll have from June 29–August 7 to finish. How you tackle each challenge will be up to you.

MULTIPLE GROWING OPPORTUNITIES: In addition to the challenges we’ll be creating teaching videos to cover the seven Corporal Works of Mercy, plus offering additional resources for teens to learn more about the relationship faith has with justice. This content will be made available via the Camp SMILE newsletter.

Questions? Contact Chris Wesley, cwesley@sjpmd.org

TWO PACKAGES: 
Digital Package: $0
Participant Package: $20

The free digital package will be emailed on June 29 with all the materials needed to take on the Camp SMILE challenges. This package includes instructions, teaching videos on the Corporal Acts of Mercy, and more.

The $20 participant package will be available for pick up starting June 29. The packet includes instructions, a journal, sticker, and other awesome treats. Plus, at the end of the SMILE Challenge (August 7)  we’ll send you a special edition Camp SMILE t-shirt.

CYO Soccer is coming back this fall. As we put together plans we are excited to announce registration will open July 13. If you have any questions please contact Chris Wesley,  cwesley@sjpmd.org.

To keep you connected to upcoming opportunities and resources for teens please subscribe to our Youth Ministry Email List

Teens, do you have questions about faith or life? Drop them in our virtual Q box and we’ll answer them right on Instagram @sjpyouth, or on Wednesday nights during our Youth Ministry Hangouts.