THE PARENT EMAIL
Each week, Children's, Youth & Family news is highlighted in a separate Parent Email, sharing the latest offerings and opportunities to get involved at Saint John's. Take a peek at our latest issue and get your email by notifying allison [at] stjohnsmemphis [dot] org.
Meet our new Youth Coordinator, Katie Seage!
Three cheers and a warm welcome to our new Youth Coordinator, Katie Seage. Katie is a Jackson, Mississippi native and a rising senior at Rhodes College. A lifelong Episcopalian, she grew up attending weekly Sunday School and EYC, and eventually volunteering on the other side of Youth Ministry assisting at Calvary. She brings new ideas to grow our youth program at Saint John's after years of leadership positions with Division of Youth weekends and Happening.
Youth Confirmation Class of 2021
Confirmation Classes for youth begin August 22, 2021! This six week course of study is led by Father Jay Biedenharn and Mother Miranda Cully and concludes with a confirmation banquet and the Bishop's visit on Sunday, September 26th. If you are interested in your Youth becoming confirmed, please notify The Rev. Miranda Cully so that we may begin to collect participants in our upcoming confirmation class for 2021.
Our Vision of Youth Ministry at Saint John's
We believe our young people need to live as part of our whole church community rather than separate from it. Teens who develop meaningful relationships with adults in church other than their parents are far more likely to participate in church as an active adult than those who are walled off from "adult" church. We encourage purposeful, participatory intergenerational life in Christian community, so the youth of our church are welcomed as full participants in our services, at any of our classes or Christian Formation offerings, fellowship dinners, retreat weekends, etc.