YOUTH

QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME!

St. Luke’s youth programs  are grounded in the conviction that faith happens in and through community.

 

We nurture a climate where young people are welcomed into the life of the church and empowered to embody the extravagant love of God. We do this by recognizing the many great talents young people have to offer the Church: gifts of questioning, of devotion to justice, of energy, and of scorn for hypocrisy. In the process, we recognize and address the special needs and challenges of adolescence: challenges of shifting identities, of navigating an increasingly unforgiving world, of growing into adult roles.

 

We think that an open mind and a healthy skepticism are essential elements of the Christian faith and that spiritual development is more a process of cultivating a relationship with God than accepting a set of specific beliefs.

 

Youth programs at St. Luke’s are LGBTQ affirming.

CONFIRM NOT CONFORM | Grades 7-9 
Our confirmation program, Confirm not Conform, provides a safe place for youth to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, ask questions and express their doubts, and discover what they truly believe. CnC meets weekly, with 7th-9th graders from St. Luke's, St. Mark's, St. Matthew's, and St. Augustine's participating. Begins September 18; runs through May

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

VOTE FORWARD | Sunday, September 18 at 4:00 pm 

Become one of Vote Forward's grassroots letter-writing volunteers and encourage fellow citizens in underrepresented communities to vote in the mid-term November elections.

LASAGNA LOVE | Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 pm Teens gather to cook lasagnas together, assembly line style! Lasagnas will be delivered to homebound parishioners or families in need. We'll taste the fruit of our labors and share a meal and a story. Feel free to bring a friend!

YOUTH ACOLYTES

Children who have completed Solemn Communion are invited to participate in the worship service as youth acolytes.

THE CHOIR SCHOOL

This accomplished choir is open to all children and youth aged 8 to 18, regardless of religious affiliation. Combining the highest standards of musicianship and performance with leadership and teamwork, Choir School students learn musical skills and theory through the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCM) and receive a small stipend for their work. Choristers have the opportunity to attend choir camp each summer and to participate in international tours.