Meet the Youth Staff
Olivia Hill, Associate Director of Youth Ministries
Call the Youth Office at (205) 871-3583 or Email the Youth Staff for information.
For more information on Confirmation, visit the Confirmation page of our website here.
Confirmation Orientation & Dinner (8/19): It’s Confirmation time! Confirmation Orientation is on August 19th from 6:00-7:00pm in Graham Hall! All prospective 9th grade Confirmands and parents are welcome! Dinner will be provided.
7th Grade Parent Orientation & Acolyte Training (8/19): 7th graders and their parents are welcome to join us for lunch, acolyte training, and a parent orientation on August 19th after the 10:30am service. While the 7th graders are being trained to be acolytes, the parents will be in an orientation meeting for our Youth group. We hope to see you there!
Back to School Bash (8/26): WELCOME BACK BASH! We will be celebrating and kicking off the semester with a 90s themed party in the pavilion! We're having hamburgers, hot dogs, candy necklaces, and everything 90s!! We hope to see you there!! This event is led by our Student Leadership team and is for all 7th-12th graders. Join us from 6:00-7:30pm on August 26th!
Confirmation Retreat (9/14-9/16): Confirmation Retreat this year is the weekend of September 14th-16th at Dubose Conference in Monteagle, TN. The cost of the trip is $120 which includes transportation, lodging, meals, and a t-shirt. Drop off time at Saint Luke’s on Friday afternoon is at 4:00pm. We will return to the church on Sunday, 9/16, at 12:00pm.
Happening 73! (11/9-11/11): We’re hosting Happening this Fall at Saint Luke’s! This is the first time we’ve hosted since 2010 and we’re really excited about this ministry coming back to our church. Happening is a spiritual retreat lead by youth for youth in grades 10th-12th grade. For more information and to sign up to be a Happener or a staffer, follow this link https://happeninginal.weebly.com/. For questions or more information, please email Betsy Cobb.
Episcopal Youth Community, or EYC, is what we call our Sunday evening youth program. We meet at 5:00pm and get done at 7:00pm. EYC gives us an opportunity to worship together, play together, and share a meal together! We end every EYC with an Order of Compline, which is an evening prayer that brings us all together for a time of reverence and quiet. All are welcome!
We launched our first Life Groups in 2017 and they are off to a fabulous start! Currently, all three groups are studying the book of James. Life Groups give our youth an opportunity to dig deeper in scripture and develop confident, independent relationships with God. Our Life Groups have a rolling start, are available to all 7th-12th graders, and have varying meeting times; if you are interested in joining one, please email Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer Sunday school for Junior and Senior high from 9:15-10:15 am on Sunday mornings. During the Sunday School hour, we take the scripture assigned to the lectionary for that day and analyze it through an ancient form of study called Lectio Divina. This process makes us more engaged with the Eucharist and helps us to really understand what we’re listening to each Sunday morning at church.
Wednesday Night Church
Dinner is available on Wednesday nights from 5:00-6:00pm in Graham Hall. After sharing a meal together, the youth go to our youth space upstairs for study hall and conversation from 6:00-7:15pm. We enjoy this time for fellowship together! All are welcome!
Here are Saint Luke’s we have a booming Acolyte program for which we are very proud! Our teams are nicknamed after MLB teams and our Acolyte Leaders are the MVPs! Acolytes play an integral role in our Sunday morning services. Acolytes start in 7th grade at Saint Luke’s. If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Olivia Hill. email@example.comSpring 2018 Acolyte Schedule