Opportunities for youth at St. Philip’s include service, learning, music, and fellowship. Youth are an integral part of worship at St. Philip’s – from acolyting, to choir, to dramatic interpretations for services. There are multiple opportunities for service at and beyond St. Philip’s, including local and international service. Learning is centered around middle, junior high and senior high school groups.
Learning & Spiritual Development
Youth is a time of passages of many kinds. Primarily it is a time of passage from childhood to adulthood. Click here for more information about our Youth Education programs.
At St. Philip’s, youth have multiple opportunities for participation in the life of the Parish, most centering around worship, music, and the arts.
Attending the Altar and sanctuary is the job of this group of teenagers under the direction of the Acolyte Master/Verger. They lead the procession and serve in the sanctuary during worship on Sundays and at other special occasions. Young people may begin their acolyte experience when they are in seventh grade and continue on through college if they choose.
This group of actors 7th grade and up provide interpretive drama at the All-Generations Service on the third Sunday of each month and on other occasions. They rehearse one evening a week.
Youth 7th grade and up can join an ushering team and be part of this welcoming ministry.
After School Program Volunteers:
Youth age 16 and up can volunteer to help with the After School Music and Homework Program once a week.