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Orlando, FL 32819
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St. Luke’s Youth Ministries believes in the ACCEPTANCE of ALL! We welcome you with loving HOSPITALITY into our Christ-Centered COMMUNITY, so that together we can grow in DISCIPLESHIP and SERVICE to others.

We invite you to come and be a part of our weekly youth ministry programming here at St. Luke’s! We are excited to  ReConnect and ReEngage with each other and our adult leaders in Community, Worship, and Grade GROUPS. We want you to come and take part in all God is doing here as we continue to create a Christ-Centered group for middle and high school students where You Belong to Beloved Community, You Grow to Awaken Disciples, and You Serve to Reveal The Kingdom.

     @StLukesUMCYouth

As we come back together, either in our groups, ReConnect events, etc., St. Luke’s top priority is the health and safety of our congregation, staff, and community. We want to create a healthy environment that attends to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of our youth. In attending any St. Luke’s Youth gathering (on and/or off-campus), we ask that all youth and adults adhere to our guidelines.
Please see the COVID-19 PANDEMIC tab below for info and updates.

 


 


Welcome Home to Youth Group

We’ve always focused on growing in our faith, but what if we took it a step further? It’s time for us to Awaken Disciples as we continue growing through Community, Worship, and Grade GROUPS.

Each week (August-May) after a time of connection and worship, we will break off into Grade Groups. There, we will have fun and dive deep as we engage in relevant discussions about faith and how it impacts our lives and those around us.

Our amazing team of adult leaders plays a vital part in this as we strive for authentic relationships and connection with our youth, leading to real “Be 1 of 5” discipleship and giving them a sense of belonging.

If you’d like to be a Grade Group Leader, a Host (a new opportunity to serve and connect with our youth),
or another youth ministry volunteer opportunity,
please email Brandon at bsangster@st.lukes.org.

St. Luke’s Youth Volunteer Leader Positions & Descriptions


We are really looking forward to all we have planned for the rest of this school year (with details to come)!
*Dates for the Middle and High School Retreats have been updated.
Be sure to save these 2021 & 2022 dates as you open up those planners and calendars.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021-2022 EVENT & PROGRAMMING DATES


HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
For this year’s High School Retreat, we will head over to St. Pete Beach for a weekend retreat like no other. A beach, a cool place to eat and sleep… and a lagoon? Cost includes travel, lodging, fun activities, and most meals. You won’t want to miss this! Space is limited so register by the coming deadline, December 16. For details, see our website or contact Brandon Sangster at bsangster@st.luke.org
Register by Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Register soon! Spots will fill up fast and there are limited spots available. Dates: February 18 – 20, 2022

Cost: $140 (Cost includes travel, lodging, fun activities, and most meals. Bring money for lunch and extras on Saturday.)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
This year’s Middle School Retreat is at SeaWorld Orlando, right here in our own city, where we will sleep with the Turtles and Whales! We will dive right into adventure as we tour SeaWorld’s animal habitats after hours. We will be exploring the icy mysteries of the north and south poles, discovering the myths of the ocean’s most fearsome predators, or even learning the plight of Florida’s most endangered marine animals and what SeaWorld is doing to help. Saturday, our group will be able to continue our sea-filled adventure enjoying all the shows and attractions SeaWorld has to offer.

Register by Wednesday, February 22, 2022. Register soon! Spots will fill up fast and there are limited spots available.

Dates: March 25 – 26, 2022
Cost: $115 (Cost includes dinner on Friday and breakfast and park ticket on Saturday. Bring money for lunch and extras in the park.)


COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As we come back together, either in our groups, ReConnect events, etc., St. Luke’s top priority is the health and safety of our congregation, staff, and community. We want to create a healthy environment that attends to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of our youth. In attending any St. Luke’s Youth gathering (on and/or off-campus), we ask that all youth and adults adhere to our guidelines.

  • Mask will be worn by all (youth and adults) while indoors.
  • Follow Physical Distancing Practices.
  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.

Yes, we are still in a pandemic… and things look different, but that’s ok! We may wear masks, but that’s ok… We will all smell like hand sanitizer and be socially distant, but that too is ok because WE’LL BE TOGETHER!

If you (parents and/or youth) have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brandon by phone (407) 955- 4456 or by email (bsangster@st.lukes.org)

WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Wednesday Nights  |  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  |  6th & 8th Grade 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Sunday Nights  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  |  9th & 12th Grade 

We’ve always focused on growing in our faith, but what if we took it a step further? It’s time for us to Awaken Disciples as we continue growing through Grade GROUPS. Each week (August-May) after a time of connection and worship, we will break off into Grade Groups. There we will have fun and dive deep as we engage in relevant discussions about faith and how it impacts our lives and those around us.

SUNDAY CIRCLE

  • Sunday Mornings  |  10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Worship with us on Sunday mornings in either the Contemporary or Traditional services at 9:15 am, then make your way over to the Youth Center for SUNDAY CIRCLE. We’ll get together and discuss what you’ll have just heard in worship as we connect the dots from our pastor’s sermons on the 4 Gospels, to our lives today.


Our amazing team of adult leaders plays a vital part in this as we strive for authentic relationships and connection with our youth, leading to real “Be 1 of 5” discipleship and giving them a sense of belonging.

If you’d like to be a Grade Group Leader, a Host (a new opportunity to serve and connect with our youth),
or another youth ministry volunteer opportunity,
please email Brandon at bsangster@st.lukes.org.

St. Luke’s Youth Volunteer Leader Positions & Descriptions

 

WHERE TO FIND YOUTH MINISTRIES

The Youth Center is located on the backside of campus, across from the Sanctuary and in front of building A.

 

STAY CONNECTED | YOUTH MINISTRY COMMUNICATIONS

 

We are also now using Remind. A quick and easy text messaging platform that you as a parent may already be familiar with as a parent of a middle or high school student.

Text your code (listed below) to 81010 to stay updated with messages from St. Luke’s Youth sent straight to your phone as a short text message! Just one more way to keep you in the know!

 

Parents text @sly-parent to 81010

Youth text @sly-youth to 81010

Adult Leaders text @sly-leads to 81010

 


Click Here to view the most recent Newsletter

FOR PARENTS

St. Luke’s Youth Ministries believes in ACCEPTANCE of ALL! We welcome you with loving HOSPITALITY into our Christ-Centered COMMUNITY, so that together we can grow in DISCIPLESHIP and SERVICE to others.

St. Luke’s Youth Ministries is a Christ-Centered group for middle and high school students where You Belong to Beloved Community, You Grow to Awaken Disciples, and You Serve to Reveal The Kingdom.

YOU BELONG” to Beloved Community

Connect and care by navigating and celebrating life, and building community through hospitality, social events, and retreats/camp.

“YOU GROW” to Awaken Disciples

Growing in faith through small groups, worship, and acts of piety.

“YOU SERVE” to Reveal the Kingdom

Serving in missions and outreach to the community, and reaching beyond through awareness, action, and advocacy.

Parents, we have a lot of great things happening for youth at St Luke’s. Below are some forms and policies you may need for your child to participate.

If you’d like to be a Grade Group Leader, a Host (a new opportunity to serve and connect with our youth),
or another youth ministry volunteer opportunity,
please email Brandon at bsangster@st.lukes.org.

 

YOUTH MINISTRIES STAFF

Brandon Sangster, Director of Youth Ministries
Email: bsangster@st.lukes.org
Phone: (407) 955-4456

Cassie Livingston, Administrator of Grow Ministries
Email: clivingston@st.lukes.org
Phone: (407) 876-4991

 

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