After church, grades 6-12 meet in the Youth wing for breakfast and fellowship. In the fall, they read Kimberly Drew’s short memoir, This is What I Know About Art and discussed the intersection of art, spirituality, and social justice. During the spring, they engaged in critical conversations surrounding spirituality, equality, diversion, and inclusion. Breakfast food items or occasional trips to Starbucks are offered during class for students to enjoy while developing their faith in a safe and fun environment. The Youth serve as acolytes, participated in the Christmas pageant, ran the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) skill sharing class, and continue to find ways to be an active participants in the St. Matthew’s community.
The St. Matthew’s Youth Group meets regularly 2-3 times a month for service, social and spiritual engagement. Youth enjoy serving the community at the Food Pantry, and enjoy creating programming that will foster community at the church. The Youth program is a chance for children to connect with and support each other. We will follow each other’s passions as we look for ways to engage with our community. Youth Group highlight include: August Road Rally, September pool party, Speed Art Museum, December Christmas Pageant, game nights, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and Youth Sunday. For more information about Youth Group, click "Learn More" to contact Lindsy Serrano or visit the Youth Group page.