YOUTH

St. Luke’s provides a loving, accepting community that journeys together with our youth to explore faith and inspire joyful service to God and others..

YOUTH GROUP

Join other young people to think, talk, and pray about what’s happening in our world and lives. Bring your masks and a snack if you want. Hosted by Amy Skalinder and Kat Banakis. Advance registration is required, fees are non-refundable.
Location: St. Luke’s Garth
Questions: Contact Amy Skalinder.
Sunday, September 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Register here.
Sunday, October 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Register here.
Sunday, November 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Register here.
Sunday, December 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Register here.

CONFIRMATION

St. Luke’s, in cooperation with St. Matthew’s and St. Mark’s, will be beginning a new cohort of the two-year Confirm Not Conform program this autumn. 6th-8th graders interested in participating for potential confirmation in spring 2022 should contact Kat Banakis

Confirm not Conform is focused on helping young people ask tough questions and search out answers. Through innovative sessions, field trips, mentor relationships, and the challenge to do a whole lot more than just learn a few facts, CnC lets youth take real responsibility for understanding their faith and its power. When they do – when they see the church and faith as something that truly belongs to them – it builds a bond that lasts.

After concluding the program, as a sign of their ability to take charge of their own spiritual life, each youth chooses whether or not to be confirmed. All participants, whatever their decision, are honored in a special service dedicated to their work, exploration, and discoveries.

Keeping God’s People Safe

The St. Luke’s community is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere for our children and youth. To foster a secure environment, we provide Keeping God’s People Safe training to all who work with our children and youth, including church school teachers, mentors, clergy, and staff. This training sensitizes us to the dangers of child sexual abuse and teaches us to recognize and prevent situations in which abuse or exploitation might occur. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions regarding this training.