Youth Group Worship & Service
Even if you’ve never attended SSPC before, all are welcome! Please contact Beth about visiting the St. Stephen youth group. They continue to meet to carry out important and fulfilling mission work in our community. All are welcome.
Through the creative and loving guidance of our Education Director, St. Stephen offers a robust and well-rounded curriculum for teenagers.
From Sunday mornings to Sunday evenings , Wednesdays evenings and excursions and events throughout the year, there’s plenty to choose from.
Sixth through 12th graders gather on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. during the school year and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. during summer for field trips and special activities.
These include mission projects, such as helping with Samaritan House, Room in the Inn, CASA House, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, Crop Walk and so many more.
We also visit other churches and learn about other religions to be informed by understanding other points of view. Fun times and great discussions!
For those seeking to learn about church membership, faith and the Presbyterian Church, our 6th through 8th graders meet during the school year each Sunday from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the education building.
Classes consists of a long examination of theology, church history, church polity, a summer retreat and a ton of educational and fun activities!
Senior High Youth Connection
For one week every January at Austin College, ninth through twelfth graders meet other Presbyterian youth for a large conference.
Vacation Bible Study Leadership
Starting with VBS, the youth of St. Stephen and selected friends from the community assist with the Leadership of our All Day VBS in June. Loads of volunteer work hours and leadership opportunities and building of friendships.
Mission Trips and Activities
Youth Mission Trip
SADLY THIS IS CANCELED FOR 2020.
The Youth Mission Trip has been a fixture in our schedule for 10 years. We work one week on construction projects and Vacation Bible School around the U.S.
Our most recent trip was to the Navajo Nation in NE Arizona and SE Utah. It was fabulous. We hold fundraisers to get everyone there.
Our past sites include: Olathe and Kansas City, 2014; Mountains of Colorado 2013; Florida Panhandle 2012; Chicago’s Southside 2011; Kentucky’s Appalachian countryside 2010; South Carolina’s beaches 2009; Arkansas’ Mountains in 2008; Nebraska in 2007; and New Mexico in 2006.
Where to next?
Spring Break Sneak Peek!
Every year at Spring Break we visit the site for our summer mission trip to allow parents, youth and sponsors to plan and prepare for the real trip in July.
Twice a year, the youth provide leadership for worship by being ushers, liturgists, welcome speakers, prayer givers, and in May, sermon providers.
Easter Sunrise Service
On Easter Sunday, the youth of St. Stephen provide a simple celebration of the resurrection of Christ by providing music and a comical Easter play at 7:00 a.m. You’ll find loads of youthful exuberance celebrating God bringing back to life our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Boy Scouts Troop 17
Sponsored by St. Stephen, this troop is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. It is quite an active troop and one of the largest troops in this area. Meetings are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Scout House on the southeast corner of the property.
Our Mission | To Serve
Local Mission Projects
The youth group participates in local service and mission projects including:
• Cooking supper for Room in the Inn, a homeless ministry.
• Providing a meal at Samaritan House, a local residential community.
• Shopping, wrapping and delivering Christmas gifts for families in need.