St. Paul’s, Ivy Middle Schoolers (SPIMS)
On Sunday mornings, middle school students and teachers are invited to gather during our Kairos time in the Parish Hall for Continental Breakfast and fellowship (9:15–9:30 a.m.), then move into Neve Hall for activities, lessons, and conversations that explore what Christian faith means in a rapidly changing world. Through a variety of lessons, activities, and conversations, youth can discover how Scripture, Tradition and Reason provide helpful guidance as they grow and mature.
Ours is a safe, loving and wholesome atmosphere for young people to develop values, ethical norms, and a sense of Christian community.
St. Paul’s, Ivy Senior High (SPISH)
As young adult members of our church family, senior high students are invited to gather at Kairos time in the Parish Hall (9:15–9:30 a.m.) to enjoy Continental Breakfast and fellowship, then stay for The Rector’s Forum that meets in the Parish Hall, which offers conversations on a wide range of historical and contemporary topics and issues that affect the church and its members. High school youth also have the opportunity to serve as assistant teachers in our children’s formation classrooms.
S’mores and More Youth Gatherings
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to gather at St. Paul’s, Ivy on Sundays beginning at 5:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship, games, and formation. Refreshments are provided.
Youth Service Trips to St. James Episcopal School in Philadelphia
Each summer, a group of St. Paul’s, Ivy Youth volunteers (grades 7–12), along with adult chaperones, travel to the St. James Episcopal School in Philadelphia, a tuition-free, private Episcopal middle school that provides students with year-round academic, physical, spiritual and creative nourishment while working to uplift the surrounding community. Our Youth work and spend time with students of St. James School, taking part in this unique opportunity to love, support, and deepen relationships with our friends there while having fun! It’s become a transformative journey for our youth as well as for St. James’ students.
Read emails from our Youth from this year’s journey, filled with thoughtful reflections on what they do and hope to do there, as well as what they see and learn about the school, its students, and maybe even about themselves.