St. Mark’s is committed to bringing all people to a transformative relationship with Christ, through diverse and creative worship, education, and ministry. This is clearly evident in the Youth Ministry program. Through weekly programming and numerous events throughout the year we seek to create an inclusive, hospitable, compassionate, and nurturing community where youth from all backgrounds share relationships that can grow into the full stature of Christ. They will be empowered for ministry in their daily life; and by practicing mutual accountability through creative Christian formation programs, participate meaningfully in ministries, missions, and outreach in the San Antonio community and beyond.
Junior Outreach Experience - June 17-21
This retreat is for all that are currently in 5th-8th grade.
Cost: $60 - Includes cost of a shirt, lunch on Sunday & Thursday, & all afternoon activities. Sign up online.
Senior Outreach Weekend - June 21-24
This retreat is for all rising 9th grade - College Freshman.
Cost: $100 - Includes cost of a shirt, housing, all meals & transportation. Sign up online.
Youth Volunteer Summer Opportunities
Opportunities for outreach and fun for our youth are expanding this summer! In addition to the "mission" opportunities for Junior High & Senior High students, we will have two different offerings each month. Sign up online.
Wednesday Night Fellowship (WNF)
Wednesday Night Fellowship is for youth in 6th-12th grade and meets each Wednesday during the program year from 6.15-7.45pm in the Youth Suite. Come to a safe place where you can be yourself, be the Episcopal church now, and have a blast with other youth. Dinner will begin at 6.15pm in the Youth Suite, provided by Café Kairos. Our discussion and worship hour will start at 6.45pm.
For the Spring 2018 semester we will cover the topics for these dates:
1/17- Introduction to I AM & Bullhorn Guy from Nooma
1/24- Word becomes Flesh
1/31- Living Water
2/7- Bread of Life & Intro to Lent
2/14- Ash Wednesday
2/21- Lent & Spiritual Practices
2/28- Lent & Spiritual Practices
3/7- Lent & Spiritual Practices
3/14- No Youth, Spring Break
3/21- Youth Passion Reading Rehearsal & Stuffing Eggs
3/28- Holy Week & Stuffing Eggs
4/4- Light of the World
4/11- Good Shepherd
4/18- Resurrection & Life
4/25- Discussion on St. Mark
5/2- The Way, The Truth, The Life
5/9- The True Vine
5/16- Last Week of Youth & Celebration!
Making it Real and Relevant
Making it Real and Relevant is a curriculum that follows the three-year cycle found in the Revised Common Lectionary. All 6th - 12th graders come together every Sunday morning during the formation hour in the Youth Suite. We will utilize music, movies, and videos to bring the lectionary to life.
Youth Confirmation is for 8th graders and any high school students who would like to be confirmed. The class will meet for 12 weeks throughout the winter and spring during the 10.10am formation hour. The Rev. Carol Morehead and The Rev. Matt Wise will teach and lead conversations on topics including: church history, the sacraments, becoming a young adult, the community of the church, and living a life of faith. Students are allowed to miss only two classes. Class dates for 2018 are as follows: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 18, 25, March 4, 11, April 8, 15, and 22. Students will be expected to participate in the Day of Prayer and Service on Sunday, March 18 and in a dinner with the Bishop during the week prior to confirmation. Confirmation will be held on the Feast of St. Mark Celebration Sunday during the 9.00am Eucharist on Sunday, April 29. For more information, please contact Meredith Rogers at .