SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A Christ Centered... Intentionally Missional Congregation
A Rich Tradition... A Transforming Future
Youth Ministry Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote the spiritual development of young people by pointing to Christ. We respond to the spiritual needs of our youth through church fellowship, Biblical teaching, relative programs, activities, and events. Our goal is to create an environment where youth can express their faith using their own words, actions and deeds. Furthermore, we will encourage them to use their individual talents to serve God’s will.
Youth Programs at Southminster
Please refer to the MASTER SCHEDULE for specific dates for the program year.

ROOTS (3-5 Grade) -  Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. bimonthly gatherings - refer to schedule - $75/year

HUB (6-8 Grade) - Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. weekly gatherings - refer to schedule - $150/year

SOJO (9-12 Grade) - Sunday 2-4 p.m. weekly gatherings - refer to schedule - $100/year

CHURCH SCHOOL (All Ages and Abilities) - Sunday Morning 10-11 a.m. - Please note rooms vary throughout the 1st floor. 8th Graders have the opportunity to participate in our Confirmation Class which is held in the Youth Lounge. Furthermore, High School Church School is held in the Southminster House across the street from the church.
Schedule
NOVEMBER 2018
1  Thurs  -  The Table  -  4-7 pm
2-4  F-Sun  -  Confirmation Retreat  -  Windy Ridge
6  Tues  -  Faith Build  -  9 am-2 pm
6  Tues  -  Roots (No Hub)  -  6-7:30 pm
8  Thurs  -  Flight Night  -  6-8 pm
12 Mon  -  Chick-fil-A Day  -  3-5 pm
13  Tues  -  All-Church Thanksgiving Dinner  -  6-8 pm
14  Wed  -  Community 3-4-1  -  4:30-6:30 pm
17 Sat  -  Faith Build  -  9 am-2 pm
18  Sun  -  Sojo  -  2-4 pm
20 Tues  -  Hub & Roots  -  6-7:30 pm
SOJO 2019 International Trip: June 14-30, 2019
Service, Sabbath & Study
The 2019 trip will be organized around the themes of Service, Sabbath, and Study as follows:

Service:        We will spend a week in Crișcior, Romania at Casa Emanuel Home. Here will we lead a VBS, share in the life and activities of the children at the home, and also complete various facilities and maintenance projects around the home such as painting and landscaping.

Sabbath:      Drawing on the traditions of Christian pilgrimage, we will hike portions of the Lutherweg (The Luther Trail) in Germany and reflect on our Christian faith as a journey.

Study:           We will visit several historical sites which were significant in the life of Martin Luther and the Reformation – Erfurt, Stotternheim, Eisleben, Wartburg, Eisenach, and Wittenberg.

This trip is for graduating 9th through 12th graders who are active participants in the youth program at Southminster. The cost of the trip is $3,850 per person. Students will have the opportunity to participate in three church fundraisers and apply for a scholarship up to $500.

If interested, students must complete a trip application and submit it no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Applications are available online - CLICK HERE -  and in the Church Office.

Please contact Karl at karl@spchurch.org or Pastor Tara at tara@spchurch.org for more information.
Men's Shelter
SOJO is invited to prepare and serve breakfast at the East Liberty Men’s Shelter once a month.  This opportunity to serve brings together the Southminster family of all ages.  Contact Jeff Bragdon (412) 600-4675 if you are interested in joining the team.  Carpools meet in the upper parking lot promptly at 6 a.m. and return to the church in time for Church School Hour.  Out-of-school community service hours can be granted.
Participation Forms for 2018-2019
ALL youth events require that a 2018-2019 Participation Agreement be on file in the Church Office. 

Retreat weekends and local and international mission trips will require additional paperwork to be completed pertaining to the trip.

If an event requires payment, you can make checks payable to “Southminster Presbyterian Church” with the event in the memo line … or go to www.spchurch.org and click the DONATE NOW button.
To Learn More, Contact Us
Karl Hudson
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
HUB, SOJO, International Mission Trip
412-343-8900
Email karl@spchurch.org
 
Tamara Grant
Director of Children’s and Family Ministries
ROOTS, Church School
412-343-8900
Email tamara@spchurch.org
 
Janet Trombetta
Christian Education Assistant
Participation Agreement, Questions
412-343-8900
Email janet@spchurch.org
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