Children, Youth & Families

St. Philip’s Children, Youth, and Family Ministries encourages families to grow in their faith through life milestones, lessons, and service based activities as they develop and nurture their love for Jesus. Children come together to hear and experience God through story, music, play, prayer, acts of service, and other activities.

Scholarships are available for all activities and events. Please talk to Connie Yerigan if scholarships are needed. No one will be excluded from any opportunity due to financial reasons.

2020-21 Program Registration

S.P.A.R.K of Faith (Sunday Morning)

For children ages 3 years through grade 5. Click to learn more.

S.P.A.R.K of Faith, which stands for St. Philip’s Amazing Rejoicing Kids of Faith is designed for children ages 3 years through grade 5.

Due to COVID, programming will look and work a bit differently this year. With a mix of pre-recorded lessons and instructions for parents/guardians to work on as a family, this year is sure to be amazing!

Youth Time (Sunday Morning)

For youth in grades 6 through grade 12. Click to learn more.

Youth Time programming is offered for youth grade 6 through grade 12.

Due to COVID, programming will look and work a bit differently this year. With a mix of pre-recorded lessons and instructions, this year is sure to be amazing!

Youth in our Middle School Ministry program will have Confirmation lessons and activities and will be asked to complete sermon notes.

Youth in our High School Ministry program will have weekly check-in time with our Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries, Connie Yerigan, to talk about growing and sustaining our faith in our daily lives.

S.P.A.R.K. Generosity (Wednesday evening service projects)

For families with children 3 years old through grade 5. Click to learn more.

A new approach to Wednesday night activities! We are excited to move to service based activities on Wednesday nights now that our children and youth programming have moved to be exclusively on Sunday mornings.

Due to COVID, programming will look and work a bit differently this year. Check back for more details soon.

Vacation Bible School - Summer Fun!

For children ages 3 years old through completed grade 4. Click to learn more.

Vacation Bible School is a safe place for children ages 3 years old through completed grade 4 to come meet with old and new friends to learn about Jesus and grow in their faith together.

St. Philip’s VBS is offered mid June. We meet in the mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Parents are invited to our closing gathering at the end of the week where their children will sing and dance to some of their favorite songs from the week.

This is an opportunity for older youth (completed grade 5 and up) to help with the little ones throughout the week. Leading crews or helping at various stations, older youth absolutely love to volunteer.

Vacation Bible School is a free event and all are welcome. Lunches and snacks are provided each day.

Watch this space for news about VBS 2021!

Summer Camp

For youth who have completed grades 1 through 12. Click to learn more.

Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for our children to develop and build their relationship with Jesus.
Registration is open each spring for the summer. Registration links will be posted when available.

SEEDS Camp for youth who have completed grades 1 through 3.

WAPO Youth Camp for youth who have completed grades 4 through 8.

Ox Lake Senior High Camp for youth who have completed grades 9 through 12.

Mission Trip

For youth in grades 8 through 12. Click to learn more.

Mission Trips are a wonderful way for our youth to connect, travel, worship, grow in their faith, and serve others.

In the months leading up to the Mission Trip, youth are encouraged to volunteer with various fundraising activities and events. This is a wonderful way for the youth to bond before the trip. Money raised goes towards their Mission Trip fees.

Check back for 2021 mission trip information.