Youth are vital to the ministry and mission of the Church and Cathedral life. Our youth are a part of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, and we engage together with the Deanery to participate with youth across the St. Petersburg and Tampa area. DaySpring, the Diocesan camp, sends youth to camp each summer to engage with teaching and leadership.
Greetings from the Children & Youth Ministries at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. We have enjoyed getting to know some of you over the past few months, and we hope to meet the rest of you soon. We wanted to update you on a few recent events and to let you know about up-coming ideas.
We had our first Instameet in June at the Cathedral before the Burns Friday Night Movie. We shared a meal and ideas with the youth to explore plans for the summer.
Some of the most prominent ideas for events are:
- cooking-lessons and demos (Parents, can you believe it?)
- disc golf
- just about anything related to DaySpring.
We also discussed various outreach and ministry options like:
- community gardening: how about St Pete Eco Garden?
- volunteering at the St. Pete Free Clinic, Campbell Park Elementary, and other local partners
- hosting fundraising dinners
- "Canoeucharist" (a canoe trip/clean-up mashup with communion)
We would also like to keep an eye out for upcoming events like:
- VBS VOLUNTEERS!!!
- Parents of Youth Dinner with Emily & Justin (Let's talk about the year ahead) on August 17
- Ray's game on September 15th
- Acolyte Festival!!! on September 16th
- Bishops Ball(?)/Fall Festival(?)
- Christmas Pageant date tba
In the meantime, Emily and I are happy to meet with youth at the Cathedral most afternoons Monday - Friday. And let us know about upcoming games or competitions that you have; we'd love to support you and your interests.
Camp Schedule: Dayspring 2017
- Mission Summer Camp (Grades 6-12) July 25-30, 2017