SPUMC Rooted YouthRev. Matt Kern, Director of Youth Ministries

 Saint Paul’s Youth Covenant…

As a youth group we are committed to being respectful to all that enters our doors. To show respect we will disconnect from our electronic devices (cell phones, iPads, Nooks, tablets, etc…) so we can connect with each other. We will support one another through encouragement, accountability and love. We recognize to fully commit to this we must be honest with each other and be present in one another’s lives!

Sunday Morning

At Saint Paul’s we offer three worship experience. We have two Traditional Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Both are in the Sanctuary.  At 9:45 a.m. as well we have our contemporary service in Sanders Hall, The Gate.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.  Middle School and High School meet in our Foundation.


Weekly Rooted Events

ROOTED Sunday Nights

Every Sunday night from 5:00–7:00 p.m. join us in Sanders Hall for a night of
fellowship, snack supper, games, and a message of faith.

Wednesday Night Study

Come to the “Christ’s Dojo” room after Wednesday night dinner for good conversation and an opportunity to go deeper into your faith. This group meets from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. See you there!

Youth & families, feel free to contact Pastor Matt Kern at any time with questions or thoughts regarding ROOTED Youth – revmattkern@saintpaulsumc.org


Volunteer and Leader Training

As we continue to seek adult leaders from the congregation to spiritually invest in the youth, ROOTED will be providing monthly training for those willing to do so. Every first Sunday of the month (with the exceptions of 12/10 and 4/8) from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room 301, you are invited to become more familiar with the curriculum that is being used on Sunday mornings and evenings, as well as receive guidance on how to most effectively lead the youth.

Youth Council

The student leadership of ROOTED meets every second Sunday of the month from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room 310.


What we’re studying

ROOTED is committed to the spiritual formation of its youth. Here’s a look at what the youth will be learning about and growing in during the month of November:

Sundays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Sanders Hall:

o Playing with Fire – Have you ever thought about the power of your words? Our words can build someone up or leave them burned. In this series, we’ll discover that when we use our words for good, they have the power to change our lives and the lives of others for the better.

o Reality Show - In this series, we’ll talk about the issues that make our families feel like a reality show. As we look at one of the Bible’s most famously fractured families, we’ll see how God can use every family for His good—even ours.

Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., The Foundation

o Who Is God? - That’s a essential question we all face, and it’s one most students will ask at some point along their early spiritual journey. The conversations here will help them understand foundational truths about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

o Created In God’s Image - This three-lesson series will engage teenagers in conversations about what it means to be created in God’s image. Students will encounter the truth about God’s affection and purpose for them, and they’ll consider what it means to see themselves as His masterpiece.


Youth and families, feel free to contact Pastor Matt Kern at any time with questions or thoughts regarding ROOTED Youth – revmattkern@saintpaulsumc.org.


Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook



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