Rev. 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!


A Note from Pastor Matt Kern

As if it wasn’t hot enough already, ROOTED Youth is turning up the heat with a smorgasbord of events to keep you busy and faithful through the summer. W.A.V.E., VBS, the mission trip, and Youth Week are all awaiting the youth of this church in the coming weeks, and all present the opportunity to grow as individuals and as a small community of growing disciples. In these ways we fulfill the apostle Paul’s words of instructions to the early Christians when he said, “Don’t stop meeting together with other believers…Instead, encourage each other.” (Hebrews 10:25, CEB) ROOTED, let’s keep meeting together this summer so that we might grow as disciples, grow as a community, and grow in our faith in Jesus Christ.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Matt

Sunday Morning

During July we will have one Worship Service at 9:30 and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.

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 10:45 a.m.  Middle School and High School meet in our Foundation.  Sure, you’ve heard about the parables of Jesus since you were in Mary Maud Sharpe’s Sunday School class for two year olds. But, we bet you’ve never looked at them in quite the way we will for the next few weeks. Come see what we mean! We meet in The Foundation in room 100. For details contact Donna Crawford (933-8636), Charlie Guyton (559-9423), or Meg Guyton (443-4175).


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.  Middle and high school small groups are part of our evening. Bring yourself, bring a friend, and bring an appetite!

What We’re Studying:
We will move forward in faith by going backwards…make sense? With “Confirmation 2.0,” the youth ministry will revisit some of the foundational lessons learned from their Confirmations in years past. Who of us couldn’t use a brush-up on the essentials, right? See you then, 5:00 p.m. in Sanders Hall.


Wednesday Night Study

Wednesday Night Dinner and Studies take a break in July and will resume in August.

Youth are very encouraged to join the congregation-wide study and conversation on Jesus, Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. in Sanders Hall. This month will focus on “The Gospel of Mark.” Please come out and offer your thoughts, questions, and presence.


Youth Council

The next meeting for the student leadership of ROOTED will be Sunday, July 8, from 12:15 – 1:00 in room 302.


Events and Dates Ahead

July 9-13 ~ VBS
July 22-28 ~ Mission trip (Clarkesville, GA)
August 6-10 ~ Youth Week
August 11 ~ Practice for Youth Sunday
August 12 ~ Youth Sunday



Summer can be a tad boring, but ROOTED Youth is here to make sure it’s exciting! With our W.A.V.E. program (“Wednesday Are Very Exciting”) we aim to do just this through fun and service. Take a look below at what we have coming up in W.A.V.E. for the rest of the summer:

July 11 – VBS & Bowling at Capital Lanes
July 18 – Saint George Island
August 1 – Second Harvest Food Bank, and movie & lunch at Governor’s Square Mall
August 8 – Tubing the Ichetucknee River


Summer Mission Trip – Clarkesville, GA

Sunday, July 22 – Saturday, July 28

Heads up Clarkesville, we come! The summer mission trip will take ROOTED youth to the north side of Georgia. We will spend our time doing some light construction work for members of a community in need. We will also pray, worship, learn, and have fun together. Finally, we’ll be teaming up with the youth group of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church on that Friday night for an evening of fellowship and devotion. In this partnership we’re looking to put the “United” in “United Methodist!”

We will depart following worship service at Saint Paul’s on the morning of July 22. All youth are to attend this service as they will be commissioned for the mission trip ahead.

If you have any further questions about this trip feel free to contact Pastor Matt at


Just a Reminder

Please take note of the following dates; youth will not be meeting in the evening on these dates due to other events:

Sunday, July 15 (church-wide pool party)

Sunday, July 22 (youth mission trip)

Sunday, August 12 (youth Sunday)





Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook



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