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!


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 December:

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

o Tis the Season (middle school) – In this three-week series, we’ll be talking all things Christmas, focusing on how we can our shift eyes away from the high expectations we have for the holiday season and instead focus on the true hope, peace, and love that only come from Christ.

o Who Needs Christmas? (high school) - Who needs Christmas? Seriously, who needs it? Well, as it turns out, maybe we all do. In this series, we’ll discover just how important the Christmas story really is - for all of us.


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

o More Than Red Letters – Is Jesus in the Old Testament? Did God always plan to redeem humankind through Christ? Is there any connection between the Old and New Testaments at all? Our time on Sunday mornings will lead us to and through such questions, ultimately revealing how Christ has actually been part of the story all along.


Events in December

White Elephant

Christmas Party
Sunday, December 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sanders Hall

Time to party!! You and your friends are invited to an evening of food, fun, and sharing in the holiday spirit. Bring along a wrapped gift under $10 to share as we shuffle our gifts around. You’re also invited to bring a dish (check the ROOTED newsletter for the sign-up sheet). Ho-ho-hope to see you there!


(Mini) Lock-In

Friday, December 15
6:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sanders Hall

What better way to celebrate your winter freedom from school than to be locked in somewhere?! Sounds silly, right? Come on out to a night of craziness, games, movies, food, and even more craziness. Bring a friend too. There’s enough fun to go around at these lock-ins!


Some things to note in December:

*In lieu of our usual gathering, ROOTED youth and their families are invited to participate in the church’s Advent Workshop on Sunday, December 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

*There will not be a ROOTED gathering on the evening of Sunday, December 24.


• Youth & 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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