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!


“The truly happy person…loves the LORD’s instruction, and they recite God’s
Instruction day and night!
They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bears fruit at just the right time and whose leaves don’t fade.” (Psalm 1:1,3)

We have been through quite a first month together, haven’t we? We’ve experienced a change in leadership in ROOTED youth, we had to cancel our much-anticipated trip to Rock the Universe, and we endured numerous changes of plans because of an unwelcomed visitor named Hurricane Irma. Yet we a rooted people – rooted in our faith in Christ, rooted in our calling to be his followers, and rooted in our determination to boldly move forward. As both life and the weather settle down again, I find myself optimistic about the coming months in ROOTED youth. On the one hand I feel this way because of the quality people we have in this youth group; on the other hand I feel this way because I believe God blesses those who take joy in being rooted in God’s Instructions – something I feel our youth and volunteers do already. I’m looking forward to doing ministry together in the month of October and beyond!

ROOTED in Christ and ROOTED alongside you,
Pastor Matt Kern

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


6th Grade REMIX

Friday, October 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.,
The Foundation

The transition into youth ministry is a big one and we want to ensure all of the church’s new 6th graders know they are welcomed and loved by ROOTED youth. What better way to show this than throw a party exclusively for 6th graders?! That’s right, if you’re in 6th grade then this shin-dig is just for you! This will be your opportunity to meet other 6th graders in the church, let others know who you are (and of course how awesome you are), and get the scoop on what happens in ROOTED Youth.


Middle School Retreat

Our annual getaway to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat is just around the corner! Our middle school ROOTED students are invited to an experience of fun, faith, and fellowship in beautiful Panama City. Save Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28 for your middle schooler today! $48 per student includes lodging and three meals. Contact Pastor Matt Kern for more details, revmattkern@saintpaulsumc.org.


Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook



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