SPUMC Rooted YouthMatt Jones, 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 Matt Jones

Summer is here! Our students are out of school and ready to have a blast which is, needless to say, an exciting time for youth ministry! I’m so excited to experience my first summer with the youth of Saint Paul’s and enjoy even more fellowship and fun than we typically get during the school year.  Please read about some of the great things we’ll be doing in June, and if you haven’t already, please join our email list so you can be even more up-to-date on all the summer plans for ROOTED!  If you’re not on the email list and you would like to be please reach out to me via email at matthew@saintpaulsumc.org.




Summer Kickoff Weekend – June 9-11 will be our summer kickoff weekend! Friday, June 9, we will have a homework bonfire at Matt’s family farm, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bring all your homework from the year to say goodbye to forever by throwing it in the fire!  Special prize to the person who brings the most homework. Saturday from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. we will be at Tom Brown Park enjoying fellowship, Frisbee golf, kickball, homerun derbies, food and more! Come out and enjoy the fun.  Then on Sunday during normal youth hours (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.) we will have a Nerd Night! Come watch a nerdy movie, play some D&D, video games, Mountain Dew, Doritos and more! This will be the best weekend ever and is sure to kick off your summer in the best way possible.

W.A.V.E. – Just as in past summers for the youth ministry at Saint Paul’s…Wednesdays Are Very Exciting!  Come out every Wednesday in June, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (starting June 7) and enjoy a day full of fun, fellowship, and maybe even a bit of service! Please follow the ROOTED Facebook page and email list for more details.

Lock-In Retreat – 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, till 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, we will have our first ever end of the year lock-in retreat!  This event will combine all the fun of a lock-in (games, staying up late, & free time) with all the spiritual growth of a retreat (worship, and special speaker). This is sure to be a great night and day and all students are welcome!  We will be encouraging sleep time so, parents, don’t be afraid to volunteer!


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.

Youth Schedule for June

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

 “Reel” Spirituality Wednesday Night Study – Every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. join Matt and other youth in room 305 to watch a good movie, and talk about the lessons we learn from them!  Check the youth Facebook page to stay up-to-date on what we’re watching and come join us!






Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook



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