Teen Programs

MISSION

We celebrate, equip, support and connect leaders who form followers of Jesus. – Eph 4:11-16

CORE VALUES

We are a community of…

Love and Care: We share God’s love and care for others by fostering connection, celebration, hospitality, and reconciliation.

Creativity and Wonder: We explore God’s creation with curiosity by encouraging openness, playfulness and stewardship.

Formation and Education: We equip the saints for ministry by forming Christian leaders who will shape the Church.

Integrity and Dignity: We act with authenticity and integrity by respecting the dignity of every human being.

Honor and Call: We discern and honor the gifts God has given each of us by listening and answering God’s call.

From “Forma,” the Christian Educators web page of the Episcopal Church

https://www.forma.church/vision-mission-and-objectives/

“Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult.

Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation. Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships.

The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

The Youth Ministries Office is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission and the Baptismal Covenant, building churchwide networks to invite, inspire, affirm, and equip youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and their communities.”

From the Youth Ministries web page of the Episcopal Church:

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/youth-ministries

Fall 2021 Updates

St. Luke’s participates in a collaborative Youth Group which also includes: HopeGateway, State Street, Williston Immanuel, and Woodfords churches.  This group is for 7th-12th graders. The Youth Group typically meets twice a month on Sunday afternoons.  This collaborative is currently searching for a new leader.  Updated information for the Portland Youth Group will be made available as we get it.

The Youth of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine will be meeting the third Monday of each month from 7-8:30 pm starting September 21, 2021. Youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join as we check-in and get to know one another and Christ. Please join using this link.  FMI contact The Reverend Canon Sara D’Angio-White, Canon for Youth Ministry at sdangiowhite@episcopalmaine.org.