Teens - Grades 7-12


 Youth Ministry

Grades 7-12



Our school-year program combines worship, study, service and fellowship. Our youth begin their Sunday mornings with worship in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. After receiving Communion, they gather together in their own casual space for treats, small-group Bible study and prayer. At other times, they meet to watch a movie together, enjoy a recreation activity, go on a field trip or assist with a service project. Once a year, they take a leadership role in writing a worship service. Registration form for Sunday School.


Field Trips

One example of young people “doing justice” was the non-violent protests for civil rights during the 1960s. Together we have explored our country’s ongoing struggle for racial tolerance through field trips this year. Examples of these field trips include:

·   Watching a matinee performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the classic novel by Harper Lee. This performance by drama students at Wayne State University highlighted tensions in the South between whites and African Americans early in the 20th century.

·   Visiting an historic church in Detroit that was an actual stop on the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom in Canada.



St. Philip’s students are invited to participate in the retreats, workshops and social outings planned by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.



The teens march in the annual CROP Walk Against Hunger through downtown Rochester to raise funds for hungry people locally and globally.

The youth of St. Philip’s have also had opportunities to live out their faith in an economically disadvantaged area of the country. Our youth and their adult chaperones join hundreds of other teens from around the country to fix up the homes of elderly, disabled or impoverished residents, while growing closer to Jesus through devotion, music and conversation.








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