Saint Mark's Youth

Christian Formation opportunities for young people in grades 6 through 12 is a combination of  Journey to Adulthood (J2A) and the Saint Mark’s Youth Group.


Youth Ministry Forms


Saint Mark's Youth

j2a_teens_webJ2A and Youth Group have made an exciting move from Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings, respectively. Saint Mark’s Youth now meets at Noon, following the 10:30 service. Some Sundays, the meeting will be more like a typical J2A session. Other Sundays, the meeting will be more focused on fellowship activities, or ways for the youth to build community with one another.

Since we will be meeting at Noon, we will also be having lunch together. This will usually be in the form of pizza (because who doesn’t enjoy pizza parties) and/or some other food that can easily meet the appetites of hungry teenagers. We will be checking to see if there are any dietary restrictions we need to be mindful of and will do our best to have a safe option for everyone present.

A full schedule of youth events can be found here.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

From June 25th – July 1st, youth from the Episcopal parishes in Columbus are planning to go on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Atlanta, Montgomery, and Selma. This brochure contains all of the information about the trip. Contact the Rev. Karl Stevens (KarlS@nullStJohnsWorthington.org) or the Rev. Christopher Richardson (AssociateRector@nullSaintMarksColumbus.org) with any questions, and to sign-up.

You can register for the trip now by clicking here.

Great Activities, Lifelong Friends, and Amazing Fun All Make Procter Camps an Experience of a Lifetime!

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Procter Summer Camp is committed to bringing campers into a faith-based community.  They provide experiences, instruction and an introduction to ministry in the Episcopal Church and the world.  In this unique program, campers select their own learning focus and tailor their camp experience to their interests.

Procter Summer Camps: “You gotta see it to believe it!”

Service Trips

Each year Saint Mark’s youth are represented on service trips to places such as New Orleans and Guatemala.

“Lake Atitlan in a box”

There will also be a youth-specific mission trip planned for the summer of 2017. This will likely somewhere in the Appalachian Region. More information will be provided as plans fall into place.

“God’s Spirit is present when we engage and empower Saint Mark’s teens to know God themselves and show God to the world.”


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