Lyn Holt

Preparing for Advent

As we prepare for the beginning of a new year in the Church liturgical calendar on December 2, the first Sunday of Advent, I am reminded of the practice of setting new goals for the new spiritual year.

What’s with all these summer youth trips?

I believe that our small investment in the spiritual education of our young people will return huge dividends to our congregation, to the Episcopal Church, and to the world. We are all helping to provide our young people with tools to become successful adults who keep God at the center of their lives. The youth will share their observations from this summer’s trips and camps. Please join us next Sunday, September 23, 9:30–10:30 a.m. in the parish hall for our Summer of Mission presentation.

Carry each other’s burdens…

St. Peter’s youth live the Gospel daily, especially during the summer. More than half of our high schoolers signed on for a plunge into the history of racism in a northern city.

Empowering our Youth on their Journeys

After over twenty years of experience and study of youth ministry I am convinced that parents who engage their children in faithful worship attendance, formation classes, and outreach ministry, provide their teens with a strong foundation for navigating the teen years, college, and adult lives. 

A Holy Pilgrimage

Following intense preparation, 17 youth pilgrims embarked on a long-awaited Pilgrimage with five dedicated adult leaders. After riding in vans, planes, subways, and buses, our group arrived in Rome at the first of four convents, where our rooms overlooked St. Peter’s Square and Vatican City.

Holy Pilgrimage for our Teens

Our Youth Formation program’s mission is to provide St. Peter’s youth with opportunities for spiritual growth, personal development, and Christian fellowship in a caring, safe Anglican environment.