We are excited to share that Ellen Doster has joined us as our new youth ministry leader. She will be focusing on programs and activities for the 6-12th graders. Ellen will lead the Sr. High Sunday morning group in addition to planning and programs for the 6-12th graders throughout the rest of the week. As a part of Ellen’s arrival, we have renamed the youth program at St. Martin’s: FUSE. In addition to Sunday mornings, there will be gatherings for other activities including overnights, fun outings, community service projects, and events with other youth from around the Diocese.
Building on the foundation acquired in the Kairos program, St. Martin’s youth begin to engage reason as they attempt to live out Christian moral values in the world.
FUSE: Form. Unite. Serve. Empower. Under this new heading, this year in youth ministry we’ll be exploring what it means to be a community in the Body of Christ. From discussions and scripture study, to social events to retreats, we’ll be exploring spiritual practices, tackling hard questions, and deepening our faith together as we look for God’s path and God’s time in our lives. FUSE represents key ideas for our community exploration.
Form: What are we discovering about ourselves as a community and as individuals of faith?
Unite: How can we faithfully come together from our different backgrounds, personalities, circumstances, and identities in a model of Christian unity?
Serve: Who are we called to serve, and how are we serving Christ in them and in each other?
Empower: How will we as a community equip and encourage ourselves for doing God’s work?
Join us as we seek together!
6th – 8th Graders (Middle School Forum) interact with Living the Good News exploring Scripture through multimedia projects, art, and drama. They will develop their critical thinking caps in regards to applying Scripture to real life. Leaders: Michael Prell, Andrea Fine, and Dan Capecchi.
9th – 12th Graders (Youth Forum) initiate deep conversation on topics of faith, as well as exploring current events such as the Pope in Philly, and the founding of the U.S. and the role of religion in the process. The Province III weekend retreat will be at a camp in Maryland in the spring. Leader: Ellen Doster
Jr. High Forum: Parish House Library (across from the church and up the stairs)
Sr. High Forum: Hilary House (1st floor in the large house next to the church)
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist
Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.
We would love to have you join us.
This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.