St. Francis Youth Group

(Middle School and High School)

Contact: Wayne Hastings (wayne@stfrancispalosverdes.org or 901-219-6564)

At St. Francis, youth are vital and valued members of our church family and they have much to contribute that enhances our community life. Whether through worship, in outreach, or participation in youth group, youth matter!

We believe that our call as a church community is to provide a sacred and safe space in which our youth may gather to explore God, Self and Community. Youth Group is a place where one can be themselves and find acceptance and belonging; a place where youth learn to listen and are free to share their own truth or to explore hard questions. It is an intentional space into which we invite the Holy Spirit to speak to us, to move in our lives and hearts, and where God’s love is found, experienced and shared.

Youth Group is available for those in 6th through 12th grade.

During the School Year

September through May, every Sunday afternoon from 4:00p-6:00p. We meet in the Youth Room at the far end of the Parish Hall.

During the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” orders, we meet over Zoom teleconferencing. See the calendar (below) for coming events.

During the Summer Break

Youth Group does not meeting regularly during the Summer break months of June, July, and August. We typically plan one or two events such as a Family BBQ or beach day. And we continue doing our Friday evening Egg Boil every other month. See the calendar (below) for coming events.

Field Trips, Outreach, and More

Youth are also invited to participate in outreach opportunities such as our Great Egg Boil (where we boil 150 eggs for the St. Luke’s Homeless Breakfast), field trips, and social outings.

Subscribe to our Email Newsletter

Keep up to date by subscribing to our Youth Group Newsletter, All Things Youth! The newsletter publishes weekly during the school year and occasionally over the Summer months. Click here to subscribe >>

Events Calendar

See the calendar below for our list of all scheduled events.

Contact Us

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Wayne Hastings.
For information on Baptism and/or Confirmation, please contact Rev. Paula or Wayne Hastings.

Youth Group Events at St. Francis

The below calendar shows events scheduled for Crash! and eMerge. It also includes notable school and religious dates.

Tips on using this calendar

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