Youth Ministry

YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM

Contact:
Baylyn Wagner – bwagner@churchofsttimothy.org

Our mission: One goal is to bring 6th – 12th graders to the understanding that faith as a personal encounter with the Living and True God who loves each individual personally, powerfully, and intimately.  However, this is a mission we share with all other members of the Church.  Uniquely, as a Youth Group it is our goal to create a place of community for the youth of St. Timothy’s.  This community allows for a place where young people can grow to be life-long disciples of Jesus Christ and develop a faith that will last far beyond their time here in the Youth Group.

“The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy
that is so characteristic of you.” Pope Francis – WYD 2013

 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Timothy’s Youth Group is perhaps best summed up by the following passage from the Epistle to the Hebrews:

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today”, so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end” (Hebrews 3:13-14).

Of course, one goal is to bring 6th – 12th graders to the understanding that faith as a personal encounter with the Living and True God who loves each individual personally, powerfully, and intimately. However, this is a mission we share with all other members of the Church. Uniquely, as a Youth Group it is our goal to create a place of community for the youth of St. Timothy’s.

 

Current Events

June 6th- Join us at Pizza Ranch!

On Monday, June 6th teens from St. Timothy will be fundraising for Extreme Faith Camp at Pizza Ranch in Monticello. They will be greeting customers and bussing tables from 5pm-8pm. A percentage of all the earnings made by Pizza Ranch during that time frame will be donated to St. Timothy’s Youth Ministry program. This money, along with any tips received, will go directly towards the kids’ costs for camp. Come enjoy some pizza and invite your family and friends!

Extreme Faith Camp Update:

This summer, we are excited to have 20 middle schoolers from our parish signed up to attend Extreme Faith Camp! On top of that we have 5 high schoolers and 3 returning young adults who have committed to serving and leading these middle schoolers. Extreme Faith Camp is an incredible opportunity for our teens to encounter the true and living God in a personal way that will hopefully jumpstart lifelong discipleship. It is well worth the investment that many of our families are making. To help the parents of our middle schoolers with this investment we are asking our incredibly generous parish community for their help. For financial support, donations can be made online or dropped off at the parish office. For spiritual support, we would greatly appreciate your prayers as we prepare for camp!

Summer Faith Challenge:

The Summer Faith Challenge is a set of goals meant to encourage kids to take a more mature and active role in their faith. From June 1st- September 1st the kids are challenged to attend daily Mass 12 times, make 12 holy hours of prayer, and complete  6 service projects. At the end of the summer all of the kids who participate will get a t-shirt and we will have a special pot-luck celebration with all of the families who are able to attend. Folders with forms will be available in the youth room and at the back of the church near the youth ministry bulletin board.

Mondays with Mary:

Starting July 11th our weekly youth ministry event for the summer will be Mondays with Mary! Each Monday we will meet from 4pm-6pm at St. Timothy’s Catholic School to pray a Rosary together, learn about a different teaching or apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then spend some time playing games and enjoying the warm summer weather. It will be a great mix of prayer and community! Kids are welcome to come as often as they are able (just like Open Youth Room) and to bring friends.

 

OPEN YOUTH ROOM- Wednesday evenings 3pm-7pm *Last Open Youth Room for the school year is May 25, 2022
All students in grades 6 and up are welcome to join us in the church basement for this event. We are in need of qualified chaperones to help at Open Youth Room as well as people willing to help provide or purchase a dinner meal each Wednesday. Please contact Baylyn Wagner (bwagner@churchofsttimothy.org) or sign up on the parish website.

 

Extreme Faith Camp

What is Extreme Faith Camp? Extreme Faith Camp is a high adventure camp packed with incredible activities! Swimming, tubing, fishing, high-ropes course, climbing wall, Wacky Olympics, 9-square, & more! Extreme Faith Camp is integrated closely with our parishes from the Archdiocese and is led by parish youth ministers, parent chaperones, young adult and high-school leaders, guaranteeing that summer camp is not just a one-time faith experience, but one that builds lifelong foundations of faith that are fostered within our communities long after camp is over.  Our faith programming is founded in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, and our mission and work is anything but boring. Camp includes daily Mass, “Lectio Divina”, inspiring talks, small group discussion, Adoration, Confession, & more!

This year we will be hosting our week of Extreme Faith Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake. Visit their site to explore this local camp and their beautiful facilities and activities that will set the stage for your adventure this summer.

Registration for EFC 2022 opens February 1!

Grades Invited: 

  • Current 6th-8th grade youth are invited to attend as campers!

Leaders Needed:

  • Current 9th-12th grade youth are invited to apply for Prayer Team (or Extreme Team, if you have already served on Prayer Team)! Please talk to Baylyn Wagner if you are interested in applying!
  • Young adults are invited to apply for Dream Team!
  • Parents and adults are invited to volunteer as chaperones!

Dates: Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 (with Pre-Camp Leadership Retreat Saturday, June 25-Sunday June 26)

Location: Camp Courage in Maple Lake (8046 83rd St NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358) Visit their site to explore this local camp and their beautiful facilities and activities that will set the stage for your adventure this summer.

Cost: 

  • $445/camper  (Previously $495)
  • $395/teen leader  (Previously $445)
  • $395/adult leader  (Previously $445)

**Due to a very generous donation by a parishioner our costs were able to be reduced by $50 per participant!

Fundraising/Payment Options: We understand that Extreme Faith Camp is expensive, but we believe it is truly worth it, that is why we partner with parents to plan and host fundraising opportunities for students and families. A $100 deposit is due upon registration. You can choose to pay the total balance upon registration or set up a payment plan.

Information Meeting: Interested in camp? Have questions? Join us for our information Open House in the church basement on Wednesday, February 16 from 7:15-8:15pm!

Registration: Registration for EFC 2022 opens February 1! (Final payments due/Registration closes May 15, 2022)

 

Check out an old EFC promo video to get a taste of camp!

 

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Extreme Faith Camp Information Meeting
Interested in camp? Have questions? Join us for our information Open House in the church basement on Wednesday, February 16 from 7:15-8:15pm

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