Youth Formation

G.I.R.L. – “Girls in Real Life”

This Mother/Daughter experience continues to grow in size and meaning. Through TED Talks, video and movies we learn about the struggles and the strengths of girls around the world. We’ve considered what it means for girls and women to be made invisible by the laws and traditions of their culture, and when we’ve felt invisible. We’ve learned about child marriage and how it traps young girls, the inequalities in education and how this diminishes a community’s economic development. Upcoming topics include gender violence and trafficking. You are welcome to join us anytime.

unwomenTrip to NEW YORK CITY
To Participate in the UN Commission on Women.
Friday, March 10th to Wednesday, March 15th

All this learning will serve us as we participate in the UN Commission on Women with young women from around the country. We will discover how we can join advocacy groups and participate in other activities that challenge the structures that diminish women. If you’d like more information about this trip, please contact Pastor Mary.

For meeting times, please contact Mary Laymon, our Associate Pastor for Youth and Family ministries.


risingBoys Rising Strong

Sundays at 9:15am in the Guild Room
– for 7th to 10th Graders

Boys and their dads are gathering on Sunday mornings to consider how we live brave in the world. Our gathering time includes bible study, videos and reflections on the research of Brené Brown. Not all dads join their sons, but we encourage dads (or moms) to accompany their sons if they can. It’s an amazing, connecting experience to share.

To learn about Youth Formation at St. Thomas, please contact Mary Laymon, our Associate Pastor for Youth and Family ministries.