Youth Ministry​

St Paul's Youth Ministry is the second building block in the spiritual formation of our children and families and helps to guide youth through the complex relationships and understandings that they need to learn to follow Jesus Christ.  For more information and how to get involved, contact our Youth Ministry Department here.  

Youth Ministry happens on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, Wednesday evenings (see below), and during special events such as Youth Nights, Fellowship Activities, Retreats, Serving Events, District and National Gatherings, as well as our annual Youth Dinner Fundraiser.

High School Youth

Bible Study Opportunities


Sunday School at 9:30 am

     Grades 9-12 meet in Room 318

     in the Church Office Wing


Wednesday Night at 6:00 pm

during FaithLinks September - April

     Grades 9-12 meet in Room 318

     in the Church Office Wing

Serving Opportunities


Flowering the Easter Cross


Easter Breakfast co-hosted with the Elders


Annual Dinner Fundraiser - Swamp John's 

Christmas Giving Tree


various projects throughout the year

Fellowship Opportunities


Monthly Sunday Youth Nights at 6:00 pm     

Grades 9-12 meet in Room 318

     in the Church Office Wing


Summer Youth Nights - 6:00 pm on Wednesdays

Annual Southern District Youth Gatherings in July


LCMS National Youth Gathering every 3 years ( July 2022)

Other events throughout the year

To receive communicate about upcoming events and during events, please sign up for REMIND notifications.

Multiple family members can choose to receive text messages and/or emails.

To subscribe to High School Youth Info:

via SMS:  Send a text to:  81010  with the message @stpaulshsy

via email:  Send an email to:

All Youth must complete and have on file a Parental Consent / Medical Release for the current School Year.

Please download and fill out a Parental Consent / Medical Release form and return it to your youth group mentor with a photocopy of your insurance card.

Past Events


in Williamstown, KY Fri-Sat, July 13-14

​The Prophets (completed 8th Grade) will leave church

on Friday, July 13 @ 6am and return on Saturday, July 14 by 11 pm. 

The cost will be $60 and will cover the Ark & Creation Museum admission, lodging and food - you can PAY ONLINE on our website’s “Online Giving” tab.  Just scroll halfway down the page to the “Payments” section and enter $60 in the ​"Youth Activity Payment - Prophets Trip to the Ark & Creation Museum" box and complete the rest of the online payment form.

We need to know who's going by TODAY (and receive payment by Wednesday at the latest, please!) - so, sign up right now!  Bring a friend!

The Annual Southern District LCMS Youth Gathering will be held on a long weekend on the beach this year at Panama City Beach July 7-10,

sharing Jesus’ message through fun and fellowship!  


Friends are welcome!

Cost will be $100 by May 21,

after that its $120 by June 25 (late registration) and St.Paul's will pay the remaining registration amount.  


Call Heather 256-476-0415 or the Church Office 256-353-8759

for more information.

High School Youth Prophets’

First-Ever Swamp John’s Dinner

Thursday, June 8

Proceeds will benefit the High School Prophets in lieu of their annual Dinner Auction

to raise funds for the tri-annual National Youth Gathering, annual District Youth Gatherings and servant events.

They are counting on the support of the congregation to buy  tickets and to help sell them to our friends and co-workers in the community!

October 21—Trip to Corn Maze

The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch in Lexington AL

$10 includes corn maze and pumpkin (all activities)

Leave church by noon and return by 6:00pm

July 16-20, 2016
New Orleans, LA

For over thirty-three years, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has demonstrated its care and affirmation of young people by providing National LCMS Youth Gatherings. Held every three years, LCMS Youth Gatherings provide high schoolers an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith, and their Lutheran identity. During the five days of the Gathering, our youth will spend time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song, and service. They will come together as a Christian community not as the future of the Church, but as the Church.  They will come together as one Body from all across the country gathering together to share one faith In Christ Alone.

We thank the congregation for their prayers and support to make it possible for our youth to attend.  Please pray daily for them as they travel, while in New Orleans, and for a safe return!

Discipleship Now - DNow  February 17, 19-21

Our 7-12th Grade Youth will participate in this county-wide, interdenominational event sponsored by Decatur's StudentNet.

Click here for information.

DNow Kickoff Rally

Wednesday, February 17 

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