Middle & High School Youth Program
Second Sunday
next session
October 14th
St. Luke’s Church Camillus
St. John’s, St. James’, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches Present Middle & High School Youth Second Sunday Begins September 9th 5-7pm St. John’s Episcopal Church Marcellus, NY In an effort to meet families where they are, three churches are combining resources to offer a brand new program to support our youth.
Gone are the days of traditional Sunday School each week. Second Sunday is a customized monthly youth program for all young people in Grades 6-12 who are seeking to find connection with God and one another. Each month on conveniently enough, the second Sunday, youth will share a meal together and have a time of sharing, reflecting and learning with guest speakers. Each program will conclude with a contemporary worship service with music. The location will rotate monthly between the three participating churches St. John’s of Marcellus, St. James’ of Skaneateles, and St. Luke’s in Camillus.
Young people of all walks of life and faiths are welcome. Come as you are and spread the word to friends. The intent of Second Sunday is to have both a Middle School Leader and High School Leader to break out during sharing and reflection time to better focus on the needs of each age group. Second Sunday is fortunate to have found a talented and faith driven leader, Erin Moore for the High School group.  Bob Shafer will be the Middle School leader. (BIO coming)
HS Leader BIO:  Erin Moore is a teacher and musician who is excited to be leading the high school group of Second Sundays starting this fall. Erin has been teaching music and religion for 10 years in San Francisco, CA and here in Syracuse. Erin holds her Masters in Theological Studies from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA, and her Masters in Music Education from Ithaca College. Currently, Erin teaches chorus at Christian Brothers Academy Syracuse and is the music director at St. John’s in Marcellus. Erin is married to St. John’s rector Fr. Steven Moore, and they have two wild children James and Miriam.  The Middle School Leader will be confirmed soon. Second Sunday begins September 9, 2018 at St. John’s in Marcellus from 5-7pm. Youth need to only bring themselves. Second Sunday is the result of listening to families and responding to ever changing cultural pressures. Community families and clergy have been in discussion and research to create something to support area youth. The goal is to offer teen youth a path to spiritual growth and the love of Jesus. It has been said many times, “it takes a village to raise a child” and this program will be successful with consistent support and participation from parents, clergy, parishioners and area youth.
If you would like to help or sign your youth up, please feel free to contact
Laura Posecznick, St. James’ Children’s Ministry Team Leader at
Participating Churches
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. James’ Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Taking Faith Home:  As a part of the Children’s Ministry’s mission to meet families where they are, St. James’ is providing weekly devotional materials based on the liturgical calendar. These fun and easy to follow prayers, discussions, Bible readings and activities can be done at home at the dinner table or even in the car as you run to events around town.  Faith is not something found only at church but in one’s heart.  Hopefully, these weekly sheets help provide some spiritual support busy families need.  Hard copies can be found in the rear of the St. James’ Church. They are the blue half sheets. 
CLICK HERE to view this week’s “Taking Faith Home” sheet.
The St. James’ Nursery is staffed from 10:30 am -11:15 am
(Peace of 10:45 Service). The Nursery is not staffed during the Summer. 
Families are welcome to use the nursery at any time and feel free to listen to the service through the audio system.  
Please be sure to leave your cell phone number and fill out the information sheet prior to leaving your child with a staff member. 
Currently we are looking for caring individuals who want to help provide loving attention to our young ones.  
Every caregiver must be safe church trained as well as have a background check.  
If you have any questions, please contact
Emily Thomas, Nursery Coordinator
Saints In Training Center
Article On Putting God First:  Click Here
Middle/HS Youth Center
Check out what’s happening with Youth in the Diocese.
CLICK HERE or contact Tory & Kristen Blum at (607) 743-9229.
Young Life West–CLICK HERE for the upcoming events at Young Life.  
Parents Resources
This section is to be used for helpful links and resources.  Should you have a suggestion for content, please email Laura Posecznick with your ideas             (
(Bible Gateway offers daily devotionals as well)
CNY Episcopal Diocese-Click Here
Christian Books and Resources-Click Here