Middle & High School Youth Program
Second Sunday is NOW
Classes to Resume in September 2020
St. John’s, St. James’, St. Mark’s and St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches Present Middle & High School Youth 4West begins in September 2020 St. John’s Episcopal Church Marcellus, NY In an effort to meet families where they are, four churches are combining resources to offer a brand new program to support our youth.
Gone are the days of traditional Sunday School each week. 4WEST 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. Once a month 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. Mark’s Syracuse, 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 4WEST 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. 4WEST is fortunate to have found a talented and faith driven leader, Erin Moore for the High School group and Bob Shafer for the Middle School leader.
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. Youth need to only bring themselves. 4WEST 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 laura@stjamesskan.org.
Participating Churches
St. John’s Episcopal Church StJohnsMarcellus.org
St. James’ Episcopal Church StJamesSkan.org
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church StLukesCamillus.com
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church StMarksSyracuse.com