Youth Ministries

Youth Under Messiah

Thriving in Faith, Serving our Community, Sharing God in our World


Please note that due to  COVID-19 restrictions St. Thomas is not offering Sunday School or Youth Ministries.  However, our Youth will have various service projects or fellowship times throughout this restrictive time period.  Please check the upcoming events for any details.

Sunday School


  • TGIF

    (Teens Glorifying in Faith)

    7th-8th Grade


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  • BLT

    (Bible Livin' Teens)

    9th-12th Grade

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YUM (Youth Under the Messiah)


Psalm 34:8 "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."


We encourage our students to go deeper in God's Word and with one another, in a safe setting that encourage them to discover who they are as individuals in God's Kingdom. 

Youth Group

Wellspring is our Sunday evening gathering for teens 7th-12th grade.  Our goal is to encourage Christian growth through exciting activities and engaging Bible studies. Wellspring meets from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month.


Our youth are also involved in other events and ministries throughout the year such as:  Winter Retreat, VBS, Hoops of Hope, 30 Hour Famine, Creation Festival, Summer Fun, Coming Together Luncheon, See You at the Pole and TAYM (Tulpehocken Area Youth Ministries) Events.  


Our youth have participated in two different types of Mission Trips.  Some of our youth have gone to the  Dominican Republic.  The primary focus of this trip was leading a soccer evangelism camp at which we coached children in outlying villages in the basic skills for soccer.  After some time teaching the game, we then shared the Gospel with them.  Some of our youth also went to Chattanooga, TN.  This group met up with 15-20 missionaries to participate in a VBS and home repair.  

Upcoming Events

For any further information on upcoming Youth Group events please contact the church at stchurchbv@verizon.net 

  • Youth Group


    Sunday Evenings - Youth Group is for students 7th through 12th grade.  The Youth Group meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday evening of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm for a time of games, fellowship, worship, Bible Study and prayer.  Meet in Beatrice Hall. Youth Group is not meeting at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please check back for possible service projects or fellowship gatherings.   


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Choir

St. Thomas Youth have the opportunity to praise God through the expression of music.  The choir participates at the 9:30am traditional worship service September through May.


New Generation Choir is for 7th-12th grades.  They practice the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 12:00pm to 1:00pm.



Parent Resources


Check out helpful resources for raising teenagers.


  • A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World.  Written by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle,  Click this link to find out more about the book or to order.


  • Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.  Written by Nancy R. Pearcey.  Click this link to find out more about the book or to order.