YOTSO Information

YOTSO (Youth Open to Sexual Orientation) generally meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. Click here to view a PDF of the YOTSO brochure for more information.

Youth Ministries

St. Stephen's welcomes all youth in grades 6 through 12 to participate in youth activities, Sunday School and mission events.

Youth Group Meetings -- Youth meet each Sunday at 4 p.m. for fun, games, dinner and discussion. This is a time when the youth can come and hang out with each other in a safe environment.

Youth Sunday School 9:40-10:40 a.m.
 
During Sunday School, all the youth gather together and spend time reflecting on their daily lives and their faith experiences. It is a time for fellowship and an opportunity to be in prayer with one another and to share our joys and concerns.

Exciting Events:

Each summer, the youth travel on a mission trip, and the destination varies each year. In the past, the youth have participated in inner-city mission work, volunteering at food banks, non – profit service organizations, hands-on repairs and construction work, and working with children and families. This is a great opportunity for the youth to do something that impacts the world outside of their community.

 

Easter Breakfast:

Each Easter Sunday, the youth host a breakfast to help raise money for the upcoming summer mission trip.

 

UNICEF Carnival:

Each year, around Halloween, the youth host a carnival for the children of St. Stephens. Prior to the carnival, the children collect money, which serves as their ticket into the carnival. All the money raised goes to UNICEF. 

St. Stephen's Youth show their enthusiasm carrying the banner in the CROP Walk.