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Youth Ministries

St. John's Cathedral offers ministries with youth in a number of ways. Contact Youth Minister Elaine Patrick, 509-838-4277, for more information about these ministries.

High School Youth Group

The High School Youth Group is for youth in 9th-12th grade.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, weekly gatherings currently are not taking place, but the youth group is gathering in alternative ways. 

Youth Group is a time for youth to gather together to be with friends that come from many different schools, creating a special community where they discover Jesus through sharing and asking difficult questions in a safe environment. Friends are always welcome!

The youth often work on special service projects to help those in need in our community: making fleece blankets, LifePax, and more.

Youth are also invited to participate in other Cathedral and Diocesan activities, such as worship and music ministries, intergenerational activities, church governance, and Convention. 

Middle School Youth Group

Our Middle School youth (grade 6-8) are invited to join the youth group at St. Stephen’s Church, 12pm-2pm on most Sundays, 5720 S. Perry. We start with lunch, join us when you can! Due to COVID-19 precautions, weekly gatherings currently are not taking place, but the youth group is gathering in alternative ways. 

Camp Cross

Camp Cross is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and offers sessions for youth, families, and adults, as well as training and service sessions.

Located on lake Coeur d'Alene, Camp Cross is a place of scenic natural beauty where we emphasize the values that Christ teaches us of relationships, prayer, discipleship, and service, while enjoying hiking, boating, swimming, campfire songs, and more! 

Come for one of our many youth or family camps, or for one of our adult retreats. Stay for the friends, relaxation, and wonderful community!

For more information, visit their website.

Teens Encounter Christ

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a retreat weekend of spiritual journey for youth in 9th through 12th grades, led by youth. TEC is modeled on a Cursillo spiritual renewal experience. During the weekend there are ten youth-led talks combined with worship that direct the focus through Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Pentecost.

The young people become friends, enjoy activities and come alive to their own spirituality. Through this experience they take responsibility for their own faith life, which prepares them to become leaders. Our goal is that after experiencing a TEC retreat, these young people will take on leadership roles in future TECs.

TEC is always held in January, over Martin Luther King Jr weekend. Plans for 2021 are unclear at this time.