In 2019, St. Luke’s began a youth group partnership with First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown. Combining the acronyms of St. Luke’s Youth Group (SLY) and Presbyterian Youth Group (PYG), the youth group is known as SLY PYG.
Our mission is to provide a safe community where youth feel unconditionally loved while empowering youth to embody Jesus’ teachings in their lives. SLY PYG offers a variety of ways to connect with God and each other through weekly groups as well as camp retreats and summer trips. At SLY PYG, youth learn experientially: through play, service, worship, and leadership throughout the year.
All youth in 5th through 12th grades are invited to participate in this program, regardless of school district, faith background (or none at all), gender identity, or sexual orientation.
SLY PYG meets on Sunday evenings, from September through May, from 6:00-7:30 pm, with the gathering location alternating between St. Luke’s and First Presbyterian Churches each month.
SLY PYG takes a summer hiatus, June through August, with periodic special events planned: Most notably our summer kick-off retreat in late August. Stay tuned for details!
Follow SLY PYG on Facebook and Instagram (@sly_pyg)
Questions? Contact the Rev. Jessica Frederick, Curate for Children, Youth, & Families (firstname.lastname@example.org).