YOUTH AND FAMILY
Providing opportunities to grow in Christian faith, witness, and fellowship to meet the needs of youth, families, the congregation and the community
Our ministry goal is to provide youth the building blocks necessary to grow and deepen their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. Our mission statement is: “Through Christ, we are here to love God and ALL people, share His word, serve others and grow together in faith.”
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to attend our events and we encourage everyone to bring a friend. Our youth group has a strong emphasis and passion to serve our local community as well as our global community. Some of our past service projects include Annapolis Immigration Justice Network Holiday Coat Market and Dinner, preparing and serving Lighthouse Shelter dinners, our week-long Service Camp in the summer and Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Events.
For more information about our youth and family ministry program and to be added to our weekly email, contact Director of Youth Ministry, Laura Albanese at and follow us on Instagram at smlc_youth_group.
Household Goods Needed for Project
St. Martin’s Youth Families are hosting our 2nd Dinner and Coat/Toy Market for our friends with Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN) on Friday, November 18th. AIJN's mission is "walking alongside our immigrant neighbors as they navigate the challenges of their new lives in our community.” They connect immigrants to legal resources and establish relationships with business, faith, educational and civic communities. They assist families, individuals and unaccompanied minors.
We are asking the congregation to help with this event by donating NEW household goods listed below to be passed out to each AIJN family attending. A donation basket will be outside Laura’s office to drop off the items. Questions- contact Laura . Items Needed: Bath Towels, Washcloths, Hand towels, Kitchen towels, Detergent Pods (25 count or less) -usually found in a bag not a container, Hand Soap and Dish Soap. Save the Date!
OutJoy - Faithful Flourishing
A group of St. Martin's members attended the Anne Arundel Affirming Alliance event that featured a liturgy and a light dinner, music and storytelling from LGBTQ+ community members at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 11th.
Youth Group Events- Open to all 6th-12th graders
Friday, November 18, AIJN Dinner and Service Project! At our September youth meeting, the youth expressed interest in hosting another coat/toy marketplace and dinner for the clients of the Annapolis Immigration Justice Network. AIJN's mission is "walking alongside our immigrant neighbors as they navigate the challenges of their n's lives in our community." They connect immigrants to legal resources and establish relationships with business, faith communities, educational and civic communities. They assist families, individuals and unaccompanied minors. The youth will shop for the coats and toys and help prepare and serve the dinner. We will also participate in a service project together. This is an amazing opportunity for youth and their families to serve in His name.
Pictures from St. Martin's 2nd Annual Summer Youth Service Camp
Our 2nd Annual Summer Youth Service Camp was a huge success! The theme for the week was Fruit of the Spirit and making a difference in our community. Our youth, along with several adult volunteers, transformed our outdoor chapel in just one week. They also packed lunches for the Lighthouse Shelter and painted a grace sign for our church property.