SEPA Youth

Youth Website of the ELCA Southeastern PA Synod


  • April 7, 2014

    Youth Ministry Networking Gatherings 2013-2014

    Youth Ministry Networking Gatherings - 2013-2014 School Year Spending time with other youth ministers is an invaluable support in our work with young people. You are invited to join other youth workers from our synod for a time of fellowship, food, networking, prayer, conversation, a devotion and renewal. The locations of the monthly networking luncheon change each month. The luncheons are generally held from 12:30 -2:00.  There are also a few gatherings scheduled for Saturdays to accommodate the schedules of those who are unable to make a workday lunch. During each gathering, in addition to fellowship time, there will be 30 minutes of structured listening, sharing and discussion about a topic. Monday, May 12 – 12:30 p.m. at Christ’s, Oreland – Teen Self Harm Is one of ...

  • March 10, 2014

    Info Meetings for ELCA Youth Gathering

    The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering is only 15 months away!  Our synod's Gathering Coordinators, Robin Alderfer (St. Peter's, North Wales) and Daria Waite (St. Peter's, Philadelphia) will be hosting informational meetings this spring to get your congregation off to a great start. Save the date for one of these meetings... Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Souderton Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Synod Office, Philadelphia Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke, Devon

  • February 27, 2014

    Ignorance is Not Bliss – Social Media for Adults Who Care About Youth

    Assistant to the Bishop - Youth Ministry Specialist for our synod, Molly Beck Dean, is offering to come to congregations, clusters and conferences to lead this new workshop.  Aimed at parents and other caring adults, it's both an introduction to the most popular social media platforms and ideas to help young people navigate life saturated in social media. This conversation would be great for an adult forum/Sunday School session, a parent time during youth group or confirmation, your Senior Citizen ministry group or any time adults who love teens are gathered. Contact Molly at to talk about scheduling.

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  • April 8, 2014

    Teens & Self Harm

    Is one of your youth cutting, or otherwise harming him or her self? Would you like to get some advice on how to lovingly and effectively support your young people and their families during this kind of crisis? Even if you ...

  • January 28, 2014

    Helping Hands Day 2014

    PrintHelping Hands Day 2014 is April 26th, 2014.  Our theme will be "Right Now" based off of Nelson Mandela's quote, "The time is always ripe to do right".  We'll be "doing right" ...

  • October 6, 2013

    Boston Servant Trip

    ** Registration deadline extended to November 27!! We are excited to announce that our synod’s next servant trip will be to Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is a beautiful, East Coast city, known for its rich history, vibrant colleges and universities and diverse ...

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