The Youth Ministry office provides programs for youth who are currently in grades 6-12. If your group has members who are younger, please contact the office and we would be happy to discuss their possible involvement. Some programs are specific to certain groups. .
It is our goal that no child, youth, young adult, or adult miss an event because of financial reasons. We offer scholarship assistance. We raise funds specifically for this purpose. For most events the diocese covers at least half the cost of the event up front (mission trips excluded.) But if further assistance is needed, let us know.
Scroll down to the event you would like to register for and click the button. All registration is received through Formstack and electronic signature.
Payment is best made at time of registration. We can easily take credit card payment through our online registration with Formstacks. Checks can be made out to the Diocese of Maryland with name and event in memo, and mailed to the diocesan office to Attn: Youth Ministry or cash can be delivered on the day of the retreat.
Third Thursdays are for Youth & Family Workers
Gather with other youth workers: paid, part time, volunteer, clergy, or lay! Spend an hour talking with your colleagues in ministry. We are all figuring out what ministry looks like in our context and with the challenges of post-pandemic life. So let's come together for some time in prayer, resource sharing, and story telling!
Begins on October 19, 2023 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 831 0402 1507
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Young Adult Zoom
First Thursdays 7:00 pm
Gather on Zoom! Bring your dinner or a snack to your laptop and see some familiar faces. We are all busy and spread out these days - but connection is available in so many ways. Our time together will be whatever it needs to be - prayer, support, scripture study. We will see where the Holy Spirit takes us.
Meeting ID: 835 6016 0859
Young Adult Retreat
January 6-7, 2024
Young Adult Retreat: High School Graduates - early 30s
The Claggett Center
A single night retreat to step away from the loudness of the world and listen within. A space to look introspectively at what you feel called to achieve regardless of external pressure or expectations, especially after the bustle of the busy holiday season. An event focused on self-care and advocating while creating community amongst other emerging adults. Created and led by young adults who may share similar perspectives and experiences. With special presenter - Bishop Co-Adjustor Carrie Schofield-Broadbent!!!
MLK Jr. Service Lock In
January 14-15 4:00 PM - 10:00 AM
St. Francis 2216 Pot Spring Rd Timonium, MD 21093
6th Grade - 12th Grade
Gather for a lock in focused on servant leadership. Presenters will give lessons on leadership development, saints of the Civil rights movement, and putting words into action. The group will participate in a service project that supports those marginalized in the local community. A lock in with purpose and prayer - join us for fun and learning! Service hours included!
Forma: Christian Formation Leaders Conference
Jan. 22-25, 2024
The Claggett Center
This year's Forma conference will be radically hybrid, meaning that all workshops will be offered online, but participants will be able to join in various ways. EDOM participants can gather at Claggett for a combined conference/retreat with members of Province 3. More details coming soon. Learn about the Conference
Safe Dating Workshop
February 3rd 10:00AM -2:00PM
6th Grade – 12th Grade and Parents/Guardians
St. Margaret’s, Annapolis
Join Kate Riley and Laura McGuire for a workshop where you can ask questions about dating, relationships, boundaries, sex, and what God has to do with it all. Youth will go over safe and unsafe signs of a relationship and parents/guardians will have a chance to connect with other adults about their questions. Bring your questions and your concerns. For all youth in grades 6, and up and the people who love them. There will be a lite lunch provided.
Nightwatch is a Friday evening and overnight spiritual retreat for middle and high school age students, youth groups and their adult chaperones. Your group will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God and one another in the sacred space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Nightwatch has created a safe, spirit-centered program of joyful fellowship, contemplative contemporary spiritual direction, devotional singing, and lots of fun activities. And the next day we explore some of the sights of the Big Apple!
Our two locations for pick up/drop off:
- St. Martin's in the Field, Severna Park Friday 12:00 PM/Saturday 5:30 PM
-Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore Friday 1:00 PM/ Saturday 4:30 PM
New Beginnings Retreat
April 19-21, 2024
6th - 12th grade
Camp Wright, Stevensville
The annual retreat for middle school youth is a fantastic weekend at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD. Previous New Beginners that have reached high school serve as the design team and staff for the weekend. These peer ministers know what it is like to be a first time camper or an eighth grader about to enter high school. This is a whole weekend dedicated to youth working through the transitions of middle school with their peers, testimonies given by their high school staff, skits and small group. We even have a talent show on Saturday night! New Beginnings is a place where they can find community in Christ and mentors in high school students and adult leaders.
Brethren Disaster Ministries Mission
July 14-20, 2024
Helping hands 14 (with a parent) and older are invited to be on the team headed to wherever disaster has struck. Brethren Disaster Ministries moves around the country helping those affected by disaster that are still in need after Red Cross and national services have left. Focus is on home repair and learning new skills. BDM provides us with a site manager that has a experience in the work we set to do. Our team of 15 will be divided into teams and then sent to sites.
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Music makes such a special connection! If you are missing the music of weekend retreats with your diocesan community - check out this playlist. It has the best renditions that Spotify has to offer of your camp favorites. Classic hits like Prince of Peace, Days of Elijah, Oceans, and Sanctuary!
Youth Ministry Office
Attn: Kate Riley
4 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218