Our vision: To be the head, heart and hands of Jesus Christ, driven by God’s love for our church and the world beyond.

Worship with us 10:00 a.m. Sundays

Youth Ministry

All 4th-12th graders are invited to participate in our youth ministry activities. We have multiple opportunities for youth to plug-in and engage with other Christian youth in a growing faith community.


Gardening with Kim/ Music with Ruth
Time: Following Children’s Time
Location: Gardens at the rear of building/ Choir Room

This mid-worship opportunity for if for children and youth ages 4-12. Ruth Mappes and Kim Catchpole will alternate leading “Music with Ruth” and “Gardening with Kim.” Older youth who are interested in assisting with these programs should talk to Kim or Ruth. Parents should consider dressing their child in appropriate clothing on gardening days.


Youth Group Outings
Grades 4-12
Join your youth group friends for some fun outings this summer. Friends are always welcome. Contact Kim@sminter.com to sign up.

Sky Zone (Meet at Sky Zone)
Date: June 24
Time: 6-8 PM
Cost: $10

FC Cincinnati Soccer (Meet at Church)
Date: July 18
Time: 6:30 – 9 PM
Cost: $10

Pool Party (Location TBA)
Date: August 19
Time: 6-8 PM


Tween Mission Week
Grades 4-8
Youth from Southminster and Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church will work together to make a difference in our community. Mission projects include working with the Dayton Food Bank, the Dayton Peace Museum, Kirkmont Camp, One Bistro and more. Contact Kim@sminster.com to sign up.
Dates: July 9 – 13
Cost: $20

Mon, July 9         9 AM – 4 PM
Tues, July 10      9 AM – 4 PM
Wed, July 11       8:15 AM – 4 PM
Thurs, July 12    9 AM – 4 PM
Fri, July 13         9 AM – 4 PM


Youth Ministry Summer Reading Recommendations
The following is collection of young adult books that will challenge youth to think critically, develop
empathy and grow in both faith and understanding of the world around them. Click here for full descriptions.
* Indicates book is available in the Southminster Learning Resource Center
** Indicates parent may want to review and discuss book with youth

Love Wins by Rob Bell *

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle*

March by John Lewis*

The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick*

Wonder by R.J. Placio

Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater** *

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas** *


VBS Leadership
Youth interested in assisting with Vacation Bible School should contact Erin Dickerson, Erin@sminster.com. Grades 6 and up. Dates for VBS are June 25-28.


Church Family Fun Nights
Join your church family for fun and fellowship at these summer events. Dinner provided. All ages and new faces are welcome! Every third Friday in June, July and August beginning at 6 pm in the Christian Fellowship Center.

June 15 Drive In Movie Night

July 20 Game Night

August 17 Paint a Picture Night


Children and Youth Sunday School
Will resume in September.

Puppet Ministry 
Will resume in September


Youth/ Adult Connections

Youth ministry thrives on positive youth/ adult relationships. Are you a caring adult with a listening ear or a helping hand? Contact us to become a volunteer today.

Growth Group For Parents

Will resume in September

Questions? If you need more information or have questions, please contact Kim Catchpole, Interim Director of Youth Ministries (kim@sminster.com). You can also follow Southminster Presbyterian Church on Facebook for pictures and updates of youth ministry activities.