All middle school and high school youth will gather during the Sunday School hour downstairs in the youth room (9:45-10:30 am).


Classes will be the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, only missing December 24th. We look forward to seeing all youth in classes. Any questions, please reach out to Joan Albright or Megan Cunningham.

​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

Youth Ministries

Youth Sunday School

National Youth Gathering in New Orleans


July 2024

We greet you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Our family of faith seeks to share God's grace in Christ with the world through word and sacraments.

Learn more about our community of faith through this Web site 
and by visiting and worshiping with us.  

All are welcome!

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731
919-489-3214 

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We welcome any middle and high school youth to join us for faith, fun, and fellowship! 


Three Sundays a month during the Sunday School time (9:45-10:30 am),

you may find some of them downstairs learning about the church year or

prepping for the National Youth Gathering taking place in New Orleans next July.

There will also be planned lock-ins each month with fun activities in the area.


Leaders are Joan Albright, Megan Cunningham, and Vicar Gina Schaefer. 

We have 6 youth and 2 adult leaders heading to New Orleans in July of 2024 for the National Youth Gathering.  This is a time for our youth to grow in their faith and as an overall youth group.  You will see the youth active in different ways throughout the year and we ask that you help us get to New Orleans.  We need to raise about $9,000 for everyone and we can't do it without the gracious help of our St. Paul's family. 


In the atrium is a yellow bulletin board with 8 airplane seats, 8 hotel beds, and 8 plates broken into 3 pieces so you can see the progress as we get ready for this adventure.  You can help in a variety of ways including purchasing a whole airplane seat or hotel bed, or if you can just help with a meal for someone is also available. 


How to "purchase" a specific item to help us get to New Orleans is broken down:

  • 1 airplane seat cost $400 (this is for roundtrip)
  • 1 hotel bed cost $350 (this is for the entire week)
  • 1 meal costs $25 or a whole day costs $75 (this is just for one person)


As we raise funds watch the airplane take off from RDU (Durham, NC) to MSY (New Orleans, LA). 


Donations can be made online through the church website (under the giving online option) or during the offering time in service.  Please note on your donation "Youth Gathering - purchase item" (i.e. "Youth Gathering - airplane seat" or "Youth Gathering - 1 meal"). 


Thank you for all your help and prayers as we prepare for this unbelievable experience."