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FALL 2022 Youth Weekly Schedule


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SUNDAY Mornings @10:30

SUNDAY Nights @ 4:00


Read more about our full-time Youth Director, Nico Carrillo HERE

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Read current student news and events below.

Latest Youth Ministry News

Nico Back t0 School Devotional Video

Watch the back-to-school video from Director of Youth Ministries, Nico Carrillo. Remember this simple practice from Scripture and be a blessing to others.


Nico Carrillo
Aug 18, 2022
Back to School Youth News

It was a fantastic summer for our youth group with tons of fun and memories to last a lifetime. The summer event schedule for youth was concluded with a swim party hosted by Pastor Paul this past Sunday afternoon and the kids had an absolute blast with lots of laughs and belly flops. As all our students are transitioning back to school for the fall, our youth group is also transitioning into fall programming. Something that has been very clear about this group is that they value a sense of community and closeness which is why we have chosen to build this program around the Scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 which reads, "encourage each other and build each other up." With this verse at the center, our youth will be given opportunities to build each other up as they grow in knowledge through Bible studies, fellowship meetings, outreach events, acts of service, and leadership initiatives.


Youth Bible Study will continue to take place during the worship service on Sunday mornings and, in the fall, will be focused on the Old Testament providing foundational knowledge to our students.


Sunday afternoons from 4 - 6 pm beginning September 4th is the start of the youth fellowship and outreach program that will emphasize community and connectedness with more topic-based lessons that provide opportunities for our youth to invite their friends.


Wednesday Nights from 5:30 - 7 pm beginning September 14th is the start of the youth leadership program that gives students the opportunity to help lead the younger kids of our faith family during their Wednesday Night Kids program. This is an opportunity for any youth interested in developing leadership skills to do so alongside adult leaders while also receiving service hours.


There is much to be excited about for the fall youth program at San Pedro and as the school year starts and all of us become busier and busier, let us remember to take the time to encourage one another and build each other up.

Nico
Aug 16, 2022
Meet our Youth Director - Nico

Nico Carrillo has worked with local teenagers in the San Antonio area by way of a local church, and he has his own ministry he created with other folks passionate about leading folks to Christ.


From Nico:


"I was born in San Antonio and grew up in the Floresville area. I pursued degrees in various fields (including culinary arts, and physical therapy) before I followed God's call into the ministry. Following this calling led me to obtain an associate's degree in music from San Antonio College and a bachelor's degree in worship studies from Liberty University.


It was in my pursuit of God that I felt there was more that I could do to glorify Him in the way that I live my life. My siblings and I partnered in a small business, Overflow, where we strive to live intentionally for God's glory through creative worship. This mission includes screen printing Scripture-inspired apparel with eco-friendly practices while sourcing our garments from fair trade and sustainable sources, and then giving back to impoverished communities and environmental efforts.


Some fun facts: I am a tennis player, I enjoy musical theater, and I am a songwriter. I feel blessed and honored to be a part of the San Pedro PC family."


Nico serves San Pedro in a full-time staff position with our main programming team, focusing primarily on ministries to junior high and senior high students.

Office
Aug 8, 2022
Nico at the U.S. Open

ESPN reports San Pedro Presbyterian's Director of Youth Ministries, Nico Carrillo, has qualified for the 2022 US Open Tennis Tournament. Barely missing out in last year's qualifying events (pictured facing off against Novak Djokovic in 2021), Nico has won enough matches and he now anticipates a strong showing.


Around the church office, the buzz has reached a fever pitch. When asked for his comment about this unprecedented development, Choir Director Mark Twehues said, "Wait, Nico plays tennis? And what's the US Open?"


Pastor Paul gave his support, too. "There's no way we're giving him time off for this. He can play in the tournament, but we expect him back on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings with our youth."


You can confirm more information about The US Open Tennis Tournament HERE. We have no idea when Nico's playing in the first round, but prayers are welcome.


UPDATE: The US Open is a real tournament, this article is not. However, we do have a passionate group of Pickleball enthusiasts who play at several locations every week. Nico made an appearance and dominated; Pastor Bryan has been showing up to play, too. Want to join them or get on the Pickleball Fellowship list? Get connected with the group HERE. For information about our youth programming, go HERE.

Communications Team
Aug 3, 2022
Intercultural Youth Conference 2022

Our youth had an amazing time at the Intercultural Youth Conference hosted by Mo-Ranch this past weekend! While the youth group has been to Mo-Ranch before, this was our first time attending this conference, and what an eye-opening and unique experience it was. We were able to see glimpses into the diversity of culture and upbringing within our faith community and celebrate what makes us all different.

 

           The theme of the conference was to “leave our mark” on the world and how we want to make an impact. Our kids learned that the way we leave our mark on the world is by sharing our story with others. While we all come from different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures, we are all One Body in Christ. We witnessed some inspiring testimony, demonstrations, games, food, and stories from various represented cultures that inspired some deep discussion and curiosity to learn about the stories of those around us.


           After having some time to decompress and talk about the things we all enjoyed most about the conference, everyone expressed how cool it was to see the culture that other people were raised with. All things said, our youth group had a really good time at ICYC and look forward to the possibility of attending next year with more of their friends. 

Nico
Jul 8, 2022
Youth Summer Schedule

Summer of 2022 is here, and we have an exciting schedule of youth events to share. Whether it’s fun in the sun, mission work, fellowship, or Bible-focused discussion, there is something for everyone that will encourage growth and build relationships. This schedule has been planned around our church entering a season of prayer for vision over the next few months giving our youth an opportunity to also begin praying for vision in how God wants to use their youth group to reach our community. Listed below are the dates of the events that will carry us through a prayerful and growth-filled summer with our youth.


  • STARTING JUNE 8TH - WED. NIGHT WORSHIP
  • JUNE 13TH – 17TH – VBS HELP
  • JUNE 18TH – PRAYER WALK/BIKE RIDE
  • JUNE 19TH – CAR WASH FUNDRAISER
  • JUNE 22ND – PRAYER VIGIL
  • JUNE 30TH – JULY 3RD – INTERCULTURAL YOUTH CONFERENCE
  • JULY 13TH – 15TH – MISSION PROJECT
  • JULY 15TH – 16TH – MISSION LOCK-IN
  • JULY 27TH – GREAT SCHOOL SUPPLY GRAB
  • AUGUST 7TH – SWIM PARTY


Dates and events are subject to change pending potential scheduling issues.

Nico
May 31, 2022

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events

Oct
2
Sun
3:30 PM
Youth Rooms
Oct
2
Sun
9:00 PM
Youth Rooms - Arnold Building
Oct
4
Tue
11:00 PM
Back Church Parking Lot
Oct
5
Wed
11:30 PM
Outdoor Chapel
Oct
30
Sun
4:30 PM
Courtyard