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The Youth Ministry of St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is dedicated to encouraging our youth and their families and friends to grow and develop their faith in Christ.

StFY “Field Life”

YouthRiver2012No5This growth and development takes place through dynamic youth Bible studies, praise and worship, service and fun activities. Our mission is to provide a safe place for the youth of our community to feel connected and committed on their faith journey.

Our St. Francis Youth Field-Life programs are for middle school (6th through 8th grades) and high school (9th through 12th grades) students. Our goal is to Group Together, Play Together and Serve Together.
Programs and Offerings include:

  • Sunday Morning Christian Formation – education and refreshments
  • Sunday Night Youth Group – activities, food and friends
  • Dinner Play Fundraiser – an annual fellowship and fundraiser
  • Youth Sundays – our youth lead an entire worship services
  • Acolytes and Lectors – assisting with worship services
  • Confirmation
  • Spiritual Development Retreats
  • Camps
  • Missions and Outreach
  • Service Activities
  • General “Field Life” – a variety fun outings throughout the year

We encourage your involvement in the Youth Ministry. Please contact LeeAnn Anderson, Youth Ministry Director, (904) 729-7892.

Youth Calendar

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Get Connected

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  • Sign-Up for Weekly Email Communications by sending a request to LeeAnn Anderson. Please include the name, age, school and grade of the youth you are registering to receive email communications.


Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is a sacrament that confirms the baptismal vows and represents a mature commitment to faith. Once our youth are ready to take this step, they are invited to participate in our confirmation process. This process involves required classes in the Fall.

Spiritual Development Retreats

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Are you a High School student who is looking for a way to explore your faith in an exciting way?  “Happening” weekend may be just for you. Happening is a renewal weekend at Camp Weed in Live Oak, Florida full of fun, games, sharing, surprises, and a time of spiritual renewal and empowerment. Happening weekends are usually offered two times a year through the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. For more information, please visit the diocesan Happening page.


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New Beginnings

Are you a Middle School student that enjoys skits, fun talks and camp activities? Do you want to meet new friends and develop a closer relationship with Christ?  New Beginnings is just for you.  New Beginnings is a retreat weekend at Camp Weed in Live Oak, Florida designed especially for youth in grades 6-8. New Beginning weekends are usually offered two times a year through the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. For more information, please visit the diocesan New Beginnings page.


Camp Weed Canoes

Camp Weed is a recreational overnight camp located in Live Oak, Florida.  It is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida and offers many camps and retreats throughout the year.  For more information on Camp Weed, please visit the Camp Weed website.





Missions and Outreach

  • St. Francis Youth have established a relationship with the youth of our companion parish in Bolondron, Cuba.  Each year, the senior youth are encouraged to participate in a summer mission trip to Cuba to continue to develop our relationship and serve in various projects within the Cuban community and parish.
  • Locally, we participate in “Mission Week”, a week long mission camp dedicated to helping those in need in the central Florida region.  Mission Week typically takes place in the summer with the “base camp” located at Camp Weed in Live Oak, Florida.


Service Activities

  • St. Francis Youth participate in a variety of service activies throughout the year including volunteering as youth leaders during our annual VBS week, attending church services and visiting our extended family and friends at the Glenmoor Retirement Community, preparing lunch for the homeless and attending “Church Without Walls” services at downtown Jacksonville, collecting and assembling donations for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Mission and meal preparations for St. Francis House in St. Augustine.

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Glenmoor Service