Youth Connection

From Stacey Altiere

I pray all our families and youth are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in our lives.  During our time apart, I will be staying in touch via several different methods to keep our connection strong.  Our “littles” will receive a weekly kit containing a mini lesson with a coordinating craft until we are able to come together again for worship.  The first kit was sent out last week and I have already begun to receive pictures of the children with their completed craft!  Seeing their smiling faces is priceless so please keep them coming!

Our middle school and junior high students began receiving instructions to start a pen pal chain last week.  Their initial letter from me included instructions and a stamped envelope to get them started.  Again, I am looking forward to seeing how this takes off if each child participates as requested, I expect them to have deeper connections when we return.  (Fingers crossed!)

I am also working on coordinating online video lessons to supplement for our Youth Group gatherings.  These short videos and tutorials are current in nature yet possess a wonderful theology.  I will communicate more information about these free lessons soon and will continue to reach out to our older youth via phone calls and text messages.

It is my hope that these small gestures and ideas will keep our youth connected and engaged during these uncertain times.  Please contact me if your child has not received their mail by April 1 (mailings are going out in waves so please be patient with me and the postal service).

You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to being with everyone again soon!


Due to Governor DeWine’s recommendations, all Youth Group meetings and activities are suspended at this time.  Please check back frequently for updates.

March 24, 2020

Dear St. Paul’s Family,

During this stressful and uncertain time in our lives, we must remember that we can continue to do God’s work and support one another under any circumstance.  It is this very principle we live by that has inspired what we are calling “Project Outreach”.  I worked closely with Pastor Ann Marie to develop and implement this project quickly to provide expressions of care to those who are high risk in our congregation.  It is my hope that these cards, activity kits, and care packages will lift spirits and help reduce outings by those who are considered high risk.

Our team consists of Judy Dodge, Christine Mymo, Liz Chapin, Kelly Hutchison, Lyda Vigorito, Trisha Mossor, and Nola Bennett, whom you may have already seen delivering packages.  We are also offering our services to those that may need a medication or prescription picked up.  Again, the idea is to limit public exposure and keep our families safe. We ask that you be patient with us over the next few weeks.

Please contact me at 330-718-8820 (call or text) if you have any questions or need special help obtaining specific items or medication.  A special THANK YOU to Judy Dodge, Christine Mymo, Liz Chapin, Kelly Hutchison, Lyda Vigorito, Trisha Mossor, and Nola Bennett for braving this storm with me to care for others!!

Prayers and love,
Stacey Altiere