The Youth are the Present Of The Church, Not the Future

Excerpt from the Pueblo Chieftan Online here.

Teen elected president of churchwomen’s group

The Pueblo Chieftain Online
Samantha Sparrow
By ERIN SMITH
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

ALAMOSA – A 16-year-old Alamosa High School sophomore has been elected president of the Episcopal Churchwomen at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church here.

Samantha Sparrow, daughter of Linda Sparrow, was unanimously elected this month to the post traditionally reserved for the graying set. It is believed she is the youngest woman to be elected to the position in parish’s history.

She replaces her grandmother, Mary Sparrow.

Samantha is on the high school forensics team and often reads lessons at St. Thomas, where she is an acolyte and licensed to conduct morning prayer services.

Samantha, who works during the summer as a lifeguard at the community pool, said she wants to become an Episcopal priest.

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4 responses to “The Youth are the Present Of The Church, Not the Future

  1. The Youth are the Present Of The Church, Not the Future

    Amen!

  2. I loved this! Sent a link to our parish’s Youth Minister, and I’m sure he’ll get a real charge out of it, too 🙂

  3. I add my amen. What a cool story.

    And thanks for all you have shared on my blog. I really appreciate it!

    Pax, C.

  4. Good for her. That’s awesome.