The youth at University Lutheran Church have found a home in this community of faith where they participate in leading worship, learning more about their religious roots, addressing the challenges of their lives, playing games, and serving people who are in need of compassionate care. The youth meet weekly on Sunday mornings for Bible study and topical discussions. They gather at least monthly for fellowship events, the most popular being a quarterly overnight lock-in at the church. Pizza is always a staple, along with the healthy discussions that build a sense of community among the youth. The youth also serve as role models and mentors for the younger children in the congregation.
Each summer, the youth travel to Eastern Washington where they connect with the Hispanic and Native American communities and learn about these cultures of our region. Every other summer, the youth have an opportunity to travel with a delegation to Tanzania, Africa where they meet with students at the Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary as well as religious leaders throughout the Meru Diocese. Every third summer, the youth participate in the National ELCA Youth Gathering which usually takes place in the southern part of the United States.
Youth Christmas Party/Lock-In
Come join us for our youth group Christmas party here at ULC! We will be holding this party on Saturday, December 21. We will meet at 7:00 p.m. here at ULC. There will be organized games and a gift exchange, so please bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $15. Friends and family are welcome to join in the fun! The party will go until about 9:00 p.m. at which point we will begin our Christmas Lock-In!
Immediately following the Christmas party we will be holding a lock-in for our youth (grades 7 – 12). We will have all the standard lock-in fun (movies, games, food, friends, staying up late) but with a Christmas twist! Bring you favorite holiday games and movies to share.
We will be ending at 9:00 a.m. following cleanup the next morning (Sunday, December 22). Please email Dustin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up for the event on Facebook to RSVP! If you are able and willing to chaperone either the party of the lock-in, please let Dustin know!
Youth Winter Retreat
Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 7 – 9 (Friday – Sunday) for our Youth Group Winter Retreat! We will be traveling up to Camp Lutherwood for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and learning.
We will have time for devotion and activities, but also free time as well as an opportunity to explore and utilize some of the trails around Lutherwood, as well as the option of heading up to Mount Baker for some skiing and tubing! This event is open to all youth (grades 7 – 12) and friends are welcome. Please RSVP with Dustin. If you would like to chaperone this event, please contact Dustin at email@example.com