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. Youth who are eligible and wish to be confirmed attend Confirmation classes when scheduled. Youth 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.
- Saturday, May 21 – Parking lot fundraiser for U District Street Fair, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- June 27 – Youth & Young Adult Bonfire at Golden Gardens, Time TBD
- August 19-22 – Summer Service Learning Trip to Wenatchee, WA