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.
March 7 – 9: Youth Winter Retreat
March 21 – Youth Movie and Service night, 6:30 p.m., upstairs
July 20 – 27: Cambell Farm Service Trip
August 22 – 24: Family Camping Trip to Ocean Shores
Youth Winter Retreat
Are you ready for a getaway? Join us on 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! The cost will be $60, which includes food, housing and supplies. If you want to ski or snowboard, please bring extra cash for the day. Scholarships are available for the fee, just talk to Dustin if you need more information.
This event is open to all youth (grades 6 – 12) and friends are welcome. Please RSVP with Dustin.