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.
April 12 – Youth Movie Night on The Ave
May 17 – Street Fair Parking Fundraiser
June 14 – Rummage Sale
July 20 – 27: Cambell Farm Service Trip
August 22 – 24: Family Camping Trip to Ocean Shores
Youth Movie Night
All high and middle school youth are invited to movie night on The Ave. We will gather at ULC on the night of Saturday, April 12. We will walk down to the Varsity Theater (4329 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA), get some snacks at the theater, and enjoy the show! Admission at the Varsity is $10.50, so make sure to bring cash for tickets and whatever snacks you want. We don’t have showtimes for that date now, but Dustin will coordinate via email. If you are not on the email list please let Dustin know. If you would like to chaperone this event, please let Dustin know as well.
The Youth and Young Adult Committee (YAYA) will be holding a rummage sale in May. We are hoping to do a very large sale for students in the fall in order to raise money for our summer activities as well as our events throughout the year. We would like to test the waters by doing a smaller rummage sale in June. The sale will be at ULC on Saturday, June 14. We will have more details about the sale itself later, but for now, we are asking for donations from the congregation and the community. In order to have a sale we need things to sell, so if you have anything you would like to see gone or back in use by someone else, please let us know.
We are aware it may be difficult to get some things to the church to donate, so we have selected Saturday, May 10 as a day where the youth and volunteers will travel to your house, apartment, community, barn, or whatever to help transport your donations to church, free of charge!
If you have items to donate or any questions about the rummage sale or pickup, please contact John Oakley or Dustin Hamren.