Youth

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.     

 

Upcoming Events

July 17: Movies @ Magnuson Park – Lego Movie

July 20 – 27: Cambell Farm Service Trip

August 7: Family Trip to Wild Waves

August 22 – 24: Family Camping Trip to Ocean Shores

 

Movies @ Magnuson

The Youth and Young Adult committee, along with the Education committee, would like to invite all families and members of ULC to join us in attending the outdoor movie screening of The Lego Movie at Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE).  Seating for this great event opens at 7:00 p.m. followed by trivia and live entertainment.  Make sure to bring blankets, chairs, and any snacks you want.  There is a $5 entry fee for the entertainment, but seating is free afterwards at dusk, prior to the movie starting.  There will also be food trucks, and dogs are welcome!

Campbell Farm

This summer the youth will be traveling to the Campbell Farm in Wapato, WA.  While there they will be involved in a week of working on the farm and serving the surrounding community in a number of ways.  We’re very excited to be bringing another group to this great mission site.  The youth will be leaving on Sunday, July 20 and returning on Saturday, July 26.  There is still room to join us, the cost of the trip is $300, so contact Dustin Hamren if you want to join!

Some of the mission sites and activities we will be experiencing are helping at a local food bank, repairing and recovering local houses and businesses, helping at a local children’s day camp, and working in and around the farm.  This is a great chance to give back and help those in need, as well as an opportunity to grow closer as a group and God.

Family Campout in August

This August the Youth and Young Adult committee is holding a family campout at Twin Harbors State Park in Westport, WA.  The campout is from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24.    We will be in a group camping spot with access to RV hookups.  This is a great state park with plenty of hiking trails and good access to the beach!  There will also be activities for children and youth offered throughout the weekend.  Also, we plan on holding a Saturday evening worship service to wrap up our wonderful weekend together!

This campout is open to anyone, sign ups are posted on the Youth Board outside the Chapel, or you can email dustinh@universitylutheranseattle.org to reserve a spot or ask any questions.  Meals will be provided, but make sure to bring plenty of snacks!  Cost is $30 a person, with no charge for children 5 and under.  We will also be organizing carpools, so please let me know if you either need a ride or are willing to take extra gear or people.

Family Campout in August

This August the Youth and Young Adult committee is holding a family campout at Twin Harbors State Park in Westport, WA.  The campout is from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24.    We will be in a group camping spot with access to RV hookups.  This is a great state park with plenty of hiking trails and good access to the beach!  There will also be activities for children and youth offered throughout the weekend.  Also, we plan on holding a Saturday evening worship service to wrap up our wonderful weekend together!

This campout is open to anyone, sign ups are posted on the Youth Board outside the Chapel, or you can email dustinh@universitylutheranseattle.org to reserve a spot or ask any questions.  Meals will be provided, but make sure to bring plenty of snacks!  Cost is $30 a person, with no charge for children 5 and under.  We will also be organizing carpools, so please let me know if you either need a ride or are willing to take extra gear or people.