Featured Fall 2020 Youth Programs
Under the Eaves: Starting Thursday, September 24th from 3:30 - 5. Fourth - sixth graders (and any middle schoolers who’d like to participate), join Wren Blessing and adult mentors from Grace in a 4 week series on Thursday afternoons. We’ll play gaga ball and gather under the eaves at the rear of the church to explore ancestors in faith with a video series and group discussion. Let Wren know if you plan to participate. Parents, send Wren a note if you’d like to connect with other parents during this time.
Seek Peace | Do Justice: Current high schoolers are invited to join Wren and Stephen for a three week series where we’ll hang out near Grace's labyrinth, connect with one another, and talk about an individual who uses their gifts to seek peace or do justice. We’ll get to know each other and explore how we might seek peace and do justice in our own contexts.
Interested in joining? Contact Wren to be sure we plan for an afternoon that works for you. Starting the week of September 27.
High Schoolers: Movies that Matter: Beginning in Late October. Teens, do you love movies that ask big questions and leave you with that feeling that you want to discuss what you just saw with others? Break out the snacks and join virtually for an online watching party and discussion. Film themes could include issues of social justice, gender identity, mental health, climate change...anything that you think matters. If you’re interested, please contact Kim Cockroft.
Middle Schoolers: Movies that Matter: September 24, October 1 and 8, 6-8 pm. A movie might take us to a distant galaxy or never leave the inside of our head, but a truly great film will always make us question what we believe and challenge us to grow. For this middle school gathering we’ll gather on-line to watch a movie together and discuss the big questions and challenges it presents. For our first gathering on September 24th we’ll watch and discuss A Wrinkle In Time. Info: Faith Dougherty.
Next Sunday Youth Gathering: Tentatively scheduled for October 25! Questions? Contact Youth Ministry Coordinator Faith Dougherty.
As we begin to meet again...
Youth are active in our life at Grace in a variety of ways, leading music on Sundays, participating in study and art groups, serving as crew leaders for Grace Camp, directing our annual Christmas pageant, and serving as acolytes. Grace’s youth are especially invited to join in the following activities, which take place year-round.
Sunday Evening Gatherings: 5-7 pm
On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month, youth in grades 6-12 gather for dinner, play, discussion, and worship.
Service Sunday: 11:15 am – 2 pm
On the 4th Sunday of each month immediately following the 9:30am liturgy, youth in grades 6-12 complete acts of service to care for creation and our surrounding community.
Crew Leaders for Grace Camp
Youth in grades 6-12 serve as leaders for Grace’s vibrant kids summer camp at Grace.
Please note that Camp Resurreccion will not take place in 2020.
Sandwiches for Seattle
Our 5th – 8th graders pack and distribute sack lunches in Seattle three to four times a year.
Acolytes serve in Grace’s Sunday morning liturgies, guiding us to listen and look for God’s spirit in our midst. Youth and children age 10 and older are welcome to join our acolyte team.
In July 2019, nine of Grace’s high schoolers embarked on a ten-day pilgrimage in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Bill Harper of Pilgrim Trekking and Wren Blessing. Information about next summer's pilgrimage will be forthcoming in early 2020.